‘북한과 대화 천명’ 틸러슨이 옳다
"It’s time for peace talks, and Rex Tillerson is on the right track"!
Happy Chuseok (Korea’s Thanksgiving)!
Dear Friend—a quick update on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia! It includes responses to Mr. Trump’s drumbeat of war and a growing consensus for negotiations with North Korea and reducing tensions in Northeast Asia. For my Korean readers, please click on the link even if you don’t fully comprehend EnglishJ) Please help us! 영어 이해 못해도 조국의 평화를 위한 분들 노력을 생각해서 기사 클릭 많이 해 주세요^^
“It’s time for peace talks, and Rex Tillerson is on the right track” –Jimmy Carter
…“`fully’ favors `Secretary Tillerson’s efforts to find a diplomatic solution”” in Korea. Secretary of Defense James Mattis
“69% of Americans oppose a preemptive strike against North Korea”. The Washington Post
“Trump Is Bringing US to the Brink of War with North Korea Where Is the Anti-War Movement? The only way forward on North Korea is peace”
1. Op-ed by Jimmy Carter. “What I have learned from North Korea’s leaders”
지미 카터 대통령 미국무장관 틸러슨의 북미외교 지지
It’s time for peace talks, and Rex Tillerson is on the right track
2. New York Times. A Nuclear Deal With North Korea May Be Tillerson’s Mission Impossible
남가주 대학 한국학 연구소 소장 데이빗 강 교수, “북한은 과거의 혹독한 경제제재와 기근도 극복하였다. 파키스탄 같은 핵보유국과도 미국은 공존한다. 북한에 기회를 주어야.”
“This is a country that didn’t collapse during the height of a famine, and they are doing better now, so you think you are going to squeeze them some more?” said David C. Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California.
If North Korea refuses to surrender its nuclear arsenal, he said, the United States will have to learn to live with it. “We did this with Pakistan,” Mr. Kang said, noting Washington tries to limit the scope of the Pakistani arsenal. “There are plenty of countries where we did this. Let’s try to find a way to live with each other without killing each other.”
3. Christine Ahn. In These Times. Trump Is Bringing US to the Brink of War with North Korea Where Is the Anti-War Movement? The only way forward on North Korea is peace
워먼크로스디엠지 크리스틴 안, “트럼프 대통령이 2천 5백만 북한 주민 대량학살 위협은 5천 1백만 남한 주민들 대량 학살 위협과 같다. 조건없는 대화가 유일한 방법이다.”
That is the moral quandary the Trump administration is—we can only hope—seriously weighing as it considers military action against North Korea. “When Mr. Trump threatens to annihilate 25 million people in North Korea, he is endangering 51 million South Koreans,” said Jeong-ae Ahn-Kim, of Women Making Peace in South Korea, in an email sent to In These Times. “Millions of South Koreans have family in the North. When he threatens them, he threatens us.”
Peace and diplomacy is the only way forward, and the first step is dialogue—unconditionally.
4. Robert Kelly. The National Interest. 5 Ways to Understand Trump’s North Korea Talk
부산대학교 로버트 켈리 교수, “트럼프의 병적인 자기도취증 전쟁 위협이 가장 위험한 변수다.”
The most alarming of these is option two, that Trump actually believes a war is more or less inevitable. The others suggest that much of the crisis is artificial, ginned up by Trump’s own language for other reasons. The worry is that the more Trump talks, the more he is talking himself, and Kim Jong-un, into a corner, where they feel must act. Even if he is not baiting Kim Jong-un—and it becomes harder and harder to avoid that conclusion with every new tweet—it may happen anyway. We are sliding toward a self-fulfilling prophecy.
5. Tim Shorrock. Lobe Log. North Korea: Has Trump Rejected Diplomacy and Does It Matter?
더 네이션 팀 슈락. “미 국무장관의 외교 노력 거대한 대중 지지가 절실하다.”
Despite what the White House said Monday, Tillerson’s State Department does have several avenues of dialogue open with North Korea. The most important, of course, is the “New York Channel” through Pyongyang’s UN delegation, which has a direct line to Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. Another is the on-going dialogue between former US officials and intelligence officers that takes place at regular intervals in Pyongyang, Europe, and New York.
