Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nope, Still Not Reassured

Here's a piece saying the North Korea acts within a certain logic.  It is sound analysis.  However, North Korean actions over the years have been predicated on the US not responding out of spite or anger or fear or malice.  They have played the madman, because the US has to be the sane one.

What has everyone worried is not just North Korea's nuclear brinksmanship, but the fact that the US is led by an impulsive, petulant manchild who doesn't understand much of anything beyond his own emotional needs in a given moment.

And, on cue, Kim is upping the ante, because that has always worked in the past to sober up Washington.  I doubt it will work this time, unless McMaster and Tillerson have control of Hair Furor's tweeter feed.

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