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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, November 24, 2006

Seoul is 'Ostracized' from Discussions on North Korea

Chosun Ilbo, South Korea
Watching America:

"China has clasped hands with America and Japan and has ignored the outstretched hand of South Korea."

"Time Magazine, in an article entitled Why the U.S. and South Korea Don't See Eye to Eye RealVideo, assesses the result of Saturday's APEC Summit in Hanoi, and remarks that South Korea and China have virtually exchanged roles of U.S. ally and U.S. irritant in the region.

While the good news is that China seems more determined to rein in Kim Jong-il's nuclear program, the article says that the bad news is that South Korea - ostensibly a close U.S. ally - 'was notably absent from the 'eye to eye' crowd.' Kim Jong-il has succeeded at driving a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea, it adds." Read on...


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