North Korea declares war on the entire planet
North Korea blasted U.N. sanctions Tuesday aimed at punishing the country for its atomic test, saying the measures were a declaration of war and that the nation wouldn’t yield to such pressure now that it’s a nuclear weapons power.
"The resolution cannot be construed otherwise than a declaration of a war" against the North, also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the statement said.
Now, North Korea might just get what it’s asking for. RARELY has Japan, South Korea, China, AND the United States ever agreed totally on one issue. The Russians have pretty much stepped back. Probably the only person North Korea could count on to help them would be Hugo Chavez, who’s pretty much screwed Venezuela out of a UN Security Council seat.
However, I’m not too terribly concerned about this. China REALLY gets serious, North Korea exists no more. North Korea is sandwiched between two of the fastest growing economies on the planet right now. To assume the North Korean people don’t see that and want some of it is a tad bit hard for me to buy. My guess has always been the leaders of North Korea are seeing that and trying to figure some way to bring prosperity to their people without allowing unfettered capitolism which generally tends to lead to democracy. Basically, they’re in a lose-lose situation right now and they know it. Hence, the bullying tactics and desperate attempts to level the political playing field by telling the planet they have a nuke and more than willing to use it.
All this will do in my opinion is send a clear signal to China that refugees pouring accross the border is inevitable and they may as well take some action now to cool Kim’s heels. Because, the United States has already said that if North Korea has nukes, there is no reason on this planet Japan should not be allowed to as well. And, I agree. And, the very last thing I think China wants to see is Japan, South Korea, and North Korea staring each other down with an arsenal of nukes and China in the middle.
China has got to take the responsibility that they are the super-power of the far east and need to be bringing stability to their region. Reigning in North Korea will be the perfect chance to make that statement to the world.
Oh, yeah, did I forget to mention the United Nations doing anything about this?
I guess I did. It wouldn’t make any difference anyway whether they did or not.