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Saturday, October 07, 2006

It remains a puzzle, as to why China would sit so quietly while North Korea continues with it's drive towards nuclear weaponry..
It's thought that Pyongyam could authorize a nuclear test this weekend, and it would seem inconcievable that Beijing would feel comfortable with a nuclear trigger in the hands of Kim Jong Il..
Yet, there has been no actions from China to effectively discourage North Korea, to wit, a resolution aimed directly at the economy of the country, the likes of which has already been imposed by the US.. and the UN Security Council..
There have been shots fired across the demilitarised zone between North and South, as Northern soldiers made a short forray into the neutral zone.. and North Korea has boycotted upcomming 6 Party Talks scheduled to begin on Monday..
South Korea is sending its top delegate to the talks, Chun Yung-Woo, to Beijing on Monday for talks with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei.
North Korea has been adamant in boycotting the six-party talks - which involve the two Koreas, the USA, China, Russia and Japan - in protest of US sanctions against it.

One wonders how long China will tolerate such a threat on it's own doorstep..
One recalls the Bay of Pigs..

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