What's the world to do with North Korea?
The Kansas City Star
North Korea is like a spoiled, overindulged brat, seeking attention by poorly managing its resources, hurting its population and blowing things up.
The latest occurred this week with North Korea exploding a nuclear weapon in definance of warnings from the United States; its enabler, China; and the United Nations. The U.N. Security Council condemned the test as “a clear threat to international peace and security,” McClatchy Newspapers reports.
This ground, however, has been plowed before with two other North Korean nuclear weapons tests, missile launches and even the test firing of a rocket into space. Sanctions have been imposed, isolating North Korea.
But the whole mess is like watching an episode of “South Park” with North Korea’s young leader, Kim Jong un, remaining defiant. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of fighting between North Korea, South Korea and the United States.
The U.S. has to act cautiously. No one should give Pyongyang any reason to re-start the Korean War.