Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Red Fox

Friday, September 16, 2005
By Ted Galen Carpenter
From the bastion of Right-Wing America, FOX...

At his first news conference, Jay Lefkowitz, the newly appointed U.S. envoy to promote human rights in North Korea, refused to rule out linking food aid to improvements in Pyongyang’s treatment of its citizens. Ohhh. So he FUCKING REFUSED to rule out help for Pyongyang's citizens to get better treatment. Isn't that his fucking job? His comment was merely the latest indication that the United States has opted to continue its policy of isolation and confrontation to get the North Korean regime to capitulate(change). The historical record, however, suggests that engagement would be a better option. No. Bill Clinton's "historical record" suggested everything we needed to know regarding the issue.
The United States has utilized two other models for dealing with repressive governments: forcible regime change and isolation. Both have largely failed... That's your opinion Ted.

...That record suggests that instead of attempting to isolate and browbeat North Korea we should see if engagement is possible. ask North Korean citizens to "engage" in all of the freedoms we take for granted There is little doubt that Pyongyang wants to have normal relations with the United States. They do not have "intentions" of trying to be a normal country. We should oblige. Kim Jong-il’s regime might well portray the offer of such a carrot as a boost to its prestige like every other act he has EVER FUCKING PERFORMED. But engagement would likely be a poisoned carrot--one that would help create subtle pressures for reform within the North Korean system. "Subtle pressure"? That really sounds like a great way to deal with a difficult problem... It is certainly preferable to the nearly six-decade-old and utterly bankrupt strategy of isolation.

Report on Laporte

The Seoul Times has a "Profile of the Most Powerful Commander on Peninsula". If I was Kim Jong Il, I would be more than a little concerned about this dude.
He seems Righteous...

Ultra Man

Pyongyang, September 16, 2005 (KCNA) -- Laporte, commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea, when interviewed by American media recently, disclosed that the United States is "modifying" its military strategy in the direction of depending on ultra-modern weapons to cope with the possible outbreak of military conflict with north Korea." Rodong Sinmun Friday says this in a signed commentary. POSSIBLE? On some days, you can read "reports" on this website of an IMMINENT "preemptive American attack on the D.P.R.K". Regarding the ultra-modern weapons... Who, has ever disputed this fact? In addition to all of the weapons...there are even MORE ultra-modern reconnaissance instruments. Satellites, UAVS, WMD detection. Of all the intelligence technology being deployed against North Korea, the list, well... It goes on:
Multi-faceted dialogues and cooperation are now brisk between the north and the south of Korea and the six-way talks are under way to settle the nuclear issue and put an end to the military confrontation for the purpose of building confidence. The reckless remarks made by him against this backdrop, hinting at setting out a new military strategy, cannot be construed otherwise than a revelation of the U.S. design to chill the atmosphere of inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation and provoke a war of aggression on the Korean Peninsula at any cost. What is ridiculous is his assertion that "though the main concern of the six-way talks is focused on north Korea's nuclear capability but its conventional weapons still remain a threat that should not be ignored". He did not bother to talk nonsense that "he is aware of north Korea's massive stockpiling of chemical weapons and its biological weapons are under constant test." While paying lip-service to "dialogue" and "peace," the U.S. is pushing forward in real earnest its work to round off the preparations for a preemptive attack on the DPRK, whetting its sword for aggression behind the scene. They never even wanted six-party talks a few months ago. They were hoping for one-on-one "talks" with the U.S since around, uh... February. Remember? The noisy false propaganda great adjective launched by the U.S. to charge the DPRK with the spread of weapons of mass destruction What about mass oppression? is nothing but a plot to create an international environment for mounting a preemptive nuclear attack on it. Herein lies a sinister aim of the U.S. to list the DPRK as a "dangerous "oppressive" state" by inventing a variety of fictions such as stories about "chemical and biological weapons" and oppression. The ever-increasing danger of war on the Korean Peninsula urgently demands the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from south Korea. The United States would be well advised to stop making much ado about "threat of aggression against the south" from somebody, an old fiction, and quit south Korea as early as possible, taking with it its aggression troops. Naaaa... South Korean citizens LIKE America, and all she has done for them...

