North Korean Courtesy
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  • Christopher Perrey

    Could this be linked to their desperation for hard cash? They’ve shuttered the South Korean factories for some time and running their drugs is likely harder due to their incessant saber-rattling. Maybe the NK government is really its own worst enemy.

  • James Jones

    How do you construct a metric for degrees of regime craziness? Does seizing boats and citizens from your only ally and demanding a ransom give your regime a weighting of 50% crazy? 75% crazy? 100% crazy?
    Oh BTW, the regime’s only ally has the ability to sever all land lines of commerce for food, fuel, and other goods AND has the ability to crush them like a bug. Why does anyone in Washington believe that the North Koreans will honor even a short term nuclear weapons agreement?

  • Glad they called it “Ten Cent WeiBo”, since the Chinese name would freak out people who don’t know better: YiMao WeiBo (YiMao is RMB 0.10 and has nothing to do with the Chairman).

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