Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Can They Be Trusted?

Now that North Korea has agreed to "neutralize its existing nuclear facilities", they want to be taken off of the Terrorist List.
SEOUL, South Korea -- The United States has decided to remove North Korea from a list of terrorism-sponsoring states and lift sanctions against it, a spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said Monday. A State Department spokeswoman said she did not have confirmation of the report, carried by the North's official news agency.


The move came after North Korea agreed to take "practical measures to neutralize" its existing nuclear facilities this year, the spokesman said.


The nuclear accord mandates the U.S. to begin the process of delisting the North as a terrorism sponsor and advance the process of terminating the application of the Trading with the Enemy Act with respect with the North.

Besides being subject to economic sanctions, North Korea has also been on a U.S. list of states that sponsor terrorism, effectively blocking the North from being able to obtain low-interest loans from international lending agencies like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

North Korea is hurting for money and food, so they are being forced to abandon their nuke program, but can they be trusted to actually abandon the program? Will they dismantle their nukes?

I have a hard time believing it, considering their past history, considering their insane Great Leader, so in the immortal words of Ronald Reagan (PBUH): Trust, but verify

Mr Minority