Why North Korea will be the Next Nuclear Power

Despite the chest thumping of President Trump, the North Korean regime shows little sign of backing down. They won’t. They really can’t.

Published on November 6, 2017

At first glance, it may appear that Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea is irrationally stirring up a tempest. His regime’s ambitions to develop nuclear weapons are no secret.

Despite the chest thumping of President Trump, the North Korean regime shows little sign of backing down. And chances are, they won’t. They really can’t.

Paul Krake an authority on Asian geo-politics recently sat down with us in a Real Vision interview to reveal what cards the North Korean’s have to play.

Kim Jon-un has no choice but to become the next global nuclear power. For two reasons.

The first is to hold onto his dynasty. It’s his belief that having nuclear weapons could deter a citizen revolt.

The second is his generals are bent on seeing North Korea being a nuclear power. So to appease them, he has to deliver the goods.

Outside of deterring domestic revolts, Kim Jong-un’s regime has to deter foreign invasions.

Today North Korea is facing down 28,500 American troops as well as the military of their neighbor, South Korea.

And Kim Jong-un has taken note, of how after Libya’s leader Qaddafi and Iraq’s Saddam Hussein complied with demands to give up their weapons of mass destruction they were killed by Western forces.

Nuclear weapons would give Kim Jong-un the insurance he needs to assure he won’t meet the same fate.

 

This forces South Korea and Japan to make stomach-churning decisions.

Decisions that could rattle U.S. policy in the region.

To learn what’s in store, click this link to watch Paul Krake’s full interview with a free 14 day pass to Real Vision Television.