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April 5th, 2013
10:22 AM ET

Friday 6pm ET: Special edition of the Situation Room: North Korean Crisis

Two medium-range missiles have been loaded onto mobile launchers in North Korea and are ready to be launched, South Korea's semi-official Yonhap news agency reported Friday, citing military sources in Seoul.

With tensions escalating on the Korean Peninsula, Wolf Blitzer continues to take us inside the conflict with a special edition of The Situation Room: North Korean Crisis airing Friday at 6pm ET on CNN. The hour-long special will air after the regularly scheduled 5pm ET hour of The Situation Room.

How do you think the U.S. should respond to North Korea’s threats and actions?

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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. born again

    What it really sounds like is two kids on the playground shoulder to shoulder provoking each other to strike by the following: "hit me!" "No you hit me first and see what happens!" "No you hit mee first and watch what happens!" "hit me..."

    April 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
  2. Griff.

    "China should give Idiot Obama the ultimatum 'Get out of Our backyard, or we're coming to yours'

    April 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm |
  3. Marry

    It has to be WAR, WAR, and WAR again. What to see an atomic blast? Can’t be long now! Wolf is already foaming at the mouth. Tune in again in 5 minutes…
    What is the matter? Was Iraq (among others) not enough of false and (Government sponsored!) misleading information? You got no information? Never mind, let’s make some up! What was the cost? 100000sands of lives shot and smashed to pieces. When where you CNN (and all the others!) there last time to show the public and the world what has become of the notion WE “helped” the country? What is going on in Afghanistan? No comprehensive Information from their either. Why has the American public such a sort attention-span? Because the media is sensational and does no widespread REAL reporting! And ones the first blasts are done – we move on to look for new ones.

    There are DOZENDS of topics and issues in America that would really deserve a "day long special edition"! To inform the public, to expose the deals, to look at who is involved, who profits when what is done! (Off shore accounts anyone? Why did CNN and friends not investigate that LAST year?)
    How is our country manipulated and by whom?

    But, what does the media? Regurgitate “stories” build to divert, without giving or checking facts, being mouthpieces for politicians’ (and other nuts!) simply spreading nonsense without telling the public the complete story and where they are wrong or mislead! CNN, you (and most of all the other outlets) hurt America by not digging into the problems because – YOU are manipulated and steered by big business and profits too! Shame on you!

    April 6, 2013 at 6:01 am |
  4. Marry

    CNN and the general media is doing it again: Screaming WAR – YEH WAR!!!

    Can't wait to have pictures of Atomic blasts??????? Disgusting!!Can't you shut up!!!!!!!!

    April 6, 2013 at 4:35 am |
  5. justino33

    this is only propaganda nothing will hapen you will see

    April 6, 2013 at 1:29 am |
  6. Jay, San Antonio

    Wolf is blowing this North Korea situation out of proportion. It appears he has his own agenda regarding this issue. Also, he should stop making comments about what Obama is or is not doing about N.Korea or what he is thinking, as if Wolf knows. He obviously is not an admirer of Obama and it shows in his commentary by stating that Obama "is at a loss as to what to do", "not addressing the issue", "appears helpless" and other derogatory opinionated terms based only on his own opinions not fact.

    April 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm |
  7. Greg, Ontario

    Why is all the rhetoric in the news? This is what N. Korea wants. It feeds into their propaganda program. We should totally stop talking about it and wait for N. Korea to act. When they do we go all out as a global force to step on this bug. Anyone siding with N. Korea should be cut off from global activities and yes I'm talking China and Russia. Lets see them back N. Korea with the trillions of debt to the US in jeopardy and Russia needs world trading partners world wide just to feed it's people. They learned that with the cold war. Our politicians need to act like they have the advantage they do and call this dipsticks bluff.

    April 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm |
  8. Skip from PA

    First off, stop sending the $8,000,000 to help pay for food to North Korea. Why are we even aiding that fat butthead. Better yet, stop sending dollars to any country overseas, dollars we need right here in our country.
    Second, send that GAY Rodman over before we bomb them. Get 2 "Harmful Retards" at one time.
    A lot of people in this country and the politicians have gotten way to soft.

    April 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm |
    • Gotta be kidding me

      'gay" Rodman?, Well "SKIPPY" I can tell you must be around 11-12 years old so leave the world affairs to the adults.

      April 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm |
  9. Michael dunlap

    How long must South Korea deal with a country waving a nuclear bomb in their faces before they can say "Enough?" This show boating of power in a juvenile ruler's hand needs to end.

    April 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The USA does not have to be intimidated into silence by the grandiose delusions of North Korea's leader.
    Perhaps the USA does need to await an attack by North Korea. Then the USA can demolish the little country.

    April 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm |
  11. John Barriier Jr

    (privacy please)
    Two questions:
    1) Recently a rocket was launched by N.Korea; What if it contains WMD or nuclear or etc
    If so, could it drop something on USA and if so, would the military be able to see it coming and if so, could effective counter-measures be deployed?
    2) If a nuclear weapon were to be deployed, ANY place, would it not knock out all electronic surveillance measures? And if so, what else might follow such an action, and by WHO (perhaps other countries could take advantage to ALSO attack the USA and/or others).

    April 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm |
  12. bob, ny

    I think we should load up a group of these arm-chair generals, give them sabres, and drop them off at the bridge that connects the North and South......that'l learn em good!

    April 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm |
  13. Vicalicious

    Why does N. Korea hate S. Korea and U.S?

    April 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm |
  14. Tom from Virginia

    President Obama's "must win at all costs" leadership style is making the situation in Korea the worst in 60 years.

    North Korea must win the war of words, or they'll eventually resort to a physical incident of some type. The more the U.S. tries to show how powerful we are, the less control we have of the situation.

    April 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm |
    • Felix from Pasagoula

      60 years ago is ancient in world wars and that is what we are talking about.

      April 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm |
    • Greg

      If Obama did nothing it is people like you who would without any doubt whatsoever criticize him for it. There is absolutely NO WAY Obama can avoid criticism from those that are intent and devoted to such no matter what he does! Yo uknow that. Listening to people like yourself and the Right today? Well... There's not much difference than listening to Kim Jong Un! And THAT...THAT is exactly why he is still our President today!

      April 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
  15. Tom

    The election of a female president of South Korea and her subsequent public comment that she won't tolerate North Korean aggression is the primary cause of the current tension. The U.S. responses have attempted to show solidarity with South Korea. But, it is contrary to the scripted expectations that we've come to expect over the last 60 years.

    The rising tension and one-upmanship from the North is easily predicted when we consider that they must show their dominance in this war of words. Every U.S. show of force by President Obama to get them to back down only made things worse.

    This is why Kim Jung Un has declare that their military is now authorized to conduct a pre-emptive nuclear attack. His withholding that authority would make him solely responsible for a loss of face in the war of words. He would have been overthrown and sent to one of his own concentration camps. Now we don't know who can or might push the button within in the North Korean military.

    April 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
    • Felix from Pasagoula

      No Tom life isn't base on what some one else will do life is base on what I want out of life because everyone on the planet knows about World War 1 and 2 for that matter even WW3.

      April 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm |
  16. Public Address System

    Paging Dennis Rodman.
    Dennis Rodman to the Oval Office.

    April 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
    • Felix from Pasagoula

      That might be the answer "Dennis Rodman. at less let him try , it's a lot better then "Thermo Nukes" and China?

      April 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
  17. Jim Thomas

    Just be ready and do not trust them at all.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    April 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm |
    • Felix from Pasagoula

      I say Take them out and sleep at night not on the job.

      April 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm |

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