South Korea is once again conducting military exercises with the US. At the same time, Seoul wants to buy its nuclear missiles from the north with financial assistance. so far without success
Thomas Hahn from Seoul
Since Monday, tanks have been rolling down the streets of Paju, about 30 kilometers north of the capital, Seoul, on the way to a local military training area. The time to consider North Korea’s sensitivity is over. so called Ulchi Freedom Shield Exercise, with which partners South Korea and the United States traditionally rehearse the emergency in conflict with the party dictatorship of ruler Kim Jong-un, will be in full swing again this year. In recent years, summer trials have either not taken place at all or are very limited. The then President of South Korea Moon Jae-in did not want to provoke North Korea and wanted to preserve the opportunity for talks.
But he has been in power since May Orthodox Eun Suk-yol, who had been pleading for “peace through strength” even before his election in March. Earlier in the year, North Korea tested missiles more extensively than ever before. There is nothing to indicate that the regime would like to talk in the near future. That’s why the friends of the free world are also resuming their military exercises. They should last until September 1. It is said to have included fighter jets, warships, tanks and possibly tens of thousands of soldiers. South Korea’s Defense Ministry announced in early August that the first week would be about “repelling North Korean attacks and defending greater Seoul territory”.
Sunshine policy has failed
The return to former levels of military testing is a clear sign: after Moon Jae-in’s failed Sunshine Policy, North-South hostilities have returned to the Korean peninsula, which was basically the case since the Korean War with the 1953 armistice. has an official position. But ended without a valid peace treaty.
At the same time, Yoon also wants to invest in North Korea’s infrastructure and provide comprehensive food aid if Pyongyang takes serious steps to give up its nuclear weapons. The current military exercises do not seem to suit this proposal. Does Yun really want to make peace? Or does he only evoke normal enemy images? Really his plan is nothing new, He follows the classic North Korean strategy of conservative South Koreans to buy the Kim regime’s nuclear missiles with economic aid. So far it has always failed – and this time also it can only fail.
that kim-rule Mainly interested in staying in power. Kim Jong-un needs nuclear missiles to stay in power. Without them he would be vulnerable, as history has shown, to the fall of rulers such as Saddam Hussein in Iraq or Muammar al-Ghadhafi in Libya. Or the current problems of Ukraine, which in 1994 abandoned its Soviet-era nuclear arsenal on Russian promises in good faith and is now mired in a war of invasion of Russia.
If Kim became attached to Yun’s idea, he would be dependent on the Western world. And without security guarantees, as Yun himself admits. “Granting the security of the regime is not something the ROK government can do,” he says, “but neither I nor the ROK government want the status quo in North Korea to be changed unreasonably or by force. ”
“We as human beings hate Eun Suk-yol.”
Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong
From Kim Jong-un’s point of view, it would be crazy enough to go for it. feedback Even then it was clear. Kim’s sister and propaganda official Kim Yo-jong, who is apparently responsible for announcements about South Korea under the regime, harshly rejected Yoon’s plan. Eun is a “naive little kid”, his plans are “disgusting”, “absurd” and a “copy” of the efforts of previous South Korean governments. Kim Yo-jong also said: “We as a person hate Eun Suk-yol.”
Of course, South Korean-US military exercises in North Korea have also been badly received. It is Pyongyang’s routine to describe such exercises as hostile acts. that rule last week Two test missiles fired at sea, perhaps there should be a reminder to South Korea and the United States. And of course Kim Yo-jong also got a word for the massive testing of national defense. Kim’s sister called them “assault warfare exercises”.
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