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Use an advise and the North Korea during the Clinton administration and has been of that country several times met with Kim Jong -- before he died who will Kim took over search lets see you again thank you.
-- -- how are you Tom I'm fine I've read this script many times I've reported on miss -- in it you know in other cycles years ago in decades ago.
And here we are again.
Absolutely North Korea is doing the same thing that they try to do their ratcheting up the pressure.
This is part of a a attempts.
To extract benefits from the international community I think it's also something that they want to do is actress Kim to consolidate.
His power internally and by putting creating a war footing he's basically creating greater controls on the internal population by saying that a state of war exists.
And so this is not good news -- is something we need to be concerned about.
That there's a cycle here it repeats itself do you have a sense we -- any ideas about how we might break the cycle.
Well I think right now we have to realize stepping back here that this in a sense is a third test that the north Koreans are conducting needed a nuclear test.
I do a missile test December nuclear test in February.
We have this is a test of international resolved we've got new governments in China Japan South Korea and his security team the United States.
They are seeing the north Koreans are trying to see how far they can -- shots and trying to test what are response is going to be to this ratchet up pressure.
So our response in this initial in the short term has to be fairly robust and fairly firm.
Before we knew Kim -- ill to some degree we knew some things about him in his term hermit kingdom we knew the way he acts and the way he reacts.
Do we know enough about can the younger.
To have some degree of surety that he's not gonna do something stupid like push a button and can get everybody go.
Well you know I think the one thing that you can say is that north Koreans are not irrational they're not suicidal so if they do some thing.
That is provocative and you know make good on some of their threats they know that they would cease to exist.
Now that being said this guy is relatively young and their chances for miscalculation.
And this is what the problem is right now I think.
You know we have to realize that despite these threats.
You know North Korea does not have the capability.
Duke of making good on these threats however.
With all the stepped up rhetoric and the activity there's a chance for miscalculation.
And if that happens that we could spin out of control and quickly -- into a shooting shooting war.
With history as our guide there's news from the future and that news is we give them aid and we talked to them we shall see -- I see you again as always Filipino and okay thank you all right.
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