Kim Jong Un: The Boy Whose Country Has Cried `Wolf’ Once Too Often

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Lee Jae Won / Reuters

A protester holds a sign showing a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a portrait of South Korean President Park Geun-hye is seen on the ground, during an anti-North Korean protest in Paju, north of Seoul on April 10.

 SEOUL, South Korea — Nobody does bluster better than Pyongyang.

In the last few weeks the country’s hard-working propagandists declared a “state of war” with South Korea, announced plans to re-start a plutonium-producing reactor, and threatened the U.S. with nuclear Armageddon.

A North Korean spokesman found the time to decry the “venomous swish” of the South Korean President‘s skirt. And Dictator Kim Jong Un reportedly urged front line troops to “break the waists of the crazy enemies, totally cut their windpipes and thus clearly show them what a real war is like.”

Fighting words, sure, but nothing entirely new here.

For decades Pyongyang has promised to reduce to Republic of Korea to a “sea of fire,” using regular rounds of escalation to secure concessions from the outside world. Last week, as part of an almost daily barrage of threats, North Korea warned that it could not secure the safety of diplomats in the capital beyond April 10, and advised foreigners to evacuate Seoul.

But Wednesday came and went, the diplomatic corps stayed put, and Seoul shrugged off the warning, more aggravated, it seemed, than genuinely anxious. “North Korea is using provocation because it has worked in the past,” Cho Han-bum, a senior researcher at the Korea Institute for National Unification told TIME. “North Korea is not preparing for war.”

Full dispatch, here.

4 comments
bigben_usa
bigben_usa

the biggest problem all along is that Seoul is too close to the border. There is no question that we can easily win, but Seoul (given its location and population) is likely to suffer casualties that is not acceptable to its populace and politicians (especially S. Korea is now one of the wealthiest countries in the world).


CrossWinds
CrossWinds

Could it be this time............

........Revelation 6:4........

Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.

BasilAftousmis
BasilAftousmis

China is the key player in this game of chicken. If China and Russia stop supporting a failed state, the North would come to its senses. But the the two allies are more than happy to see the U.S in constant turmoil. So far our administration acted better than previous administrations. They did not deliver food aid and other goodies to stop the little man from his childish behavior. Seems to me after all these years of problems with the North the only solution is give them what they wish for, a war. Maybe the time has come to finish the job unless of course China and Russia step in and clean up the mess they have created.

lapazjim
lapazjim

So this leaves the question:"If the little boy doesn't get his way with what he is doing now,what will he do?"Most people think nothing!! Yet this maybe is giving him a feeling of being backed into a corner himself.He is like an animal and will fight hard to get out of this corner or die trying.It will take little provocation from te world to make him do what he has said.

The solution to this matter does not lie with the world countries and the U.N.. It lies with two countries-North Korea and China.Yes China! Remember that China is their only ally.All that needs to be done is China telling the boy that if they do not get rid of their nuclear program,pull back all of their armament and stop their rhetoric and Sabre rattling that they can no longer guarantee their support of them.If this was done then the boy has nothing to do but passify China.They will no longer have the power of China behind them!!

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