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To: TigerLikesRooster
Chun Yung-woo, South Korea's top nuclear envoy, said Thursday in Seoul that North Korea is working with officials at the Macau bank, Banco Delta Asia, to recover its US$25 million frozen there since September 2002.

Ok, here's what I don't get about this whole Macau macaca hold-up. Is it really plausible that a measly $25M is holding up N. Korea from complying w/ nuclear inspections? I mean, if it was $25 billion, given N. Korea's shaky economy, I might by that. But why has no one questioned this figure? From all recent accounts I've read, this is the final hold-up. To me, it seems like we ought to just cut a check for $25M to call their bluff. It's like a mult-billion-dollar merger stalling because one CEO hasn't delivered the turkey sandwich he promised the other.

4 posted on 04/27/2007 11:13:57 PM PDT by Proud2BAmerican
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To: Proud2BAmerican
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What N. Korea wants is to be reinstated as a regular member of international financial community, that is, the complete lifting of financial sanction.

You can cut a check, but if nobody wants to deal with N. Korea, N. Korea may not be able to deposit the check.

N. Korea is playing for the much bigger stake as usual.

5 posted on 04/27/2007 11:21:37 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, kae jong-il, chia head, pogri, midget sh*tbag)
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