Kim Jong-il’s Appearance Aims to Seek Normalcy

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Jared Moya, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Jared Moya

    Jared Moya Chief News Editor Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's first public appearance in 40 days is a gesture to restore relations with South Korea, an American specialist in Asian affairs said Tuesday.

    It symbolizes ``return to normalcy” from the turbulent situation caused by missile launches on July 5 and an intention to restore relations between the two Koreas, Larry Niksch of the U.S. Congressional Research Service said in an interview with Radio Free Asia (RFA).

    The North Korean leader finally made a public appearance over the weekend, 40 days after the test-fire of missiles, brushing aside rumors, including one alleging illness.

    As the disturbance from the missile launches quieted down in the South and the North's flood damage was known, North Korea is seemingly trying to reestablish inter-Korean relations, he said.

    Some South Korean press have guessed that Kim's appearance is the North's attempt to show international society its own strength to survive.

    On the other hand, his disappearance from public sight was triggered by a power struggle within the North Korean regime before and after the missile launches, analyst Ken Gause of the CNA Corporation in the United States said in an interview with RFA.

    North Korea launched seven missiles, despite repeated warnings from the South. Since the firings, the North has been isolated as the South stopped rice and fertilizer aid and the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution critical of the communist state.

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  2. kari14

    kari14 Member

    This is only temporary. I don't trust this man - at all.
    As much as I would like to see North and South Korea unite, I think it would be best if south koreans left them alone, or just took over by force.
    I'm not advocating war, but if we don't do something about these assholes, they'll probably end up blowing up the world anyway.
     
  3. Jared Moya

    Jared Moya Chief News Editor Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    On the other hand, his disappearance from public sight was triggered by a power struggle within the North Korean regime before and after the missile launches, analyst Ken Gause of the CNA Corporation in the United States said in an interview with RFA.



    Whats interesting is that it says there was a "power struggle,: I guess his iron fist is made out of wood or something instead..
     
  4. kari14

    kari14 Member

    haha yea. Its about time our people stood up.
     
  5. mfgbypooter

    mfgbypooter Super Pooper Staff Member Moderator

    what is a power struggle there, a rousing round of rock sissors paper?

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  6. DwarfBaby

    DwarfBaby Member

    Temporary sounds to permanent for this nut-job. Momentary or fleeting might be better words. The man acts like a super intelligent sociopath whining baby with a God complex.

    South Korea would be devastated in any sort of North, South conflict with or without the North's Nukes. The only reason that psychopath hasn’t invaded the South already is the fear of extreme military retribution from America.
     
  7. Jared Moya

    Jared Moya Chief News Editor Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    ROTFL.......or maybe hide and seek with Japanese abductees.......
     
  8. Digital Bliss

    Digital Bliss 2+2=5 Established Member

    Wasn't he recently seen in a cheese factory....? If thats the case thats anything but normal.
     
  9. kari14

    kari14 Member

    See how U.S. plays a big role in world peace? (or attempted world peace that is). I don't know why people today want think isolationism is the best foreign policy for u.s. today. It's been a while since the Monroe Doctrine or Clinton's presidency for that matter.
     

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