Tuesday, July 7, 2009

North Korea sends the US navy on a wild goose chase

The DPRK's [Democratic People's Republic of Korea aka North Korea] vessel 'Kang Nam 1' left port hardly a fortnight ago, allegedly steaming towards Myunmar. Hot on its heels was the US John McCain, itching to board the ship in a foreign port, armed with UN Resolution 1758. Aboard 'Kang Nam 1', the US allegedly fancied high tech wizardry in nuclear technology or advanced rocketry. It furthermore was hellbent on catching North Korea in flagrante delecto'. Pyongyang simply refused to play Washington's game of 'do or dare' or 'touch tag'. Its vessel plied the waves of international waters, and the American battleship followed. Then suddenly the wheel turned homeward towards the DPRK, opening the ship's bowels for the East China Sea, thereby re entering North Korean waters where the Obama administration's navy couldn't go. The more brazen critics will proudly beat chests proclaiming that the US put the 'fear of god' into the North Koreans, perhaps boasting that the DPRK was shaking in its boots, not wanting to confront the world's remaining superpower. But such bravado misreads Pyongyang's track record in dealing with Washington. Mr. Obama may have 'dotted the i's and crossed the t's' on his Korea policy, but Pyongyang doesn't see it that way. In fact, it is equally logical to posit that the DPRK was stringing the US along. It sent the US navy on a wild goose chase, and it worked. Endless man hours spent without the merest results, shrouding over again in 'mystery' Pyongyang's intentions. Which are neither opaque nor unreadable if the Mr. Obama and his Korea team ever found the right glasses to read them

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