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December 29, 2009



"...Pyongyang faces a serious economic crisis and public support for the regime looks very shaky...."

While the first part of the statement is believable, the second is neither here nor there. What does public support mean to Kim? It seems like an attempt to judge a kingdom, of a most tyrannical kind to boot, by the Western criteria.


From our end of the snake, Western leaders are afraid of the optics of letting N.Korean citizens starve to death. It's a given that any available food will go first to the state apparatus ie the military; only then will surplus be available to the average citizen.
Hence the rush to ameliorate the coming crisis. That and the fear that China might have other plans for the Koreas.

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