I suppose it was inevitible that I couldn’t ignore North Korea forever. To be honest, I thought it was just a flash in the pan and everyone would get bored of what is essentially a non-issue but no, it’s got to be dragged through the media feeding frenzy for a bit first.
North Korea has tested a nuclear weapon. They said they would some time ago and the UN imposed sanctions as a result. Despite the sanctions they’ve still tested a nuclear weapon so they obviously don’t work. Traitor Blair’s response to the test? He’s going to petition the UN to impose more sanctions. You couldn’t make it up. :s
So what next? Perhaps the sanctions will do so much harm that North Korea decides to invade South Korea again for food, money and resources. What will we do then? They’ve got nuclear weapons.
North Korea isn’t interested in the rest of the world, they’re an inward looking state that have deliberately cut themselves off from the outside world. The people don’t need “saving”, just leave them to it. If they decide they want to get democracy and capitalism let them sort it out themselves, we don’t need a christian democrat crusade in North Korea.
The Americans this morning said that they were going to make North Korea pay for their actions. Big words for a country that hasn’t been on the winning side of a war since 1945 and whose forces are severely overstretched in Afghanistan and Iraq already.
Let’s just get this straight – the Americans don’t have any spare troops, we don’t have any spare troops, the North Koreans have got lots and their ally, China, has the worlds largest standing army.