Kim Jong-Un’s Mental State Finally Called into Question?
North Korea – Kim Jong-Un
Not sure if anyone caught some the recent headlines the past couple of days with regards to Kim Jong-Un’s mental frame of mind.
If not, I guess some have questioned it which is odd to me but whatever.
We all know that he and Trump are loose cannons, yet while I do question at times Trump’s frame of mind, I have never doubted that Kim is clear, concise and making moves that would ensure that his legacy lives on and thrives.
At any rate, the CIA felt compelled to chime in on the subject recently stating:
“”Waking up one morning and deciding he wants to nuke, he wants to rule for a long time and die peacefully in his own bed.”
I would tend to agree with that as I have pretty much said it before. North Korea is not and will not strike first unless they are provoked enough into doing that.
Which is why they have subtly at times attempted to provoke others into starting a war. For North Korea, starting a war with America or any of her allies is suicide and North Korea is fully aware of that.
So the reality is they will continue to test missiles and cause fear among everyone. It is after all one of the most basic rules of war, make others believe that you are more powerful than you truly are.
It’s all about instilling fear here.
North Korea also poses a significant cyber threat to America which is not something you see in the news often. North Korea has a second internet link from (it’s not China), TransTeleCom, a state owned provider from Russia.
In fact the US attempted a pretty big DDoS attack on North Korea recently and Russia gave them more bandwidth so as to help cope with that.
The funniest part of that news is that, the contract between North Korea and TransTeleCom was put together and signed off on a few years back.
While some do not really think much of that, the reality is, if you are a sane ruler making intellectual decisions and long term goals…it would make sense to get a contract in place prior to pissing off the entire world with talk and threats of nuclear devastation.
I guess DDoS attacks are legal and perfectly okay when it is the United States Government launching such an attack on another country…just don’t try to launch one on the United States because then you become a criminal or a nation who has committed a crime against the United States.
No one should be surprised by Russia here either, they do after all like to play all of the sides.
As for Kim, he’s like a child in some aspects where he is testing the waters, pushing buttons, seeing how far he can take things before it’s taken too far in an attempt to get what he really wants.
It will be interesting to see how it eventually plays out here because in the long run, while I believe that Kim is not some delusional murderous maniac, I do not believe that he really understands what playing with fire is like.
That fire just so happens to be Donald Trump and Trump is at times more irrational than a two year old whose blankie is in the dryer.
Cristal M Clark