Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sanctioning North Korea Doesn't Work!

This morning, North Korea launched a missile that traveled over
Japan and landed in the ocean. The immediate reaction by Japan's Shinzo Abe was to demand more sanctions on North Korea. From the perspective of many people, North Korea is breaking international law and deserves to be punished.

Why aren't sanctions working? You don't back someone into a corner unless you are also offering a third option that allows them to function on a higher level.

By backing Kim Jong Un into the corner, with sanctions, six party talks that give North Korea no voice, by fly-overs by B-1 bombers and passages by aircraft carriers, North Korea has come to the point where they see only two options, and both are untenable. They can continue to pressured and to starve, or they can come out over the top of a far greater force and fight. Both lead to their death.

North Korea cannot get their life by shooting off missiles, but neither can their neighbors get their life by bullying North Korea to the point they see only two options.

The solution is the middle ground that allows all nations to be able to get their life, and that is the plan for the international government. It offers Kim Jong Un the opportunity to be equal to all the other nations, and equality is the first requirement for conflict resolution.

Being able to create the life each of us wants is an unalienable right granted to us by our Creator, and to deny another this right goes against Universal Law, which is immutable. Every atom in the Universe is subject to Universal Law, and when one breaks it, there is always a backlash. Grabs for power always lead to a loss of power.

Under the plan for the international government, disputes between nations will be resolved in court rather than the battlefield, and the monies wasted on war will go to the people instead. The first dispute will be between Iraq and the United States to end the Iraq War. The conflict devolved from sanctions--which killed 500,000 Iraqi children--to what devolved as a global genocide when George W. Bush declared Saddam Hussein to be Axis of Evil.

Let's not repeat the same mistake with North Korea.