posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:25 AM
I thought the same thing at one point, but now that Jong-Il is dead, and there is new, young leader in his place, I see things differently. It would
be one thing if NK did not have the means to lash out at their enemies, but this is not the case. If they did not have support, some clandestine and
some out in the open, from other countries like China and Iran, they would not have developed much technology for warfare. But as it stands now, they
can field a very large army, and they actually have somewhat of a navy and air force. It is hard to say how formidable these branches are, but the
It is possible that the new leader is just trying to gain concessions from the west with his rhetoric, but since he is new and unpredictable, I think
we should take the threats more seriously than those of his father. His father was content with being the leader of a country and manipulating people
into believing whatever he wanted them to, and did not need to take it any further. He also did not have nuclear capabilities. Relations with Iran and
the new NK leader seem to be strong, and through other countries' help NK has seemed to acquire nuclear capabilities. Honestly, I do not think the
west knows as much about NK as many seem to think, and this is a direct result of the invisible wall around the country.
NK is not overrun with foreign agents of the US or SK, and previous attempts to insert operatives has not ended well. It truly is its own world, and
the people really are brainwashed into believing their leader is a God, although I do not know if the people actually believe this or just go along
with it so they are not tortured or killed. So while I hope the new NK is no more dangerous than it was in times past, I think it is foolish to assume
this is the case when so many things are changing with regards to that country.