Obama tells Kim Jong-un, who just tested another nuke, that he won’t allow NK to have nukes

North Korea has tested another nuke, and the White House quickly deployed the obligatory “strongly worded letter” and got some Twitter hashtags warming up in the bullpen just in case:
The United States condemns North Korea’s September 9 nuclear test in the strongest possible terms as a grave threat to regional security and to international peace and stability. North Korea stands out as the only country to have tested nuclear weapons this century. Today’s test, North Korea’s second this year, follows an unprecedented campaign of ballistic missile launches, which North Korea claims are intended to serve as delivery vehicles for nuclear weapons targeting the United States and our allies, the Republic of Korea and Japan. As Commander in Chief, I have a responsibility to safeguard the American people and ensure that the United States is leading the international community in responding to this threat and North Korea’s other provocations with commensurate resolve and condemnation. To be clear, the United States does not, and never will, accept North Korea as a nuclear state. Far from achieving its stated national security and economic development goals, North Korea’s provocative and destabilizing actions have instead served to isolate and impoverish its people through its relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile capabilities. Today’s nuclear test, a flagrant violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, makes clear North Korea’s disregard for international norms and standards for behavior and demonstrates it has no interest in being a responsible member of the international community.
The rest is here. If Obama really wanted to cause Kim Jong-un some concern, he’d have said “if you like your nukes you can keep them.” Hillary Clinton & Susan Rice are expected to blame this latest nuclear test on anger over the Red Dawn remake, and John Kerry will respond by trying to freak everybody out about climate change again. North Korean state media announced news of the test with the mandated level of enthusiasm:
The Jongster’s going to play this out until NK gets its own version of a nuclear deal (again) and maybe even a couple billion in cash. Speaking of which, does this sound familiar?
**Written by Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe