North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un was in China on Sunday, as reported by North Korea’s official press organization, the “Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).” Chinese President XI Jinping and Kim Jong Un were strengthening their ties with each other, trying to make a better relationship, as North Korea exports coal. In this way, China can have cheap energy and disregard climate coal restrictions, desired by governments in most of the world.
Militarily speaking, the United States and South Korea should look with a better perspective than just letting this relationship happen, without the world taking steps to fix the North Korean relationship with the rest of the world. In my opinion starving North Korea’s citizens to death is such a mistake. Since when do embargos work? Let’s see. In Iran we have complete embargos just short of starving their citizens to death, but has it stopped their desire to get nuclear weapons, which is inevitable in most developed nations. Regime change is the only way to stop, or at least attempt to stop, these little countries from getting nuclear weapons. When are enough of these childish games going to stop? Countries cannot just keep punting the ball on enforcing nuclear proliferation. If our government, led by the Biden administration, can’t get their act together we will be hit with a nuclear attack, greatly hindering our chain of command if the Biden Administration are taken out.
For a more preferred solution, look at what President Trump achieved with Kim Jong Un when he met face to face three times. When President Trump walked from South Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un across the border to North Korea, Trump became the symbol on how leaders of countries can begin to resolve long-standing confrontational positions. But then again pride came into play as soon as they met again in Vietnam, which didn’t go as well as President Trump picked up his toys and walked away from the meeting without even trying to fix the situation.
War is the last thing we want, which is why we must help North Korea not because it is run by a monster, but that we want to raise their country to a higher and more stable country. Provide incentive for North Korea to lift up its export of coal, and you will kill two birds with one stone. Then raise the price of coal up to the price of oil, and watch China (actually, the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP) go bonkers as they are building coal firing plants. Now faced with this cost of coal the CCP will then try to put their finger on the leader of North Korea, which makes the U.S. the good guys.
The United States is should always strive to attain a level of respect if we are to keep the top ranking with our allies. Unfortunately, I can find fault with our foreign policy on many levels. If our political parties don’t realize that they even have the aptitude to recognize the many faults with our foreign policies, our leaders won’t even realize their inability to construct a plausible solution with our allies in the world.
I am writing this article in a haste since it seems I must interject my opinion since I’m so dismayed by the United States in ability to address so many of our leaders’ faults. It’s both Democrats and Republicans that can’t grow up and see what they are doing when it comes to foreign policy. I see it as children crying over the faults of each other party instead of growing up to face the many issues that our government causes with inept leaders who don’t deserve to be in these high level positions.