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- 03:30pm Nov 5, 2002 EST (#
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Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click
"rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for
on this thread.
North Korea Says Nuclear Program Can Be Negotiated
by PHILIP SHENON http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/03/international/asia/03KORE.html
North Korea Warns of New Tests Unless Japan Ties Improve
By HOWARD W. FRENCH http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/05/international/05CND-KORE.html
are only inconsistent for people who have a too-simple and
impractical view of how human beings act.
North Korea is working to establish contact - within its
contradictions, subject to the situation it is in - and with
the ambivalences to be expected - and while doing so is
insisting on relationships that are fully human.
Solutions that make emotional as well as economic and military
sense. Those are the only solutions that can actually work
decently and efficiently.
We know a good deal in general terms about how the current
situation might be improved.
Engaging North Korea By JIMMY CARTER http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/27/opinion/27CART.html
"What is needed on the Korean peninsula is
an end to more than a half-century of "armistice" and the
consummation of a comprehensive and permanent peace
To get there, from where we now are - the human problems
that are there have to be identified, faced, understood, and
solved. Solutions have to fit the needs,
practical and emotional, of the people and organizations
The chance for good resolution of the Iraq situation looks
much better than it did eight weeks ago - and if it
becomes a bloody mess - from where we now are -- that will be
a real failure.
Could the world make as much progress toward safety and
comfort in the Korean peninsula, in that period of time?
It looks possible to me.
- 04:00pm Nov 5, 2002 EST (#
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US and NK had already reached an implicit understanding
when Albright and Kim signed the memorandum of understanding
in 2000 which instituted the moratorium on NK ICBM tests in
exchange for promised "normalization" of the relationship,
including US support in getting Nk back into the world
financial system. Bush and his advisors simply tossed it away
when they came into power......whether that was a right thing
to do or not, only history will tell us.
Rummy and Wolf, prodded by jewish hard right leaders and
their mouthpieces, have always hated the Perry plan and, while
in service of a president who harbors deeply held personal
distaste of NK regime, simply changed the course of US policy
re: NK from accomodation to strangulation.
I am just surprised that NK reaction didn't coem
sooner...maybe they were hoping for Japan breaking away from
US hawks' misguided policy, which in fact is what's happening
now despite the public facade of SK, Japanese and US
- 04:04pm Nov 5, 2002 EST (#
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And I understand that the current drivers on NK are NOT
rummy, wolf and their colorful outside advisors....they lost
their voice in NK policy formulation due to pretty strong
voices from SK policy makers who express pretty strong
displeasures with Bush's usual hawks nowadays.
- 04:21pm Nov 5, 2002 EST (#
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" Roll over Beethoven, I gotta hear
it again today_._._.................
Lunar, hi ---
Recall me ?
I'm Danish - was on the tennis forum some two years ago! We
wrote in private. But just of a sudden I lost all from my ppc,
oops - you have a son in Belgium, livin' up north some hundred
miles from Sidney & you predicted the status of Lleyton
today, LOL --
I 'found you by askin' Sgrobin, a nice cat on the tennis
& 100 I really enjoyed The Olympics. We all in family
dancin' till early morning at the closing ceremony to your
singing & playing -- whatever take care - & and your
private name I keep to myself!
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