About Bush is a hooligan -- North Korea
|April 30th, 2005||#1|
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Bush is a hooligan -- North Korea info
NOw they have started to act like KinderGARDEN Kids .... One calls other " You are a Tyrant" the other Guy responds " You are a Hooligan " ......... what next " MY Daddy can beat your Daddy "
|May 2nd, 2005||#3|
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Obviously both sides at least have to tone down their rhetoric. I think President Bush and the Pyong Yang Ambassadors have to be more diplomatic and formal than this childish name calling game.
Cogito ergo sum
|May 2nd, 2005||#4|
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Where is China standing in all of this? I know they're not all that crazy about the idea of NK having nuclear weapons + ICBM's to launch them with, but how are they playing the situation? China and the USSR are the only nations likely to be able to get NK to hastily rewrite their policy on everything and anything. Is the perception influenced by the unlikelihood of China and Russia being a target?
Meanwhile, the poor North Koreans are having a terrible time of it. What is the total cost of lives for NK I wonder?
Bush has been a bit undiplomatic. I'm not going to question that. Kim Jon Il, on the other hand, has gone to great lengths to convince the world that he's completely nuts. And so the world is confronted with the possibility of an insane world leader launching a warhead (he could hit anywhere in the world in the foreseeable future). Not surprising that nobody is exactly thrilled about it. The Bush Administration has just been more vocal and taken a tough stance. If Russia and China had take a similar stance, the whole crisis would have been over a long time ago.
I do find it funny that NK thinks that waiting for another US President is going to change things for them. Lets face it, the most non-Bush outcome that could happen in 2008 would be Hillary Clinton. She's pretty big on women's rights and NK has a lousy track record for that. So does most of SE Asia from a feminist point of view. So what are the odds that Hillary plays nice with Kim Jong Il? Not likely at all I'd say. She has no reason to cut NK any slack as far as I can see.
"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."
- General Robert E. Lee
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"It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong. I am NOT a big man." -Chevy Chase
|May 2nd, 2005||#5|
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Both Russia and China are not absent in this crisis. They sent numerous comminques to Pyonyang urging N. Korea to reconsider its actions, but the messages are not publisized in the media often. Even if Russia and China were to become more vocal in public, N. Korea is not willing to stand down.
|May 2nd, 2005||#6|
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What action have Russia and China taken? In China's case, keeping SK happy is a lot more profitable and there is sufficient cases of annoyance ... all the reasons are in place for China to say, "NK, if you pursue this path, we will not back you up under any circumstances." Ideally, China would be a welcome addition to a coalition of nations to remove the threat of NK permanently. (China would definitely want to insist upon being directly involved so they can define what can or cannot happen with the border with China when it is all over.) Would NK cave if faced with that? I know, I know, it's never going to happen.
|May 3rd, 2005||#7|
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Bush may be a hooligan, whatever that means, but he is the most powerful hooligan on earth at this time.
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”
—John Stuart Mill
|May 4th, 2005||#8|
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I'm still counting the days before someone could say that about South Korea's president. Of course, we'd need a leader who fits that mold first.
I loved that picture of Churchill wtih a tommy gun... superb.
|May 5th, 2005||#10|
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Strange how a nuclear power threatens another country about wanting to become a...nuclear power. Joking aside however, escalation is not the way to go. Both N.Korea and US would both benefit from reverting from hostile attitudes (and plans) methinks. More so because Japan might be forced to join the armament game and then Southeast Asia might become very hot indeed...
The good guys are the ones who won the war