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The Case For North Korean Regime Change

Yesterday, six nations from the UN Security Council-the five permanent members and Japan-issued a draft statement that would condemn North Korea for its launch of a rocket missile containing a satellite.

Good for them. Those statements generally are very effective….well, not really.

Last week-between Facebook, Twitter, and a couple blogs I read-I asked why we couldn’t go after North Korea the same way we did Iraq. My logic for such action is based on two things:

  • We already know the North Koreans (hereby reduced to Norks) have tested at least one nuclear weapon. How many they possess is unknown.
  • The missile test they just conducted puts them in violation of UN Resolution 1718-passed after the nuclear test-that said the Norks must “not conduct any further nuclear test or launch of a ballistic missile”, “suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile programme” and “abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner”.

Doesn’t seem-at least to me-any of this has been done.

Now, consider the stated goals of Operation Iraqi Freedom way back in 2003: to remove Saddam and his family, free the Iraqi people, and rid Iraq of its WMD programs. Two out of three-depending on your point of view-ain’t bad, and our intel on the last was far shakier than what we have on the Norks. Plus, Kim Jong Il-also known as “Dear Leader” or “Lil’ Kim”-isn’t exactly treating his countrymen well; Kim frequently makes his way on to top 10 dictator lists (not a good thing, in case you thought otherwise)-and his regime is considered one of the most repressive in the world.

So, we’ve got obvious violations of UN resolutions, and a seemingly international consensus that the Norks aren’t gonna act right anytime soon. Should be pretty cut and dry, right?




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