Friday, May 28, 2010

DPRK in the dock

Stephen Gowans has posted an interesting discussion of the sinking of the South Korean ship, and all the evidence that it was not done by the North Koreans.

Unfortunately, the points have all been ignored by the media, and it is now accepted as fact that the North Koreans did sink the ship. Only the Chinese appear somewhat unconvinced. The Japanese are so panicked that they renewed the US bases on Okinawa, the South Koreans are girding up their loins, and Hillary Clinton has adopted the most severe, schoolmarm from hell attitude yet. Scary!

The upshot of all this remains to be seen. If the North Koreans are innocent, their paranoia will be heightened to a fever pitch. It won't take much to push them over the edge. It's a situation that demands a nicety of judgment that the Obama administration has seldom, if ever, shown.


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