Saturday, December 31, 2011

N. Korea's New Year Message: 'Human Shields' Must Defend Kim to Death as Starving, Freezing Nation Marches Toward Prosperity

The "whole party … will become human bulwarks and human shields in defending Kim Jong Un." New Year insanity from the world's worst dictatorship, a nuclear-armed, country-sized concentration camp. Click here for the story.

The emphasis on becoming an "economic giant" may reflect increased Chinese influence on economic policy.

Be that as it may, North Korea cannot afford to let up on repression even for a minute. Any loosening of state controls could cause the regime to come apart at the seams.