*By Gwynne Dyer - South Korea’s Defence minister, Kim Tae-Young, was forced to resign after criticism that he was too slow to respond when North Korea attacked the island of Yeonpeong killing at least four people. But what was he supposed to do? What can his replacement, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Kim Kwan-jin, do? Read full article
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To bring down the 'DPRK' nepotistic kleptocracy all that is needed is for the rest of the so-called peace-loving, freedom-loving democratic world to stop doing any business whatsoever with 'the North'. If the Chinese criminal kleptocracy won't go along with this, then it may be time to have their shiploads of goods headed for 'western' markets be turned around at sea. I believe this will sharpen the attention of the Chinese to the risks they are taking in offering any level of support to this vile criminal regime that is the 'DPRK'. One can only wonder how such a regime would be recieved if it were governing the likes of ... oh, shall we say Saskatchewan or British Columbia? It certainly should be made clean, by whatever force may be necessary, that any further violence by the 'DPRK' forces will result in immediate and disproportionate retribution using any or all weapons required to deliver the rebuke. It is all well and good for pointy-headed self-appointed experts to pontificate about this subject, but in the meantime the masses in the 'DPRK' are actually repressed and suffering. That, plus the recent military and naval attacks should have caused the UN to demand the ouster of the' DPRK' from the General Assembly at the very least. Also, at a minimum, the US should furnish South Korea with whatever weapons they request, including tactical nukes. They are, after all, supposedly facing such weapons just to the north? Besides the direct issue of what happens in the Korean lands, it is long past time to force China's hand and make it decide is is to continue the charade of being a communist state, giving suppport to its neighbouring communist state, or has it outgrown such nonsence and is now 'all grow'd up' and ready to be a responsible and predicable partner for a constructive peace in the korean lands.Dec 31st, 2010 - 07:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0