Exclusive: Obama to widen sanctions on North Korea | Reuters President Barack Obama on Monday plans to impose fresh financial sanctions on North Korea by blocking the assets of three North Korean state-owned entities and one North Korean citizen, a U.S. official said.Thanks President Obama for doing this hostile act against another nation and its people after our son has returned from visiting South Korea.
But, the sactions are punishments for an event that happened on March 26, 2010. That's a half-year ago. Not so fresh. And, it is a good thing to not act more swiftly as a full review of the situation from March was conducted and it stated that the North Korean's are NOT to blame for the sinking of the South Korean war ship. Go figure. North Korea denies responsibility. They say they didn't do it. The US President is the bully now, even worse than it has been.
President Obama, don't escalate to war.
The U.S. official said Obama was expected to sign an executive order widening the scope of existing U.S. sanctions -- which can now be imposed on entities involved in Pyongyang's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs
Under the order, the United States will now be able to target U.S. assets of entities that support North Korean trade in conventional arms and luxury goods, currency counterfeiting and narcotics trafficking, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity..
Perhaps, some defense contractor got in the mini sub and shot the torpedo so as to get additional contracts and get rich in the process. Some people make money off of war. Some people are bad.