North Korea: Obama’s Weak Foreign Policy Emboldens Tyrant Kim Jong-Un
North Korea’s nuclear test again show why Iran Deal will never work
On Saturday, Madeleine Albright introduced Hillary Clinton at an event in New Hampshire, telling the crowd: “There is a special place in hell” for women who do not support Clinton. Madeleine Albright (78) served as Secretary of State under the Clinton Administration, the same administration that gave us the now-defunct nuclear deal with North Korea. Finalized in 1994, Clinton’s deal was used by the Communist Regime as a cover to build a nuclear bomb.
At the time, President Bill Clinton called it “a good deal for the United States”, ensuring that “North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.”
Fast forward to 2016; North Korea ushers in the New Year with blasting a 20-50 megaton Hydrogen Bomb and than last week tops it with launched a dual-use ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. soil. The test that North Korea wants to sell the world as a satellite launch, is just another leap for communist regime towards a inter-continental nuclear-weapon delivery system.
Madeleine Albright, like other prominent members of Clinton team, endorsed Obama-sponsored Iran Deal, calling it, guess what — “a good deal.”
Unlike North Korea, emboldened by weak Obama Administration, Iranian regime isn’t even making any efforts to hide its sinister intentions.
Wall Street Journal reports the latest North Korean launch:
North Korea’s long-range rocket launch, while condemned by the international community, could bolster leader Kim Jong Un’s standing at home ahead of a rare party congress where he is expected to lay out his blueprint for the country’s future.
Following last month’s nuclear test, Mr. Kim’s claims of success in missile development after Sunday’s launch may give him wiggle room to turn his attention to the domestic economy—particularly, enriching the elite whose support underpins the regime’s survival.
Experts say Mr. Kim could use the congress in May to push for a renewed focus on his byungjin policy, an idea he advanced after succeeding his father as leader in 2011, which promises development of the economy and the country’s nuclear program at the same time.
“Internal drivers clearly outweigh external considerations as factors influencing regime decision-making,” said Scott Snyder, an expert on Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The recent tests were “accomplishments that provide space for a return to focus on [the] economy in the coming months,” he said. [WSJ, February 8, 2016]
North Korea, a Socialist prison state with a population of 25 million run by the notorious Kim Dynasty, was founded 71 years ago by current dictator Kim Jong-Un’s grandfather Kim Il-sung with military and financial backing from the Soviet Union. Today, more than 20 year after Kim Il-sung death, the dead dictators is still officially running the Communist freak show on the northern half of the Korean peninsula.
After the end of the World War II, Kim Il-sung took hold of the Soviet occupied northern part of Korea and launched a war of aggression to wrestle the control of the whole Korean peninsula with reinforcements from Soviet Union and China. Between 1950-53, Korea War claimed millions of lives, including 36,500 U.S. servicemen. The sacrifice of these brave men under the command of General Douglas MacArthur did not go in vain. South Korea, they defended, flourished as a nation, and turned into a world leader in commerce, higher education and technology.
The prison state of North Korea should serve us all as a living-reminder that liberty, peace and prosperity we enjoy in the Free World rests on the great sacrifice made by the men and women in uniform who came before us.
In 1938, Winston Churchill blasted the then Prime Minister Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany, saying, “You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour, and you will have war.”
Today, there are those in West who in face of aggression from Islamic Republic of Iran or Islamic State [in Syria and Iraq] prefer to choose dishonour in return of vague guarantees of peace. There can never be an amicable compromise between the ideologies of tyranny and the Free World. We can either fight the evil or appease the devil.
As for Madam Albright, I would only gently point out that there is a “special place in hell” for those who make deals with evil empires and embolden tyranny on earth.
Watch: President Bill Clinton announces North Korea Nuclear Deal (October 21, 1994)
(Cover image courtesy CNN, screenshot)
Update: Post originally stated U.S. War casualties were 326,000 in number. That was incorrect. The post has since been updated to reflect the accurate casualty count.
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This is why Monica Lewinsky and a sex crazed president looking for his next thrill instead of doing his job mattered!
It could be the reason Iran agreed to the deal was because Khamenei figured they ciould always get plutonium – or a bomb – from North Korea – and maybe Putin promised to sell it back.
Between 1950-53, Korea War claimed millions of lives, including 326,000 U.S. servicemen.
Well, that’s a big number.
In fact it’s a bigger number than US combat deaths for both World Wars, combined.
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs figures deaths of American servicemen in Korea at 36,574 (about 92% of them “battle deaths”).
While I certainly agree with the premise and intent of the article, there are a few corrections that I feel should be made. After all, part of this article starts to move around in my wheelhouse as an SME, so for the sake of accuracy and nothing more, here goes:
First, according to official Pentagon figures, there were only 33,651 US battle related deaths during the Korean War. There were an addition 3,262 “other” US deaths in the Korean Theater for a total US KIK (Killed In Korea) of 36,914.
Secondly, put plain and simply, it was not a hydrogen bomb detonation. And the detonation was not even the size of Hiroshima or Nagasaki–let alone the 20 -50 megatons reported here. I won’t bother to get into the science behind it, but according to the detonation size numbers being made public at this time, it was even too small for a hydrogen bomb trigger test. At best, it was a very small atomic test that was “seeded” with either tritium or lithium in a poor attempt to give off hydrogen bomb post-detonation results.
I agree with the article and what the author is saying, just correcting some of the numbers for the sake of accuracy. There are too many people out there who will discredit the entire message because there are a couple of errors in the narrative.
I am almost certain that, given very little provocation, KJU can/will/may launch an attack on the South which would include the U.S. etc. He thinks he has more capability than he really does.
It would be a horrible thing.
BTW, thanks for clearing up the Korean War KIA numbers. etc.
As usual President Obama haters love to look for any reason to attack him. While forgetting how Kim’s dad Kim Jung II punked W. W said North Korea was part of the axis of evil. W started sabre rattling and talking tough towards North Korea. Then October 9 2006. North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb under Ws watch. W the cowboy DID NOTHING after Kim humiliated him and showed how weak he was before the world’s stage. So remember that it was W that made North Korea the nuclear power it is. NOT OBAMA.