Kim Jong Un must be clinically paranoid.
One of the North Korean strongman/boy’s top hands has declared that if the United States stops its military exercises with South Korea that the North Koreans will end their nuclear tests.
The commies are afraid of a first strike by the South Koreans or, perhaps, by the United States.
A little history should be offered up here. So, I will.
In 1950, the communists started the Korean War by invading South Korea. The United Nations responded with a military counterattack. The UN force was led by Americans. They drove the communists out of South Korea, and then had to face troops from the People’s Republic of China who came to Pyongyang’s rescue.
The fighting stopped in 1953. The combatants signed a cease-fire. There is no peace treaty.
The two nations — South and North Korea — are technically still at war.
The U.S.-South Korean exercises have been undertaken for decades as a defensive measure against North Korea’s demonstrated willingness to start a war.
And to think that the North Koreans view their nuclear program as a deterrent.
I don’t know whether to laugh, scream or laugh some more.
I get that it’s not funny, except that Kim Jong Un has assumed a ridiculous posture if the believes South Korea or the United States is going to launch a first strike against this tinhorn dictator.