Monday, September 19, 2005

Glorious News! (via


The AP reported that North Korea has officially "committed to abandoning all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs and returning at an early date to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards, according to the agreement."

I remember the the nay-sayers crying that the President should forget about making NK agree to six-party talks, crying that we should deal with NK the old way! Now what!

This is spectacular progress!

Next, Iran.


Blogger Sirc_Valence said...

I should say, I'm not going to be blogging for a while.

I hope that no one forgets about this little blog while I'm "gone".

I'll still be "lurking" on the net from time to time, though, so if you want to leave comments on some of my other posts - go for it.

3:01 AM  
Blogger Rabenstrange said...

I'm not so sure NK is going to be honest about their nuclear ambitions.

They may be taking a break to let off a little international pressure before reviving their weapons programs.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Sirc_Valence said...

I'm very happy with this development - brought about by CREDIBLE CONSEQUENCES and ADDED PRESSURE.

No, I am in no way suggesting that we let up now!

Can't hurt to be optimisitc

11:05 AM  
Blogger Pebble said...

SF is in trouble over at Pass The Brass...

7:24 PM  
Blogger Sirc_Valence said...

Apparently he was ordered to remove some of his comments and statements because they violated the military's code of conduct.

I hope he hasn't yet so I can see where the violation was.

Thanks for the heads up.

4:00 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

I don't trust Kim Jong Il. We're basically PAYING him to stop with the nuke programs; and when he's commited to this before, he always continued his persuits in secret.

President Bush, whom I respect, is trying the same plan that Clinton failed with. I hope, and will pray, that it goes better this time.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Sirc_Valence said...

I definitely agree with you that optimism is difficult to maintain here. North Korea has done worse things in the past besides lie.

Sometimes the wind blows in the right direction, and I hope that that's what’s happening with that despicable “government” right now, a sort of Glasnost in the works.

I base this hopeful speculation on a few, admittedly, tenuous (just you see) news items: reports of pictures of Kim Jong Il disappearing last year; leftwing whacko Ted Turner's impression of North Korea today, perhaps a signs of "softening"..

You can never predict what people are going to do in the future, but sometimes you get "tells" that help you prepare yourself for it. There is definitely positive momentum in this development.

I guess "glorious news" was a bit too strong, there. What can I say? I was a little excited when I heard about it. I think that a sports fan might understand me here. It's like when your team scores and you throw up all the doritos off the sofa.

There is definitely going to be alot more news and analysis on this in the months to come. Who knows what may happen next year.

8:45 AM  

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