North Korea part 3

Target North Korea, Pushing North Korea to the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe by Gaven McCormack published in 2004. North Korea has stated repeatedly that it will give up nuclear weapons if the US stops threatening its existence. The more we bully North Korea, the less likely it is to stop its weapons programs.

“Any freedom delivered by cruise missile would be ephemeral at best, while normalization of relations in the region will open the way to the liberation of the North Korean people. In close collaboration with their compatriots to the south, they will choose, when windows are opened around them, what government and what ideology they believe will best serve them. War could not solve anything fifty years ago, and all that has changed since then is that its destructive force has been immeasurably increased.”

America first?

Donald Trump has shown some consistency in his demands for payment. Is it putting America first or just a fixation on money? He wants NATO members to pay more. He wants Mexico to pay for a wall between the two countries. We have just installed an anti-missile system in South Korea that many Koreans oppose and has demanded that South Korea pay us $1 billion for the unwanted system.

Crazy Don’s Used Cars

Donald Trump sells used cars under a franchise system as Crazy Don’s Used Cars. All the cars are sold “as is” and are clunkers. The only guarantee is that they can be driven off the lot after purchase. The cars are low-priced, the only profit center is the sale of repair parts that are necessary to make the cars drivable. Each car comes with a $500 coupon good for parts at Crazy Don’s Auto Parts. Most of the sales are to do-it-yourselfers who have a knack with car repairs. Would you buy a car from Crazy Don’s?

Celebrity War and Peace

Celebrity War and Peace
Donald Trump host
Will it be war?
Will it be peace?
Depends on the ratings
Which rates most.
The ultimate survivor game
Some live, most die
Go for the gold
The ultimate prize
Live like a billionaire
Or die poor, unlamented
Under a MOAB or Hellfire
Launched by a drone
Controlled by the host
You’re fired.

Dear Leader

Dear Leader, My Escape from North Korea by Jang Jin-Sung published in 2014. The first third of the book describes life in North Korea. It reads like part of Orwell’s 1984, but life in North Korea is much, much worse. The remainder of the book alternates between recent events in North Korea and the author’s dash for freedom northward into China until he reached freedom at the South Korean embassy in Beijing.

Communist North Korea presents a false face to the world; nothing is as it seems. The real ruler of the country is the communist party, not Kim Jong-un. North Korea has been threatened by the US and Japan for most of its existence. The North Koreans devote much of their limited resources to the military to counter Western threats. If we offered North Korea guarantees of continued existence, it is possible that North Korea would be willing to give up its quest for nuclear armed missiles. On the other hand, a cornered North Korea is likely to lash out at any enemy within reach.