How many amongst those living would willingly die and sacrifice their loved ones due to the "necessity" of disclosing the actual truth? Few. And the politicos appreciate this well. It also serves their self-interests, coincidently. I do hope that the skipper and his crew are not scapegoated unfairly. BTW "we" have whacked a few of theirs, too, over the years.
When the gal/dude you happen to be dancing with places a pistol against your own temple and you already hold a pistol against her/his temple, you may bemoan your respective tatoos, the appearance and the dancing abilities of the partner etc., yet for some reason you dance politely-on even after an "accidental discharge" and the likelihood the event may have occurred due to malice aforethought. She/he can pretty much ruin your life at will. How important is principle to you, now, dancer? Can you count on the bouncer's rescue in time? As for your family ... well, people tend to cave to bullies from what I can see when more than they are at risk as individuals. For a time anywise. If the NorKs ramp-up their overt game, then all bets are off.
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