CHESTER HAS MOVED!: US Pursues "Regime Transformation" in North Korea

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

US Pursues "Regime Transformation" in North Korea

There is now a name for our North Korea policy: Regime Transformation, according to Stephen Hadley*, expected to replace Condoleeza Rice. This jives with what we know about US efforts to distribute radios in North Korea, and Chinese and South Korean efforts to put cell-towers along the border. Maybe a grand bargain has been struck . . . (past posts on NK: here,here,and here.) In other NK news, North Korea has made a revision to its criminal laws. For example, the regime has stiffened its penalties for participation in an armed riot. Now one can be sentenced to more than 5 years for joining in. On the face of it, this seems bad news, but we think it is excellent. Notes the article:
Unconfirmed reports of rioting in protest of food shortages have been made recently.
And the law is for ARMED riots. So let's be clear: North Koreans are conducting armed riots against the government! Hmmmm..... [as always, we are attempting some aggressive pattern-spotting] *[Interesting . . . Hadley possesses a law degree, not a PhD. Seems like most National Security Advisors are academics.]

2 Comments:

Blogger USMC_Vet said...

What to make of Stephen Hadley?

Well, look at it this way:

If groups like RightWeb.IRC-Online.org , disinfopedia.org , buzzflash.com , why-war.com , theleftcoaster.com all treat him with fervent opposition then he must be on the right track.

December 9, 2004 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger USMC_Vet said...

btw:

RightWeb calls him a Vulcan (to be specific, they call him Vulcan-A)...apparently an agressive spinoff of the term 'Hawk'.

They must loathe this man. Makes me like him even a little more.

Vulcan... Maybe he has a secret signal with the ultra-conservative neo-con war monger president? When it is time for a new military operation, with a cold stare he probably raises his right hand with his middle and ring fingers parted.

Probably has pointy ears, too.

December 9, 2004 at 1:57 PM  

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