Friday, April 23, 2010

Tangled Up in Korea

Joseph Yun Li-sun reports "that the North attacked with a heavy torpedo" based on "intelligence gathered jointly by South Korea and the United States" — For South Korea, a torpedo from the North sank the ship.

Last night, this blogger denounced President Lee's reaction, or lack thereof, to the North Korean sinking of one of the South's ships — Act of War. I need also to denounce President Obama if Mr. Yun's source is correct; "no formal charges will be made" because "the United States hopes that the North can be brought back to the nuclear disarmament table."

The source suggests that with "heightened tensions between the two Koreas.... will stop any real inquiry into the sinking." The source clarified, "Washington is still hoping to bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, and an open accusation by Seoul would bury that hope forever."

So, justice for 46 sailors is sacrificed to pursue the pipe-dream of making progress with a country with whom we have been "negotiating" with since the Clinton administration. Our true policy toward North Korea should be one of benign neglect.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that item about the Obama Administration is

I would be speechless.

Overlooking an act of war so Obama can play footsies with backstabbing KPA generals who portray every goodwill American gesture as a tribute out of fear for the Lodestar of the Great Race and so he can continue the never-ending, pointless marry-go-round of futile negotiations, is one of the most vapid things I’ve ever heard. It is impossible to negotiate with someone who needs you to be the enemy.

If true, this may take the cake as one of the stupidest foreign policy decisions ever made.

12:49 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Well said. I agree completely.

5:40 PM  

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