I’ve handled my share of poisonous snakes in my younger days.
I used to help in a venomous lab where I milked rattlesnakes, cobras and a couple other venomous snakes.
One thing I learned is that no matter how docile and friendly they seem, they are still deadly and ready to bite you as soon as you let your guard down.
That is how I would describe dealing with North Korean dictator Kym Jong-un.
He stood proud to the world and talked peace, but his reputation is much like that of a snake, ready to strike as soon as you look away.
This is more evident with the news of the discovery of a previously undisclosed missile site in North Korea.
The Hill – Researchers find undisclosed missile site in North Korea – Researchers have uncovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea, according to a new report released on Monday.
The base is one of 20 of the North Korean government’s undeclared missile sites, according to a report by Beyond Parallel, a project sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
The base, according to the report, is likely not part of denuclearization talks between the United States and North Korea because it is undeclared. The site reportedly serves as the headquarters for the Strategic Force’s Nodong missile brigade.
“The North Koreans are not going to negotiate over things they don’t disclose,” Victor Cha, one of the authors of the report, told NBC News. “It looks like they’re playing a game. They’re still going to have all this operational capability.” …
Working with so many rattlesnakes I learned that there are only three ways to deal with them – keeping them locked up, defanging them or killing them.
After years of treacherous history in dealing with North Korea and their last three tyrant leaders, working with rattlesnakes gives one good understanding of how best to deal with Kim Jong-un.
Personally, I believe the best way would be to defang him – destroy all of his weapons, especially his missiles and nuclear weapons.
Without them, he may rattle his warning and even try to strike out, but it will all be harmless.
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