NK IS Dangerous-Foreign Affairs

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    From Reuters of all places: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7546582&src=rss/topNews

     
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    I saw the first report claiming the the DPRK nuke threat was exaggerated. Who is Selig Harrison and what is his agenda? Googling this guy turns up nothing except that he is "a South Asian expert from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars." This is what that institution has on Harrison: http://wwics.si.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=sf.profile&person_id=30890 Zero. Just who are these anonymous "experts" anyway? The MSM floods their junk into the ether, influencing opinion and debate, all the while the political agenda of the "expert" remains secret.
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    Here's his vitae:

    Did North Korea Cheat?
    Selig S. Harrison
    From Foreign Affairs, January/February 2005

    Summary: Two years ago, Washington accused Pyongyang of running a secret nuclear weapons program. But how much evidence was there to back up the charge? A review of the facts shows that the Bush administration misrepresented and distorted the data--while ignoring the one real threat North Korea actually poses.

    Selig S. Harrison is Director of the Asia Program and Chairman of the Task Force on U.S. Korea Policy at the Center for International Policy. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the author of Korean Endgame.

    As you said, pretty thin.
     
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    but one doesnt have to be a rocket surgeon to see that NK is dangerous. but they do really need to return to talks. i hasve a feeling if some type of action went on there it would indeed be costly to both sides, and would drag on for a long time.
     
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    Think everyone has it now? Scrappleface is Satire? :teeth:
     
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    i was going to say... whose he shinning his dick up for this time???
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    I know, onedomino and I have been posting Scrappleface for awhile, I tell him we NEED to lable it, otherwise we get people upset! :teeth:
     
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    Shouldn't we be checking with the libs on this situation? They seemed to have all the answers for the NK problem during the election ??---Bi-lateral talks---multilateral talks?---nuke em? after all, they're a MUCH bigger threat than Iraq ever was. Where are they when we need em ??
     

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