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May 30, 2009

Obama’s Foreign Policy Speak ~ "kind of worried"

U.S. Officials 'Kind of Worried' Over Activity at North Korean Military Facility

FOX News

U.S. intelligence officials have spotted activity at a key North Korean military facility that has them "kind of worried," a senior official told FOX News.

Support activity, including the movement of certain vehicles and personnel, has been spotted at Sanumdong, a research-and-development complex, the official said. The activity is consistent with that observed prior to the launch of the Taepodong-2 missile in the past.

The official said part of the concern, given the fact that Sanumdong is not itself a launch site, is that the North Koreans may be preparing to move a warhead by rail -- for an unknown purpose.


Wild Thing's comment........

Well that’s reassuring..”kinda worried”. I’d like my leaders to be more than “kinda anything” . Good lord....THIS is Obama’s foreign policy speak????

"U.S. intelligence officials have spotted activity at a key North Korean military facility that has them "kind of worried,"

They are tearing down the Obama/Biden 2008 signs all over the barracks?

U.S. intelligence officials have spotted activity at a key North Korean military facility that has them "kind of worried" ...

Interesting vernacular ... for an intelligence official. I am sort of concerned, kind of.

NSA Analyst report to superior officer: "Hey, sir, like, we were watching some stuff on satelite, and, you know, there's alot of things moving around and it sort of looks weird ... I dunno, don't wanna raise any alarms or anything, but some of the older guys around here were sort of worried."

"kind of worried" = “kinda cool” but the opposite or something like that.

SEOUL, May 29 (Reuters)
Chinese ships shunning waters near Korea amid tensions

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap)

Chinese fishing vessels are leaving the Yellow Sea, where tensions between the two Koreas have escalated after Pyongyang's threats of military clash, a defense source here said Friday.
"Chinese fishing ships operating near the Northern Limit Line (NLL) began withdrawing yesterday," the source said, adding the military authorities are trying to find out whether North Korea asked them to do so.
More than 280 Chinese vessels were fishing near the NLL for crab earlier this week but the number has dropped to about 140, according to the source.
Tensions are running high around the de-facto inter-Korean maritime border following North Korea's warning Tuesday of military action that came after South Korea announced its full participation in the Proliferation Security Initiative, a U.S.-led campaign to stop the trade of weapons of mass destruction and related materials.
There were two deadly skirmishes between the two sides near the sea border, in 1999 and 2002.
An official at Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, however, said the withdrawal did not appear to be a sign of an imminent provocation.
"All Chinese ships would have evacuated the area if that was the case," the official said, adding the crab-catching season was almost over.
"The government is closely following developments in the West Sea (Yellow Sea), but there are no imminent signs of hostilities," said the official, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity.


And there is also this...........................

Obama Defense Secretary Says North Korea NOT A THREAT

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, en route to an annual security summit in Singapore Friday, signaled as much, saying North Korea’s actions so far do not warrant sending more US troops to the region.

“I don’t think that anybody in the [Obama] administration thinks there is a crisis,” Mr. Gates told reporters aboard his military jet early Friday morning, still Thursday night in Washington.

Meanwhile South Korea children are doing something similar to our duck and cover drills at the height of the Cold War.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 30, 2009 05:48 AM


I'm "kind of worried" that US Seventh Fleet isn't parked in close proximity to the Korean Peninsula.
The Air Wing aboard USS George Washington CVN73 should be loaded and ready to go.

Posted by: Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET at May 30, 2009 08:52 AM

What better way to facilitate two Communist objectives, through Obama's and Congress's inaction ,reunify the Korean peninsula under totalitarian rule and get their nukes out to the Muzzies while creating a greater threat to the western hemisphere. For the Democrats in control, obviously North Korea and Iran are not a problem, neither is Pakistan, move on, nothing to see here.

Just a thought.

Yalta took place from 4 February 1945 to 11 February 1945. Three leaders attended, one was an above ground cadaver that ceded Eastern Europe to Stalin, all three of them were 'Socialists'.

Speaking in the House of Commons in 1937, Churchill said "I will not pretend that, if I had to choose between communism and Nazism, I would choose communism".

