How shocking! The world is going to ignore the useless UN once again:
Questions over the effectiveness of the Security Council’s punitive sanctions on North Korea for its claimed nuclear test grew Sunday, as both South Korea and China — the North’s two most important trading partners — indicated that business and economic relations would be largely unaffected.
A day after the Council unanimously passed the resolution, following nearly a week of intensive diplomatic negotiations, the South Korean government said it would still pursue economic projects with North Korea, including an industrial zone and tourist resort in the North. Those projects are not explicitly covered by the Security Council resolution, but they are an important source of hard currency for the North.
China, which shares a 870-mile porous border with North Korea and is perhaps its most critical economic gateway to the outside world, said Saturday that it had no intention of stopping and inspecting cross-border shipments, as called for, but not specifically required, in the resolution. The Chinese government said nothing on Sunday about how it intended to carry out the sanctions, and American officials said they would be focused on whether the normal trade flow across the border was slowed.
The relative silence on Sunday about how the resolution would be enforced, coupled with the vagaries of the resolution itself, raised concerns that the Security Council action would not have much of an impact for the foreseeable future.
And people wonder in amazement that Bush didn’t trust the UN to take care of Iraq…..my god, how ineffectual can one organization be? They have been proven time and again to be a toothless tiger that NOONE is afraid of. They talk, and talk, and talk some more but when it comes down to using force….naw, must be a better way.
Allah spells it out:
Symbolic sanctions are a perfect non-solution to an unsolvable problem. Krazy Kim called the UN’s bluff; they had to respond but not so antagonistically that it might make Krazy do something crazy; so they passed a resolution but watered it down to make enforcement essentially hortatory. Now they can get him off the table and turn their attention back to the center of gravity in the Middle East.
Why oh why is this organization still around? For what? They do not do a damn thing except abuse children for sex, as they did in Africa, and make a mockery out of themselves in Rwanda.
The North Korean regime’s obsession with racial purity has led to the killing of disabled infants and forced abortions for women suspected of conceiving their babies by Chinese fathers, according to a growing body of testimony from defectorsâ€¦
“I defied the order to abort the foetus the prison authorities contemptuously called a â€˜Chinese Chink’ and was badly beaten and kicked in my belly by a guard. His name was Hwang Myong-dong,” she said.
One week later, said Han, she was led to a prison clinic “where in a most blunt manner they extracted the dead child from my body”.
Hey everybody, lets just talk to lil’ Kim, one on one, just like Clinton did, and I am sure he will change his tune.
I mean it worked out so well the last time and all.