Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ah, It's To Be an Old Fashioned Kidnapping Shakedown

North Korea's plan to scare goodies out of their neighbors and American isn't working. The North Korean criminal enterprise with a UN seat decided to go old school on us.

While no note using letters cut out from magazines was used, Pyongyang couldn't be clearer with this:

North Korea announced Saturday that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.

The case involving Kenneth Bae, who has been in North Korean custody since early November, further complicates already fraught relations between Pyongyang and Washington following weeks of heightened rhetoric and tensions.

Kim Jong-un needs to be careful. President Obama isn't doing too well in domestic politics. He might need a foreign policy victory to avoid his approval ratings falling below George W. Bush's ratings. And a clear-cut comic book-level evil regime of North Korea would be just the ticket if that Canada ploy doesn't work out.

Just wait for Jay Carney to tell the White House press corps that President Obama told his national security staff that "the government wants Ken Bae alive or Kim Jong-un dead."

Remember, it's the little booms that matter--especially when their are a lot of them.

If Kim Jong-un goes through with this, he shouldn't take any strolls in the garden. Our targeting will be simplified since we just have to look for the chubby guy surrounded by skinny people.