The United States as well as other Democratic nations has long opposed nuclear capability for North Korea because of it unstable policy toward the West as well as any neighbors it deals with in the International Community. The Northern neighbor to South Korea is locked in, its people starving, very little in the way of modern convenance for its people other than the chosen rich, all of course connected with the North Korean dictatorial regime.
They act like China in so many ways. great marches of the “People”, threats and intimidation, something that China has backed away from, as its social structure becomes more modern every day. persistent threats toward the West, and its border neighbor South Korea. Now, this irresponsible nation wants to be a member of the International Nuclear Community, so that it can weld its threats across the globe. I don’t think so, says the United States.
Now that the United Nations has stepped up to the plate saying that enough is enough, launching sanctions against trade with the radical government in Pyongyang. North Korea has threatened the United States with Nuclear attack of which everyone concurs, they are incapable of, and I might add, ‘Thank God’, because as nuts as this country is I would not put it past them! Their decades long behavior has given good cause to any free loving nation to reject any notion of Nuclear capability of North Korea. Any nation that on a whim would actually threaten another nation with Thermo-Nuclear-Attack, because they feel put out by them, has got serious issues. They certainly can not be trusted with a nuclear war head. That’s like putting a loaded gun in the crib with a two-year old baby!
They also have said they will no longer recognize the cease-fire with South Korea which in effect brought an end to hostilities with the South. However, there never was a treaty, and revocation of the treaty, would in effect re-instate that war.
The United States thus leans on China with hopes that they might be able to talk some sense into this new North Korean leader who apparently thinks that he can just walk up and threaten world peace anytime he wants a buck or two, just like dear ol’ Dad used to do. However, most nations have figured this ploy out. They get the money and then in a few short months they are right back at the bucket demanding even more. If they don’t get it they threaten world peace, and nuclear annihilation of any alleged foe!
China opts for continued dialogue, a more holistic approch, as they put it, even as their own government debates whether it is worth all this hoop-da-la just to keep North Korea as an alley. Maybe it is time for a tougher approach. Maybe we need to call this ‘Kid’ in and, well, you know, tell him the ‘Facts of Life’, like, the way it’s gonna be, if they want any help from, and support from China. What’s he gonna do? Tell China that they will send a nuke their way too? Now, that would be interesting. I can almost guess the response from the Great City on that one!
Seriously, there is no doubt that the antics of North Korea are becoming a real international concern. It has sparked an international debate and within the halls of governments all over the world. It is fast becoming a problem that will have to be dealt with.
North Korea, the nutty nation that would, bares serious watching. They are dangerous. No doubt, the time has come for a more harsh approach that they can not help but understand!
That’s my point of view. As usual, I look forward to your insights of the day. Until then keep your head up, and have a good one.