"The unexpectedly fast progress of North Korea’s engineers and scientists has once again demonstrated that if nothing is done, the world will see the dramatic and dangerous emergence of a nuclear-armed state — and one with uncertain intentions. China, the United States, and Japan have already condemned the test; Obama, on the eve of his State of the Union address, called it a 'highly provocative act.'"'Highly provocative?" Like the man said, "That ain't no threat. That's the way a feller would compliment a whore's perfume."
"It's time to accept the obvious. In spite of all efforts to halt or slow down the process, North Korea will become a successfully nuclearized state. Once it achieves that goal, it will remain so for the foreseeable future. In order to prevent Pyongyang from further perfecting its nuclear and missile abilities the West must begin an earnest dialogue with the country's leaders. The aim should be to reach an arms control agreement which implicitly accepts North Korea's claim to being a nuclear power, while also limiting the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal, and setting out a clear and specific means of controlling this arsenal. In other words, the pipe dream of denuclearization should be discarded; arms control is the only attainable goal."I bet Mr. Lankov can spell 'capitulation,' too. He should probably learn Farsi, as well.
So, how did the West get here with a nuclear NORK?
"All right. I'll say it. 'Cause Truman was too much of a pussy wimp to let MacArthur go in there and blow out those Commie bastards!
Barn door. Meet horse: Pentagon conducting urgent assessment of North Korean mobile ICBM threat.
Yup. There's no way anyone in this administration could see this coming, what with making sure no one saw CIA chief Gen. Petraeus with his pants down till after the election, plus being so busy with Hillary's CYA about dead Americans in Libya. Way to go, Skippy.