Posted on June 26, 2009 by mcauleysworld
US Will Not Use Force To Inspect North Korean Ship
By KWANG-TAE KIM, Associated Press Writer Kwang-tae Kim, Associated Press Writer
– 1 hr 40 mins ago
SEOUL, South Korea – The United States will not use force to inspect a North Korean ship suspected of carrying banned goods, an American official was quoted as saying Friday.
An American destroyer has been shadowing the North Korean freighter sailing off China’s coast, possibly on its way to Myanmar.
Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy met with South Korean officials in Seoul on Friday as the U.S. sought international support for aggressively enforcing a U.N. sanctions resolution aimed at punishing Pyongyang for its second nuclear test last month. The North Korean-flagged ship, Kang Nam 1, is the first to be tracked under the U.N. resolution.
North Korea has in response escalated threats of war, with a slew of harsh rhetoric including warnings that it would unleash a “fire shower of nuclear retaliation” and “wipe out the (U.S.) aggressors” in the event of a conflict.
On Thursday, the communist regime organized a massive anti-American rally in Pyongyang where some 100,000 participants vowed to “crush” the U.S. One senior speaker told the crowd that the North will respond to any sanctions or U.S. provocations with “an annihilating blow.”
That was seen as a pointed threat in response to the American destroyer.
timid – 3 dictionary results: 1. lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy, 2. characterized by or indicating fear: a timid approach to a problem. 3. fearful, fainthearted. See cowardly.
Or is flaccid a better term for Obama’s foreign policy?
– 6 dictionary results: adjective, 1. soft and limp; not firm; flabby: flaccid biceps. 2. lacking force; weak: flaccid prose
. 3. Lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone. See Synonyms at limp
. 4. Lacking vigor or energy: flaccid management. 5. Yielding to pressure for want of firmness and stiffness; soft and weak; limber; lax; drooping; flabby; as, a flaccid muscle; flaccid flesh. 6. not firm or stiff; also : lacking normal or youthful firmness.
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