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Another laughable report from the state run media. Obama is losing his patience and is ready to take action. Kim must be shaking in his platform boots.

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North Korea already has nukes. It's too late to do much of anything about it now. Best Obama focus on preventing Iran from getting nukes, not that he will of course.

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What if the "diplomatic" actions result in an angered N.Korea selling/giving their nuclear know how to Syria or Iran? What then?

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He will furrow his brow. He will raise a finger in the air. He will be photographed at the precise instant the light behind him forms a halo around his head. He will show the clenched fisters of this world how it is done.

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Kapuna - What if the "diplomatic" actions result in an angered N.Korea selling/giving their nuclear know how to Syria or Iran? What then?

I would be attaching the israelis at the moment it is FACT that the israelis sold the Nuclear Know How to the DPRK. Funny how the WEST has NOT said anything about HOW the DPRK got the NUCLEAR KNOW HOW but are worried about who the DPRK might sell it to.

teleprompter -He will furrow his brow. He will raise a finger in the air. He will be photographed at the precise instant the light behind him forms a halo around his head. He will show the clenched fisters of this world how it is done.

Can you NOT talk about that moron Bush, we are on about North Korean, stay on topic thanks!

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He will be photographed at the precise instant the light behind him forms a halo around his head.

Yeah, that's never been done before. lol

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A lot a cynicism about Obama - had other US presidents been more effective then Kim would not be Obama's problem. But the DPRK is his problem and he seems to want to try a different tact than the ones that failed.

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See, the problem here is America is trying to solve a global problem....again! Problem with that is..the world criticizes America for what it does yet they do nothing to resolve the problem. IF China, Russia, South Korea were actually doing something to SOLVE the problem then maybe America could sit back and relax... I left Japan out because if Japan does anything it will be criticized for breaking it's promise of peace... DAT'S BS if you ask me.

Now...I did say America could sit back and relax - we all know that would not happen because the America, and rightfully so, needs to ensure whatever resolution is brought about in North Korea, it's interests are not negatively effected. THATS POLITICS people and the reality of it all.

Look, we do not live in Utopia - even if 100% of all the weapons on earth would be removed, there would be SOMEONE who comes up and creates chaos...it's called human nature - Look at the North; they could drop everything and be at peace.

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buddha: A lot a cynicism about Obama - had other US presidents been more effective then Kim would not be Obama's problem.

Actually, that is a good point. Clinton had to be one of the worst with his "Agreed Upon Framework" that failed miserably, allowing N. Korea to continue their nuke development. Madeline Albright, what a dupe.

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" His patience tested, U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday promised a new and stronger response to defiant North Korea "

Translation: He´ll give speech, in which he blames the US and lectures the Dear Leader to please be nice.

What a ridiculous example of hot air.

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This President is the best orator the US has ever presented and seems to me to have backbone. There is a warning in his message to States such as Israel and North Korea to obey UN Resolutions or there will be consequences. No he will not send the US Airforce into Israel but he will to North Korea.

Before your ignorant start criticizing former US Presidents let me remind them that the US Airforce ended the War with Japan in three days in August 1945, and minor wars in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and in parts of Africa minimizing or ensuring no loss of US troop lives. If they had have nuked the communist forces at Diem Bien Phu in Vietnam in 1954 as they wanted to, but Britain stopped them, America would not have lost 56,000 troops in their later 11 year and internally divisive ground offensive.

Harry Truman did not hesitate to use nukes on Japan and I expect Obama won't hesitate on North Korea, thus ending this 60 year problem and expense once and for all. The crazy North Koreans are playing a very dangerous game as are the equally crazy Israeli's. It will be left to some Moslem state to do the same to Israel and return Palestine to the Arabs. Israel is hardly the promised land for the Jews - as the Bible shows, it has been a curse to them. Their promised land is the US.

We are entering a new era when money in the US is not plentiful and nor will be their patience.

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" Harry Truman did not hesitate to use nukes on Japan and I expect Obama won't hesitate on North Korea, thus ending this 60 year problem and expense once and for all. "

Wow, now the Obama sympathizers are calling for Barrack Hussein to nuke North Korea! Amazing, such a peaceful attitude.

In the event, Obama will of course do nothing of the sort. Not even the sensible thing to do, which would be to check and and control North Korean shipping, to avoid export of missiles and nuke technology.

Because Obamas friends like Mahmood Ahmedinejad and Hugo Chavez won´t approve of that.

