Saturday, September 30, 2017
ONCE THE TOOTHPASTE OUTTA THE TUBE, THERE AIN'T NO GETTING IT BACK INSIDE!!
Herewith the British perspective on the Korean crisis. Thanks to the Guardian and again the tip from Jeff.
"Military action over North Korea ‘worst possible option’, says UK diplomat"
"Preventive war waged by Donald Trump would be likely to escalate very quickly, says ex-FCO political director Simon Gass"
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"Urging the world to think about a return to talks brokered by China, he [Gass] said: 'The version of geo-strategic patience that we have been looking at over a period of time is not going to work in the form that it has been followed in recent years. In my [Gass] judgment it is too late to try to stop North Korea’s nuclear capability. It is there and it exists and I [Gass] see very little likelihood that circumstances would arise in which North Korea would be willing to negotiate away its nuclear capability. There is a further question about ICBMs but in terms of nuclear capability, the toothpaste is out of the tube.'”
"He [Gass] advised that if the negotiations with North Korea started with the assumption of eliminating its nuclear capability, or to secure an outcome in which the US wins and North Korea loses, the talks were simply not going to prosper."
Sir Simon it should be noted does not offer an option or alternative [other than talks of some sort, vague in nature] to what has already been discussed for several decades now! Future negotiations with North Korea will start from what point then?