And Iran is Watching ...
- North Korea test-fired two short-range missiles off its west coast, as reported here.
- Japan's defense minister ordered missile units to shoot down the North Korean long-range rocket if it passes over Japan. Click here for the story.
- North Korea may actually be keeping China in the dark, as reported here.
The bottom line: North Korea is capable of anything at any time; and Pyongyang's proliferation partner, Iran, is watching … and benefitting from the rising tensions.
Endnote: The Kimist regime will never abandon atomic arms; the Islamist regime is closer than ever to acquiring them. The Obama administration's outreach to both rogue states has failed. (Click here for an up-to-date analysis of the North Korea failure--a "leap of faith" that has turned into "ashes.") The international community has failed to stop North Korea from committing nuclear and missile crimes--and crimes against humanity. (The latter include deliberately starving its people into submission, mass murder and systematic torture and brutality, and testing of chemical and biological weapons on prisoners, including children.) Sanctions and a secret war have slowed but have certainly not stopped Iran's atomic advance. (Click here to read Reza Pahlavi's report on crimes against humanity in Iran.)
So it goes.