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WilliB. The US Navy is in fact intercepting shipping coming out of North Korea and checking cargoes. The cause of considerable anger and threats by North Korea. Obama is a practicable man and sees changes must be urgently made. He is a man who won't be too concerned what Israel or North Korea think, or the other hot'in tots you referred to. I am certain he is one man who values his own opinion and judgment over those of others, as I do my own. Your super-numerous rantings on JP let us all know what goes on in your head. I for one have more confidence in the choices of President Obama to ensure a better world for everyone.

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WilliB said:

Not even the sensible thing to do, which would be to check and and control North Korean shipping, to avoid export of missiles and nuke technology.

Do tell, which of your conservative friends maintained that policy. Talk is cheap.

Too bad they went forward with the technology after Clinton put them on hold during his era.

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"He will furrow his brow. He will raise a finger in the air. He will be photographed at the precise instant the light behind him forms a halo around his head. He will show the clenched fisters of this world how it is done."

Gotta love the weaker and weaker arguments coming from the ultra-Right on here: if they are against President Obama then they side with those who feel the holocaust never happened (as they fought against him on his 'Buchenwald as ultimate proof of holocaust'), and now they try to criticize the president for getting tough on NKorea when that's all they've wanted for ages. Quite funny to watch them actually contradict themselves so vehemently. It's even funnier when you take into account the fact that their hero, the former US president, couldn't take any tough stance against NK in the end but instead took them off the terrorism blacklist, stabbing Japan in the back.

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Donkey:

" Do tell, which of your conservative friends maintained that policy. Talk is cheap. "

Actually, your hated GWB intiated that (google for PSI). However, with the increasing adoption of liberal policies in the later Bush years, that was increasingly castrated. Remember, talking nice will solve all problems, as this current admin insists on.

Good luck with your foot.

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WilliB is always one to go on loquaciously but quite sparing on the facts. Why is that you never provide the quotation and the reference?

smithinjapan said:

It's even funnier when you take into account the fact that their hero, the former US president, couldn't take any tough stance against NK in the end but instead took them off the terrorism blacklist, stabbing Japan in the back.

The mouthy Neo-Cons will always claim victory even when they "screw" up by acting so powerful and then folding. Maybe WilliB can explain how the conservatives: stayed tough, allowed nuclear production, allowed missile production and testing, and eventually lost everything because the NK's are back in the nuke business beginning in the waning days of the last conservative administration in power. WilliB can try one more attempt at making a fierce beast out of the conservative's constructed paper tiger. Perhaps when he is providing a quote and cites a reference for the other bull he is trying to sell.

Smith, maybe it would be easier if we just made up facts and said Google K.M.A!

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I don't think it's going to really make much of a difference either way.

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smithinjapan: Gotta love the

The world is pretty much upside down. Obama is doing something the right wing wants and the right wing attacks him. At the same time he's doing something the left wing has railed against and the left wing is the one here supporting him.

You guys should learn to love/hate a position and not a person....

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"His patience tested"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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Any sign of Kim backing down yet? He must have heard the frightful news by now of Obama's patience being tested.

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VOR: "Any sign of Kim backing down yet? He must have heard the frightful news by now of Obama's patience being tested."

No kidding.... after he outlived your last president and his backstabbing of 'allies' and cowardice, Kim has a lot to answer to you personally. Haha. Seriously, dude. For a guy who claimed the last president never started a number or wars, and who blames all of the current woes of the US on the current president (despite most having started on the last president's watch), you're really in no position to 'dictate' what is right or wrong.

SuperLib: "You guys should learn to love/hate a position and not a person...."

I've hated war my entire life. That will never change... ever. You're preaching to the choir, my friend, and you should try preaching to the war mongers.

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VOR at 12:13 AM JST - 8th June Any sign of Kim backing down yet? He must have heard the frightful news by now of Obama's patience being tested.

Btw I must ask, how is the 6 party talks going? You know the great bold plan by the Bush Administration, how are those talks going?

Oh wait, they fell apart because the Bush administration could not seal any deals to end LIl Kim's dreams.

What needs to be done is to have China take care of their LiL mess. This is China's problem and this problem is became a world problem because they could not handle their LiL Kim.

Put pressure on China to take care of Lil Kim and his insanities and the problem goes away.

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earth to joebigs, earth to joebigs, Bush is no longer President. Its the Barrack Obama show and we the jury get to decide if he passes or fails on the handling of the economy and foreign affairs. still too early for either side to claim victory, but my bet is this guy is all bark and no bite. George Bush by the way is enjoying his taxpayer funded retirement in Texas and doesn't appear at all concerned with the guttersnipes and neither am I.

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SuperLib said:

At the same time he's doing something the left wing has railed against and the left wing is the one here supporting him.

What are you talking about? What did the left wing rail against? Since when?

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