This is the first of a series of examples of the malignancy of the US State Department, and concerns paying the murderous dictator of North Korea the proceeds of his forgery of US currency.
You may recall that fanfare surrounding State’s agreement, to pay the dictator his criminal haul, in return for him shuttering his Plutonium-producing reactor. Well, the reactor’s still churning out nukes. And State is giving him the money:
On Feb. 13, the Six-Party Talks in Beijing ratified a bilateral agreement between the U.S. and North Korea, providing for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear programs. The first step, 60 days after ratification, was to be that North Korea “will shut down and seal for the purpose of eventual abandonment” the Yongbyon nuclear facility, and readmit inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency.Other steps were to follow, but the first move was unequivocally to be made by Pyongyang.
The 60 days came and went, and indeed, another 37 days have come and gone. No IAEA inspectors have been readmitted, and not even Pyongyang claims that it has “shut down” Yongbyon.
In response, State renegotiated (my ellipsis):
North Korea…insist(ed) that (prior to shut down) all the funds had to be returned to the actual account holders, with no restrictions on their use, even though all agree that at least some were acting illicitly. This…State accepted.
Thus, State makes the world more dangerous.