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OBAMA: It's 3 A.M. and the phone rings in the White House -- North Korea has just exploded a nuclear weapon after testing a long-range missile!

Earliest Report: The South Korean government is reporting that they have detected an Earthquake consistent with an underground nuclear test in North Korea. Is this a natural Earthquake? A fake-out with massive amounts of conventional explosives?


"North Korea staged a 'successful' underground nuclear test on Monday, the communist state's official media said. South Korea's presidential office said has earlier said that North Korea had appeared to have conducted a nuclear weapons test."

"The [South Korean] government received a report on the nuclear test having been conducted, presidential spokesman Lee Dong-Kwan told a briefing. He said President Lee Myung-Bak called an emergency National Security Council meeting for Monday afternoon." <Source: AFP>

Are the North Koreans only doing what they promised?

"North Korea raised the stakes yesterday in the dispute over its nuclear weapons' programs, threatening to conduct a second test unless the United Nations apologizes for condemning its rocket launch. If no apology was forthcoming, it would take what it called additional defensive measures."

" 'The measures will include nuclear tests and test-firings of intercontinental ballistic missiles,' the foreign ministry said." <Source: April 30, 2009: AFP>

Nuclear Blackmail? Questions abound!

  • Is this the major test of the Obama Administration predicted by Joseph Biden?  

  • Will President Barack Obama respond directly to North Korea?  

  • Contact the Chinese Government for assistance? 

  • Will Obama fall back on his "need to talk to our enemies" gambit? 

  • Is this test especially troublesome considering the North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile in April? 

  • Is there a linkage between the missile test conducted by Iran -- coincidently said to be carrying the same configuration of warhead as the Korean missile -- and this test? We know that the North Koreans will do anything to attain hard currency, might they simply sell a complete weapon to Iran. And, heaven forbid, this was a seller's demonstration of the hardware. 

It’s in Obama’s court!

  • Considering that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in China and Hillary Clinton is roaming, who is likely to be making policy?

  • Is this a method to sell the legitimacy of the Kim Jong Il regime to the starving people and prepare them for the possible succession to a leader who is known to have serious health problems?

  • Is this aimed at the South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak,  who is thought to be a hard-liner when it comes to the  pattern of appeasment that was shown toward North Korea by the former President, Roh Moo-Hyun, who recently comitted suicide.

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