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NKorea Aggression Major Test for Obama

Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 07:44 AM


The somber statements condemning North Korea’s attack on South Korea have started flowing, The Wall Street Journal reports
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Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “The UK strongly condemns North Korea’s unprovoked attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong Island. Such unprovoked attacks will only lead to further tensions on the Korean Peninsula. We strongly urge North Korea to refrain from such attacks and adhere to the Korean Armistice agreement.”

Russia notes that the action entails “colossal danger.” You can say that again.

When America wakes up this morning the world will look to Washington and weigh President Obama’s words. For all China’s growing power, and its status as North Korea’s principal supporter, in an international crisis the U.S. president is still in the hot seat. The situation demands a clear-throated response and a robust commitment to support South Korea that the North Korean government and the Chinese hear properly. The alternative, a load of waffling, won’t be taken seriously by the aggressor.

Read the entire story at wsj.com

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