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Since then the NCAA has been reduced to the role of bystander. we’ve heard this before . the North Korean propaganda playbook is an infinitely rich resource What we want to see from them is evidence that it’s real and not just rhetoric" Its unsurprising that Bolton remains dubious given hes a belligerent who still defends the Iraq war and has advocated preemptive strikes on both Iran and North Korea despite the devastation that could be wrought on Seoul from Pyongyangs conventional chemical biological and nuclear retaliation North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the Inter-Korean Summit at the Peace House on April 27 2018 in Panmunjom South Korea Korea Summit Press PoolGetty Images Still Bolton is correct in that for North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons it would require a fundamental change in its founding and governing precepts Bylaws of North Koreas all-powerful Workers Party define its purpose as to complete the revolution and "liberate" the South while those who oppose the Party are by necessity "enemies of the people" Besides North Koreas founder Kim Il Sung had a defining philosophy of Juche best defined as ultra-patriotic self-reliance This would seem impossible to reconcile with accepting promises of non-aggression from age-old nemesis the United States Kim Jong Il son of Kim Il Sung and father to the current Supreme Leader added his own trademark philosophy of Songun or "military first" which built on Juche while wrapping in elements Marxism-Leninism militarism neo-Confucianism and realism In a nutshell: raw power conquers all "From that perspective they are the ultimate realists in the traditions of Machiavelli and Hobbes" Daniel Pinkston an East Asia expert at Troy University in South Korea tells TIME "They have this obsession or fetish of power Every political outcome is determined by power and power asymmetries" This hasn’t changed with the third generation Kim who took up the regime reigns in 2011 and introduced his own political philosophy in March 2013 to cement his revolutionary credentials: Byungjin which means to "advance in tandem" referring to the nations nuclear program and economy North Korea has already made tremendous progress in both: the regime now has a nuclear armed international ballistic missile it claims is capable of devastating anywhere on the continental US; by relaxing state control over the economy North Korea experienced 17-year record growth of 39% in 2016 despite ever-tougher sanctions But how to square Byungjin with disarmament Socialist revolutionary doctrine are not policies to be tweaked or discarded but pure manifestations of the leaderships eternal will Even when announcing the dismantlement of his Punggye-ri nuclear testing site which Kim has since said would take place this month watched by South Korean officials he described the nuclear weapons it spawned as a "treasured sword" Lest we forget that North Korea already signed a denuclearization agreement with South Korea in 1992 And with the US in 1994 And with the Six Party Talks participants in 2005 And with the Obama administration in 2012 Every strata of North Korean society is infused with the necessity of nuclear weapons to safeguard the regime and complete the revolution in the South The nation’s constitution was even amended in 2012 to describe it as a “nuclear-armed state” For the North to abandon its nukes "is something so radically revolutionary that its analogous to the Pope abandoning Jesus Christ and adopting Buddhism" says Pinkston Thats no reason not to try again of course as the military "option" is in fact nothing of the kind But it will take a titanic feat of patience and trust-building On May 5 North Koreas clocks will leap forward by half-an-hour But for the regime to truly leave its past behind wont be so easy Write to Charlie Campbell at [email protected] co-founder Glenn Frey who died in January at 67 received a stirring tribute Monday night at the Grammys Freys fellow Eagles co-founders Don Henley and Bernie Leadon other Eagles members Joe Walsh and Tim Schmit and singer-songwriter Jackson Browne performed the bands classic song "Take It Easy" But the lineup didnt include former Eagles guitarist Don Felder who took to Twitter Tuesday morning to share his thoughts about being omitted "I would have been honored to have joined The Eagles last night for the Glenn Frey Tribute at the Grammys but sadly I was not invited" he wrote Felder performed with the band from 1974 to 1980 and on reunion tours from 1994 to 2001 He had a famously sour relationship with Frey: In the 1980 concert that marked the end of the groups initial run Frey and Felder reportedly taunted each other from across stage and brawled after the music ended And while he initially joined the reformed group Felder was later fired from the band and became embroiled in a series of legal battles with his former peers including Frey The article originally appeared on ewcom Contact us at [email protected] to the release 13-year-old Gary Tilander was located in Lidgerwood ND,The Fed is audited by very reputable accounting firms each year, 7-6 (7/1). will award the Medal of Honor to mostly Jewish and Hispanic veterans after a congressionally mandated review found many of them had been passed over for the medal, has been arrested by the Delta State Police Command for allegedly stealing multi-billion naira properties belonging to a former Niger Delta militant leader.
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