December 12th, 2012
10:28 AM ET

U.S. to push for tough reaction after North Korea rocket launch

The United States will push for a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning North Korea for launching a rocket Wednesday, senior administration officials told CNN.

"We will go to New York with a full head of steam and work hard with our partners on the council to get a tough, swift reaction," one official said.

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  1. uhadit

    Why not go to Newyork with a full head of steam & stop the Fanatic Terrorist Zionist state of Isra Hell from conducting secret Nuclear test & acquiring Nuclear warheads for terrorism in the region I bet the American Christian Slaves of the Zionist Jews donot have the guts in their ass hole

    December 12, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Obama voter

    This is more conservative scare mongering to justify defense spending. Stop defense spending and use the money to alleviate the hardship that the poor and downtrodden are experiencing as a result of BUSH! Make the rich pay their fair share.

    December 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    This display may be for domestic purposes or to say that we shouldn't be forgotten, the fact is that N.K missile technology is what it is now and will keep improving.
    Its foolish to think that there will not be a time when other countries would have weaponry that was considered beyond them at our will. Threats, sanctions, stick & carrot will no longer work and we are seeing that.
    We started this race and have to go along what it produces.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Our own drones violate fourth Geneva convention and we cannot just be selective in choosing who has to have what and decrying violation of treaties and such.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    The world is a changing and so are the dynamics and we have to work with that premise.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning saywhat

    I agree with your assessment. The US and many other countries possess the bomb and a very ellaborate delivery system, saying all along that it is for detterent purposes. NK has now taken a step of their own detterent system.
    While I don't like the idea of a rogue country having this capability, we have no right to say who has a right to this defensive measure. Two other countries come to mind when talking about weapons like this being held. India and Pakistan. Especially Pakistan. The possibilities of these wapons falling into the wrong hands here is a very real threat, yet we do nothing with them. Why the double standard ?

    December 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TvNyC

    Leave North Korea alone.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©


      December 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    yes @bobcat & a very good morning to you too.
    I would include Israel among those countries you mention. These countries are non-signatory to the NPT. Pakistan's military has always worked with US and that would continue despite the rhetoric we hear from some quarters in Pakistan. We have made sure that their nuclear arsenal is safe. Though for the sake of our objectives & presence in the region we sometime raise that doubt .

    December 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    A very good morning to you too@bobcat.
    I would include Israel among the countries you mention. All non-signatory to NPT.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Yes I did forget to mention Israel.

      December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Pakistan's military has always worked closely with US despite the designed appearance to the contrary for domestic consumption in Pakistan.
    We have made sure that their nukes are safe.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Though we raise that doubt at times to continue our presence and objectives in the region.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Let me also add that we raise that doubt at times to continue our presence in the region.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      That is a very good point indeed.

      December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    And @bobcat you had once wanted my take on Syria's alleged intent to use chemical weapons. My response on that thread was blocked.
    Now that we admit that "that threat' has 'subsided' its out in the open. t was a big lie as Robert Fisk said in a recent article in the Independent.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    The source of that hype was surprise surprise -Israel. Who had declared that they were monitoring the movement of those 'chemical weapons".

    December 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (in a hat)©


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