Wednesday, June 15, 2005
READING BETWEEN THE LINES
Agence France Presse reports on the ROK-DPRK Unification Festival:
Communist North Korea rolled out the red carpet for South Korea dignitaries Wednesday but kept its nuclear weapons ambitions under wraps at a Pyongyang festival marking a 2000 inter-Korean summit.One wonders what the eagle-eyed AFP reporter thought was meant by the event described in the JoongAng Ilbo as follows:
The celebrations remained free of any boasts about nuclear weapons as some 400 South Koreans, including 40 government officials, took part in the four-day festival in the North Korean capital. (emphasis mine)
As An Kyong-ho, a North Korean delegation member, said in a speech, "We are no longer a puny nation," Unification Minister Chung Dong-young of South Korea nodded and clapped.(emphasis mine)Last I checked, North Korea has neither added any territory nor significant numbers of citizens. Just what, then, was Mr. An referring to if not North Korea's nukes?
it might be that with those cows sent north that the average protein intake for young children has resulted in taller young'uns...Post a Comment