North Korea Storms Out of Economic Ta...

North Korea Storms Out of Economic Talks

There are 26 comments on the The Associated Press story from Apr 19, 2007, titled North Korea Storms Out of Economic Talks . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

North Korea's chief envoy stormed out of economic talks with South Korea on Thursday after the South urged its neighbor to honor its nuclear disarmament pledge.

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Brian T Crumley

Ashburn, VA

#1 Apr 19, 2007
North Korea is a rogue nation which has failed to meet its international agreements about nuclear power in the past and covertly developed an atomic bomb. While dialogue is a theoretically wonderful concept, what use is it when all it is is nothing but lies on the part of North Korea? Kim would sell his mother and dead father's remains for a profit. Some communist! The only way to deal with a fanatic is destroy him. WShile it is a very dangerous course to pursue, it would even be more dangerous should the North Koreans construct even more nuclear weapons or sell them to Islamic terrorists that would have no compunction about using them.
Mike W

United States

#2 Apr 19, 2007
Maybe we need to sink "Our only active duty ship held by a foreign power". Possibly could shake them up a little, it's our property to do as we please anyway.
Caesar

Mount Vernon, MO

#3 Apr 19, 2007
It's ashame they don't storm off the planet!
Paladin

United States

#4 Apr 19, 2007
Have MIRV, Will Travel.

***This is what Kim needs to receive from one of our SSBM's.
Matthew Arnold

United States

#5 Apr 19, 2007
I'm just waiting for the left and right to come in here and start bashing each -- Jerry Springer style.
David Lacey

Reedley, CA

#6 Apr 19, 2007
All I can say is : here we go again ! Dealing with N. Korea is far from a Quid Pro Quo . With them it`s a matter of : You give and We`ll take . And they will use anything they can in order to blackmail the other side .
LONEDANGERONE200 7

United States

#7 Apr 19, 2007
Here We Go Again!
LONEDANGERONE200 7

United States

#8 Apr 19, 2007
Mike W wrote:
Maybe we need to sink "Our only active duty ship held by a foreign power". Possibly could shake them up a little, it's our property to do as we please anyway.
I agree.
Gary

Towson, MD

#9 Apr 19, 2007
Did anyone actually believe that N. Korea would honor its word? Since when do third world countries dictate what and when they'll do something. Of course the United Nations is "powerless" to do anything and the United States will perform more economic sanctions until they make another "promise" (which will not be kept).
T I Kirn

Stockton, CA

#10 Apr 19, 2007
Bah.

Someone needs to tell that little turd Kim Jong Il that feeding his people is more important than building WMD's he'll never get to use.
Scott

Charlotte, NC

#11 Apr 19, 2007
North Korea is not a "rogue nation" They do exactly what China tells them to do. China wants us to think they have no control over North Korea but the fact is there isn't a single country that would lift a finger if China wiped North Korea off the map. However, China would go to war to defend North Korea just like the last time. The Chinese government is not our friend, they are using us to gain econonic and military strength. One day they will put the screws to us and the s---'s gonna hit the fan. It won't be the first time we've been caught with our pants down.
ejclutts

Lawson, MO

#12 Apr 19, 2007
Scott in Nashville
And it certainly won't be the last time. We are so gullible; always have been, always will be.
I love the USA but we have been so taken advantage of and we let it happen time & again!! Shame on us/
Common Sense

Ashburn, VA

#13 Apr 19, 2007
While North Korea is a bizarre, unstable dictatorship it has to be dealt with with trade pressure and dialogue.

Arguing over the return of the USS Pueblo is pure idiocy. This letter to Condi Rice from the good Colorado Senator is dangerous grandstanding at its worst. Not that Ms. Rice would be capable of doing anything of any intelligence anyway.

Intense electronic survellience and intelligence is what is required to keep a handle on this insane regime to ensure that weaponry does not fall into the hands of third parties. Should real evidence, not trumped up garbage, be discovered that North Korea is actively involved in activities directly threatening the USA (don't start the "alerady happened" nonsense) then a surgical military strike might be in order... just be prepared to lose 30,000 US troops in a heartbeat as millions of N. Korean troops pour across the border.
These nutzos have only beed preparing for this since 1953 and have a massive military machine, far in excess of what they really need.

Amazing after the Iraq debacle and grossly incompetent chieftans at 1600 Penn that there are still ill-informed Americans who think shooting first is always the best policy.

Keep watching Fox News and keep the hell out of the voting booth. We grown ups have a to think, consider and discuss when if comes to North Korea.
Scott

Charlotte, NC

#14 Apr 19, 2007
ejclutts, no, not on us, shame on greedy politicians, businesses and shady opportunists who have sold the American workers down the river so they could get a bigger bonus and post thru the roof profits by using poorly paid workers in third world countrys where there's no protection for the poor guy who can barely feed his kids and if he gets hurt or drinks polluted water and can't work too damn bad cause whats good for General Bullmoose is good for the US of A.
SafetyPin

United States

#15 Apr 19, 2007
"But Seoul has continued to withhold food assistance in a symbolic gesture to put pressure on the North to carry through with its nuclear obligations."

How does anyone interpret withholding food as a "symbolic" gesture. If withholding food isn't a real gesture, I can't think of anything that is.
SafetyPin

United States

#16 Apr 19, 2007
Bye, Bye!

RLM

Since: Apr 07

Winton, CA

#17 Apr 19, 2007
Brian T Crumley wrote:
North Korea is a rogue nation which has failed to meet its international agreements about nuclear power in the past and covertly developed an atomic bomb. While dialogue is a theoretically wonderful concept, what use is it when all it is is nothing but lies on the part of North Korea? Kim would sell his mother and dead father's remains for a profit. Some communist! The only way to deal with a fanatic is destroy him. WShile it is a very dangerous course to pursue, it would even be more dangerous should the North Koreans construct even more nuclear weapons or sell them to Islamic terrorists that would have no compunction about using them.
Just don't turn your back on these people. North Korea are just like the old USSR, and they will be saleing nuc to the Islamic terrorists.
SafetyPin

United States

#18 Apr 19, 2007
OK Brian,

North Korea covertly developed an atomic bomb, as opposed to the way we did it, which was right out in the open! Is the reason they are a rogue nation because they developed an atomic bomb secretely or because they developed an atomic bomb, period.
T I Kirn

Stockton, CA

#19 Apr 19, 2007
Common Sense wrote:
"Arguing over the return of the USS Pueblo is pure idiocy. This letter to Condi Rice from the good Colorado Senator is dangerous grandstanding at its worst. Not that Ms. Rice would be capable of doing anything of any intelligence anyway."

Actually, I think Condoleeza Rice is a very intelligent woman. Look at how effortlessly she can lie and ignore the facts in comparison to her boss, Bush, who stumbles over simple words. She's very bright. Just as amoral and sociopathic as the rest of the Bushies, but not stupid.
Anonymous

Bellingham, WA

#20 Apr 20, 2007
SafetyPin wrote:
OK Brian,
North Korea covertly developed an atomic bomb, as opposed to the way we did it, which was right out in the open! Is the reason they are a rogue nation because they developed an atomic bomb secretely or because they developed an atomic bomb, period.
Actually, we developed the Atomic Bomb to end WW2 quickly. Japan would not surrender without being on the edge of destruction, and were fully prepared for an invasion. The bomb saved many lives and ended the war with an uncondition surrender.

That, and we also wanted to beat the Russians to using the bomb.

As for North Korea, it's just going to keep bleeding itself out. The best thing to hope for is Kim randomly dies heirless, and South Korea can storm in and re-unify the country.

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