"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Monday, August 29, 2005
(MSNBC) North Korea said Monday it would delay by two weeks its return to nuclear talks, blaming the decision on U.S. military exercises and WashingtonÂs appointment of a special envoy on human rights.
If it were not already apparent to the world leaders holding these conferences, North Korea is not displaying much interest towards these talks and backs away from them whenever an excuse to do so becomes available. It is a mystery that these talks have lasted this long, as it should be clear to most observers that North Korea has no intention on disarming itself nuclear-wise and the United States has no interest in a nuclear Korea (along with Japan, Russia, South Korea and possibly China).
The ministry spokesman said while the countries in the talks--China, Japan, Russia, the United States and the two Koreas--had agreed not to make comments or take actions that would hinder resuming the talks when they went into recess, but the moves by Washington obliged it to act.
Why these talks continue on is anyone's guess, but perhaps the main reason is because it represents some form of progress in a region that has seen little since the Clinton days. The only way for change to come peacefully would be for a revolution from within dismantling the current power structure of Kim Jong-il. Since this is probably unlikely to happen within our generation, a war with North Korea, although distant, may be the only logical solution left to resolve a problem that has stayed on history's text books for too long.
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