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Amateurs & Professionals

The problem with hiring media personalities for important positions is that they express opinions in public:

In a statement published late Tuesday by the state-run Korea Central News Agency, Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea’s first vice minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, called Bolton’s comments indicative of “an awfully sinister move to impose on our dignified state the destiny of Libya or Iraq which had been collapsed due to yielding the whole of their countries to big powers.”

“It is absolutely absurd to dare compare (North Korea), a nuclear weapon state, to Libya which had been at the initial stage of nuclear development,” Kim said. “(The) world knows too well that our country is neither Libya nor Iraq which have met miserable fate.”

Singling out the national security adviser for personal criticism, Kim said that North Korea had “shed light on the quality of (John) Bolton already in the past, and we do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards him.”

Replacing General McMaster with John Bolton prior to opening negotiations with North Korea was an amateur move. Bolton has been bad-mouthing North Korea for years, and the Kims take notes . Kim Jong-un is not going to give up his nuclear weapons. They are his only guarantee that he won’t get wiped out like Qaddafi and Saddam.

May 16, 2018   2 Comments