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North Korea’s Real Best Friend (Hint: It’s Not Dennis Rodman)

March 13th, 2013 - 12:43 am

In these realms, fun and games take a back seat to blood, treasure, and power. Move over, Dennis Rodman. Kim’s real pals are located in places where there is money, oil, and support to be garnered for the purpose of sustaining the North Korean regime. For that, North Korea looks chiefly these days to one of its longtime munitions and missile clients, Iran. Last September, in Tehran, a high-level North Korean delegation signed a Scientific Cooperation Agreement with the government of Iran. North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency reported that among the Iranian officials present for the signing, along with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, were the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, the minister of defense, and the governor of Iran’s Central Bank.

That is not a group that suggests Iran and North Korea are engaging in scientific cooperation in order to build better basketball courts. This deal carried alarming echoes of a 2002 agreement between North Korea and Syria, which former U.S. State Department official David Asher described in congressional testimony last week as having firmed up the nuclear cooperation with which North Korea helped Syria build a clandestine reactor on the Euphrates River. More details on this in my recent Forbes column on “The Iran-North Korea Axis of Proliferation.” 

Related: I have some thoughts on “North Korea, Lies and Videotape,” at the PJ Tatler.

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China is the enemy here. Too many rich people in USA have invested big money in China and they are only interested in protecting the "INVESTMENT"
If China can get Iran on their side this will be the end of Israel. This should be a good enough reason to unite the three Abraham faiths but so far rich man's investment in Atheist Communist Capitalist red China is in driver's seat.
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Anyone who thinks North Korea is being run by an chubby, spoiled adolescent child in a bad suit with no political or military experience is dillusional. He is only a fugurehead. The country is being run by the military, just as it has been since the armistice was signed. A military which is clearly propped up by China, it's main enabler. China uses North Korea as it's sourgate in it's clandestine war with the United States.
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One day of being cold and hungry with the fear of another beating would help Mr Rodman know his buddy. It's called knowledge, Dennis. See if Carmen Electra knows somebody who knows somebody who's holding some.
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North Korea and Iran are united by their hatred of Israel. North Korea sent both planes and pilots to fight Israel in 1973.
http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/NorthKorea.html
It makes no sense for North Korea to oppose Israel. But then, it makes no sense for Iran to do so either. Iran's mullahs don't like Arabs. They hate Sunnis. If they had any brains, they would be pro-Israel, as would North Korea. But blind faith--whether in Islam or in Marxism--always supersedes brains.
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Iran and North Korea have long been partners in nuclear and missile technology development. North Korea seems to have been doing a better job in both. As has been the case with Iran, sanctions intended to prevent a rogue state from becoming a nuclear power have not had that effect. In Iran, they seem to have disrupted just about everything but uranium enrichment and technological improvement. Meanwhile, North Korea is very likely to be a happy supplier of all of Iran's needs for enriched uranium and the technology to use it, whether or not Iran ceases its own enrichment.

Although China showed an unhappy face toward North Korea in response to its most recent nuke test, and joined everyone else on the U.N. Security Council in voting for enhanced sanctions, it did so only after helping to water them down and presenting continued negotiations as the only viable solution. China is being reasonable but deceptive because it has no desire to have to care for lots of starving North Koreans. The problems are relatively clear. http://danmillerinpanama.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/china-iran-and-north-korea-a-radioactive-stew/ The solutions are not.
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