Michael Corleone: Senator? You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.
The Godfather Part II 1974
The North Koreans are once again making threats, holding wargames and firing missiles into the sea.
The purpose of these moves is to remind us of their power and cause us to quake in fear.
Given these facts here is my suggested public response to these provocative moves by North Korea
No statements by the press, no interviews on the news warning of the danger, no diplomats entreating China to make sure North Korea behaves.
To be sure our military should pay attention, the actual Generals and soldiers whose job it is to make sure the North Koreans don’t actually invade the South or to make sure no North Korean Missile hits Japan or anywhere else.
But the reality is the North Korean crime family is only sustained by their patron China and will not attack without their permission or by their command. We need to keep an eye on their attempts to sell their bombs but we should pay them no more attention than the FBI should a neighborhood crime boss, small time crooks trying to make themselves look big.