Monday, April 08, 2013

Here's How We can Defuse This North Korea Thing

I heard a rumor that North Korea's going to do another Nuclear test.

Here's how we can use that test to defuse this whole North Korea thing: Right here.

NK claims victory. The rest of the world moves on to some other story.

China starts working its behind the scenes influence in North Korea to make sure little Kim falls in step (because nobody else has enough influence in North Korea to make anything happen up there) and we can all go home.

As we all know, the best way to disarm a shit-talker is to let them feel like they've made you back down, when actually you've decided to ignore them.


Roboseyo said...

That ignoring strategy worked pretty good with Hitler as I recall. Until it didn't.

Roboseyo said...

Hmmm. that's right.

because Germany in the 1930s was the least powerful military in the region, and dependent on aid from the other countries nearby, and barely able to stave off revolution from his own military/population because he was doing such a poor job of feeding them, and that's why he always talked tough. Somehow I missed that in my European History class as an undergrad.

Sorry, John. The Tubby One and The Mustachioed One are both nasty pieces of work who put ideologies above other more practical considerations, but comparing 1939 Germany with 2013 North Korea isn't even apples and oranges. It's apples and iron forges.