But the effectiveness of these channels will depend on the degree of support they get from Trump and his incompetent White House. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told Congress that he “fully” favors “Secretary Tillerson’s efforts to find a diplomatic solution” in Korea. But as he well knows, that could be undone by a single tweet from the commander-in-chief.
6. Finian Cunningham. Online Journal. Strategic Culture Foundation. Barbarism and Shame: Why the US Refuses a Korea Peace Treaty
피니언 커닝햄. “미국의 북한과 평화 조약 거부의 한 이유는 미국의 한국 전쟁때 범한 전쟁 범죄의 책임을 두려워 하기 때문이다. 미국의 역사 무지와 광적인 사고 우려.”
Tragically, and heinously, the refusal to bear responsibility for the violence and suffering caused in Korea is why the current Trump administration presumes the “right” to go to war on North Korea. This American presumption is woefully ignorant of history and infused with a disturbed messianic zeal. Trump and his officials arrogantly threaten North Korea with “annihilation” because the United States has never been held to account for its crimes in Korea (or elsewhere for that matter). Signing a peace treaty would be an important step towards long-overdue American accountability. A step that the arrogant American rulers refuse to take – because they can’t admit the shocking reality of their enormous crimes.
7. KBOO. Warmongering against North Korea. Interview with Professor Christine Hong at UC Santa Cruz and Korea Policy Institute
캘리포니아 주립대학 크리스틴 홍 교수, “북한에 대한 광적인 전쟁 위협 중단하라.”
8. UPI. Kevin Gray. Tighter sanctions on North Korea could have a harsher humanitarian impact
캐빈 그레이 “미국의 북한 경제 제제는 아무 죄 없는 일반 북한 주민들의 삶에 고통을 줄 것이다.”
Without strong domestic opposition or significant cleavages among the elite, the impact of broad economic sanctions against North Korea may resemble the terrible human suffering caused by sanctions against Iraq - and it was in the end war, not sanctions, that brought that regime down.
9. Gregory Elich. Zoom in Korea. Punishing a Nation: How the Trump Administration is waging a merciless economic war on North Korea
그레고리 일리쉬, 줌인코리아 “트럼프는 잔인한 경제제제, 경제 전쟁을 북한 주민들에게 자행하고 있다.”
The Trump administration’s economic war is global and unyielding…. The relentless economic war being waged by the Trump administration may not be grabbing the headlines in the same manner as talk of war. But that does not lessen the harm that is being done. Washington’s pressure on other nations is having an effect, as one nation after another cuts diplomatic and political ties with the DPRK or severs trade relations. The Trump administration has rejected North Korean offers to talk, believing that it can drive North Korea into economic submission without the need for the give-and-take of negotiations. In a recent tweet, Trump reiterated his hostility to the concept of diplomacy: “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man.”
The United States has far too much economic muscle for any nation to be able to say no. But how many North Koreans will have to suffer through hunger, loss of employment, and freezing winters without heat as a result? The cruel collective punishment of an entire nation can produce nothing but misery and should be called out for what it is: an act of war.
10. Simone Chun. Loud and Clear. Trump Criticizes own Secretary of state: “No Point to Negotiations”.
시몬 천, “코리아 피스네트워크, 한반도에서 전쟁을 방지하고 평화를 지지할 99% 미국 시민들, 미국 민주주의에 희망을 걸어 본다!”
Donald Trump delivered a public rebuke to his own Secretary of State, scolding him for considering talks with North Korea. Is Trump on a warpath? Prof. Simone Chun, a fellow at the Korea Policy
•Danger of ad-hoc pattern of US foreign policy, no strategy, disorganized, Irresponsible, tweet-led foreign policy
•Need to pay attention to serious analysis: 25 years of negotiation=decrease in NK military maneuver
•Without peace treaty, NK will not give up its missions
•War is a good business for military industrial complex
•1% of hope for Trump and 99% faith in American people who oppose Trump’s war and support diplomacy and peace in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia https://www.spreaker.com/user/radiosputnik/trump-criticizes-own-secretary-of-state-
Interview in Korean, “Candlelight News”. US B-1B over NLL increases threat of war in the Korean Peninsula. [촛불 뉴스] 8회, 시몬천 박사 "미 NLL 넘어 비행한 것은 전쟁 농단"
Happy Chuseok: Praying and cheering for peace in the Korean Peninsula!
조국의 평화를 위해 크게 멋진 풍악을 울려 봅시다. --징 치는 시몬 천 드림
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