Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Irrational Actors

North Korea is fully gone now.

FLG is sure that from some hideous, warped perspective this makes sense, but we really need to start treating North Korea as a completely irrational actor, as if that weren't obvious previously.

1 comment:

Ironic Goat said...

Most of the ways it makes sense are internal, and that is the scary thing. If holding on to power is the focus of your actions, the international ramifications can fall by the way side.

It's like with Saddam, where to hold on to power he had a vested interest in making his own generals believe he had a WMD program, and that was not necessarily the smartest way to act in international terms.

At the end of the day though, Dear Leader kidnaps movie stars and blows up the occasional plane with suicide squads, so he is...unpredictable.

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