Important Dialog

It's been a while since I have read anything this refreshing...

Lefcowitz : I read your book 'The Aquariums of Pyongyang'. It is very important for the people like you to share the experience in North Korea. Thank you for making time for me.
Kang : I thank you for the invitation. Especially, I congratulate you of your appointment as the North Korean human rights special envoy.
This is something the 2.3 million North Koreans must celebrate.

Lefcowitz : What is the most important thing for me to do as a special envoy?

Kang : I believe the most important problems are the North Korean defectors in China, North Korean gulags, and the problem of economic assistance to North Korea. I believe a way must be found through the UN to stop the illegal and forceful repatriation of North Korean defectors back to North Korea by the China and special efforts must be made to dismantle North Korean gulags. North Korea has a system that can be only maintained with foreign aid; therefore the international society jointly must put human rights and economic reform as conditions for the international aid. Here, the South Korean government must side with the international society too, but it decides to provide more assistance by itself (unconditional aid), then North Korea can take advantage of this.

Friday, September 16, 2005

A Good Silence

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Reclusive North Korea has decided not to deliver a speech at a world summit on U.N. reform, a U.N. official said on Friday.

Awwwww! Shucks! It would have been a doozy, for sure...

"They dropped out, They are not speaking," the official said.
They always have the kindest things to say, too..

North Korea's U.N. Mission declined comment.
They shut the fuck up TWICE! Awwwwyea.

Past North Korean speeches at the United Nations have been strong in their criticism of the United States and Japan.
South Korea too...

The Machines of Confusion

Disorganization of Repressive Machines Urged in S. Korea
Pyongyang, September 15, 2005 (KCNA) -- 25 human rights organizations including the Family Movement for Realizing Democracy, the Society of Human Rights Champions and the Association of Lawyers for Democratic Society I think those lawyers are losing... reportedly demanded the total disorganization of the "Security Section", a repressive machine, a what? which is a successor to the former "Anti-Communist Section", on Sept. 8. The south Korean police authorities, talking about the "reorganization of the security work", so.... North Koreans never "reorganize"? announced that the "Security Section" in Namyong-dong, Seoul would be turned into a "human rights memorial hall." The whole fucking section? At a press conference held in front of the building of the Seoul District Police Office the organizations charged that the police authorities' talk about the "memorial hall"why the quotes? is nothing but a foolish attempt to create impression that they are going to disband the section in Namyong-dong, so? while keeping other security sections as they are so what?and thus cover up inhuman criminal acts of those repressive machines under the pretext of "readjustment and restructuring" What the fuck are those "repressive machines" anyway? And what did those damn robots do??? The speakers said that thousands of police forces belong to at least 40 security sections and all the jobs done there are kept secret. So what the hell are we talking about?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Fear Succeeded

Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- North Korea said the U.S. refusal to its demand for internationally funded light-water nuclear reactors is undermining talks in Beijing aimed at dismantling the communist nation's nuclear weapons program.
What other countries around the world get an internationally funded nuclear reactor for NOT threatening the rest of the world with nuclear weapons?

"The talks are not showing progress because of the differences of opinion between (North Korea) and the U.S.,'' said Hyun Hak Bong, who identified himself as a spokesman for the North Korean delegation, during a rare press briefing at the Diaoyutai Hotel in western Beijing... Yea... One country has an "opinion" of freedom, the other, one of tyranny.

..."The basic stumbling block is the light-water reactor issue,'' Hyun said, reading from a one-page statement. "Our position is that we receive light-water reactors in return for giving up our (existing) reactors.'' He declined to take any questions from reporters.
Can he take a statement? Go fuck yourself
A meeting earlier today between North Korea and the U.S. ended without bridging differences, Hill said. The heads of the delegations met around 4 p.m. today, China's state-run, Xinhua News Agency reported. "North Korea has made it clear it won't dismantle its nuclear weapons program until it has a light-water reactor,'' Hill said. "We have a bit of a standoff.''

