[KS] Re: first message

David C. Kang David.C.Kang at Dartmouth.EDU
Tue Dec 15 11:32:50 EST 1998

Dear Thomas:

I think you're in for quite a surprise if you think the regime is going to
collapse any day.  If a regime is coherent and willing to be brutal, it can
survive for quite a while.

Just look at Iraq:  they lost a war, have withering pressure from more
countries than NK, their ethnic minorities revolted, and by almost any
indicator their economy and environment is in far worse shape than NK.  Yet
Saddam continues to survive, and we still see the same (obviously orchestrated
but the point is what can they do) people in the streets celebrating him.  

Don't hold your breath about North Korea.   

Dave Kang


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