The author explains why North Korea, though impoverished, nevertheless feels compelled to spend enormous amounts of its scarce resources on developing nuclear bombs and missiles capable of being delivered to the US, or at least to US allies.
To most Americans this seems slightly bizarre. But Paone's conclusion is that North Korea is quite rational - it simply wants to DETER the US from doing the same thing as it did during the Korea War: killing three to six million Koreans; burning down hundreds of villages, towns and cities; and leaving behind tens of thousands to live the rest of their lives without limbs or with napalm deformed bodies. We in the US may have only vague recollections of the 36,000 Americans killed or the 93,000 wounded in that war; but the Koreans vividly remember their millions of dead and the countless deformed survivors.
Paone sets forth his explanation primarily through American military-oriented sources; the diaries of US Generals; over 200 photos of war scenes taken by US Army and US Air Force personnel; daily Press Releases from General Douglas MacArthur's Command in Tokyo and finally American newspaper accounts.
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About the Author
Over the years he has written and self- published several books, usually about someone or something that had mightily pissed him off at the time: Wobby Wennedy, (under the name of Das Cellini), a satirical account of Robert Kennedy’s 1964 race for the U.S. Senate from New York, 1965; Conflicts of Interest, an analysis of the foundations of the Buckley family’s wealth from aggressively promoted penny stocks based on ambiguous mineral leaseholds in environmentally sensitive Florida wetlands and Senator James Buckley’s related activities in the US Senate, 1975; Liberating Korea? , explains how wholesale American destruction during the Korean War has convinced North Korean Governments ever since that they must develop some type of doomsday deterrence to keep the Americans from doing it again, 2003 ( revised in 2013 with new title: “Give ‘em Hell” Harry’s Liberation of Korea); So Sue Me!, (under the names L. Meier and D. Cellini), a step by step roadmap of various legal theories under which the Palestinians could sue the State of Israel and its officials in U.S. Courts to obtain justice, 2004; Hillary in Gilo, an account, with numerous photos, of Paone’s 2007 visit to Palestine and the Israeli settlement of Gilo outside Bethlehem which then Senate Hillary Clinton had visited in 2005 to praise the Wall being constructed by Israel, all on confiscated Palestinian lands, 2007; Israel, Our Frankenstein, written after Paone’s journey to devastated Gaza and which debunks the Israel Lobby’s deeply embedded myth that the theocratic and undemocratic State of Israel shares any common values with the people of the United States, 2010.
Along the way Paone has run for Congress twice; toyed with races for the US Senate; has sued to enjoin the sale of Israel Bonds in the US because the funds were being used by Israel to commit War Crimes; and has obtained a US Patent for a modified sink. He spends most of his time in Belmar, a “Jersey Shore” community, with his three dogs and cat, enjoying weekend visits from his wife who still works in Manhattan.