Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spooks, New Kook, and Nukes

The Frolicking Philly of Fantastic Fortitude (or whatever The Un is called these days) has taken over the spies:

Kim Jong Il's 26-year-old son has taken charge of the country's spy agency as part of preparations to succeed his father as leader of the communist nation, a news report said Wednesday.

Kim ordered senior officials at the State Security Department in March to "uphold" his youngest son, Kim Jong Un, as head of the agency, while doling out foreign-made luxury cars to the officials as gifts, Seoul's Dong-a Ilbo newspaper reported.

When you rely on spooks and nukes to maintain your rule, this all makes sense.

The nukes aren't quite ready yet, but the North Koreans sure do like to pretend they are:

"If the U.S. imperialists start another war, the army and people of Korea will ... wipe out the aggressors on the globe once and for all," the official Korean Central News Agency said.

This is completely the mirror image of reality, of course. Should it come to war, the North Koreans will be the ones wiped out. I'm not so sure the North Koreans realize this, making their threats not as ridiculous as they appear.

Though to be fair to their logic, North Korea will surely be the aggressor since our side has shown no interest in starting a war.

The Amazing Techicolor Yawn had best refine his bloviating skills if he wants to carry on the family tradition of being a respectable despot. I'm guessing he'll be strung by his heels in the central square of some small city in North Korea as he flees the collapse of the regime. I'm sure the last thing he'll hear from his entourage caught with him will be "this is just brilliant, comrade."