posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 01:40 AM
Just one Ohio class submarine
could push North Korea from the Iron Age into the Stone
Age, and they know it. And the U.S. has 14 of them, ready to blast their targets to hell at a moment's notice, in accordance with their job
Despite the DPRK's regressive stand on human rights, I think it would be ill-advised to underestimate them. The truth is that, despite widespread
social problems, the North Korean government is staffed by some unusually bright people.
They are NOT stupid. They monitor international opinion, just like we do, and they are anything but reckless. They execute plans based on carefully
calculated strategies, just as the U.S. and any other modern government does.
When they do "something crazy", it's not because they are "crazy", but because they expect the ploy to achieve beneficial results.
Again, and I cannot overemphasize this: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA IS NOT INSANE!
They have very specific and well-considered goals, and their policies reflect those goals. All the rest is, more or less, breathless sensationalism
driven, in large part, by the North Korean propaganda machine.
The key when considering North Korean goals and strategy is to take a few steps back and think about what they have to gain or lose.
THE NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS NOT CRAZY OR STUPID! They know what they want, and are working toward it.
Underestimate -- or overestimate
them -- at your peril.
(Just my personal opinion, nothing more.)