I wonder if this young man deserves more of our sympathy than we think. He was thrust into his position and may well be, as Morty notes, a figurehead. With old men at his back, knives at the ready, this ‘boy’ is as trapped as any of his citizens. The officers still at war with S.Korea and the US will never give up power, status, and most importantly, regular meals, and would probably see to it Kim Jung Un caught the flu should he ever resist. I think N. Korea is an oligarchy, as opposed to a dictatorship, and if given a chance, Mr. Un would love to take his bride to disneyland and live off of a trust fund. He simply doesn’t look like he enjoys his power as much as his predecessors.I could be wrong. The Koreans will not fire a missle at us, but they might “lose” a warhead that ends up in the hands of terrorists. This is my biggest fear. China will not permit N.K. to fire a nuke unless it is in their interest to see what will happen.I’m glad I don’t have to make these decisions.Respectfully,C.
Apr 12, 2017