Monday, April 6, 2009


How do you deal with a crazy person?

You can't!

For anyone vaguely familiar with Korean culture, two things are as clear as day: First, North Korea is not going to listen to any foreigner, unless it greatly benefits financially from said foreigner. Second, North Korea will probably blink only if its main benefactor, China (and Russia? and Iran?), will completely cut off financial support to its ideological ally. However, for anyone vaguely familiar with China's modern history, one thing is also as clear as day: that's not going to happen!

In the meantime, the situation in the region (and that includes all of us Asians) is more unstable than ever, a crazy man holding our sense of security and peace of mind hostage.

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