Saturday, April 27, 2013

N. Korea's crazy act does not mean it's suicidal - ANN

N. Korea's crazy act does not mean it's suicidal - ANN

Amazing. A terrorist bomb goes off in Boston, a fertiliser plant explodes in Texas and miraculously, the "simmering tensions" on the Korean peninsula suddenly don't seem to matter any more. In fact, they have evaporated.

But were they really "simmering"? While the international media may have decided they were, how many times are we going to take Pyongyang's rhetoric seriously when any precipitative action with nuclear weapons would turn the country into a carpark?

North Koreans aren't suicidal - even if they have done some crazy things in the past. The South Koreans, surely the best barometer, heard most of it before and simply got on with life.

Because the latest threats came on the same day as the Boston bombing, which just happened to be North Korean founder Kim Il Sung's birthday, they didn't stand a chance of making it on the evening news. In fact, nothing else did either

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