Yes, we are all just sitting around waiting to see what happens with North Korea since the UN is useless with their security resolutions and our “dear leader” is weaker than Jimmy Carter and cannot stop “blinking” in the face of someone flipping him the bird.
I just cannot wait to see what happens next (that’s snark folks).
North Korea has warned of a military response after South Korea joined an anti-proliferation exercise which could allow it to search the North’s ships.
The North said it is no longer bound by the armistice which ended the Korean War in 1953.
A military spokesman quoted by official media said Pyongyang could no longer guarantee the safety of shipping.
Its latest threat comes after two days of underground nuclear tests and several missile launches.
The United Nations Security Council is working on a strong condemnation of what it says is North Korea’s contravention of its conventions.
South Korea announced on Tuesday that it would not delay any longer in joining the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) – a US-led non-proliferation campaign involving searching ships carrying suspicious cargos and aimed at stopping the trafficking of weapons of mass destruction.
North Korea has repeatedly warned that the South’s participation in the PSI would be tantamount to a declaration of war.
Joining the PSI “is a natural obligation”, South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan said, quoted by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. “It will help control North Korea’s development of dangerous material.”
North Korea’s response has been firm.
“Any hostile act against our peaceful vessels including search and seizure will be considered an unpardonable infringement on our sovereignty and we will immediately respond with a powerful military strike,” a spokesman for the North’s army was quoted as saying by the official KCNA news agency.
What will two hours from now bring?