Potsdam took place from July 16 to August 2, 1945. The three nations were represented by Communist Party General Secretary Joseph Stalin, Prime Minister Winston Churchill (removed and replaced by Clement Attlee) and President Harry S Truman, the cadaver at Yalta had died on April 12, 1945.

Korea was 'liberated' from the Japanese by 'allied troops', the US in the South on August 15, 1945 and the Soviets in the North.
With the newly formed UN making the 38th parallel the boundary between a Northern zone of the Korean peninsula, to be occupied by the USSR and Southern zone to be controlled by U.S. forces.

Both liberators occupied Korea from August 1945-May 1948. The Soviet-sponsored government of North Korea, having failed to conquer its Southern neighbor by less violent means, invaded the Republic of Korea on 25 June 1950.

The UN officially came into existence on 24 October 1945 upon ratification of the Charter by the five permanent members of the Security Council — France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States — and by a majority of the other 46 signatories. The first meetings of the General Assembly, with 51 nations represented, and the Security Council, took place in Westminster Central Hall in London in January 1946.

Neither the United States nor South Korea is a signatory to the July 27, 1953 armistice per se, although both adhere to it, no comprehensive peace agreement has replaced the 1953 armistice pact. North Korea became a unilateral member, without a vote of the general assembly, of the UN in September 1991, that act in itself is telling as to UN intercessions.

China and the Soviet Union have been the aggressors since 1945 and they both still are.

Sending a Marxist like Hillary to broker a deal is no different than a UN sanction that has maintained the 64 year old partition in the hopes that the country can be united under Communism.

We don't have Reagan around to champion the cause of freedom like he did for the Iron curtain and the reunification of Germany.

I don't know about anyone else but I don't have any faith that this administration will act to intervene beyond getting on it's knees before the UN and/or Kim Jong Il.

The Madman looked at the 2006 U.S. Congress and sagely judged it was pickin' time for the crop.

Russia and China have everything to gain with the ally they've created.

Posted by: Jack at May 30, 2009 11:32 AM

How long before South Korea is thrown under the Bus along side Israel. Then, is Formosa next ?
If there ever was a person in the White House more un prepared for Foreign Policy Crisises it is Obama.

But the good part is OUR Commie Press is already running interference for Obama, they are blaming John Bolton for this crisis. Of course the heap of the blame will eventually land squarely on the shoulders of George W. Bush. It is because of Bolton's antagonistic policies that the North Koreans are 'acting up'.

Me ? I am a lot worried. To me, 'Kinda worried' is obama speak for, Not even having a clue, of what to do.

Posted by: Mark at May 30, 2009 02:44 PM

I've been worried enough about Democrats like Obama and Clinton, that I have sufficienty armed myself(maybe I should say "overarmed myself").

Glenn, would't just a couple of Aegis destroyers suffice?

I say invade North Korea. Send two divisions of ACORN led by Rev Al Sharpton. North Koreans JUST THINK they have experienced propaganda. Of course the down side is we would have to admit the entire population of North Korea as refugees.

Posted by: TomR at May 30, 2009 03:00 PM

Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET, yes, I
wonder if Obama and his ilk would have
said, they were kinda worried when those
planes flew into the WTC that morning.
Obama sure sided with the Muslims after
that attack and said we had not been nice
to the Muslims and that is part of the
reason they attacked our country. He has
never been outraged about THAT at all.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 30, 2009 05:13 PM

Jack,thank you, that is really interesting.

So true!!

"The Madman looked at the 2006 U.S. Congress and sagely judged it was pickin' time for the crop."

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 30, 2009 05:16 PM

Mark, I agree so much, I do wish so much
that he would be freaking out and scared
but I honestly think he wants destruction
and chaos and will keep blaming Bush some
how some way. What a pos he is.

"To me, 'Kinda worried' is obama speak for, Not even having a clue, of what to do."

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 30, 2009 05:21 PM

Tom, LOL I love this....
"Send two divisions of ACORN led by Rev Al Sharpton"
....oh my gosh can you imagine that happening
heh heh.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 30, 2009 07:01 PM