Friday March 15, 2013, 12:55 pm
I think it is essential to realize that we must do all weapons treaty compliance. If we speak of a global nuclear disarmament, all must be part of it. North Korea has always been difficult and tense relations because there too the U.S. is doing military exercises. No one can argue that for a few years is either because they are within an area that is strategic to the United States but too close to territories belonging to different sovereignties. We have to understand that nuclear disarmament protocols must be from all and argue that if for some it is protected and not for others to be the villains of the películo. Enough of nuclear weapons and disarmament that is for everyone!
Friday March 15, 2013, 2:08 pm
Bettina, I do agree with you. I also believe this little country is volatile and has little regard for anything but their own personal power over their own people and their neighbor. I thought we created our own problem with Iran for lack of better communication, and buddying up with war hungry Israel, but doubt we will be able to do that here.
Friday March 15, 2013, 2:11 pm
Thanks, Cal. It seems this just may be the thing that is the turning point in the relationship between our countries--- as scary and ugly as it seems, I'm hopeful there will be a beneficial outcome and progression in a positive direction. We have been at a "stalemate" for many, many decades that has been drawn out too long.
Thank you, Bettina, for your words of wisdom. There's a petition to sign at GlobalZero.org.
Friday March 15, 2013, 5:23 pm
Thanks Cal, Frightening to say the very least. I'm not sure the U.S.A. and N. Korea have ever ended the "Korean War" that began in the midst of WW2. That may have something to do with N. Korean insanity regarding this situation and their mindset for many years..We may have created or didn't rectify this problem long ago, because of this country's desires for power in that part of the world. Regardless of how we got to this point, the point is possible catastrophe world wide. This planet is at several crucial points of decisions, in several different parts of the world, for many different reasons. There are many other "insane" even some who are sane and trying to do the best they can. Some persons in power around this planet are downright nightmare humans.
I'm sorry, I couldn't download the post, my land line/server had problems. I may have missed some important information. Some wonderful informed commentators and I'm sending stars. Thanks.
Friday March 15, 2013, 6:06 pm
Let's not forget China's role. They "had N. Korea's back" for several decades. Recently, our relationship with China has improved, and they probably see it in their best interest to distance themselves from continuing aid to N. Korea. And, that is why little Kim is now screaming bloody murder. There is still some affiliation between those 2 countries, however, and I believe China can exert some pressure, offer some olive branches, mediate some communication, and maybe even finally bring the 2 Koreas together as one once again. Time will tell. But, I've been terrorized enough during the Bush regime to last me a lifetime.
Saturday March 16, 2013, 6:32 am
A couple of facts to begin with are in order. The USA has Never Declared War on North Korea. The Congress of the United States of America has Never authorized Any Military Engagement against North Korea. The only thing that the US Government has ever done is to Authorize payment and transfer of materials from the USA to the UN and South Korea to stop an invasion. US troops were only in the Korean Peninsula as members of the UN and part of their force, never on their own. Another thing that every one seems to ignore is that all of this occurred at the beginning of the Cold War and that the Soviet Union was initially one of the Big Backers of North Korea along with China but the USSR had no means of supplying or direct involvement in NK except through China.
The only secure source of employment in NK is the military and weapons manufacturing. The only thing that Un or the NK government has to offer its citizens is Nationalism and War, so that is what they give them. If the Government of NK stops xenophobic fear and war mongering it will be the only target left for the People of NK to blame for their famine ridden lives of despair and poverty. Some how I can not see that ever happening.
Saturday March 16, 2013, 12:45 pm
Noted and read. I agree with Lloyd H.' if the war mongering stops the North Korean Government will be the only one to blame for the amine ridden lives of despair and poverty'.
Thanks for posting Cal.
Saturday March 16, 2013, 1:28 pm
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Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:33 pm
Thank you Call for the information. In addition, Lloyd your comment was also very informative. Thank you. The condition of the North Korean's is tragic. Poverty creates desperation and violence, Why can't the wealthy nations of the world come together and ensure that everyone has work, food, water, and a home? The only thing I know to do is participate on Care2 and pray.
Monday March 18, 2013, 10:15 am
What will end War and Conflict? Well, here is an out-of-box comment from the New Message:
"It is not enough to say that people want peace, and you should not believe
that people have always lived together in harmony, for there has been
very little harmony in the world at any time. And you should not think that
establishing peace in the world is simply creating a new social program or
platform or that it is all about politics or relations between various nations
If people are at war within themselves, they will express this in the
world, and they will add to conflict that exists between people. And if people
are committed to fulfilling their desires, it will place them in conflict with
others whose desires are competing with theirs. And if people want more
than they really need, then they will be taking from others whose needs are
This is a moral and an ethical issue for each individual, for here the
rich must give to the poor. It is not simply an option. It is not simply a moral
or ethical question. It is a necessity, or there will be no stability.
Or there will be no stability and people will continue to behave and to
think as they always have.
Now the whole world is in peril. Humanity and civilization could fail.
Humanity is facing a grave threat from beyond the world by those races who
seek to take advantage of a weak and divided humanity. This is all revealed
in the New Message that God has sent into the world for the protection and
advancement of humanity. But a protection and an advancement must require
a different understanding. For if individuals and groups and nations
continue as you are continuing now, the world will enter a period of prolonged
decline, and war and competition and conflict will be rampant, and
people everywhere will suffer greatly, and great calamities will come to the
And people will not be prepared and people will not understand. And
people will feel betrayed by God. People will feel that their prophecies are
being fulfilled and that the end of the world is at hand. But this is not the end
of the world. This is only the result of human ignorance and human error
and the result of humanity’s emergence into a Greater Community of intelligent
life where you will have to face competing forces from beyond your
world." read more from http:newmessage.org/