"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
(Watching America) The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea will neither accept nor allow Washington's unjust double standards in regard to the nuclear issue to linger on into the future. There will only be the prospect of settling the nuclear issue when the United States abandons its unfair and prejudiced double standards, as North Korea demands.
The "double standard" that North Korea is referring to is about why the United States grants Israel and India the right to bear nuclear arms but not this tiny Asian nation. Although one could site the reason being political (as Israel and India are both allies of the US) the reason may have to with commitments as both India and Israel (not to mention Pakistan) have refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty while North Korea has in the past endorsed it.
(Watching America) Washington has connived at and even cooperated with Israel in its development and production of nuclear weapons, and kept mum about Japan, which has stepped up its program to emerge as a nuclear power by stockpiling plutonium beyond what it actually needs. [...]
North Korea demands that the United States take measures to treat it as it does other countries outside the NPT that possess nuclear weapons. America's statement that it respects North KoreaÂs sovereignty as a member of the United Nations will be proven only when it acts as such.
What North Korea really needs to do is learn how to honor its words, as it has broken them in the past under President Clinton's term. If North Korea wants to be taken seriously then they need to stick with their commitments and stick with the treaty they originally signed with over 170 other nations. After all, how can we trust that they will not detonate a nuke against Japan (or US targets) when they have broken their word in the past?
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Ah, but didn't the Bush administration break its word to North Korea? I heard that when Bush came to power, he cancelled the deal that Clinton had in place, angering North Korea greatly and causing them to accelerate their nuclear plans.
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