Tuesday, May 26, 2009

As A Bombs Goes Off And Missiles Fly A Threat Of 'A Resolution With Teeth' For North Korea

People in the darkened streets of North Korea have been celebrating. Protests have been held in the lighted streets of South Korea. Over the north's underground testing of a nuclear bomb. And, this morning, the test firing of two more missiles. In open defiance of international pressure and condemnation.

This morning on CNN Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the UN Security Council had met Monday and will come together again to put together "a resolution with teeth" for North Korea. The question almost is, why bother?

Pyongyang has indicated that it is not willing to pay attention much less comply with previous UN resolutions. Its promises to the past two U.S. administrations to stand down on its nuclear program have proven to lack veracity. What possibly could both entice and, more importantly, assure, future agreement and compliance with any demands to stop?

Unlike its neighbor to the south, North Korea is an impoverished nation, one which can't even provide electricity to all of its inhabitants. Possession of The Bomb - and defiance of international condemnation - gives an otherwise pitiful nation a much needed feeling of self worth. They may not have much, but they have nuclear weapons and missiles capable of delivering them. So they are just like the big boys on the block. They can and will demand respect. Let the world come to us, seems to be the message in the north. Let them treat us with respect. Respect we wouldn't have if we didn't have The Bomb.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's so sad to see Bill Richardson's efforts go awry. He was played for a fool as were and will be anybody who feels they have a handle on another's psychopathy.

Stacey Youdin

Anonymous said...

Can a UN resolution end North Korea's nuclear ambitions?


NO. There will have to be at least 37 "serious" UN resolutions and the of course 100's of "harsh" letters to North Korea demanding that they drop their nuclear program.

We will then offer them money and food in exchange for their 264th promise to stop testing nukes.

Of course we can always send Jimmy Carter to work out a peace agreement. Or we can send Al Gore to explain to the little Gargoyle how much damage he would do to the environment were he to actually use one of his nukes.

Anonymous said...

The U.N. is obsolete and should be dismantled.
How nice that this genocidal dear leader, who has watched thousands of his people starve to death, now has nuclear power.

Deborah Young

Anonymous said...

They are getting ready to attack South Korea I strongly believe.
The only way to deter them now is to convince them that regime survival is at stake, and I don't think that they are going to buy it because we are so extended, and they are a nuclear armed state. This has been a very deliberate run up to this moment going back months, and they are extremely unlikely to swerve.

Don Rich