Chris Van Es

小将军的老把戏

东京—边缘政策似已深入朝鲜骨髓。在金正日又矮又胖的继承人——即其三太子、人称“小将军”的金正恩——治下,威胁和谎言仍是这一隐遁王国外交的特征。

朝鲜宣布计划在4月中旬用银河三号(Unha-3)火箭将光明行三号卫星送入地球轨道,这一新威胁是旧威胁的继续。事实上,这表明几周前才与美国达成的协议将迅速失效。

该卫星发射计划在金正日时代就已开始谋划,显然,该计划是为了给缺少军队经验的新领导人提供“威武”的军事成就。当局意在同时提高朝鲜的国际地位和国内士气,朝鲜人民想必将热烈支持这一计划,并将之视为朝鲜技术和军事实力的展示。

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