North Korea warned South Korea and the United States on Wednesday that Seoul's participation in a U.S.-led program to intercept ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction is equal to a declaration of war.
South Korea announced its participation in the U.S.-led program on Tuesday, one day after North Korea defiantly conducted a nuclear test, drawing international criticism.
The North's military said in a statement that it will respond with "immediate, strong military measures" against any attempt to stop and search North Korean ships under the Proliferation Security Initiative.
Testing, testing from Bookworm Room
"N. Korea says it is no longer bound to the armistice which ended the war and says the peninsula will soon be returned to the state of war."
Not quite 3 a.m. in the White House, but close enough, right? The only thing I know with pretty perfect certainty right now is that BHO has absolutely no idea what to do. Let's hope (a) his advisers have some plans and (b) he picks a good plan from the options presented to him.
When Obama is working to triple deficits and takeover the banks and the auto manufacturers, etc. is the time to hope he fails. When it comes to dealing with an international situation like the one we see today, is the time to hope he doesn't fail. To PRAY he doesn't fail. Let's hope the teleprompter is in good working order. And let's pray he doesn't really believe all that stuff he has said over the past couple of years about trying to reason with madmen.
Update: MUST READ from James Lewis at American Thinker:
Forget Obama's grabbing the banks and the car companies. Forget his eleven trillion dollars of new debt for the next generation. Forget his egomania. Eight years after the jihad assault of 9/11, 2001, on New York City and Washington, D.C., we are back to national life or death. Americans were suckered into believing that the world was suddenly a safe place, and elected a grossly unqualified Chicago pol to lead the nation, because he looked good on TV. That is a mistake we may come to bitterly regret.
Update II: Another MUST READ from Steve Schippert .