North Koreas War Aims
The news cycle has been mocking Dennis Rodmans trip to North Korea. Sure it’s a circus and worth mocking but not a mention of what was said.
Rodman said Un told him to tell Obama “I don’t want war“.
While everybody’s laughing at the comical notion of someone conducting politics with Dennis Rodman, they don’t realize this is back handed diplomacy.
Kim Jong Un doesn’t want to go to war? Why would he say that(and to someone irrelevant) if he wasn’t prepared to go to war? Nobody in the US has mentioned war, so why does he bring it up. Saying I don’t want to go to war is different than saying I won’t go to war. Just who do you think will start that war? The US and South Korea haven’t done anything to provoke a war so what else could he be talking about?
Because he has all the leverage in the world by doing so. He faces a pacified, spineless US administration that will appease him and give him everything he wants just so long as he’s a menace. He can demand a lot too. While the people in his country are starving enough to eat dirt, North Korea has tested several nuclear weapons and is now working on long range missiles to reach the US.
We have been and will continue to offer money and oil to NK to stop work on their programs. Naturally they take the payments and put them into the programs. This is what happens when you are afraid to stand up. He’ll keep asking for more, the US will act reluctant and he’ll do something a little crazy and we’ll cave in.
Just in case anyone here in the US didn’t notice we now have this headline which I saw on Drudge yesterday.