Wednesday, November 24, 2010

North Korea Must Be Stopped

This week, North Korea attacked a United States ally, South Korea. The attack resulted in civilian deaths. But, North Korea was not hit back hard and stopped from mounting further attacks. Nor was anything done after they sank a South Korean ship (in South Korean waters) killing dozens.

This type of shenaniganry should not be tolerated. The administration of President Barack Hussein Obama is making the United States appear weak, unable and unwilling to come to the defense of its ally, as it sits back and continues to suggest time after time that more negotiation and multi-party talks take place with North Korea. Time after time, talks happen and North Korea fails to act in a manner consistent with global expectations. The country continues its pursuit of weapons of mass destruction, continues to operate a totalitarian regime that oppresses its people and restricts free speech with “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il at the top of a country where people are starving and the economy is in complete ruins. President Obama, likely, is trying to avoid intervention in an effort to avoid his left-wing base getting upset over the United States involving itself in another war. The left opposed the United States intervention that brought freedom to the people of Iraq, and many on the far-left oppose the war in Afghanistan. These liberals, of course, were a huge component to President Obama’s 2008 election and he needs their votes if he runs again in 2012.

President Obama needs to inform Kim Jong-Il and his regime that they have 48 hours to give up control of the country to an international peacekeeping force and a transitional government that can work to implement freedom, democracy, and human rights in North Korea, and work on restoring the economy and providing the people of North Korea with basic needs. In 2003, President George W. Bush told Saddam Hussein that he had 48 hours to leave Iraq or he would face military action. When Saddam Hussein didn’t comply, U.S. warplanes began bombing. In North Korea, if Kim Jong-Il doesn’t listen, President Obama should immediately order the destruction of all North Korean military assets. The work can be done by air, with military planes used to take out North Korean assets.

North Korea is not interested in peace. Kim Jong-Il is a delusional leader, corrupt with power and greed. Only when his regime is removed from power can the people of North Korea prosper and can reunification ever take place in Korea.

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