In addition to the old ‘useful idiots’, the Kims and Castros of the world know they can rely on the aid of genuine idiots, too. We ought to know better.
Posts Tagged: Kim Jong-un
In the side, that is. Plus: First the Left came for Toby Young; later, they may come for you. And: North Korea could be the big story of the year.
The policy of preventing Pyongyang becoming a nuclear state has failed. We must now shift to protecting others from that new reality.
He was excoriated for ramping up tensions over North Korea rather than cooling them down. But his aggression seems, for the moment at least, to be paying off.
Iain Dale: I never thought I’d compare an American President to a North Korean dictator. But here I go.
Plus: UKIP goes nuts. And: Chapman’s tweets might lead you to believe that he’s taken some sort of personality-changing drug.
This is important not only because without arguments we are weak in the face of our adversaries, such as Corbyn, but also because we must keep checking that we’re right.
David Alton: The clique which rules North Korea should be tried in absentia for crimes against humanity
Their atrocities are without parallel in the modern world.
Any military action against the country would be highly likely to create huge regional instability, economic disruption, as well as potential wider war and loss of life.
The Government seems to get the message, but Conservative MPs should be vigilant. An Islamist government in Damascus would be in neither Syria’s interest nor ours.
The bottom line is that America cannot simply sit back, and wait for North Korea to become a direct threat.
Rebecca Coulson: Watch Trump like a hawk. Focus on the essentials. Judges should restrain him, women should sue him.
Watch what he says, and what he does – not what we think he means, represents, or how he comes across.