Anyway, I contacted Mr. Lim to get an idea of whathe thinks with the current bizare behavior from KimIl Jun, the young and strange leader of this crazycountry. My discussion with Kenneth Lim follows:Kenneth, could you briefly tell us about yourbackground and how you became interested inNorth Korea?
My father was from Choson, and my book a fictional dramatization of actual events in his life. It is a rehash of stories he told me since I was a youngster on his knee. I felt these revelations worth sharing with the world.
Do you believe North Korea will actually initiate anew conflict with the South and with the U.S.?
North Korea will go as far as it is advantageous to do so, theblackmail accomplishing certain goals, including keeping itsown populace shackled by a siege mentality. This game of "chicken" can only be played up to a certain extent beforeturning suicidal.
If they were to attack and we, along with the SouthKoreans, responded in kind do you believe theChinese would step in on the side of the NorthKoreans?
Korea is historically an extension of the Chinese empire. Theancient ties buried deep in the Chinese psyche, led to China'sintervention in the Korean War. But China's self-interest isnow intertwined with that of the U.S. and SouthKorea. Upsetting this relationship could do irreparabledamage to China's economic advantage. My gut instinct saysChina in its practical wisdom, would try and prevent asecond Korean War.
Kenneth, as you know from reading my book, “Stopthe Insanity Target 2014.” I believe the U.S. shouldremove most, if not all, of our 25,000 plus militarypersonnel from South Korea. Do you believe I