A violent grab for power among Kim's inner circle in a country as trigger-happy as North Korea has important ramifications for global security, to say the least.
In engineering one of the first global crises designed to test the new administration, North Korea seems to be demanding that it not fall too far down the Obama priority list.
North Korea rattles its sabers, firing off a rocket, but apparently not doing it very well. The Dear Leader must be pissed. ...
I have done it again. I have provoked the international community to take North Korea. The American imperialists are worried about our preparations for a satellite launch, despite its other crises.
North Korea's annual springtime kabuki ritual of threats, counter-threats, sabre-rattling and troops movements seems fated to continue.
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The proud towers of Wall Street have fallen, disgorging packs of thieves and fraudsters. The mighty US suddenly exposed as the proverbial king without clothes. Uncle Sam is bankrupt.
The alleged Ponzi scheme of New York investment manager Bernie Madoff has claimed yet another victim, as al-Qaeda kingpin Osama bin Laden today revealed that he lost over $1 billion in the fraud. Making the rueful announcement in the form of a video, speaking from what appeared to be a cave, the terrorist said that he had invested with Mr. Madoff because the investment wiz had promised an annual return of ten percent, adding, "Now I don't know who to trust." He remained vague about how he had first made contact with Mr. Madoff, saying only that they had a mutual friend at a Palm Beach country club.
"McCain chose WHO?" Kim reportedly said just before the onset of the stroke, sources confirmed.
My answer: To initiate a dialog between the people of two adversaries, the first of such talks in 58 years.
The fact that North Korea can be accepted into the international community makes me think that the "Axis of Evil" was really the "Axis of the Dangerously Misguided."
I believe that many states -- Iran, among others -- have leaders who are capable of acting irrational, hence posing a serious threat both to other countries as well as to their own.
"I may have misspoke about what went on that particular day," Clinton said. "But it was a very busy time for me, what with having that knife-fight with Kim Jong-Il and all."
The label "rogue state" mistakes the essence of the state for its actions. These nations are in a troubled and precarious state of mind. They are full of self-doubt, prone to rash action, and easily insulted.
Just a few days ago, unbelievably, we were in North Korea, a country that comedians might describe as Albania without the glitz. Except that North Korea is no laughing matter.