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emonkies

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#1 11 years ago

So it seems the unthinkable has happened.

The complex agreement for halting North Korea's nuclear weapons program emerged only after each side agreed to do something that, until the announcement on Tuesday, had seemed all but impossible.

North Korea, which proudly announced in October that it had tested a nuclear bomb, will start dismantling a weapons program it once said was essential to its future, while the United States will be providing economic aid and building ties to a government that President Bush once said was part of an "axis of evil."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/02/14/MNGEVO4DQ91.DTL

I figured their wiould be lots of negotiations but didnt foresee this happening.




Karst

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#2 11 years ago

Wow, what can i say? Peace prevails....hopefully this will serve as an example for the future, not to abandon negotiations in favour of violence.

I suppose it only makes sense that a starving country would rather receive aid than international threats, still surprising though.




emonkies

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#3 11 years ago

Im not sure which suprises me more. Kim agreeing to dismantle or Bush Jr agreeing to give aid and economic support to a member of the "Axis Of Evil".

I guess Grandma was right. You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.




Banach

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#4 11 years ago

Not really surprising, its not likely they would accomplish shit by being in a deadlock.

Atleast Kim accepted his country was falling into shit and took the gentlemen's way out.




Relander

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#5 11 years ago

This is a great news for stability of the region and world peace though it's too early to say if the north koreans actually follow the conditions of agreement.




Sunray

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#6 11 years ago
Relander;3535065This is a great news for stability of the region and world peace though it's too early to say if the north koreans actually follow the conditions of agreement.

Agreed. I don't think they will. Call me a pessimist, but can't see them dismantling things that took this long to make. I think they will have a secret stash somewhere...




Rich19

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#7 11 years ago

A great step on the road to peace.




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#8 11 years ago

Good to see that diplomacy works for a change, let's hope that Korea really dismantles everything. Such deals will increase North Korea's dependency from other nations in the long run, which might be the first step of a transition to a democracy somewhere in the future.

I wonder what information we will never hear about played a role in those negotiations. Maybe the Koreans were afraid that the US would actually invade them, or maybe their nuclear program ran into trouble (judging from their program for long-range missiles that could very well be the case) and they just want to get as much out of this bargaining-chip as possible before people realize that it was only a hoax.




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#9 11 years ago

Didn't this happen during world war II? "give us this land, and we'll stop being nasty?" I don't buy it. Sorry for being naturally suspicious of everyone and everything around me, but even if we did give them the... what is it? $10 billion? There's no way of knowing for sure if they'd disarmed or not.




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#10 11 years ago
Fear-No-Evil;3535256Didn't this happen during world war II? "give us this land, and we'll stop being nasty?" I don't buy it. Sorry for being naturally suspicious of everyone and everything around me, but even if we did give them the... what is it? $10 billion? There's no way of knowing for sure if they'd disarmed or not.

Unlike Nazi-Germany Korea really needs the stuff though and I doubt they'll send all that oil in one shipment before Korea even started to fulfill any part of their side of the deal.




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