Manila, Philippines (12/01/2017) – Around the globe, old men in government like Donald Trump are straining at their collars with faces and eyeballs bulging with rage. Mr. Kim Jong-un (34) is at it again.
In the wake of a very significant missile (ICBM) launch from near Pyongyang in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a Canadian-based Women’s Group listed by the United Nations as a Civil Society NGO has issued a strongly worded statement urging calm.
The youthful North Korean Leader in Pyongyang, says the group has defied the old men of the global patriarch.
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning darkness Mr. Kim fired a research and development variant of the DPRK’s new mobile-launched Hwasong 15 intercontinental ballistic missile to 2800 miles in altitude. This is clearly an ICBM capable of reaching any place on Earth.
“The missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1,000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan’s economic exclusion zone. We are working with our inter-agency partners on a more detailed assessment of the launch,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Robert Manning said.
This Hwasong 15, according to North Korea’s state-run TV network, is the DPRK’s most capable ICBM to date.
David Wright, a physicist and missile expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told The Guardian he calculated that on a normal trajectory, rather than a high lofted one, the missile would have a range of 13,000 km, enough to reach Washington, the rest of the US west coast, Europe or Australia.
More than this, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) under Kim Jong-Un has on September 3 of this year detonated a thermonuclear bomb that exceeded even the DPRK’s own estimates of strength–maybe a quarter megaton.
The RINJ Foundation women, in the spirit of humanitarian action adduce that:
- In dealing with the North Korean nuclear crisis the United States erred badly. The USA leadership has no comprehension of Asian culture or matters and has lost much of its global status as a reliable and credible leader.
- In dealing with the North Korean nuclear crisis the United Nations also miscalculated badly and was walked into a contraindicated action and resulting failure by the United States. (North Korea is very much nuclear armed today.)
- Fault of the epic failure is on both the USA and UN for a classic belligerence approach breeding more antagonism and more DPRK fear than ever before, not to mention the risk of starving and killing hundreds of thousands of North Koreans and maybe slaughtering as many as 20 million Asians in East and Southeast Asia.
The RINJ Foundation women are urging calm and insist that global leaders seek a meaningful dialogue with North Korea to avert Nuclear War and begin multilateral nuclear disarmament among nuclear nations.
“The colossal failure of sanctions against North Korea,” say the RINJ women, “is also an epic crime against humanity. Hundreds of thousands of ordinary people have died horrible deaths. It’s no good America and the UN saying that Pyongyang is at fault for not reassigning its funds to food and medicine in the cold winters and occasional droughts of the DPRK. ”
“To the USA and UN we can only say: “You knew that would happen.”
“You knew this. Knowing that hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians would be killed makes this a criminal act with criminal intent, says the RINJ Women”
(Sanctions against North Korea that prevented food and medicine to reach ordinary peasants caused massive starvation since 2006.)
That the government of Mr. Kim is criminal beyond words, there is no doubt. But by creating a collective enemy threatening and uniting all people of the DPRK, the US and UN have thwarted seven plans to give Mr. Kim the ouster, say the RINJ Foundation women.
The sound-thinking Generals of the DPRK (People’s Army) are nearly apoplectic, at least those plotters Mr. Kim has not had executed.
Speaking to a group of Nurses in Manila the CEO of the RINJ Foundation said, “The next best step for the global community is to get food and medicine to the people of North Korea and show a compassion for their situation that invites a calm.”
“Meanwhile”, the RINJ CEO added, “global leaders need to accept the DPRK as a nuclear nation and bite the bullet to begin Nuclear Arms Reduction and non-proliferation talks among all nuclear nations.
“These nuclear nations must not only downsize nuclear stockpiles but eliminate them. I think that is the DPRK’s point as it lives with constant fear and belligerent rhetoric from America with which it is still at war.
“That is another loose end that needs to be cleared up. America must end its war with the tiny hermit country (DPRK) and seek friendship over nuclear war.”
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