The Rosett Report

North Korea Blows Up Wrong Symbol

kim-jong-il-statue.jpg   North Korea’s government invites TV crews to come film the demolition of a cooling tower at its aging Yongbyon nuclear plant (note: there is no invitation for them to freely roam the rest of North Korea), and this is hailed in the news and lauded by the State Department as a big symbol of nuclear disarmament.

Wrong symbol. For years Kim Jong Il’s nuclear proliferation schemes have spread way beyond Yongbyon. We’ll know North Korea is serious about peace and disarmament when we start seeing TV broadcasts of North Koreans blowing up and knocking down those giant statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.