The title of a Reuters article released on Februry 15, 2013 is “Exclusive: North Korea tells China of preparations for fresh nuclear test – source” (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/16/us-korea-north-nuclear-idUSBRE91E0J820130216).
“North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year (2013) in an effort to FORCE the United States into DIPLOMATIC talks, said a source with direct knowledge of the message”. So the DPRK is using the “force and pain technique” to achieve “diplomacy” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Further tests could also be accompanied this year (2013) by another rocket launch, said the source, who has direct access to the top levels of government in both Beijing and Pyongyang” which, of course, are INCREDIBLY CORRUPT because in Beijing and Pyongyang, there is little if any ACCOUNTABILITY. We should also note that this “source” was not identified because this issue is INCREDIBLY SENSITIVE.
“North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday (February 12, 2013), drawing GLOBAL CONDEMNATION and a stern warning from the United States that it was a THREAT and a PROVOCATION“, but of course North Korea DOESN’T CARE.
“the source said” “It’s all ready. A fourth and fifth nuclear test and a rocket launch could be conducted soon, possibly this year (2013)”.
“In Washington, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland urged North Korea to “REFRAIN FROM additional provocative actions that would violate its international obligations” under three different sets of U.N. Security Council resolutions that prohibit nuclear and missile tests”. Of course, North Korea WON’T do this.
“North Korea “is not going to achieve anything in terms of the health, welfare, safety, (and) future of its own people by these kinds of continued provocative actions“. North Korea DOESN’T CARE ABOUT ANYONE. “It’s just going to lead to more ISOLATION“. North Korea DOESN’T MIND THIS. They want to SHUT THEIR CITIZENS OFF FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD.
According to Pentagon spokeswoman Major Catherine Wilkinson, “The United States REMAINS VIGILANT in the face of North Korean provocations and STEADFAST IN OUR DEFENSE COMMITMENTS to allies in the region”, JAPAN and SOUTH KOREA.
According to Kune Y. Suh, “a nuclear engineering professor at Seoul National University in South Korea”, “Based on satellite imagery that showed there were the same activities in two tunnels, they have one tunnel left after the latest test”.
“the source” continued: “(North) Korea IS NOT afraid of (further) sanctions” obviously. “IT IS CONFIDENT (?) agricultural and economic reforms will boost grain harvests this year, REDUCING its food reliance on China”. This is the latest/yet another indicator that North Korea wants to become a HERMIT state. Also “confidence” in North Korea is ARROGANCE a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
According to Lee Woo-young, “a professor at Seoul’s University of North Korean Studies”, “It is like WATCHING THE SAME MOVIE OVER AND OVER AGAIN. The idea that STRONGER sanctions make North Korea stop developing nuclear programs ISN’T effective in my view” obviously.
“The source with ties to Beijing and Pyongyang said China would again support U.N. sanctions. He declined to comment on what level of sanctions Beijing would be willing to endorse”. “When China supported U.N. sanctions … (North) Korea ANGRILY called China A PUPPET OF the United States” AS EXPECTED (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). NO SURPRISE THERE. This “source” is “a puppet of” BEIJING and PYONGYANG. “There will be new sanctions which will be HARSH, (but) China is likely to AGREE (?) to it“. REALLY?
Finally, “The source said he saw LITTLE room for compromise under North Korea’s YOUTHFUL (?) new leader, Kim Jong-un. The third Kim to rule North Korea is just 30 years old and took over from his father in December, 2011″.
He appears to have followed his father, Kim Jong-il, in the “MILITARY first” strategy that has pushed North Korea ever closer to a workable nuclear missile at the expense of ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT“, DESPERATELY NEEDED “economic development”.
“He is MUCH TOUGHER than his father“. Kim Jong-un may be “youthful” in terms of his age, but his philosophy and ideals are still part of the OLD way of life/thinking.
This is yet another easy conclusion as China is North Korea’s ONLY known ally, but perhaps there MAY BE some cracks in this support now.