Behind the News: Korean War-Avoidance through Joint Economic Development, Led by Russia and China
May 31, 2007 (LPAC)--The Six-Party Talks on North Korea will resume next week in Beijing, and US chief negotiator Christopher Hill has already arrived.
The untold story of how the Cheney-Blair war party is right now being restrained (if precariously) from launching war on the Korean peninsula, as they have come close to doing this in the past, involves the linkup of four of the six parties: Russia, China, Japan and South Korea,-- for war avoidance through joint economic development.
This movement has been led by China and Russia. It includes both thedevelopment which has earlier been featured on as well as thesponsored by those four parties, in an area which adjoins Korea, Russia, and China, and also Mongolia. This great project was well on the way to development when President George W. Bush scuttled all Korea negotiations as soon as he was inaugurated in 2001.
An interview with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun published yesterday by Associated Press provides more insight into the workings behind the scenes.
"All Northeast Asia is moving towards cooperation, not war," Roh said. "The three countries of the region -- [South] Korea, Japan and China -- are very closely interlinked by economic interests and economic cooperation. The military arms buildup will in fact be offset by the close interdependence among the nations in the economic realm, and we will eventually go toward the path of peace and cooperation."
North Korea launched its nuclear program as "a political strategy" to counter the United States and South Korea, President Roh said. "The nuclear policy, which led US President George Bush to label North Korea as part of an "Axis of Evil," is in reality something Pyongyang wants to use as "a negotiating tool," rather than a military threat to the rest of the world," Roh said. "North Korea harbors huge anxieties or fears toward the United States and South Korea."
"When the North Korean nuclear issue is resolved and when there is significant progress in inter-Korean cooperation, I believe that Korea can serve in the role as a key mediator in the northeast Asian region --we will serve as the center of gravity for maintaining peace and security and eventual peace of the region. I'm afraid that not much progress has been made on this issue."