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Things You Should Know about U.S.
Policy in the Middle East
Christianity: 1.97 billion
Islam: 1.18 billion
Hinduism: 799 million
Buddhism: 355 million
Christianity: 158 million
Islam: 6.1 million
Judaism: 6.1 million
Buddhism: 4 million
Hinduism: 1.3 million
disobedience is not our problem.
problem is civil obedience.
problem is that numbers of people all over the world
have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government
and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because
of this obedience. . .
problem is that people are obedient all over the world
in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity,
and war, and cruelty.
problem is that people are obedient while the jails are
full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves
are running the country.
"Failure to Quit", p. 45
U.S. Seeks Ability to 'Take Down' N. Korea Quickly
plans to transform allied forces at the Korean demilitarized zone
would be aimed ensuring U.S. and South
Korean forces could begin "taking down" the North's frontline
from the first hour of a war, a senior U.S. defense official said
Lawmakers told of plan to expand nuke program
North Korea acknowledged it has nuclear weapons and plans to
build more to protect its leaders from the fate of Iraq's Saddam Hussein, a
U.S. congressman said yesterday after a visit to the communist nation.
US plans to confront N Korea on high seas
John Bolton, undersecretary
for arms control, demonstrated in testimony to the House of Representatives
that the Proliferation Security
Initiative announced by President George W. Bush in Poland last
week meant a tough new approach, particularly towards North Korea
KCNA Warns of Possible Nuclear War on Korean Peninsula
The large-scale joint military exercises conducted by the United
States and South Korea have made the situation on the Korean
Peninsula more tense and a nuclear war may break out at any moment,
the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)said on Friday in a commentary.
US Sending Stealth
F-117s To S Korea
The U.S air force said on Wednesday "Stealth" warplanes
will arrive in South Korea this week for annual military drills
which North Korea says are evidence of sinister U.S. plans for
North Korea warns US over carrier deployment
North Korea today reacted angrily to a US decision to deploy
an aircraft carrier in waters around the Korean peninsula as part
of the ongoing joint military drills with South Korea.
Missile test by North Korea tied to U.S. snub
North Korea test-fired a medium-range anti-ship missile
Monday in another apparent attempt to bring the United States into
direct talks on its nuclear program while Washington focuses on
going to war in Iraq.
CIA says North Korea missile can reach U.S.
North Korea has an untested ballistic missile
capable of reaching the western United States, intelligence officials
War with N. Korea possible
President Bush said that if diplomacy failed he might be forced
to turn to military
options to prevent
North Korea from making nuclear weapons.
Pyongyang: We'll put a torch to New York
"If American forces carry out a pre-emptive strike on the
Yongbyon facility, North Korea will immediately target, carry the
war to the US mainland," he said, adding that New York, Washington
and Chicago would be "aflame".
U.S. Plotting a Nuclear Attack
North Korea on Sunday accused the
United States of plotting a nuclear attack on the communist country
and condemned Washington's decision to send additional long-range
bombers to Guam.
Bush Makes a Mess of Korea
The North Koreans already are in desperate fear that Bush is going
to attack them. When Bush told Woodward, "I loathe Kim Jong
Il!," and when Bush called him a "pygmy," the President
wasn't exactly engaging in diplomatic niceties. And granting North
Korea charter membership in the "Axis of Evil" didn't
tickle Pyongyang, either.
Korea may test 2nd missile
Pyongyang says the current annual US-S. Korea war games are prelude
to a military strike. South Korea and the United States would fight
side by side if North Korea attacked, but recently they have disagreed
about how to handle the situation.
Out of the Corner
There are no easy answers to the North Korean
challenge, but the Bush team seems incapable of any answer at all
-- or at least,
of any coherent answer. The administration appears to have no next
step in mind. As so often on key foreign policy issues, decision-making
seems to have been paralyzed by internal disagreements. Passively,
the United States now waits for North Korea's next provocative
move, hoping that it will somehow backfire and thus rescue the
administration from the corner into which it has painted itself.
Bush criticised over N Korea
A group of senior US Democrats has
urged the Bush administration to begin direct talks with North
Korea, warning that the secretive
state poses a far greater threat of becoming a hostile nuclear
power than Iraq.
Korea condemns U.S. military exercises
After North Korean fighter jets intercepted
a U.S. reconnaissance plane, the communist country said yesterday
the threat of armed confrontation on the Korean Peninsula was
growing because of what it called U.S. aggression.