So now North Korea DEMANDS someone else pay for a (extremely expensive) light water reactor. FOR WHAT?!?! It seems logical to wonder why a country without an extensive power grid has a need for nuclear energy SOOOOOOO bad, they are willing to defy five of the world's most powerful countries to get it. Mr. Hill has something else to say;

North Korea "has been engaged in nuclear energy now for some 25 years,'' Hill said today. "They have not succeeded in turning it into electricity, they have succeeded in turning it into plutonium matter. One should keep that in mind when talks about further enhancement of their nuclear program.''

Welcome 409

Sep 16 2005 11:41:20 am
Visit Number 409
7 Page views, 7:29 minute visit length.
Republic of Korea
Please come again...

No Suprise

WASHINGTON (Reuters)September 14, 2005 - New satellite photos show for the first time that North Korea has resumed some work on a nuclear reactor that could enable the communist state to vastly increase stocks of weapons-grade plutonium, but the activity seems to be modest, an analyst said.

Yea, it's "just" a MODEST amount of weapons grade material...

The photos, obtained by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, also appear to confirm earlier reports that the North Koreans have unloaded and restocked a smaller plutonium-producing reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, the analyst, Corey Hinderstein, told Reuters late on Wednesday. ISIS, which has often produced authoritative research on North Korea and Iran, ordered the images from a commercial satellite firm. U.S. intelligence is believed to have higher-resolution images but they are classified.

Digital Globe

I wish I could say ANY of this suprised me. Remember, The K.C.N.A blames the U.S(!) for trying to sabotage the "trust" of the six-party talks.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Canada's Contribution

Canada, like all other FREE countries, has two opposite but equally important contributions to give North Korea,

One is based in compassion and requires hope.
It is our hope that Canada may help to maintain the requisite momentum by becoming more actively involved with the DPRK. North Korean officials are well aware of and appreciative of Canada's role in opening and maintaining relationships with both Cuba and China. They understand and appreciate our special relationship with both the USA and the Republic of Korea, but they regard us as a potentially honest broker.
The Canadian Government could initiate multiple-level approaches, building on non-governmental, academic and business relationships which already exist between Canada and the DPRK. At the very least, Canada could encourage mutual exchange visits, such as the one currently under way. These exchanges could be among cultural, medical, technological and agricultural experts. They might involve academics, athletes, artists, students, diplomats, parliamentarians, or businessmen. Hopefully, they would also involve direct Government contacts and conversations.

The other based in REALITY, and requires leadership and bravery.

What will the US do if North Korea continued to develop nuclear weapons? Will North Korea allow inspections of their suspected nuclear facilities? What does Kim Jong Il expect to achieve from nuclear confrontations?

In addition to the August 31 launching of a Daepodong missile, other events added to the North Korean nuclear issue. The North Korean representatives at the US-DPRK missile meeting, held at New York on October 1, 1998, warned that 'if the United States fail to abide by the Geneva Accord, such as failing to deliver heavy oil, we will consider the Geneva Accord null and void, and proceed to go on our own way."

And some that require compassion, hope, leadership AND bravery...

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, May 20, 2005 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX) -- Canadian Foodgrains Bank is preparing to ship 10,000 tonnes of wheat to North Korea in the coming weeks. Another 1,320 tonnes of soya beans will follow in June. The value of this shipment is $5.3 million."The need for food aid in North Korea has not diminished," says Jim Cornelius, executive director of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. "Critical food shortages are being experienced and our food will help fill urgent needs." "Some people may question why we'd send food into North Korea, given recent reports of their efforts to develop nuclear weapons," continues Cornelius, "but we feel it is our responsibility, as a Christian food aid organization, to help the most vulnerable people in North Korea who do not have enough to eat, particularly children and pregnant and nursing mothers. We cannot stand idly by when people are suffering."

