Saturday, October 14, 2006

UN Security Council Sanctions North Korea

Nothing much to say on this except that it feels like the same old tepid response from the UN which will not change the situation. As it takes all of the permanent members (P5) to approve a resolution, at least the fact that both China and Russia signed on to it shows some unity among the P5. China and Russia are the closest allies North Korea has right now, but even they can't (or won't) lay the requisite pressure on North Korea to change course on its increasingly dangerous provocations.

The text is linked here. The title is "Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea" and it's document number "S/RES/1718 (2006)."

Here is a link to the UN webcast archives, so you can see what the various diplomats had to say about the situation: 2006 Archived Webcasts of Security Council Meetings


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  1. Yankee Go Home Kamsa Hamnida!!

    You do the very bad to Korea!!

    Macarthur kill 2+ million and want to atom bomb the Chinee.

    Communism good to Angola and SWAPO.

    Lee Chang Ho want to play your game in UK PhD.

    You number 1 news source south of the border while it lasts. Enjoy to your pleasure and convert all music to mp3 for easy flight.

  2. My goodness Innes, I mean Subhash the Pony Guy, you do realize that if I get some weird and moronic comment I then check my blog traffic. Of course, it's always that I've had a lengthy visit from someone in Glasgow and thus your anonymity is shot. However, the repeated mention of Mr. Lee is enough to indicate it's you.


    Your visits and comments are best kept, tracked and published since we've neither spoken nor seen each other for over 4 years. So keep up the visits, and I'll keep publishing it because it's out there for everyone to see that you in dire need for a visit to your local vegan therapist.

    The cyber stalking is plain weird. The more you do it, the more I get to compile on the weirdo from Scotland. The screen shots of your first 90 minute visit, along with this one are hot linked.

    So, 감사합니다 to you too. It's sad to see you have so much free time on your hands to harass people who haven't been in your life for years.

  3. I am quite sick at the moment from too much health super food as it happens, but I have been doing my PhD at Australian National University and teaching at various universities in Europe, Asia and Australia.
    It is however a dull life..

    Of course you know its me and I know you know its me, so why spend 2 paragraphs going on about it?

    Macarthur did kill more than 2 million Koreans and if they dont like it and I dont like it, they must be weirdos.. You are a brilliant mind.. Phunky website mind you.
    Its not harassment it is advice.
    Leave the people in peace to create a third way Swedish style of economy after reunification rather than stressing the fuck out of the North Koreans and causing death.

    Play the ball and not the man on this one and deal with the issues.

  4. The same question can be leveled at you. Why the hell would you deign to show up on someone’s blog when, at best, the relationship between is one of measured tolerance rather than friendship. I've had no contact with you for years, yet you show up out of the blue with retarded and quite rude comments while hiding being a veil of anonymity. It’s astoundingly stupid.

    Why go on about it? Because if I didn't you'd keep doing it.

    Calling you a moron for leaving "anonymous" comments on my blog is equal to calling you a moron on the MacArthur issue? Not quite. If you want to discuss the issues, then bring it on. But cross-linking from me being exasperated that you have the nerve to harass me out of the blue to me actually engaging you on international politics is a stretch of the imagination that’s preposterous. Maybe argumentation isn’t your strong suit, but it’s most definitely mine.

    Regarding leaving "the people in peace", I have a right to my opinions just as you have yours and they have theirs. It's called free speech and on the net we have the benefit of being able to mouth off at will. I’ve chosen international politics as my primary subject. I've chosen to do so in as measured and respectful way as possible as I don’t want to be a partisan mud slinger. All perspectives have good points, and I choose to look at them all and go from there.

    In this world of globalization no nation, including mine, can run around making decisions which blatantly disregard the international community without consequences. That’s not to say that nations loose their sovereignty. But again, that’s a discussion for another time. I don't think I've actually revealed or discussed what I think about a nation's right to pursue nuclear technology in relation to North Korea, Iran or any other nation.

    However, the assertion of national sovereignty has to be done considering a much more complex reality. Just look at where simplistic analysis has gotten the Bush administration. Due to their disregard for the international community we’ve lost a lot of what Joseph Nye describes as “soft power.” Who knows when or if the United States will ever get it back? I think we can, but not with the way we're working right now.

    To conclude, it's my blog, and I can write what I want. I wouldn’t dare tell another blogger what to write. If I don’t like a blogger’s perspective, writing style, or subject matter, I don’t go back. If you don’t like mine, move on to another blog closer to your tastes and beliefs. There are literally millions out there.

    If you can leave a comment like someone who has some damn sense, then fine. However, this anonymous mess is retarded and you know it. I will not hide it because it's not me rambling on, it's you.

    Now I have to get back to work. I hope you feel better soon.


Hey there! Thanks for visiting my blog. It's my first blog, and I'm glad folks are still stopping by even though I'm no longer living in South Korea. Feel free to comment. If you want a personal answer, leave your email, and I won't publish the comment. Nasty comments and spam links will not be tolerated.