Monday, October 09, 2006


North Korea nuke test


Today let me switch from the Thai politics topic to the international politics because of the North Korea’s nuclear action.

Someone may feel shocked when they got to know that North Korea had carried out the nuclear test. From my point of view, this is terrible news, but it is not a surprise to me.

I realize all around the world, including US, UK, Indonesia, Russia, Australia, United Nation, Japan, South Korea, or even China (N. Korea's ally); condemn this kind of nuke action.

It is also my conviction because I can not accept any kinds of war in this century, particularly World War Three.

When I saw these nations around the world condemn this North Korea action, it seems to me that it looks like they denounce about Thai coup de’ tat as well.

Let me come back to talk about North Korea in more details. North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is an East Asian country occupying the northern half of the Korean Peninsula.

Its government defines itself as a Communist-led democratic multi-party state of the Juche political ideology, although in practice, it is thought to function as a dictatorship.

North Korea is widely considered to be one of the few remaining Communist states. The government is dominated by the Korean Workers' Party (KWP), to which 80 percent of government officials belong.

Anyway, North Korea's socialist economy has been relatively stagnant since the 1970s. Publicly owned industry produces nearly all manufactured goods. The government focuses on heavy military industry, with an estimated 13% of the nation's GDP being spent on the military as of 2005.

It is obvious that North Korea emphasize on the military industry, particularly WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) as nuclear weapons.

In the 1990s North Korea faced significant economic disruptions, including a series of natural disasters, political mismanagement, serious fertilizer shortages, and the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

These resulted in a shortfall of staple grain output of more than 1 million tons from what the country needs to meet internationally-accepted minimum requirements.

The resulting famine killed between 600,000 and 3.5 million people in the DPRK during the 1990s. By 1999, foreign aid reduced the number of famine deaths, but North Korea's continuing nuclear program led to a decline in international food and development aid.

In the spring of 2005, the World Food Program reported that famine conditions were in imminent danger of returning to North Korea, and the government was reported to have mobilized millions of city-dwellers to help rice farmers.

Recent evidence suggests serious food shortages continue.

It seems to me that many of you agree with me that North Korea should think how to deal with their people in terms of food, instead of testing the Nuclear weapon.

I personally believe that North Korea will be truly isolated now, as Thailand was done from Coup de'tat action, but will be many more.

If we compare this North Korea country with Thailand, do you really want us to be as communism like North Korea?

I understand that some of you can claim that communists have some pros too and I agree with you as well, but we should also accept that we are living in the world of democratic which I can’t say whether the democratic way is the best anyhow.

It is true if one day North Korea can beat the US, UK, Australia and Japan, the Thai people who directly support the coup de’ tat (undemocratically means) can claim this Thai coup de’ tat 2006 was right.

But when?

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