It is time to end the bizarre regime in NK. The best way to do this is for the SK gov't to cut a deal with China in exchange for cooperation. Thereafter, the Chinese could advise Kim that it was time to go, and to grease his skids out of town. Kim may be just sane enough to take the offer -- as once did Marcos when the US offered him asylum. When Kim was gone, the Chinese army could move in and take control. Once in control, they would allow SK to assume power and resposibility for the North.