Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Setting off a nuclear bomb while firing missiles is a near-perfect message of hostility and anti-PR. North Korea seems to have mastered the craft of making the rest of the world angry, including the few supporters it had left -- i.e., China. One wonders why a nation-state would risk becoming a pariah and perhaps, glory in it. North Korea, a family-run country, doesn't feel the need to explain its actions. Meanwhile, South Korea and Japan are alarmed and on a high state of readiness should North Korea attempt to poke them in the eyes again. It's interesting to observe and also, to wonder when the country will fail and fall.