Now it looks as though North Korea is going to go ahead and re-start its nuclear facility at Yongbyon.
There’s a good article in The Christian Science Monitor about this latest news to come out of the North and whether or not the international community should be worried about it. Yes, we should be worried about it, but like so much of the rhetoric the North has been using, the fact that they are telling the international community is still part of their game plan. It’s their way of scaring the world into action with their high-stakes blackmail.
In one sense, Korea watchers say, the new regime is simply rehashing and upping the volume of an ideology and a language that the North and the Kim family have used for many years to remain in power and keep people unified by the threat of an enemy.
This is what I have been saying all along. This has been North Korea’s modus operandi since 1965 when they started down the road again (after they had rebuilt their industrial base which had been destroyed during the Korean War) to reunify the peninsula with every means possible. Military provocations along the DMZ, raids, murder in the JSA, sea battles, underground tunnels, terrorist acts, nuclear and missile threats–these have all been used to perpetuate their regime and to threaten the international community into action.
There really is a method to their madness.