Just when it seemed like the world is coming apart at the seams, word that the leaders of North and South Korea have made some minor concessionary agreements.
This, following a recent face-to-face meeting between leaders of the 2 Korean peninsula nations, may give us some hope that tensions in that important part of the world may be easing.
South Korea will stop blaring propaganda messages across the demilitarized zone toward the north, which have been coming from powerful speakers since the 1950’s.
The communist leadership of North Korea will be taking a half hour off their nations’ clocks so that time in the north matches time in the south once again.
In some meaningless gesture, the North Koreans had shifted time a half hour ahead 8 years ago.
These concessions are in fact very minor in what has been a tension-filled region, but at least it may be a start.
We’ll leave the discussion about what impact our president’s tough-talk policy toward the communist north may be having to get that country’s leadership to come to the table, for another blog, on another day.
That’s the way I see it.