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2003-10-12 Korea
U.S. security pledge for N. Korea
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Posted by Ben 2003-10-12 1:08:12 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [354 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Rope-a-dope strategy is being deployed. IMO, not a Defcon 1 alert...
Posted by Raj 2003-10-12 1:18:31 AM|| [http://ANGRYCYCLIST.BLOGSPOT.COM]  2003-10-12 1:18:31 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 "...the administration has been trying to come up with a form of words..."
What a load - looking for magic words - and waste of time. What snarks is that we're paying striped-pants twinkies serious money to play this stupid game. Sounds like we should contract the reigning Scrabble champ or similar and let a Division or two at State go.

I like something along Fred's language style, only not quite so stiff and formal...
"First, you're losing all yer toys cuz you've been a right little shit. After that, if you don't act like a farking twit, we won' thump ya. If ya do, yer toast. Got it, Twinkie-boy? Now tear down those Madonna posters and clean out the closet. Oh, and turn down the stereo, not everybody's deaf... yet."

Sign here.
Posted by .com 2003-10-12 3:00:56 AM||   2003-10-12 3:00:56 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U.S. has decided to offer security guarantees to North Korea as part of a deal to end Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

They didn't honor their end of the bargain made previously, so what makes Mr. Powell think that they're going to do so this time?

Until now the Bush administration has said it would not be blackmailed into any concessions and has demanded Pyongyang act first and dismantle its program.

And this is the way it should be approahced until NK takes the first steps. No first step, no negotiation. Simple as that.
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-10-12 5:05:42 AM||   2003-10-12 5:05:42 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Security guarantees! Why don't we bring Jimmy Carter back to get the words right. The nonsense spewing out of Pyongyang is no different than the lies they told the Clinton Administration in 1993. Even the most jaded liberal would agree the 1994 Framework was a dismal failure and the reasonwe are in the current mess.

If the Bush administration puts this off with another bogus agreement, then the next errant North Korean missile that lands in ALaska might have something a whole lot more dangerous than dummy warhead.
Posted by Douglas De Bono  2003-10-12 9:15:09 AM|| [http://www.douglasdebono.com]  2003-10-12 9:15:09 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 6 party talks? I thought the NK's had said that Japan was non grata in the talks since they keep bringing up things like spies and kidnapping of their citizens, etc.?
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-12 12:45:11 PM||   2003-10-12 12:45:11 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 "Mervin, find a crumb to toss to them."

That's Marvin, not Mervin! :-)

Marvin's genius will be to find a crumb that isn't even a crumb, and isn't tasty at all. The NKors will howl, just you watch.
Posted by Steve White  2003-10-12 1:04:40 PM||   2003-10-12 1:04:40 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Incoming?
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-10-12 1:56:55 PM||   2003-10-12 1:56:55 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Are we supposed to protect them from the Chinese? I don't think so, guys. Japan, no problem, likewise the S. Koreans.

But if China invades, you're on your own...
Posted by mojo  2003-10-12 5:00:49 PM||   2003-10-12 5:00:49 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 Tell them we'll only offer this if they accept Jimmy Carter as a hostage.
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-12 9:00:46 PM||   2003-10-12 9:00:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 I would push the talks out and push them out and then again....
We can take out their military at will. We are not currently paying any protection money to Kim. JDAM's and tomahawks are being assembled. Our navy and Marine Corps are resting. Iraq is getting quieter. It's like a Hunda.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-12 9:49:32 PM||   2003-10-12 9:49:32 PM|| Front Page Top

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