Kim Jong-un appears to be the love-child of the Pillsbury Dough-boy and Jabba the Hutt, were that possible of course. (And nowadays, one never knows…). Although closer in height to the Dough-boy, he has none of his happy-go-lucky charm and instead shares the “personality” traits of the Hutt. The leader of the Hermit kingdom, however, is not a Phantom Menace, but a real one.
Or so he wishes to be.
Will we grant him that wish?
You can tell a lot about a country by who its friends and allies are. Russia (USSR 2.0), China, and Iran are among the very few who often side with the Hermit Kingdom. They also happen to be the other most aggressively anti-American nations on the planet. Surprisingly, President Obama hasn’t granted them Most Favored Nation status (MFN). They should be granted Most Belligerent Nation status (MBN). These nations comprise a loose military alliance and truly form a new “Evil Empire,” even larger- and far more populous- than the last one. Iran and North Korea share technological knowledge and any breakthroughs/improvements in their nuclear weapons capabilities, much of that pilfered from other nations.
The “nuclear accord” with Iran yet again rewards bad behavior on the part of our adversaries. It strengthens and emboldens not only Iran, but North Korea, as well.
Somewhere in the middle of his starving, barren little empire, His Most Exalted (Dough-Boy), Kim Jong-the Hutt is smiling.