Saturday, January 9, 2016

Slow Saturday Special: New York Times Blows Out Kim's Birthday Candles

See: Happy Birthday, Kim Jong Un! 

They gave him a news analysis as a present?

"With nuclear test, North Korean leader asserts role of instigator" by Choe Sang-Hun New York Times  January 08, 2016

Oh, he's the "instigator," is he?

SEOUL, South Korea — The young leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, has often been dismissed as inexperienced, erratic, and even clueless. But with the North’s claim of testing a nuclear bomb this week, Kim appears to have mastered a strategy that has served his reclusive country well: playing one big power against another.

The nuclear test quickly increased tensions between the United States and China. In a strong rebuke Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry called China’s approach to North Korea a failure, saying something had to change in its handling of the isolated country it has supported for six decades. On Friday, China suggested that it was the Americans, not the Chinese, who were largely to blame for the North’s nuclear program.

Kerry's career has been a failure so I guess he would know. 

What a cretinous piece of filth is he. He's an embarrassment to Americans.

The United States also used the North’s test to tighten a trilateral alliance with Japan and South Korea in the region, a relationship that China has long viewed as a check on its power.


“This is exactly what North Korea wanted,” said Go Myong-hyun, a research fellow at the Asian Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul. “If its erratic behavior drives South Korea closer to the United States, China will feel more surrounded, and that will give North Korea room for maneuver.”

Pyongyang has often lashed out when it felt ignored, especially by the United States, using threats and provocations to force its opponents to engage in dialogue or offer inducements, like badly needed aid or a peace treaty to formally replace the Korean War armistice.

That's the New York Times version.

But for Kim to thumb his nose at China, he is gambling that Beijing will continue to believe that keeping a nuclear-armed North Korea on its border as a buffer against the Americans and South Koreans is more important than forcing it to denuclearize at the risk of its collapse.

That is a big wager. President Xi Jinping of China is deeply distrustful of his counterpart, according to several Chinese diplomats and scholars, though he has sought a warmer relationship with the North in recent months. He sees Kim as naive and impetuous, analysts said, and he is concerned about the country’s growing nuclear arsenal.


Amazing how this reckless, inexperienced leader can be so skillful and savvy in manipulating big powers, huh, blah, blah, blah? 

Amazing how the darn near crazy leader is now as smart as a fox, huh? 

Whatever narrative works at a given moment, huh?

But Xi, who has adopted an assertive approach to foreign policy, is hampered by political and military realities, including a worry that destabilizing the North could result in a chaotic influx of millions of refugees and cede territory to South Korea, a close US ally.

The U.S. seeking to foist a refugee crisis on China and Asia now, huh? 

That along with the standard slanders of China that is de rigueur for the NYT.

As pressure grows on China to take a leading role in restraining North Korea, by cutting oil shipments and disrupting financial transactions, Xi faces a critical test of his presidency: whether he can subdue a young, volcanic leader without undermining China’s own interests. 

Oh, so now the NYT has taken it upon itself and designated this as a critical test of the Chinese president. 

At least you now know what is the U.S. government position on the matter.

“The stars are probably as aligned as you could make them for Xi Jinping to do something unconventional and unprecedented,” said Evans J.R. Revere, a former senior State Department specialist on North Korea. “It’s really an open question as to whether he’s prepared to do that.”

Oh, all these events are accidental history and at the mercy of the stars! 

Readers, over the last few days the spew of sewage that has come forth from the propaganda pre$$ and Bo$ton Globe has been overflowing. 

This is war agenda garbage, folks.

The North Korean test has also increased pressure on President Park Geun-hye of South Korea. Despite criticism from Tokyo and some misgivings in Washington, Park has doggedly cultivated closer ties with China, hoping that approach would help tame North Korea.

Yeah, something always seems to happen when U.S. allies start talking peace. 

And who benefits? 

At least we know who are their mouthpieces.

At the same time, she shared Washington’s “strategic patience,” a policy of squeezing North Korea with sanctions and offering serious deals only if it agreed to give up its nuclear weapons, even when the North was known to be stocking fuel for more nuclear bombs.

In the wake of the North Korean test, her domestic critics said none of her approaches had worked.

Neither is this.


They may have ruined the party, but at least we all had a good laugh!