FUCK your demands...

By Joseph Kahn The New York Times
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
BEIJING: North Korea demanded on Wednesday that the United States and other nations give it funds to build a new light-water nuclear reactor before it will end its nuclear weapons program, a condition that appeared to undermine prospects for a breakthrough in ongoing talks here. Undermine?
Kim Jong Il is the "leader" that has a RIGHT to a light water nuclear reactor the LEAST! They already know how to go "Heavy D". Oh, and everyone BUT North Korea has to PAY for it. Fuck off, O.K.

"I must say it was a meeting in which we did not make a lot of progress," said Christopher Hill, the top American negotiator. "Neither the United States or any other participant is prepared to fund a light-water reactor."
There's the understatement of the year. I wish I could say this "demand" came out of left-field. Unfortunately, this is common behavior for the D.P.R.K.

North Korea has said it is prepared to end its nuclear program in principle. But the conditions it sets for doing so have included, at various times, security guarantees, food and economic aid, diplomatic concessions and the withdrawal of American forces from South Korea.
I say no. North Korea will find the world a lonely place if China is the only contact to the rest of the world they have. How the FUCK does food and economic aid help the country anyway? It only helps solidify Kim's rule. South Korea is not in need of any aid.

"There are not too many other ways I know how to say no," Hill said after the United States had a one-on-one session with the North Koreans Wednesday afternoon. The North Korean demand echoes the main benefit it received in a 1994 agreement, now defunct. At that time, an American-led consortium agreed to replace North Korea's graphite-moderated reactors, which produce plutonium, with two light-water reactors.

Let me say it for you Mr. Hill.
NO! You pricks FUCKED everyone with these shady, "one side gets all" deals before. Enough. NO FUCKING MORE!!! We have all had enough of this bullshit. Change your foreign AND nuclear policies, or face punishment. And NOT from the U(seless).N.

Visit North Korea

First, you arrive at the Pyongyang airport. Sure looks busy...

Next up is bustling downtown Pyongyang. One advantage of this city is the lack of necessity in looking out for traffic...

You can shop at the aptly named "Department Store #1"

Ahh yes, next upon the tour is one of North Korea's more popular attractions, the U.S.S Pubelo, where you can tour a battle damaged U.S spyship with the Red Hack himself!

North Korea now has an arcade, AND a bowling alley.

All in all, it'll be a GREAT trip..

Chosun One

Chosun Sept 13 2005
Hyundai Group chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun on Monday publicly rejected a North Korean demand to reinstate Kim Yoon-kyu, the disgraced vice chairman of Hyundai Asan who had dealt with the North for many years in arranging their joint tourism projects.

North Korea wants it's (corrupt and evil) yes man back! Hahaha. Ya wanna know how a person can tell if another person is Good and Righteous?

Since Hyundai's ouster of Kim, Pyongyang has applied pressure on the group by slashing the quota for the Asan’s Kumgang Mountains tours and blanking requests for negotiations on stalled projects to Kaesong and Mt. Baekdu. When Hyun visited the Kumgang Mountains, she says, authorities forced her to open her handbag, a gesture she interpreted as contempt, and she concluded, “I'll choose honest conscience rather than opportunistic servility."

Now tell me why any taxpayer in South Korea(or anywhere else) would WANT to have anything to do with North Korean tourism when this kind of "contempt" for freedom is rampant throughout it's government?

The government has taken the lead in feebly succumbing to pressure from the North. In 2000, South Korean Red Cross president Chang Chung-shik had to resign because of North Korean protest after he remarked at a press conference, "There is no freedom in North Korea."

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Original one...

