Suddenly, North Korea announced that they had managed to conduct their own nuclear testing. The inability of America predicting the test is not surprising. They were so into Iran that they forgot about Korea. Kim Jong-Il never intended to fall for the six party talks. They really serious in arming themselves with nuclear weapon. The talks were just 'talking' them time.
Why there were no forewarning from CIA? Well, North Korea is a xenophobic and thus the most tightly secure country in the world. It was secure that no diplomat in North Korea that can scratch their hind side without Kim knows about it and they were so tightly secure that there no known cases of AIDS. (Again if there is any, they were already been shot dead by now. Communist does have it good side.)
What was the leitmotiv of Kim so eagerly in joining the Nuclear Club. Simple question that had simple answer, the North Koreans doesn’t trust America and they were afraid of her. Kim had been losing sleep after witnessing America’s unilateral action in dislodging Saddam Hussein. Who knows, he could be next? China is now not on their side and Russia had already joint the ‘Imperialist’. North Korea, embracing Joche ideology (not Maoism or Leninism) which holds on to self reliance principal, thinks nuclear is the way to go.
Kim realised that being a pariah state, with starving population, although is the most militarised country in the world is armed with obsolete weapons, is like a walk in the park for America and her allies. But somehow these disadvantages were ironically an advantage for North Korea. Being underestimated, North Korea can pursue their weapon programs without western interferences. (They had kicked out nuclear inspectors so many times claiming they were spying. Which was most probably true). Let Iran had all the limelight and attention, distracting America with the ‘marry-go-around’ six party talks, confusing its members and when everybody wasn’t looking… Tara! Kim surprises everyone with his new toy to intimidate his neighbours, America and her allies.
But then some people are questioning the announcement. Well, why not? Being so secretive that even you have conducted a nuclear test, no other source can confirm your claims. Its like you manage to kill a huge Siberian tiger with your bare hands but forgot to bring along your handycam, so you can brag about it to your friends.
Yes, there were shock waves recorded near the designated area. Was it really caused by the test that they had conducted? Or was it actually a natural disaster that happens to have its epicentre in Kilju town, the most aerially spied area in North Korea?
What if all of it was a fluke? North Korea is using the earthquake as a front for the test? There wasn’t actually any test at all. It was reported that the strength of the blast was so small. Further more there was an earthquake activity detected in the northern part of the Korean peninsular during the time the test was claimed to be conducted. Could it be that North Korea is building miniature nuke bomb? Some analysts were sceptic about the authenticity of the test. Could it be one of Kim’s global jokes?
Now Mr. Bush is claiming South East Asia is in danger? Hello?! Who bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima? Who is the one so eager to meddle in the affairs of countries in Asia? North Korea? When was the latest statement that Kim made that condemning or criticising any country in the South China Basin?
America foreign policy is always about power. When there was the Soviet Union, they can use the communist ideology as the ‘Bogeyman’ by exacerbating the communist ruthlessness as some kind of blood thirsty race ready to slit your throat, scaring other country in seeking their assistances and protection.
Presently, there is no more Soviet Russia. More and more country found that they can’t thrust America. Look at Saddam Hussein; he used to be under the patronage of America. Now, where is he? Look at Afghanistan; they decided to liberate the country. Now it is the most fertile soil for the birth of what they so called ‘terrorist’. They had left Afghanistan to rot under the leadership of Hamid Karzai and let the Brits under the NATO flags to do the cleaning up job (poor chaps). Iraq? Don’t even start.
Nation such as North Korea realised that they are now stands alone. No one is willing to back her up. Soon, more and more country will join North Korea, not in building weapons but in effort trying to break free of this American grip and influence. (Even Venezuela had decided to open ties with North Korea) Who knows what other defiance that other nation would do? Hey, America wasn’t respecting international values them selves. Why should we?