While neither the United States nor South Korea are taking Kim very seriously, they are somewhat worried that Kim Jong Un may be painting himself so far into a corner that he might feel compelled to act in order to save face. The problem is, even South Korea acting along could clean the North’s clock were a war to break out.
I have to wonder if there is anyone in leadership ability on that side of this divided country that is not a complete dingbat? And, do any of the citizens of this beleaguered country know that ‘war could break out at any moment’? I suspect not. I also suspect that about the best thing that could happen would be for Kim to actually make a misstep that would result in the complete and utter annihilation of his government. Perhaps then, more responsible (sane) people could step in, make steps toward a more democratic regime and then join with the South in a relationship that would be advantageous to both!
On such a day, the thin, sad and hungry faces of the North could then begin to look a little more like the round, jovial and well fed faces of the South!