Responding to the recent developments in North Korea, specifically the execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s Uncle for treason, Secretary of State John Kerry points to the situation as very dangerous. Senator John McCain has voiced the same concerns pointing at obvious instability in North Korea as very serious signs of a situation that could boil over in a moments notice.
The Horton Journal voiced the same concerns in our previous publication, and could not concur more with the obvious concern expressed by Washington over the week-end. I for one, think that the situation might be more dangerous and fluid than most Americans think. North Korea, and its leader warrant serious observation. In my opinion we are dealing with not only an unstable political situation, but we are also dealing with a paranoid unstable leader who, if he for a moment thinks that he is in a dangerous situation might react in a manner which would force the intervention of The United states as well as China. However, if China responds in a manner which is protective of its way-word ally neighbor, it could also spell unwanted confrontation by two serious super powers. Not a good situation at all.
Be that as it may, Kim Jong Un is a very dangerous individual. He is walking his nation into a serious confrontation with world powers, and his ruthless behavior and his murderous response to anything un-liked by himself, could lead to even more violent unwarranted behavior, such as that directed at his uncle. The instability, and unpredictable behavior of the North Korean leader is a problem therefore that must be addressed. It is obvious that by directing the concerns over these recent developments so North Korea can hear as well as understand them, and the expression that this unstable, unpredictable behavior will not be tolerated, especially if his reactionary behavior is directed at South Korea, for no obvious reason, is a message being sent clearly to North Korean leadership.
My fear though, is that the North Korean leader will not hear the obvious and respond to paranoia as he has done before, by making accusations and intimidating threats that only exasperate and worsen an already volatile situation.
That’s my point of view….I look forward to your insights on this and all the issues of the day. Until then, have a great day, and as usual God Bless America!