July 9, 2006

WE HAD TO STARVE THEM TO SAVE THEM?:

SECRET WAR VS. EVIL KIM (MICHAEL SHERIDAN, July 9, 2006, NY Post)

Intelligence agencies, navies and air forces from at least 13 nations are quietly co-operating in a "secret war" against the outlaw regime.

It has so far involved interceptions of North Korean ships at sea, multinational naval and air surveillance missions out of Singapore, investigators poring over the books of dubious banks in the former Portuguese colony of Macau and a fleet of planes and ships eavesdropping on the "hermit kingdom."

Few details filter out from Western officials about the program, which has operated since 2003. But it has tightened a noose around Kim Jong Il's bankrupt nation.

"Diplomacy alone has not worked, military action is not on the table and so you'll see a persistent increase in this kind of pressure," said an official.


If the regime is evil why punish the people? Put military action back on the table.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2006 1:23 PM
Comments

Causing human suffering is required to get the Left on board.

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at July 9, 2006 1:45 PM

You punish the people so that in a few years you can point to their misery as a reason to let your pet thugs go back to business as usual. It would have worked for Saddam, too, if that stupid Bush had got with the program.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at July 9, 2006 2:05 PM

Seoul is within artillery range of the North. That's what really takes military options off of the table.

Posted by: Jim at July 9, 2006 6:12 PM

Malking an example of North Korea is more important.

Posted by: oj at July 9, 2006 6:24 PM
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