U.S. orders 24 long-range bombers to Guam
The move is part of the U.S. Pacific Command's effort to maintain
a robust military presence around the Korean Peninsula while forces
are being built up in the Persian Gulf region. Officials say they
intend to send a nonthreatening message to North Korea not to take
advantage of the Iraqi situation and assume the U.S. military is
North Korea tests anti-ship cruise missiles
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK's) test launch
on 24 February of two anti-ship cruise missiles is almost certainly
an integral component of the Korean People's Navy's (KPN's) annual
Bush Seeks Coalition Effort on N. Korea
President Bush says North Korea must be convinced
that it is wrong ``to be threatening the United States'' with
a resumption of nuclear weapons development. In an interview with
14 newspapers from around the country, Bush noted Monday that efforts
are under way to persuade China, Russia,
South Korea and Japan to work with Washington in seeking a diplomatic
solution to the standoff involving the nuclear weapons program.
Missile Warhead Found in Alaska
The warhead of a long-range missile test-fired by North Korea was
found in the U.S. state of Alaska, a report to the National Assembly
North Korea MIG's Intercept U.S. Plane on a Spy Mission
Officials said the reconnaissance missions would continue with
U.S. fighter escorts
Bush War Fanatics are Planning for a Second Korean War
are not satisfied with attacking Iraq. Now they are secretly
making plans for a possible strike against North Korea--and,
hence, risking another Korea War. [NOTE: North Korea, for its part,
has never publicly acknowledged that it has a nuclear weapons
program, saying only that it needs to restart its reactors
because of an acute energy shortage. ]
North Korea crisis straining Washington's Asian alliances
The showdown between the U.S. and North Korea over that country's nuclear weapons
program is severely testing Washington's oldest Asian alliances.
North Korea warns of nuclear war 'at any moment'
North Korea has
warned the situation on its divided peninsula is so alarming that
a nuclear war may break out at any moment.
North Korea Threatens to Pull Out of Armistice
North Korea threatened today to pull out of the 50-year-old armistice
that ended the Korean War, raising the stakes in the increasingly
tense war of words with the U.S.
Korea 'will win nuke war'
In another verbal barrage aimed at
Washington, North Korea says it will win any nuclear conflict with
States thanks to Pyongyang's "army-first" political
Korea Says it Could Strike American Targets Anywhere
A senior official in Pyongyang, told a news agency that North
Korea had a right to self-defence and, if provoked, had the ability
to strike American targets anywhere in the world.
If the US can Launch a Preemptive Strike, So Can We
"The United States says that after Iraq, we are next",
said the deputy director Ri Pyong-gap, "but we have our own
countermeasures. Pre-emptive attacks are not the exclusive right
of the US."
'A Sea of Fire,' or Worse?
The North Korean nuclear crisis is far more perilous than many
Time-Out Method Doesn't Work
For the past
two years, the Bush administration has treated North Korea like
a child throwing a tantrum.
The Anti-American Blowback from Bush's Korea Policy
has been on the rise since the end of the cold war due in part
to a perception that the absence of a
serious global security threat vitiates the need to tolerate U.S.
arrogance and unilateralism.
North Korea is next
Tony Blair today pledged that after dealing with Iraq, the UN would
confront North Korea about its nuclear weapons programme.
Bush's UN Critics Cite Korea to Block Iraq War
on the United Nations Security Council will try to stall a war
against Iraq by urging President George W. Bush
to adopt the same cautious approach towards Saddam Hussein as he
has shown towards North Korea.
Anxious Ally Sees Bush's Hand Behind the Confrontation
the first time since George Bush became president the United States
is finding it a lot harder to deal with its friends
than its enemies.
Games Nations Play
What game does the Bush administration think it's playing in Korea?
Bush's illogical foreign policy
The nuclear threat from North Korea reveals the limits of the
Bush administration's illogical preemption doctrine
U.N. agency to rebuke N. Korea
Choe Jin Su, North Korea's ambassador
to China, said North Korea has tried to seek dialogue with the
United States while exercising
self-restraint. "Running contrary to the main trend in the new century towards
reconciliation and peace, the U.S. alone with their Cold War-style
thinking is threatening us with nuclear weapons," Choe said.
Bush Plays Down Rift With Allies Over U.S. Stance on North Korea
President Bush discounted American differences with Asian nations
on how to handle the nuclear standoff with North Korea.
Belongs on the Back Burner
North Korea's startling revival of its nuclear program is a compelling reason
for President Bush to reassess the nation's priorities.
Pyongyang has threatened to "destroy the earth" if
the United States attacks North Korea.
N Korea 'steps up' nuclear preparations
North Korea insists it
needs the tiny experimental nuclear reactor for electricity. It
said it would try to resolve differences
with the US but warned of "merciless punishment" if Washington
continued its "provocation".