Sunday, April 14, 2013
Kerry Attempts To 'Solve' Korea - By Offering Major Missile Concession To China
Senator Kerry is turning out to be quite an interesting Secretary of State, as I knew he would be.
Secretary Kerry is in China today in an attempt not to solve the problem of North Korea, but simply to reduce tensions.
Kerry's suggestion? Bribe China by removing our missile defense systems in the region.
The Obama Administration has waged a four year war on our missile defense systems,but you would think that they would have learned something from the recent events in Korea.
Our CIA has already concluded that the Norks have enough technology to attach a nuclear warhead to a ballistic missile in compact enough form to make a viable weapon able to threaten our allies and U.S. bases in Japan, South Korea, the western Pacific and possibly even Hawaii or Alaska.
Even worse, the North Koreans would have no problem putting this technology up for sale to the highest bidders.
The Kim regime only survives because of China's enablement. That needs to end, now.
A strong U.S. policy stance would be to tell the Chinese that this state of affairs is unsustainable any longer, that it affects our relationship, and that their assistance is needed to depose the Kim regime and destroy North Korea as a threat, illegal proliferation source and a possible user of nuclear weapons.In exchange, the U.S. could offer to allow China to put in place a regime of its choosing in North Korea to protect its borders, which is China's main interest anyway.
Instead, Kerry's immediate response is to offer to disarm American interests.
Let's take a look at Secretary Kerry's negotiating style:
In Beijing, Mr. Kerry met with the new president,Xi Jinping, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Premier Li Keqiang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi.
Mr. Yang said at a dinner with Mr. Kerry on Saturday night that China was committed to “the denuclearization process on the Korean Peninsula.” But the Chinese state councilor also stressed that the “issue should be handled and resolved peacefully through dialogue and consultation.”
To encourage the Chinese to deal with the North Korean nuclear problem, Mr. Kerry said that he had shared “very in-depth” information illustrating the danger of how a nuclear North Korea could promote the proliferation of nuclear arms in Asia and the Middle East.
Mr. Kerry said his aim was to find a way to revive the goals of the six-party talks on the North’s nuclear program, which have been stalled since 2009 when North Korea withdrew. The talks have included North and South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the United States.
Kerry offered to remove our missile defense batteries, shared “very in-depth” and probably classified information with the Chinese and has a goal of reviving the Six Party talks which have gone absolutely nowhere, and merely resulted in North Korea ending up with oil, food and trade concessions while giving up nothing in return.
In exchange, he got the Chinese to sign on to a vague, a pro forma statement about de-nuclearizing the Korean Peninsula with no concrete actions involved, and even that was qualified with a waffling commitment about how it should only be done “peacefully through dialogue and consultation.”
Secretary Kerry was far more effective at negotiating this sort of thing back in the Vietnam days, when he, Jane Fonda and others met in Paris in 1970 with North Vietnamese diplomats and agents to plot 'political strategy' to sabotage the U.S. war effort at home. As FBI files record, he made a second trip in 1971, accompanied by other members of Vietnam Veterans Against The War (VVAW), a group he was the spokesman and leader of.
Kerry himself admitted that he had made the trips and negotiated with the North Vietnamese and representatives of the 'Provisional Governemnt ( AKA The Viet Cong) in congressional hearings held April 22nd, 1971.
What else would you expect, even forty odd years later?