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North Korea Slams Cheney As "Mentally Deranged"

North Korea slammed US Vice President Dick Cheney as "mentally deranged" and accused him of using his recent Asian tour to incite bitterness toward the communist country.

"It considered Cheney as a mentally deranged person steeped in the inveterate enmity towards the system in the DPRK (North Korea) long ago as he is the boss of the neo-conservative forces in the US," a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said late Sunday.
North Korea slams Cheney as "mentally deranged"

SEOUL (AFP) Apr 19, 2004

North Korea slammed US Vice President Dick Cheney as "mentally deranged" and accused him of using his recent Asian tour to incite bitterness toward the communist country.

"It considered Cheney as a mentally deranged person steeped in the inveterate enmity towards the system in the DPRK (North Korea) long ago as he is the boss of the neo-conservative forces in the US," a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said late Sunday.

Cheney visited Japan and South Korea last week to step up support for US forces in Iraq and reaffirmed the US demand for complete scrapping of North Korea's nuclear weapons drive.

Cheney also said after talks with Chinese leaders that North Korea could provide nuclear technology to terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda, and warned of a nuclear arms race in Asia if Pyongyang was not stopped.

Pyongyang insists it will freeze its nuclear weapons drive only in return for rewards from the United States.

But Washington demands the complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantling of North Korean nuclear programs, both plutonium and enriched uranium schemes, before it will offer concessions to the impoverished state.

The North's spokesman insisted linking North Korea to Al-Qaeda was "an expression of total ignorance and nothing but a far-fetched attempt to justify" Washington's hostile policy towards Pyongyang.

"Action is inevitably followed by reaction. The DPRK is seriously contemplating a measure to counter the US oft-repeated demand that it scrap its nuclear program first," he said.

The spokesman said that if Cheney officially made such "reckless" remarks representing the stand of the US administration, this would be not a simple matter.

North Korea "has no idea of dealing with the US any longer if the latter insists on the disgusting CVID (complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantling)," he said.

Two rounds of six-party talks hosted by China to defuse the crisis have so far failed to narrow differences over the US demand and Pyongyang's denial that it is running an enriched-uranium program.

A new round of talks is expected before the end of June while working parties are supposed to be set up to resolve address contentious issues.

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and the "truth in politics" award 19.Apr.2004 16:31

goes to...

north korea, naturally... for calling it like everyone sees it...

Cheney is worse than deranged 19.Apr.2004 16:41

stop US/Israeli nukes

Before Cheney can point the finger at North Korea, we need to look at the nuclear weapons stockpiled by United States and Israel, currently the two nations with by far the most nuclear weapons. From Los Alamos New Mexico to the Negev desert in Israel (free Vanunu, peace activist held prisoner by Israel), the US/Israeli military has enough nukes to destroy all life on Earth twenty times over..

Personally i don't agree with anyone having nuclear weapons, though i understand why North Korea wishes to defend her people from US imperialist aggression. The problem is that the US invades countries worldwide, and the only defense is having nuclear weapons, similar to the cold war when Soviet Union had to match the US with nukes, though Mutually Assured Destruction is MADness where nobody wins except the elite with their keys to underground bunkers..

Cheney fits the classification of a sociopath, a deranged MADman determined to conquer the less powerful countries like Iraq/Palestine with brute military force (though Cheney never personally sees the battlefield). Young American working class soldiers are denied education and instead sent off to kill Iraqi youth whom they have never met before. The bloodshed and violence suffered by the Iraqi civilians, women and children is a result of allowing sociopaths like Cheney and Bush to remain in positions of power. Propaganda and outright lies are tools of sociopaths like Cheney, and where that doesn't work, murder and violence is always an option for a capitalist sociopath..

... 19.Apr.2004 17:56

anon

It takes one to know one...

" . . . " 19.Apr.2004 18:17

banon

one WHAT?

VP Cheney has brought deranged to a higher standard 19.Apr.2004 21:18

and coupled it with hegemony

Desperate times call for desperate people. And you can't get much more desperate than one who wants all the power.

kitchenware 20.Apr.2004 08:19

not jpc

something about pot calling kettle black would fit here.

'kitchenware' 20.Apr.2004 16:12

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"something about pot calling kettle black would fit here"

--if you're referring to nuclear reactors, just ask Rumsfeld:

Rummy's North Korea Connection
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/05/63955.shtml
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/05/264107.shtml

Rumsfeld was on ABB board during nuclear deal with North Korea
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/05/264170.shtml

Rumsfeld was on board Of Company That Sold North Korea two nuclear power plants.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/02/45728.shtml

Rum$feld--Swing Blade
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/03/46615.shtml

Rummy Hiding His Cards On N. Korea Involvement?
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266792.shtml

as far as nuclear weapons, WMDs, etc. - just look at the entire US arsenal compared to NK's . . .

Perle Urges Bush To Initiate Nuclear Holocaust In N. Korea
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/09/271292.shtml

NY TIMES: BUSH WAR FANATICS ARE PLANNING FOR A SECOND KOREAN WAR
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/02/46492.shtml

Bush Is Using West Coast Residents as Pawns in Nuclear Brinkmanship
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/08/269502.shtml