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Searching for Signs of Cheonan Diplomacy

It’s that time of year again, when North Korea issues a long and deluded Joint New Year’s Day Editorial. The 2012 edition clocks in at 5,721 words, with no mention anywhere of the term “Cheonan.”

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Filed under: Cheonan, Commentary

Viva Italia!

When it comes to dispelling the overwhelming circumstantial evidence surrounding the March 26th sinking of the South Korean battleship Cheonan, North Korea will take any help it can get.

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Filed under: Cheonan, Commentary

Empire of the Idiot Son?

Of all the recent tidbits about the March 26th sinking of the Cheonan, the one that most piqued my interest was a May 24th item about an alleged MI6 intelligence report. Gleaned via the high-tech listening and monitoring devices aboard one of Great Britain‘s three nuclear submarines, the intel purports to place North Korea successor-in-waiting Kim Jong-un at the underground military command bunker of Mt. Baekdusan at the time of the Cheonan attack.

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Filed under: Cheonan, Kim Jong-un

Grab Kim by the Soccer Balls

The Cheonan incident seems to have been culled from the well-worn page of an even more familiar play book: North Korea breaks away free towards the South Korean goal thanks to a non-called Yellow Card move, its superior opponent gets scored upon and World Referees then take to cautiously reviewing the tape to make a difficult call.

But as the U.S., China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the United Nations, qualified pundits, unqualified pundits and more debate what should be done next in the wake of the egregious March 26th Cheonan attack, I have a personal suggestion, from my own play book. Threaten to immediately revoke North Korea‘s eligibility for the 2010 World Cup of Soccer.

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Filed under: Cheonan, Commentary

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