Tuesday, February 18, 2014

China Holds The Key

As a general rule it is never a good idea to compare anyone’s behavior to the atrocities carried out by the Nazi’s in WWII. The depravity unleashed by the Nazi’s during that time was so heinous that it defies any measure of comparison in modern history.

Unfortunately it appears that there may be an exception to that rule.

A report released by the United Nations characterizes the North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un as a brutal state “that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world.” According to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in North Korea, there is now hard evidence the regime routinely uses murder, slavery, torture, rape, forced abortions and mass executions to “terrorize the population into submission.” The commission will send its findings on to the International Criminal Court where Kim Jong Un could face prosecution for crimes against humanity.

By all accounts Kim Jong Un, like his father and grandfather before him, is a brutal and unstable individual for whom authoritarian rule is insufficient. He is emboldened in his brutality by the Chinese government who serve as his enabler. The Chinese have used their power as a permanent member of the UN Security Council to quash any worldwide attempt to bring the regime to bear. The Chinese have already announced that they will not allow any human rights charges to proceed.

The world has always known of the brutality being inflicted upon the North Korean people by Kim and his family. Now, with the terror laid bare for all to see, will the world community continue to look the other way?

It is only a matter of time before the call rings out for US intervention. As the world’s lone super power we will be expected to do what no other nation is willing to do. Leading the charge will be the neo-cons led by Senator McCain and his ilk. We can already hear their cries for “American leadership.” Give it a day or two and you will hear the worn out accusations that our “feckless” president is “leading from behind.” Keep in mind that these are generally the same people who rail against government spending and the size of our debt. Borrowing trillions more to wage war with our banker…brilliant!

The path to ending the blood bath in North Korea goes through China. As previously stated China is Kim’s biggest supporter. They share Kim’s disdain toward human rights. But they have expressed some concern that this Kim might be a little more unhinged than his ancestors. The Chinese are having trouble controlling him; and therein lies the solution.

The way to remove the North Korean regime is not through war. It is by convincing China that their interests in the region are best served with a united Korea ruled from Seoul.

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