posted on May, 27 2009 @ 11:34 AM
How do we know Kim is still in control of N.Korea?
The last we heard he'd had a stroke, then a fake picture was released to try and convince the world (and their people) that he was fine.
Since that day, they have bee renewing their threats against the south, they've tested a "satellite" launch, tested a high-yield nuclear device,
tested several missiles, closed their shared industrial complex (at a cost of $millions) and now openly state that they maintain the option of
attacking the south at a moments notice.
I firmly believe that if Kim is still alive, he is no longer in control of his party.
What is the goal of N.Korea? To overpower and control the South. It would give them complete control of the region, the workable land, the people, the
industry, the finance... the benefits of gaining control of the south are immense, and dwarf any concessions offered through aid for returning to the
And while I admit it isn't the same, they saw the world do absolutely nothing when Israel attacked Gaza.
They saw the world do absolutely nothing while Russia and Georgia battled for control of break away regions.
They know coalition forces are trapped in Iraq and Afghanistan and fighting to prevent the spread of the Taliban in Pakistan.
They know that the capitalist system has failed and we are all distracted and caught up in our own financial mess.
They also know that this period of turmoil might not last, and this might be their only chance to take the south while everyone else is busy.
They've seen the UN hold endless meetings and every nation fumble and procrastinate over every scenario where there was no direct profit for their
involvement, and there is a very good chance they'll use this period and this example to launch an attack to try to gain control of the south and all
They already have their fire-power trained on Seoul, what is to stop them from going in and using that as a shield to prevent a response?
If they stepped into the south today and said "if anyone moves to stop us we'll open fire on Seoul", what is any other country going to do?
This is a messed up situation, but I don't for one moment think that we should all be assuming that this is just posturing.