Winston Churchill once said “Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.”
North Korea, it seems, only took part of the lesson.
During a debate at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament North Korea threatened to annihilate South Korea - something it now has the means to do.
North Korea threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, saying it could take further steps after a nuclear test last week.
“As the saying goes, a new-born puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea’s erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction,” North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong told the meeting.
It is bad enough to threaten to destroy your neighbor at a disarmament conference, but to do it the same month you tested your third nuclear weapon is something else.
North Korea could, with only momentary preparation needed, give South Korea its “final destruction.” