Monday, May 25, 2009

President Obama responds

President Obama just gave a short statement to the press about North Korea. He said that North Korea's actions are a blatant violation of international law and of U.N. resolutions. President Obama said that the actions of North Korea pose a great threat to world security and we will work with our friends and allies to stand up to this threat.

Pardon my skepticism, but if I were a betting man, I would bet that this response is not much more than threats of sanctions and more negotiation.

So far North Korea has thumbed its nose at the United States and the U.N. so I am very skeptical that further sanctions and negotiations will do any good, and yet, according to Obama's own admission, North Korea poses a great threat to world security.

Some pundits say that China holds the key and that they could put an immediate end to North Korea's nuclear weapons program--and even an end to the current regime.

As someone who knows little to nothing about foreign policy, my question is this: Why not began aggressively providing South Korea, Japan and Taiwan with anti-missile defense systems and threaten to provide them with nuclear response capability if North Korea's nuclear program is not dismantled?

There is no doubt that this would get China's undivided attention immediately. It might even convince them to do something about North Korea.

1 comment:

Tom said...

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