Simply put, we have in North Korea, a psychopathic country ruled by a sick and evil psychopath.
Lest we forget, the U.S. and North Korea are technically still in a state of war. The Korean War (1950-53) ended with a cease fire; there never was a peace treaty signed. Today, the U.S. still maintains a “forward presence” on the Korean peninsula, with 28,500 American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines stationed in South Korea.
H/t FOTM’s joworth
Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:
Ching Cheong reports for The Straits Times, Dec. 24, 2013, that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un‘s execution of his uncle and No. 2 man, , took Beijing by surprise and will adversely affect bilateral relations. Jang was known for his close ties with Beijing.
Beijing expressed their displeasure of Kim through the publication of a detailed account of Jang’s brutal execution in Wen Wei Po, the Chinese government’s official mouthpiece in Hong Kong, on Dec 12.