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US Open To N Korea Talks Despite Nukes

From a gladdened Reuters:

U.S. open to North Korea talks despite nuclear advances

By Jeremy Laurence
November 22, 2010

SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States and its allies on Monday accused North Korea of being a danger to the region after it showed off its latest advances in uranium enrichment, but Washington said it was still open to talks.

Is this not typical? And is this not the whole problem? No matter what, Mr. Obama is always still "open to talks."

And, as always, ‘talks’ means here more foreign aid in exchange for more bad behavior.

The reported sighting of more than a thousand centrifuges at its main nuclear complex appears to confirm the impoverished North, which already has a plutonium-based bomb, is on the way to creating a second source of weapons-grade nuclear material.

It comes just as Pyongyang is pressing regional powers to resume talks on its atomic weapons program — about the only real leverage it has with the outside world.

If the United States and the rest of the world can’t even stop "impoverished" North Korea from developing nuclear weapons when it is completely dependent upon the world for its very food, what chance is there to stop nuclear proliferation anywhere else in the world?

"It is the latest in a series of provocative moves by the DPRK … it is a very difficult problem we have been struggling to deal with for 20 years," U.S. envoy Stephen Bosworth told reporters in Seoul, referring to the North by its acronym.

"This is not a crisis, we are not surprised," said Bosworth, who is on the first leg of a tour of east Asia

We are not surprised, either. But we are disgusted. Especially at the Obama administration’s all too predictable reaction.

"My crystal ball is foggy but I would never declare any process dead," he said when asked about the fate of regional six-party talks. "We have hope that we will be able to resuscitate (them)." …


Washington is particularly worried by the threat of North Korea — whose ravaged economy has long relied heavily on arms exports — selling nuclear weapons material to other states…

The latest flurry over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions follows comments at the weekend by Siegfried Hecker of Stanford University that he had been shown more than a thousand centrifuges during a tour of the Yongbyon nuclear complex this month. North Korea said they were operational

By showing its nuclear hand, analysts say North Korea is seeking to gain leverage in any aid-for-disarmament negotiations in stalled six-way talks with regional powers China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the United States…

Which is the same ‘threat for food’ dance they have been doing for twenty years — without any fear of consequences.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 22nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “US Open To N Korea Talks Despite Nukes”

  1. Right of the People says:

    I think it’s about time to call the midget from Ping-Pong’s bluff. Let’s see if he has the stones to go through with his threats.

    • proreason says:

      “the midget from Ping-Pong’s bluff”

      and who do you think will do that ROP….Obamy? (snicker snicker)

    • Right of the People says:


      You are correct sir. I was hallucinating there for a bit because of the great strides we made in the beginning of the month. I was being nostalgic for Uncle Ronnie Rayguns. I temporarily forgot about the spineless slug in the Oval Office.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      “Let’s see if he has the stones to go through with his threats.”

      “If Hillary gives him one of hers, they’ll both have two”

      James Carville.

      I realize the reference to “stones” was about mr haircut, our little dictator friend from N Korea, but still….obama’s lack of testosterone has really been on display for some time and well…I couldn’t resist. Bu then, I thought maybe Hillary might oblige the wee dictator and donate one to him, as well.

  2. BigOil says:

    I am really confused. Didn’t the media show us the pictures of an obsolete cooling tower being demolished at a North Korean nuclear facility? Wasn’t that going to end their capabilities to produce nuclear weapons?

    Now we find out it is actually these centrifuge thinggies that make weapons grade plutonium.

    Look at the bright side – at least now we have something for 6 nations to discuss.

  3. Georgfelis says:

    Well, this simplifies the targeting procedure for the response when NK decides to do something stupid. Again.

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