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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Raising Alert Levels Against North Korea For A Non-Imminent Threat?

The New York Times tells us that South Korea and the U.S. have raised their alert levels based on threats issued from North Korea, yet Obama's national security adviser James Jones says that North Korea and their recent nuclear tests and their threats against North Korea, who has 25,000 American soldiers there, is not an imminent threat.

President Obama’s national security adviser on Wednesday said that North Korea’s recent nuclear detonation and subsequent missile tests are not “an imminent threat” to the safety and security of the United States.

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, in his first speech on the administration’s approach to national security, said that the “imminent threat” posed by North Korea is that of the proliferation of nuclear technologies to other countries and terrorist organizations.

Are actions stronger than words?

Why downplay a threat to the American people while contradicting those words by raising the threat level?

Makes it look like the left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing.