NK 'Sorry' About That Nuke Test

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    So giving China what they wish to hear. I'll be cool with that, until the next 'test.'

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061020...u50lL_9xg8F;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-

     
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    A SK paper citing an unnamed Chinese diplomatic source? Are we buying this? It's always all about the US whenever NK speaks. This time NK speaks through a Chinese guy to an SK paper. Hmmm. And the message is: NK wants America to reduce financial pressure before it returns to talks. What a sweet deal.
     
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    And the other option is?
     
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    What are you referring to? I was being sarcastic about a "sweet deal."
     
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    Explains the sudden 'sorry':

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/20/w...e6662fc59&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss


     
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    Oh well! They said they are sorry...that changes everything!
     
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    The reason that I have a hard time believing a Chosun Ilbo story that NK is sorry (attributed to Jong II, via an unknown Chinese diplomat, and reported from China), while simultaneously attempting to shift public opinion pressure to the US by saying that NK would play nice if only the US would give up its attempt to financially isolate the hermit kingdom, is this:

    There has been a large amount of MSM disinformation and whistling-by-the-graveyard analysis regarding the NK nuke situation. Much of it suiting the needs of Chinese propagandists. The news report about NK being sorry is an example of this. The story, reported from China, by a left wing newspaper in SK, cites unattributed sources from China (so it cannot be checked), and attempts to shift pressure to resolve the situation to Washington. I remain convinced that NK had at least tacit agreement from China to perform the nuke test. This stems from the Chinese-NK failure to extract DPRK diplomatic recognition and security guarantees from the Americans in the six-party talks. I will not repeat here the Chinese rationale for maintaining and guaranteeing a divided Korean Peninsula (posted in other threads on this topic). We need to very carefully inspect all news reports and media analysis on the NK nuke problem to see if they make sense in the real world context of the struggle between Beijing and Washington for power on the Korean Peninsula.
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    I’d like to know what’s going on behind the diplomatic curtain with China.

    Lots of arm twisting and promises, maybe? I’d bet on it.
     
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    Yeah, doesn't it?:rotflmao:
     
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    Yeah, I picked up on that.

    So right now what are the other options to basicly giving in to some of their demands and ending up on the short end of the stick?
     

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