The North Korea issue is not going away and naturally we all want to see peace prevail but how do you deal with the communist lunatics that run that country?
Foreign Ministers in London for the G8 summit issued a stern warning to North Korea yesterday that there would be “further significant measures” taken if a missile test went ahead. British Foreign Secretary William Hague conveyed the stark message as Pyongyang claimed it had “powerful striking means” on standby. Both South Korea and the US believe the rogue state is preparing to test-fire a missile designed to be capable of reaching Japan and the American territory of Guam in the Pacific.
I don’t think this rhetoric from Hague the Vague will have any sort of meaningful impact on the Pyongyang loons, do you? Perhaps the only way to really sort North Korea out is some sort of intense Chinese diplomacy, but they seem to want to play a long game on this one. Will it erupt into a regional war? Or is it just bellicose propaganda aimed at the poor people who suffer under this despotic regime? Might this end in a mushroom cloud?