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A Korean Nightmare

Reginald10 Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 3:36 PM
Buffer zone, against what? With Hong Kong absorbed, and their economy moving toward a freer market, letting their people see a free market working might be a good lesson for them. "Work hard, and this is within your reach!" As for a military buffer, they have bigger problems in Russia, India, and the Islamic states of central Asia. And they fear a flood of refugees from NK, so giving them somewhere else to go where someone else will help them might be a positive idea.

The Second Korean War began as Kim Jong Un smiled while the elderly clique of generals who had frustrated him with their cowardly advice and feeble half-measures filed into the Central Committee’s grand conference room.

They stood silently around the table, waiting for the boy-dictator to nod so they might take their seats. Kim saw the contempt in their eyes, the condescension, and it enraged him. They and their insistence on caution, their refusal to act, had kept his grandfather and father before him from achieving a final victory against the Americans and their puppets in the south. No more.