Crisis Expert: Kim Jong-un Would Take Suicide Option Than Back Down
North Korea isn't going to back down to US pressure
A Crisis expert was warned that North Korea's Kim Jong-un would more likely take the suicide option that backs down from pressure from the US not to test Nuclear weapons.
Mark Almond, who writes for the Daily Mail, said that if the North Korean regime leader backed down it may embolden the dissidents that he hasn't killed yet, to act.
North Korea also paraded its 'military might' of hardware on the streets, defying pressure from the US to back down.
TheDailyMail reports: This is a leader who would willingly take his small, poverty-stricken country to the brink of war with the world’s only superpower.
He knows he can’t win, but he also knows that a second Korean War will be a bloodbath because he has a vast arsenal – everything from primitive nuclear bombs, ballistic missiles and nerve gas to 150,000 cannon – with which he can hit South Korean cities and the US bases there.
To save his own rule – and after the ominous threats emanating from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, in recent days it would be an unimaginable humiliation for him to back down – Kim Jong-un is prepared for North Korea to take the suicide option with devastating consequences for the region.
And so a terrible game of dare is unfolding between the Supreme Leader and America’s new President…
…Official images released yesterday of American troops on ‘exercise’ close to the border between North and South Korea, and fighter planes lined up at US airbases in Japan, suggest a war footing rather than war games…
…Washington believes China is its trump card in dealing with Kim Jong-un. If the US and China act in tandem – one wielding the big military stick, the other threatening to cut fuel and food supplies – surely North Korea would have to give ground and denuclearise?…
…The Chinese know that Kim Jong-un is not their pliant puppet. He has been steadily purging North Koreans who are seen as too close to Beijing, even executing his own uncle Jang Song-thaek. They may have been quietly trying to find an alternative to Kim Jong-un’s leadership, but he has liquidated the obvious candidates, including his own half-brother who was assassinated by a North Korean hit-squad with a toxic nerve agent, VX, at a Malaysian airport in February…
…And North Korea’s nuclear weapons are not all that East Asia or the West has to fear. Kim Jong-un has accumulated a mountain of chemical weapons and toxic nerve agents that may pose a more immediate threat. Japan’s prime minister has spoken of his fears of a sarin-filled rocket fired at his country.
Building an intercontinental missile that can deliver a nuclear warhead to the west coast of America is proving technically difficult for North Korean scientists.
But as the assassination in Malaysia showed, nerve agents can be smuggled quite easily through airports…
…Maybe North Koreans could find anti-Western terrorists to do their dirty work, just as they appear to have used Indonesians and Vietnamese in Malaysia.
As the prospect of a North Korean stand-off with the West grows ever more likely, we are facing the most dangerous game of chicken since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
Will Kim Jong-un be crazy enough to lash out at the US convoy nearing his coast?
Almond says that the North Korean regime has amassed the arsenal of weapons of mass destruction not just for external threats, but also those within North Korea that would challenge power. If Kim Jong-un backs down from this ‘game of chicken’, it may embolden the dissidents — that he hasn’t killed yet — to act.
If that happens, Kim Jong-un could take the ‘Suicide option’ and take down others with him.