I get what you're saying. Un isn't much more than a rabid pitbull on the end of a leash the chi-coms should be putting to sleep themselves, but I'm not all that up to speed on the nuances of geo-politics. It may even be an attempt by Un himself to get out from under the thumb of the chi-coms and come out looking like a statesman rather than a petty stalinesque wanna be. It may even lead to reforms in NK that end the suffering of the peasants. I don't know... but anything that looks like a U-Turn at this point is preferable than the direction we are in.