Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bolton: "Iran and North Korea Trade Information on Ballistic Missiles"

Via Atlas Shrugs, check out Grata Van Susterin's interview with Ambassador John Bolton on North Korean nukes: "We Need to Apply More Pressure to North Korea's Regime":

This section's key:

VAN SUSTEREN: How do we know they have enough money? If they get $10, it does not go to feeding their people. It goes to their weapons program. But if their weapons program ends up costing $30, $40, or $50, they still do not have enough money for their weapons program.

Is it possible that they will be strangled economically so they can't even build their weapons program?

BOLTON: Well, there is some reason to believe that there may be an Iranian financial connection here, as well. Certainly Iran and North Korea trade information on ballistic missiles. We know that. That is been going on for over 10 years.

They may be trading information on the nuclear programs too. It has not gone unnoticed that North Korea was building a nuclear reactor in Syria, very unlikely that Syria could pay for that.

So the Iranian connection is quite significant. And it's a major reason why I do not think you can look at North Korea's nuclear program only as an east Asia problem. It is a Middle East problem, too.

See also, Fausta, "North Korea Threatens Strike" (with a Charles Krauthammer video, "We Need a Nuclear Japan").

Related: New York Post, "North Korean Nuke: O's Kick in the Teeth," via Memeorandum.


Gayle said...

Thanks, Donald. I'll be back to check out the videos. I must go get some gardening done before it gets too hot.

I really will be back. I'm particularly interested in the video "We Need a Nuclear Japan." WOW! I recently read a book on WWII. How things have changed! If it isn't too long I may add that video to the post I did on N. Korea yesterday.

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks Gayle!

Z said...

Donald...why couldn't Bolton run for president?

The left made him an ugly cartoon; typical. He has been SO right and we need to listen, too bad the Left demonized him so badly even centrists think he's a loon. Au contraire.

AmPowerBlog said...

I like Bolton, Z. He's a bureaucrat, though. I don't know if he has electoral appeal?