Nikki Haley: "Something Serious Has To Happen... Enough Is Enough"

While we are confident that both Trump and Kim would be delighted to just keep trading insults at each other for the indefinite future, even as North Korea launches the occasional ballistic missile, that time may be over. Speaking at the UN, the US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan was “absolutely unacceptable and irresponsible” and that the Security Council now needed to take serious action.

“No country should have missiles flying over them like those 130 million people in Japan. It’s unacceptable,” Haley told reporters. North Korea has “violated every single U.N. Security Council resolution that we’ve had and so I think something serious has to happen,” she added, quoted by Reuters.

Saying “enough is enough,” Haley said she hoped China and Russia would continue to work with the rest of the U.N. Security Council when it meets on Tuesday afternoon to discuss what more can be done about North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

Of course, even if Russia and China do side with the rest of the Security Council as they did during the recent sanctions vote, it is unclear just what additional economic punishments and "harsh language" the UN can impose on the Kim regime to prevent him from doing what he has been merrily doing so far, oblivious of the consequences.

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Honey-Badger (not verified) Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:00 Permalink

Until NK actually attacks someone then the US would be in the wrong starting an attack, expect a false flag any day now so they can be in the right.

Caloot pathosattrition Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:05 Permalink

Huge show.   Next they need to test a nuclear weapon.  This whole thing is predicated on Western Intel saying north Korea does NOT have a nuc. If they show the world they do, combined with ballistics over Tokyo, then their 'fully operational nuclear deterrent" will stop the US in it's tracks.  Over a hundred million people are risk from 2 potential attacks.   If this is the case america  and it's antiquated  naval systems are useless. These fkrs are not a bunch of towel heads driving Jeep's through a desert, they are some of the most intelligent people on the planet and they are close to check mate. 

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fx Haus-Targaryen Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:15 Permalink

The US, Russia regularly test fire ICBM across the globe. So why shouldn't other countries be allowed to do the same? Let the north and south koreans fucking sort it out themselves. They have suffered both from one of the most devastating wars ever fought - I am darn sure they won't risk another one. So get the fuck out of the korean peninsula! Oh, and btw: The military spending of south Korea ( 2.5 % of its GDP) equals the ENTIRE GDP of the North. Just for some perspective....

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Itinerant Kayman Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:15 Permalink

Only thing they haven't tried is direct talks, which is what NK has always wanted.USA can't talk to them because it does not recognize the regime. Same old. On Sept 8 1945 they refused to talk to delegation of the provisional government of Korea who had come out to welcome them, preferring to do business with the Japanese occupation authority.

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BrownCoat chubbar Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:10 Permalink

Sanctions are not working. Time for the Snowflake Strategy: participation trophies!Obviously FatBoy does not feel the love. He is a victim of the world community that won't let him play with matches.Give FatBoy a participation trophy every month he does not kill a relative or business associate. (We could call it the Clinton Snuff Award since the number of kills the Clintons have racked up cannot be topped.)The Fukushima-Chernobyl Wasteland Award. FatBoy gets this for keeping North Korea a wasteland. NK doesn't grow enough food. The only work (outside the military) is cooking Meth. The How High Award. Whenever China wants to gain control over territories belonging to its neighbors or whenever those neighbors disrespect China's expanding borders, FatBoy does China's bidding. When China says "jump" FatBoy says "how high?"

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Give Me Some Truth pathosattrition Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:42 Permalink

Re: "No country should have missiles flying over them."Great post You gave several examples of countries where our missiles routinely fly over head (you could have included more nations). And in most of these countries these missiles (and bombs) land. I think they detonate.What's the probability some reporter would ask Ms. Haley to comment on your post? 

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