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  •  they shut down kaesong (2+ / 0-)
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    Hatrax, Dogs are fuzzy

    and china's getting cranky with them. i'm not convinced that this whole display isn't aimed at china more than the US, actually.

    •  Quite possible (1+ / 0-)
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      wu ming

      Though what leverage NK thinks they have with China is a complete mystery to me.  Not that they're risking anything by merely blowing steam... as per usual, the North will fall silent and things will simmer down until the next government re-shuffle / leader change / annual military exercise / sign from the oracles / Magic 8-Ball moment.

      •  their leverage lies in making trouble for others (1+ / 0-)
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        Hatrax

        i assume they're trying to bluff enough and create a potential clusterfuck for all of its neighbors daunting enough that china stops siding with the US here (as it is currently doing, as far as i can tell). it may be a serious miscalculation on north korea's part, i guess we'll see eventually.

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