Saturday, April 6, 2013

North Korea's saber-rattling intended for internal consumption?

I think I've written previously that, besides being intended to block the relevant section of the Eurasian Land-Bridge, North Korea is apparently an experiment in a direct implementation of Orwell's 1984.  From that perspective, it seems to me that its periodic threats to annihilate the US or its allies are intended to convince its "citizens" (captives) that its great leader is all-powerful, etc. So, we have no reason to fear that it's going to launch an ICBM at us, and that it's going to get past our defenses.  After all, North Korea would cease to exist a few minutes later, and its "leadership" knows it.