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  •  Actually, he didn't. (3+ / 0-)
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    Frank Whitaker, FG, wu ming

    Kim Jong Un went to boarding school in Switzerland for years, under an assumed name.  He knows the West very well and does not drink his own Kool-aid.  Again, he's evil, not crazy... and not uneducated, either.  

    •  That's somewhat reassuring. (1+ / 0-)
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      I guess, though he's doing some awful looney things.

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 07:47:23 PM PDT

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      •  Of course he is (3+ / 0-)
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        Short Bus, FG, begone

        but it's all for show, as I explained above.  It's political gamesmanship.  No different than any government giving its people bread and circuses, or thumping its chest to let other countries know that they're around and relevant.  

        Again, North Korea starting a war would mean the end of their party on the backs of their people, the end of high living and absolute power, so there's no way, no way at all, that they're going to start something.  There is nothing for them to gain and everything to lose.  

      •  is it? Saif Gaddhafi is a really bright guy, (0+ / 0-)

        educated at LSE--near perfect English... and was somewhat well-liked by the international community--

        turns out he was a complete asshole, in the mold of his father.

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