Wednesday, April 10, 2013

racing towards ?

i don't have much insight into how to handle north korea. but i keep wondering how exactly the cycle of escalation is supposed to stop. if kim jung-un doesn't give himself an off ramp, then is our only choice giving him some kind of concession or a terrible war that no one wants?

maybe if he shoots off a missile that will give the NoKos an excuse to declare themselves victorious and to take a step back. but if that doesn't do it, what then? in the long run NoKo is fucked. it is shutting down its few economic lifelines and is pissing off its only friend. they are pretending they can afford to do this, but really they can't. i wonder if they know that or if the leadership is so securely in its propaganda bubble it doesn't see how bad their situation is.