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NK: Will Suspend Nuclear Program For Food

From an overjoyed New York Times:

North Koreans Agree to Freeze Nuclear Work; U.S. to Give Aid

By STEVEN LEE MYERS and CHOE SANG-HUN
February 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — North Korea announced on Wednesday that it would suspend its nuclear weapons tests and uranium enrichment and allow international inspectors to monitor activities at its main nuclear complex. The surprise announcement raised the possibility of ending a diplomatic impasse that has allowed the country’s nuclear program to continue for years without international oversight.

Oh, our sides. And exactly where is the surprise, when they do this every time the ruling class there starts to run out of caviar?

The Obama administration called the steps “important, if limited.” But the announcement seemed to signal that North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong-un, is at least willing to consider a return to negotiations and to engage with the United States, which pledged in exchange to ship tons of food aid to the isolated, impoverished nation.

There will be no "exchange." This is not a trade. If it were a trade, the North Koreans would give us their nuclear weapons in exchange for food.

A freeze on nuclear activity, if it holds, could significantly ease anxieties over North Korea’s behavior at a time when the Obama administration, in an election year, is focused on halting Iran’s nuclear program and reducing the possibility that Israel could attack Iran.

The Times sees everything, even nuclear war, through the prism of getting Obama re-elected.

The last significant effort to negotiate a dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons collapsed in the waning weeks of George W. Bush’s presidency more than three years ago

Note how The Times artfully neglects to mention that Bill Clinton and Madeline Albright started this pattern with their own spectacular failures. Clinton was even idiotic enough to ship the North Koreans two nuclear reactors, in addition to money and food.

Of course this time will be different. Because the negotiations will be helmed by a brilliant President and the ‘smartest woman in the world.’ (Who let her husband be hornswoggled by the North Koreans.)

North Korea also agreed to a moratorium on test launchings of long-range missiles, which have in the past inflamed tensions in the region. But joint statements by the State Department and North Korea’s official news agency gave no indication of when substantive negotiations over the country’s nuclear program — involving the United States and North Korea, along with Russia, China, Japan and South Korea — might begin again

Oh, good, Russia and China will be involved in the negotiations. How can they fail?

By the way, why should we borrow money from communist China in order to buy food for North Korea? Why can’t China, who is North Korea’s neighbor and protector, just give them the food? Don’t they have more money than God?

North Korea has agreed in the past to halt its nuclear efforts, only to back out and then return to the table before breaking off talks once more with a flurry of accusations against the United States. The North Korean statement appeared to leave wiggle room for doing so again, saying the country would carry out the agreement only “as long as talks proceed fruitfully.”

The North Koreans modus operandi is so obvious that even the New York Times is beginning to catch on.

Still, it would be almost worth doing this ‘trade’ if we could send along Michelle Obama to make sure the North Koreans won’t be eating too many calories or getting too much sugar and sodium in their diet.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, March 1st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “NK: Will Suspend Nuclear Program For Food”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Steve said:

    “Oh, good, Russia and China will be involved in the negotiations. How can they fail?”

    That will have me laughing all day. Thanks, Steve for putting levity where it’s so sorely needed. You do this a lot and I can’t help but at least smile when I read your marginalia. If only I had you as my English teacher in high school, you would’ve gotten me to write better with your brand of wit prodding me to do it right.

    So this is the first official act of Yung ‘un? Wow. He gets right to it. Sees a need…knows how to get the need met and sets out to fill the need. A true leader…a paver of new roads to serfdom. I can hardly wait.

  2. Coastal Eddie says:

    Through a recent nutritional study by PRNK found that radio active and metal parts are harder on the teeth and digestive system than either rice or fish heads.

  3. bobdog says:

    Seems to me that Lil Kim should be negotiating directly with his friends in China and Russia. Or anybody else who gives a flying rat’s ass what happens to North Korea.

    I’m not one of them.

  4. finebammer59 says:

    “hornswoggled”

    take that, bill o’reilly!

  5. yadayada says:

    north korea has no nuclear weapons programs. they only want to build nuclear power plants. just ask billy boy.


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