Saturday, September 12, 2009

US breaks the ice with the DPRK

Quietly on Friday 11 September 2009 with the US remembering the fallen at the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon, and the crash of an al Qaeda commanded aeroplane in Pennsylvania, Philip Crowley a spokesman for the department of state, dropped a bombshell. The Obama administragtion was reversing its oars on dealing with the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea aka North Korea]. It waesols now willing to enter bilateral discussions with North Korea, something it has resolutely and steadfastly resisted, especially during the 8 dark years of George Bush's diplomacy. It is a break in the mistaken, bumbling Obama administration's hard line policy towards the DPRK. Guam Diary has repeatedly and incessantly suggested that president Obama [BHO] playing a dangerous gambit by seizing the UN sedcurity council calling for onerous sanctions against Kim Jong il, found that his clever by half ploy had back fired dangerously and badly. Swiftly Pyongyang slammed the door on the six party salks in Beijing to end its nuclear programme; it sent packing IAEA observers and began anew its nuclear plant anend programme; it launched short and medium ranged missiles; and it tore up in a peak of anger theal 1953 Geneva Accords. BHO felt challenged; he strong armed the UN security council into passing punitive sanctions, which Kim Jong il called 'causi belli', acts of war. To signal its displeasure, the DPRK on 26 May set off a powerful underground explosion which nuclear sensors, even the one in the ROC [Republic of Korea aka South Korea] registered no synthetic traces of nuclear matter, even though Washington claimed it was a nuclear test, in violation of UN resolutions. And there the standoff remained.
In June, Kim Jong il in a new approach, called for discussions directly with the US. In the meanwhile two ambitious journalists got caught entering the DPRK without proper documents. Owing to the acrimony on both sides, they were quickly tried and condemned to 12 years at hard labour.
Anxious to seek the rel.enior DPRK diplomats stationed at Nsorth Korea's permanent mission to the UN in New York. And then at the funeral of Nobeclist and former South Korean president Kim Dae Jung in August, Madeleine Albright represented the US where she was bound to run into a very important DPRK delegation to honour the memory of Mr. Kim . She in Octobeer 2000, met with Kim Jong il, and gave an interesting and positive profile of the DPRK leader, which many hhings began loosening up. The DPRK delegates met with South Korea's granite resistant to North Korea, president Lee Myung bak. Then the visit of Mme. Hyun Jeorng un, ceo of the Hyundai group, to the DPRK. She expressing regrets, obtaine release of a Hyundai technician held for 127 on charges of trying to aid and abet the defection of a North Korean woman he had become sweet on. Mme. Hyun thereby set the stage for the reopening at full speed of the industrial park which both Koreas needed and wanted for obvious economic benefits. And then quickly, the borders between the North and the South were open to rail traffic, and the Red Cross of both countries looked to restart visits of families separated by the Korean war more than a half century ago.
Now if these steps did not signal the merry singing of the diplomatic tea kettle, the sudden, fortuitous [sic] appearance of high ranking delegates from the DPRK, the ROC, and US should have alerted even the more dense that something big as going on. And the announcement by Mr. Crowley that the US had set its diplomatic to new winds with DPRK is of the swift series of events since Citizen Bill Clinton's 'mercy mission' to the DPRK.
The regime change Americans had been banging pots and pans to derail this, but to no avail. They're down but won't admit defeat.

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