Pyongyang, September 12, 2005 (KCNA) -- The U.S. Department of State in its recent report unreasonably listed the DPRK as a state violating the convention banning biological weapons.
Yea, one aspect of being the most insolent nation on the face on the planet is that ONLY D.P.R.K officials really really know WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON IN NORTH KOREA! The report asserted that the DPRK, which acceded to the convention, presented a "false report" on its compliance with the convention to the U.N. while persistently developing biological weapons. Huh. So you don't have them. I wish that was a Good start. It is not. In this regard Rodong Sinmun Monday says in a signed commentary: The U.S. mud-slinging was nothing but a plot to isolate the DPRK in the international arena by bringing all sorts of charges to it and justify its policy to stifle the DPRK. OK OK... I believe you(assholes)! The reason why I is that they have not used language like that regarding nukes... The commentary cites facts to prove EH, first time for everything! that the United States has been accustomed to deliberately and systematically violating various international conventions on disarmament including the convention banning biological weapons. It goes on: like time itself The DPRK is not a violator of the above-said convention but the biggest victim of those weapons and the U.S. is chiefly responsible for them. Let the past be the past. Japan has. Fuck. There still exist on the international arena a number of pending issues that arouse a serious concern of the international community chiefly because the U.S. is obstructing the settlement of the issues in pursuit of its sinister aim of helping North Korea. The reality goes to clearly prove that a proper behavior on the part of the U.S. alone would make it possible to automatically settle such issues as the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, issues of so serious concern of international community, and reenergize the process of disarmament. Weird. The KCNA rarely, if ever, talks like this to it's people. It usually just goes with the time tested method of calling Americans terrorists. The United States would be well advised to stop such rash acts as hurting its dialogue partner in a bid to chill the climate for building confidence between the DPRK and the U.S. and becloud the prospects of the six-way talks and the settlement of the nuclear issue.
Yea yea. Get back to crying K.C.N.A. America has bigger things on it's plate right now than a useless little commie tinhorn that can't even feed his own people on a regular fucking basis...

Step Higher

SEOUL (AFX) September 12 2005 - North Korea has stepped up its anti-US rhetoric, accusing Washington of clouding the prospects of six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program which resume this week. The North said through its ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, that the US was hurting its dialogue partner by listing it 'unreasonably' as violating an international convention against biological weapons.

Would rationality NOT dictate that being "falsely" accused of having a NUCLEAR weapons program would rate as more "offensive"? But hey, North Korea only denies having nukes SOMETIMES...Unlike biological weapons, I guess.

'The United States would be well advised to stop such rash acts as hurting its dialogue partner in a bid to chill the climate for building confidence between the DPRK (North Korea) and the US and becloud the prospects of the six-way talks and the settlement of the nuclear issue,' it said.

How does America build "confidence" in a government that has roughly 15-20% of its "state run only" "media" devoted to propagandizing hate against it?

In a separate dispatch, the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) called for the withdrawal of US troops from South Korea, calling them 'the root cause of instability' in the region. 'If the US truly stands for detente and peace in and around the peninsula, it should behave itself swimming with the strong trend towards peace in the region and take a bold decision to withdraw its forces, the root cause of instability in the peninsula, from South Korea at an early date,' it said.

The policies of Kim Jong Il's "government" ARE the "root causes" of ALL North Korean problems.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


Pyongyang, September 10, 2005 (KCNA) -- The All-People Measure Committee for Checking the Expansion of the U.S. Military Base in Phyongthaek those guys again huh... of south Korea "reportedly" held a candlelight meeting in Phaengsong-up in Phyongthaek City, Kyonggi Province, on Sept. 3 at which it declared do-or-die resistance to check the expansion of the U.S. military base either the U.S base at Phyongthaek is resisted, or die. Sounds about "on par" to me. At the meeting speakers recalled that a year has passed since the anti-U.S. candlelight demonstration staged in Phyongthaek in protest in which NOTHING was accomplished against the expansion of the U.S. military base on Sept. 1 last year, calling upon all the people to fight it out with a strong will for an anti-U.S. struggle. They declared that their candlelight meeting would be a prelude to a struggle for the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from south Korea. A declaration read out at the meeting stressed that any threat or appeasement of the U.S. will not work anyone defying this "will", shall be punished severely, with shame on them and they will launch do-or-die resistance for defending their land.