Masters Of War

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks. You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly. Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion' As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud. You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins. How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you That even Jesus would never Forgive what you do. Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul. And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963

Monday, February 8, 2016

[Kim Jong-un’s Hypothetical Letter 5-3] “I don’t want to be a Gaddafi or Hussein” Part III

[Kim Jong-un’s Hypothetical Letter 5-3] “I don’t want to be a Gaddafi or Hussein”

Why my father visited China three times in a single year
We’ve gotten a little sidetracked here, so let’s get back to the point. Even after George W. Bush scrapped the Agreed Framework, my father did his best to improve our hostile relationship with the US.
The outcome was the Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks on September 19, 2015. The South Korean government under President Roh Moo-hyun and the Chinese government went to great effort to bridge the gap between the US and North Korea. My father really appreciated that, and I do, too.
Today, people assume that the Joint Statement is void, but it’s still really important. Experts called it a blueprint for bringing Northeast Asia out of the Cold War. It was supposed to first erect the “two pillars” of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and normalizing North Korea’s relations with the US and Japan and then use these to support the “one pillar” of establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula. Students of international relations praised the agreement as one that balanced the interests of all six of the parties who participated in the talks.

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