Sunday, September 10, 2017
Concerted and unified action is what is needed? But will it work?
Thanks again to the latest edition of the DEBKAfile some analysis of the North Korean crisis and a possible solution.
"Powers may end up with Iranian model for NKorea"
"Even North Korea's 150-kiloton hydrogen bomb and avowed ability to fit it onto an intercontinental ballistic missile, as Kim Jong-un demonstrated Sunday, Sept. 3, have so far drawn nothing more decisive from the world's powers than words of condemnation and threats of stronger sanctions. There is no sign of all these powers getting together for tangible, effective concerted action."
"Since the Kim regime's first underground nuclear test on Oct. 9, 2006, almost every conceivable penalty and deterrent has been tried to rein in the rogue nation's gallop towards a nuclear weapon, barring full-blown military aggression. None worked, mainly because they were imposed piecemeal and never fully followed through. But most of all, this was because the big powers never lined up as one and pooled all their resources at the same time for concerted action. If a lineup on the Iran model confronted Kim Jong--un with a collective seven-day ultimatum to dismantle those programs or else face their destruction, he might decide to sit down and talk."
FOR THE BETTER PART OF TWO DECADES [?] THE WORLD COMMUNITY HAS TAKEN VARIOUS ACTIONS [most rather benign] THE IDEA OF WHICH WAS TO DISSUADE NORTH KOREA FROM ACQUIRING NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND MISSILE DELIVERY SYSTEMS. NONE OF THOSE MEANS AND MEASURES AS TAKEN WORKING!
SO WHAT NOW?/