Let me end tonight with this.
I think we’ve got to worry about North Korea. There’s something wild and unruly going on there.
The new young leader seems to have no idea what he looks like outside the country. It’s what he wants to look like inside that matters to this guy. Is he the boss? Can he tell the military what to do? Is he enough of a deity among the people to intimidate the military who might challenge him?
These are questions he is testing right now. It would be nice to hope that he won’t go too far to show his force of will.
But we can’t be that hopeful. I’m wondering what pressures we can apply that would, without spooking the guy, tell him to limit his demonstrations of strength to words—and words alone.
His grandfather made a terrible mistake back in 1950 when he invaded the South. It would be a catastrophe if the grandson made the same.