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Obama’s deal with North Korea a disaster … His reaction, please don’t report on it
Island Turtle ^ | April 12, 2012 | Corky Boyd

Posted on 04/12/2012 9:47:21 AM PDT by Corky Boyd

The Obama administration has just proven its utter failure in foreign policy. It had negotiated an agreement with the North Korea that in exchange for food it would give up its uranium enrichment program, allow IAEA inspectors into the Yongbyong facilities, halt missile tests and cease nuclear weapons tests. It is now 43 days since the agreement was inked and in that short period of time North Korea has announced plans to launch a satellite with missile based technology (a lightly veiled test of its long range Taepodong-2) and begun preparations for an underground nuclear detonation. This sets the record for the shortest lived agreement yet.

The reaction from the White House? Nothing. Well, almost nothing. It seems more concerned with negative press coverage than a rogue nation perfecting its long range ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads and threatening its neighbors. This from the New York Times, datelined today.

"The White House has urged media organizations not to overdo their coverage, saying it would give Pyongyang a propaganda victory. The satellite, one official said, was a “dishwasher wrapped in tinfoil.” But that has not stopped news organizations from sending correspondents to Pyongyang, where they have filed frequent reports on preparations."

The agreement was doomed to failure from the beginning and the administration knew it. Obama’s Defense Secretary Gates said in 2009, when asked about buying off North Korea with food, “We are tired of buying the same horse twice.” But all Obama wanted was good behavior from Kim for 8 months until the election was over. He reportedly attempted same thing with Netanyahu, when he pressured (unsuccessfully) the prime minister to make a commitment not to attack Iran before the election. Short term palliatives don’t work. Kim knows this and he knows Obama won’t make tough decisive moves before....

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TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: faileddiplomacy; impeachnow; incompetent; jimmycarter; kimjongun; northkorea; obama; pyongyang

1 posted on 04/12/2012 9:47:28 AM PDT by Corky Boyd
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To: Corky Boyd
(Excerpt) Read more at islandturtle.blogspot.com ...

What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?

2 posted on 04/12/2012 9:48:52 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Corky Boyd

I think I’ll start calling Obama, The One Complete Effing Failure.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 9:59:31 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Meanwhile, from the Media: crickets.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 10:07:11 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Aloha Corky, I was on your beautiful Island just last month, my first time there. Great place...will have to come back.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 10:07:11 AM PDT by RoadieFan
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To: Corky Boyd

Aloha Corky, I was on your beautiful Island just last month, my first time there. Great place...will have to come back.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 10:08:05 AM PDT by RoadieFan
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To: Corky Boyd

Has the US sent North Korea the food aid yet? If not, cancellation of any proposed shipments should be in order. But then again this is the Obama administration and accelerated shipments may be the order of the day.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 10:12:33 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Corky Boyd

8 posted on 04/12/2012 10:53:29 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: chuckee

About three weeks ago SecState Hillary Clinton said we would have to consider withholding food aid if the DPRK launched a satellite using missile technology. As far as I can tell no food has been shipped (Kim says we violated the agreemnt by not delivering the food, and that’s why he will test a nuke).

At some point this administration will get the message that anyone named Kim or anyone else from North Korea is not to be trusted. Obama was just trying to buy time before the DPRK violated the agreement, hoping nothing negative would happen before the election. He missed by 7 months.

This incident makes young Kim a hero. He has made Obama look like a weak kneed idiot, not only to his own country, but to the rest of Asia. And young Kim has made himself look strong. In Asian cultures that’s important.

As I pointed out, Obama is pulling the same game of expediency with Israel, Iran and Egypt. With all three, plus Libya, it will come back to bite him.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 1:09:57 PM PDT by Corky Boyd
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To: chuckee

About three weeks ago SecState Hillary Clinton said we would have to consider withholding food aid if the DPRK launched a satellite using missile technology. As far as I can tell no food has been shipped (Kim says we violated the agreemnt by not delivering the food, and that’s why he will test a nuke).

At some point this administration will get the message that anyone named Kim or anyone else from North Korea is not to be trusted. Obama was just trying to buy time before the DPRK violated the agreement, hoping nothing negative would happen before the election. He missed by 7 months.

This incident makes young Kim a hero. He has made Obama look like a weak kneed idiot, not only to his own country, but to the rest of Asia. And young Kim has made himself look strong. In Asian cultures that’s important.

As I pointed out, Obama is pulling the same game of expediency with Israel, Iran and Egypt. With all three, plus Libya, it will come back to bite him.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 1:10:20 PM PDT by Corky Boyd
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“He has made Obama look like a weak kneed idiot”

That really isn’t hard to do...


11 posted on 04/12/2012 1:15:03 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: RoadieFan

Thanks, we like it here.

It’s not just condos, warm Gulf waters, beaches, shells and wildlife sanctuaries. We have an organization called Big Arts that puts on top level speakers, like former Sen. Allen Simpson and Paul Volker this year and WaPo columnist David Ignatius and Justice Ginsburg last year.

If you return next year, please attend our current events discussion. In season, it is attended by 120 to 200 mostly very bright and knowledgable folks. It’s ususlly about 60-40% liberal vs. conservative, but the conservatives do well in the discussions. It’s very civil and we both listen to each other — no cheering, booing etc. It takes place every Monday morning at Big Arts at 10am to noon.

Glad you enjoyed Sanibel.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 1:38:51 PM PDT by Corky Boyd
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To: Corky Boyd

He has given gifts to and asked Russia, North Korea and Israel to behave untill after the elections and those are the ones we know about.

Who else is on his Santa Claus list?


13 posted on 04/12/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT by winodog
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14 posted on 04/17/2012 12:57:09 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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