Power to the People...'s Republic of Korea... the "democratic" one
Seoul has said that if Pyongyang promises to give up its nuclear weapons, it will send lots of electrons its way:
South Korea said it had offered to lay power lines into North Korea and provide the Stalinist state with electricity if it agreed to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.So, is this giving in to the North Korean threat?
South Korea would transmit its surplus electric power to the North through cross-border power lines which have yet to be built, South Korean Unification Minister Chung Dong-Young said at a press conference.
Or is this deft dealing to stave off a crisis?
Is this giving in to dictators?
Will this deal-making boost Chung Dong-young's (the deft jammer himself) bid for the Blue House?
Will the electricity be used for torture?
Will making North Korea dependent on South Korean energy mean it will be easier to keep Pyongyang in line?
In Korea I paid 250 won or so per kilowatt-hour... how much will Pyongyang pay?
And the obvious question, shouldn't we be sending surplus electricity to California?
In related news, Condaleeza Rice said the US has no objection to the South giving sending rice (the staple, not herself) to the North.