“it will be something sneaky and creative"
From the Danger Room and thanks to the tip from intelNews.org:
"Ex-CIA Analyst Expects North Korea to Attack South Korea Before Tensions End"
When this person speaks, we should listen?
"one of the CIA’s former top Pyongyang analysts thinks dictator Kim Jong-un will order a limited strike on South Korea — as a way to actually tamp down hostilities."
“'North Korea will launch an attack,' predicts Sue Mi Terry, a Columbia University professor who served as a senior analyst on North Korea at the CIA from 2001 to 2008. The attack won’t be nuclear, she thinks, nor will it be a barrage from the massive amounts of artillery Pyongyang has aimed south"
But - - something is going to happen? Kim cannot back down now that he has made such bellicose and warlike statements and has seemed to have made ready his preparations?
SOMETHING is going to happen but of a minor nature. [minor as long as long as it is not your ship being sunk or your plane shot down]
1. Has the desire to look tough for internal North Korean consumption and to be able to prove to his general staff that he is a man of leadership in the mold of his father and grandfather?
2. Will walk to the "brink" and then step back and act conciliatory, suddenly an advocate of peace and wanting negotiations? Kim wants to be the center-of-attention and suddenly he IS SO!
A lack of miscalculation and perception is the biggest concern here? Even a minor incident can escalate in an uncontrollable manner. This is the great fear! Especially when considering a person in a leadership position and of such youth as Kim!