Friday, October 13, 2006

North Korea's Leader Is Cagey, Not Crazy

Gwynne Dyer opines (on CommonDreams) on Kim:
Kim Jong-il is not crazy. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who has negotiated with him, says he is well-informed and not at all delusional. He pretends to be unstable because his regime's survival depends on blackmailing foreign countries into giving it the food and fuel that it cannot produce for itself. Rogue nukes are a big part of that image, but like any professional blackmailer, he would hand them over for the right price.


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