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October 09, 2006

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BBC News (2002): US grants North Korea nuclear funds

Wednesday, 3 April, 2002

The US Government has announced that it will release $95m to North Korea as part of an agreement to replace the Stalinist country's own nuclear programme, which the US suspected was being misused.

Under the 1994 Agreed Framework an international consortium is building two proliferation-proof nuclear reactors and providing fuel oil for North Korea while the reactors are being built.

In releasing the funding, President George W Bush waived the Framework's requirement that North Korea allow inspectors to ensure it has not hidden away any weapons-grade plutonium from the original reactors.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1908571.stm

The two faces of Rumsfeld

2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea
2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change

Randeep Ramesh
Friday May 9, 2003
The Guardian


Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, sat on the board of a company which three years ago sold two light water nuclear reactors to North Korea - a country he now regards as part of the "axis of evil" and which has been targeted for regime change by Washington because of its efforts to build nuclear weapons.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/korea/article/0,2763,952289,00.html

John Evans

This is a joke. Rumsfeld sells weapons to enemies and then uses it to instill fear in American voters. Whouda Thunk?
Remember it was Reagan and Bush 1 that traded arms for hostages while Carter was in office but with the stippulation that hostages not be released till after election. These people are insidious. There is nothing that is too evil and vile that they would'nt do to retain power. Such fools who still show support for them are hopeless. They are in a state of denial.

John Evans

The Neo-Fascists are more desperate than ever to manufacture a false flag event that can propel Iran back above North Korea in the fear stakes. Watch for the Rovian rhetoric to be shifted from Iran's pursuit of nuclear technology to their alleged support of terrorists in Lebanon and Iraq.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ww3/nk_nuke_test_derails_iran_invasion.htm

Tommy

To the countless liberals and conspiracy theorists who gravitate towards this site: I know what you're thinking.

You're betting that already, President Bush and VP Cheney are plotting how to begin another arms race with the North Koreans. You're probably planning on them beginning another World War, cancel the national elections in 2008 so they can remain in power until after things "settle down."

Please go ahead and post these idiotic ideas...it helps strengthen how far beyond the stadium you really are.

John Evans

Seems like a lot of people including Tommy Franks And Sandra Day O'Conner are bringing this to the forefront. You had better read some of the patriot act and the detainee torture bill. You are in a state of denial. You are afraid of the big bad wolf and will gladly give up all you have for Daddy Bush to keep you safe. Well when it's too late Daddy will teach you a lesson about giving up your rights. By then I won't be around to speak out in your defense.

southerngirl

My thoughts exactly Tommy, I can tell you that I am glad we are dealing with this with Bush and not Johnn Kerry, who by the way, made a very off comment about the president.

I am waiting for the conspiracy theory, after all, if the gop planned Katrina, and of course no hurricanes this year, and turned off the lights in St. Louis for awhile, I am sure they can do anything.

somewhere in the middle

I usually leave all the conspiracy stuff to savage, limberger, hannity, ad vomitum.

ern

Conspiracy aside, voters will ask themselves "Am I better off then ... years ago?" Most Americans will answer no. Question is then will they take that response to the polls?

Tommy

How could people say they're NOT better off than they were ...years ago?

I remember Clinton's campaign of "it's the economy, stupid." The DOW at an all time high last week? Average income per person at an all time high? Gas prices high but Americans driving more miles than ever before? People living longer?

I'm better off than I was 5 years ago...10 years ago...15 years ago.

Dickeylee

Well, there 48 Missouri families that aren't better off, they are devastated by the deaths of their loved ones in Iraq. Or how about the injured, sightless, wheel-chair bound troops from Missouri? Are they better off?

Tommy

I don't know all 48 of those families...but the ones I have visited with are proud of the fact that their family member felt strong enough to serve in the military and defend the ideals they valued.
These broad-brush statements that cover the entire canvas are unnecessary. Don't paint everyone with the same broad brush.

John Evans


HOW GEORGE BUSH GAVE KRAZY KIM THE BOMB
0 Comments Published by Greg Palast October 10th, 2006 in Articles

You didn’t know that? Of course not, you read the NY TimesKim Jung Il
by Greg Palast for Workingforchange.com

[Tuesday, October 10th 2006] How did a berserker like North Korea’s Kim John Il get the bomb in the first place? Answer: He bought it from the Dr. Strangelove of Pakistan in 2001 — while all our President’s men ordered our intelligence agents to keep their eyes shut tight.

On November 9, 2001, BBC Television Centre in London received a call from a phone booth just outside Washington. The call to our Newsnight team was part of a complex prearranged dance coordinated with the National Security News Service, a conduit for unhappy spooks at the CIA and FBI to unburden themselves of disturbing information and documents. The top-level U.S. intelligence agent on the line had much to be unhappy and disturbed about: a “back-off” directive.
http://gregpalast.com/

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