Wednesday, 27 May 2009

East Is East

The Security Council’s attitude to North Korea, and indeed the fact that the matter was even debated, more than suggests that the regime there is rather less dear to the heart of China than is the regime in, most obviously, Sri Lanka.

With little or no Chinese backing, and, for obvious reasons, with no Soviet backing, North Korea’s declaration that the Korean War is back on is ultimately meaningless.

And even if it were not, the fact that a North Korean nuclear bomb could reach Alaska or Hawaii does not mean that it would ever be fired at either. Why would it be?

1 comment:

  1. he existence of such a Bomb ensures that the western powers won't treat NK's sovereignty with the cavalier attitude to law they showed against Yugoslavia. By teaching the world their contempt for treaties & international law the NATO powers ensured the world would be more dangerous.