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U.S. envoy says N Korean reactor restart serious matter, if true

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Have Rodman investigate if that's true or not before you go shooting off from the hip.

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“If it turns out that these reports are true..." I would like to nominate Mr. Davies for President; it's rare to have an American government official who thinks that the facts need to be checked and double-checked before running madly into another debacle.

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Really? What will President Obama do? declare a "red line", and then do nothing once it is crossed?

Go for it Little Kim, there are no leaders in the world with the balls to stop you.

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There are three possible reactions:

Threaten military action - That's not going to happen. If we don' have the guts to stop a two-bit thug like Assad for gassing women and children, we sure are not going to go to war with the North given their ability to at least make things very messy.

Give in and try to bribe them - Thankfully we have finally figured out that the North takes concessions, pockets them, and then contiues its activities as it pleases.

Continue doing what we are doing now. - Unfortunately this is the "least worst" option. Make life economically difficult as possible, try to stay on the same page as our allies, continue to work on the Chinese, and hope for the best (while preparring for the worst.)
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... this is pure idiocy and propaganda. North Korea has had a massive power shortage for ages. This has interfered with their ability to provide for their people and led to massive human suffering, as well as making them China's puppet since what electric power they do have comes from China.

But every time North Korea tries to start its nuclear reactors the U.S. acts like the ONLY reason is to create nuclear weapons. Wake-up call U.S.A., there are faster and easier ways of creating nuclear-grade uranium than by running it through a nuclear power station first.

Graham DeShazoSep. 13, 2013 - 12:47PM JST Give in and try to bribe them - Thankfully we have finally figured out that the North takes concessions, pockets them, and then contiues its activities as it pleases.

Actually the U.S. has never even ONCE actually bribed North Korea. It has promised and pulled out or been over-ruled by Senate on at least three occasions, and this is the primary reason for bad U.S.-N.K. relations. The U.S. promises oil or help in building non-weaponizable reactors... so North Korea stops what it is doing (i.e. it keeps its side of the deal)... then 6 months or a year later the U.S. comes back to the negotiating table and says, "Ooops, looks like we can't keep that promise, BUT if you do this, that and the other thing AS WELL, then we might be able to swing something"...

The problem isn't North Korea, the problem is the massive dishonesty of the U.S. Don't believe me? Do a little reading and find out. What shocks me is that this is all right there if you go beyond the censored "U.S. promised bribe... N.K. resumed nuclear activities". The trick is to go, "Hey, why is there a ...? What happened between those two things? Oh, look, I see, the U.S. never delivered the aid they promised, so N.K. had no choice but to return to their original plan for generating power for their country."

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North Korea restarting a nuclear reactor is the least of anyones worries...On the other hand utilities here using 40 year old reactors at fukushima and elsewhere is deplorable as they should have been decommissioned years ago...we all know the inherent problems with the General electric first gen reactors....at least north korea's reactor is new or relatively..i expect...

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Oh, look, I see, the U.S. never delivered the aid they promised, so N.K. had no choice but to return to their original plan for generating power for their country

Really? The U.S. delivered $1.3 billion to help North Korea power their sewer of a country. America paid for the construction of two light water nuclear reactors, and provided regular shipments of fuel oil to Big Kim so he could fuel his conventional power plants. The payments were stopped the first time when Big Kim announced that he had produced a nuclear weapon. But bleeding hearts in America thought it was bad to punish North Korea for breaking their promise to not build nuclear weapons, so shipments resumed. Then Korea began detonating weapons and testing long-range missiles, and even the moronic bleeding hearts had had enough, and shipments were stopped again.

North Korea had been negotiating for food aid (let's not forget the North Korea has never paid a single cent for any of the food, light water reactors, or a billion dollars worth of heavy fuel oil), but this latest stunt is going to cost them.

North Korea is a cancer hanging off the ass of the world, it needs to be cut off and flushed into the sewer where it belongs.

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I hope China is not involved on that.

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Nothing happens in North Korea without China's knowledge if not permission.

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Well , in all fairness, it was only white steam, I heard nothing of steam charged with radioactive particals, We probably would have picked that up in the atmosphere. They could be cooking Ramen for all we know.Now, Little Kim is testing like all children do, to see how far they can push they're parents. He needs to grow up. If you want to get serious and get your country out of the sewer, get serious and start talking denuclearization, Stop popping steam just to see what others are going to do about it, foolish child.

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