CIA says North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is not crazy, but ‘very rational’

In contrast to President Trump’s assertion that Kim Jong-un is a “madman,” an influential CIA official said Wednesday that the North Korean dictator is actually a “very rational actor” who doesn’t want a war with the United States.

“The last person who wants conflict on the [Korean Peninsula] is Kim Jong-un,” said Yong Suk Lee, the deputy assistant director of the CIA’s Korea Mission Center — a special outfit the agency created in May to address the increased nuclear and ballistic missile threat from Pyongyang.

  • Dana Garcia

    A string of US presidents since Clinton has trained the top Norks that occasional threats of war can bring some nice foreign aid, so yes, Little Rocket Man is behaving rationally.

    • In that sense I have to agree. This song and dance has become a standard.

      • Alain

        Much like Quebec.

      • Will Quest

        Yong Suk Lee …… there’s a joke there it just escapes me ….

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    The CIA says he’s sane, so that means that he’s crazier than a bed bug.

    • CIA has dropped too much acid again.

    • El Martyachi ✓ᴴᵉˡᶦᶜᵒᵖᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗ

      You say that as though it’s a bad thing.

    • El Martyachi ✓ᴴᵉˡᶦᶜᵒᵖᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗ

      And, in strictish Westphalian terms.. they’re right.

  • Brett McS

    The not-so-hidden message conveyed by this anonymous “top CIA official’: Trump is the one that is not acting rationally. The CIA see Trump as the enemy.

    • I concur.

    • J. C.

      Exactly. Who in their right mind listens to the CIA anymore???

    • Minicapt

      “… Yong Suk Lee, the deputy assistant director of the CIA’s Korea Mission Center …”


  • BillyHW
  • Rational?


    His father was calculating. Kim Jong-Un is ruthless.

  • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

    Sounds like there is someone who we should be investigating. Anyone who thinks Kim is rational, needs their head examined.

  • patriot6

    That says a lot about the demented, ruthless thinking of the CIA who, I believe was behind the Las Vegas shooting and the FBI most likely colluded with them.