Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:27pm (XFF:

My point remains.

When he took power, he gave a speech to his nation about how the nation would direct all its effort toward getting their nuclear missile program accelerated.

Just recently, he gave a similar speech and said that the nation would focus now on building their economy.

He's a loose cannon. I agree that he prioritizes his own (and his inner circle) comfort, luxury, and power. He desperately wants to have points of pride for his nation, though. And I don't think he's blind to the plight of his people. I just think we have to be aware of his priorities and his personality and use that awareness as we deal with him.

He is what he is. We have to deal with him as he is. I think we can manipulate him and get far more out of him than we can via threats and sanctions.


  • one cannot expect anything "normal" out of him and to show that he's absolutely NEVER to be trusted to keep his word. He'll murder anyone in his way, including family members. He starves his own... more
    • *shrug* — Amadeus, Wed Sep 26 4:27pm
      • "We have to deal with him as he is"HeavyHemi, Wed Sep 26 9:41pm
        Indeed my precise point in citing murdering his Uncle and assorted other 'threat'. Apparently the disagreement, is I and apparently Sia believe he's a murderous despot...based on...well the fact that ... more
        • Murder Most FoulAmadeus, Wed Sep 26 10:04pm
          You know, I was preparing a response on the impact of the murder of his uncle on my perception of Kim as "evil" and on the variations in type of evil that we see. But I wanted some context, because I ... more
      • I don't disagree with your major points... Sia☺giah, Wed Sep 26 5:30pm
        I was only trying to explain where HE was coming from is all.
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