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Pissed off in Pyongyang

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Pissed off in Pyongyang

You torpedo a patrol boat, you lob a few score artillery shells into enemy territory and kill a couple of civilians as well as a handful of Marines, but before you know it, you're on page 14 again.

North Korean despot Kim Jong-il cannot be happy that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange bumped him off the front page by publishing a trove of diplomatic cables that mostly told us what we knew (i.e. that diplomats often say one thing in public and another thing in private, and that various world leaders are not paragons of virtue, or intellect, or moral probity).

The CIA and NSA, however, very likely could not be more pleased at the success to date of Operation Alleged Rapist.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

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