North Korea – Practices the Art of War…Again
Kim Jong Un – North Korea Shoots Missile Over Japan
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” – The Art of War, Sun Tzu
Well it looks as if Kim Jong Un, who graciously gave the world a much needed breather has decided that our break-time is over, flexing his missile power by shooting just that, over Japan.
Of course he is simply just testing the range of his missiles, in preparations for something bigger naturally or he is testing the patience of the world.
According to some news outlets Kim Jong Un reportedly said that the missile was intended for Guam.
But the question is, will he actually go through with trying to start a war he may or may not be able to afford let alone survive?
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
I mean, it was rumored just yesterday as a matter of fact that he possibly has a third child now? That is according to reports coming from South Korea and that very well could explain exactly just why he suspended his efforts to start a war. Perhaps he was waiting on the child’s first words, or some special occasion for it.
Kim Jong Un could very well be playing games with us altogether by making it appear that his military capabilities are much weaker than they truly are.
Then again he could also be attempting to make his nation’s military capabilities appear much stronger than they truly are.
The problem is, we are not entirely sure just how advanced North Korea’s Nuclear program is or is not as of today.
Is the world ready to fight back not knowing what exactly Kim has sitting in his back pocket?
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
So far that plan has been to employ the use of sanctions, i.e. cutting the head off of the snake if you will. By decreasing the amount of money going into North Korea, the hope is that it will slow, if not halt the funds going into North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and military efforts that lean towards starting a war with any other nation.
Kim should really think about the true Art of War, because he just may lose this battle which will in the end cost him his beloved North Korea.
Taking much needed money from an already poor and struggling economy takes money from the working class, it also carries potentially severe consequences.
Consequences the world may not be willing to protect Kim Jong Un from.
“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”
Cristal M Clark