Monday, April 30, 2012

The Day After North Korea Collapses

This satellite image shows North Korea in pitch-black darkness. Image credits: Planet Observer / Science Photo Library

The Day After -- Bill Keller, New York Times

THE one thing everyone knows about North Korea is that we know very little about North Korea, except that it is miserable, totalitarian, nuclear and erratic. It is the hermit kingdom, the dark side of the moon.

But thanks to many thousands of refugees who have reached freedom by way of a long underground railroad through China, we know a lot more now about the grim reality. We understand better how the government sustains its dreadful power, and where that power could be faltering. Among people who follow the country closely, there is fresh discussion of whether this most durable of monster-states could be nearing its end days, and what we should do about it.

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My Comment: North Korea collapsing .... afster please.