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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

North Korea

Bizarro. What do they hope to gain? 7th Missile test fired.
You would think that after the first 6 weren't that impressive, that they would hold off on number 7. Responses all over the world can be anything. What do you do with a loon?
Does he want attention? Respect? Proof of their abilities when selling weapons to other nations? Testing the White house to see if they mean what they say?
Do we take them at their word?:
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, in an official media report, said on Wednesday it had invincible military might but made no mention of its test-firing of six missiles earlier in the day.

"We continue on our revolution in our own way, according to our conviction in this complicated and conflicting situation, as we have such invincible and revolutionary military power, even for the imperialist United States," its communist party newspaper said in a commentary.
Do they really believe this??

But get this from Strategy Page. The North Koreans have been stealing Chinese trains....?
Meanwhile, North Korean officials engage in even more bizarre behavior. For example, food and fuel supplies sent to North Korea have been halted, not to force North Korea to stop missile tests or participate in peace talks, but to return the Chinese trains the aid was carried in on. In the last few weeks, the North Koreans have just kept the trains, sending the Chinese crews back across the border.
I can't verify this story out of Strategy Page but they've been reliable in the past.
Interesting times.....