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North Korea believes in Machiavelli's old adage that it is better to be feared than to be loved.  Is there anything that comes from North Korea that is not poisoned with bile?  I guess she has some natural resources, but not so much to be exceptionally gifted in that respect.  I never thought of diplomatic relations between North Korea and other countries, but with this assassination of the ruler's half-brother in Malaysia through the use of VX agent, I guess there is a chill between Malaysia and North Korea.  A few individuals are holed up in the North Korean Embassy, wanted for 'questioning' by Malaysia.  In retaliation North Korea is detaining Malaysian citizens from leaving their country.  Why would anyone want to be in North Korea in the first place?  Not much to love there, is there?
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Sorry, can't see the relevance to the OP.
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The relevance is that North Korea is in the News, and it would be nice to start up some old threads and get some more traffic on the website.  The relevance is also to what was in the thread immediately before my new post.  But no, it doesn't hit the topic squarely on the head of the nail.

Do you have anything to add on North Korea?  If not that is okay, but you might try to get the ball rolling, here or somewhere else.
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franciscosan:-

I've raised the subject of North Korea in the past under the Heading of "Crazy Kim Jong Un".

My views haven't changed. North Korea is very poorly led by a tyranical meglomaniac who rose to the top purely on the fact that he was the previous leaders son. He has no apparent ability to lead or direct a country.

His execution of administration members for the most trivial of reasons should not be tolerated, and I'm very surprised that there hasn't been some sort of uprising, although the North Korean people have been conditioned by at least two generations of lunacy.

I've said in the past that Kim is capable of sparking a major conflict in the region by his firing of missiles towards Japan, and his threats against just about everybody in the region. I don't think that his former best friends, China, have much time for him either now due to his instability. I don't know the North Korean/Russian relationship, perhaps you could expand on that.


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I read a media report todays which claims that a Chinese official has called on both North Korea and the USA to take a step back and try and work out differences through diplomatic channels.

The Chinese official adds that he believes that the continual animosity between the two could lead to a regional war.

Meanwhile, it seems that Russia is still providing North Korea with modern, sophisticated armaments.

From http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39214525
 
Quote US officials have dismissed China's suggestion that North Korea could halt its missile and nuclear test in exchange for a suspension of US military activity in the region.

The US state department said it was not "a viable deal" while the UN ambassador said North Korea was not "rational".

China's suggestion came after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles,breaking international sanctions.

Meanwhile the US has begun deploying a missile defence shield in South Korea.

It is also conducting its annual large-scale drills with the South Korean military, which routinely infuriate North Korea.



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So, a piece of Russian technology explodes in North Korea!

The rocket was supplied to North Korea by Russia, but, I wonder, is it possible that the Russians, while appearing to be aiding North Korea, are really trying to slow it down by supplying North Korea with dud rockets?

They wouldn't do that you say? Oh yes they would. Two points-one is that Russia is notorious for it's lack of precision in manufacturing, quality control. The other point is that, having suspect rockets in their arsenal, Russia would rather sell them to North Korea than risk using them and being seen to fail yet again.

Could it be.....?
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No, fat chance, it is not likely.  On the other hand, I am sure that North Korean credit is not good for making many purchases, cash on the barrelhead for older technology, which being older has somewhat of a track record.  Then the North Koreans work off of those designs, and modify it.  I think Russian guidance systems have traditionally been behind that of the US, I imagine their rockets work fairly well, but of course, stuff gets old and wears out.  Scuds were a pretty tried, and true technology, they went up! then down! then boom!  as long as you are not too particular about where. I think the Korean missiles are developments off of Scuds.
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