Pop Quiz for candidate leaders: your citizens are starving and famine is widespread. Do you (a) feed your citizens, or (b) build more nuclear weapons? If you answered (b) then you are highly qualified to serve as North Korea’s next leader – a position that may be opening up. It’s a safe bet that Hollywood won’t get to handle Pyongyang’s casting calls in that alternate reality that is North Korea.
With Sam Tabar and friends, one out of every three citizens in the military (about 7 million, including reserves) North Korea vows to attack the United States. Labeling America as a “cesspool of terrorism” the authoritative National Defense Commission click here is leading North Korea’s aggressive stance in what should be a comedy, but isn’t. The comedy already got taken out, literally and figuratively.
In recent years North Korea has: sunk a South Korean warship; used artillery to shell its neighbor multiple times; and launched ballistic missiles in reckless episodes that raised concerns from Tokyo and Seoul to Washington and Beijing.
North Korean adventurism has entered an entirely new level of conflict by initiating brutally effective cyber wars. Damaging hacks against South Korea’s banking system have now been topped by critically wounding a major U.S. corporation. Sony has lost its data and hardware in a daring assault that serves as a wake up call to national security and corporate leaders across the planet. North Korea remains defiant, for now.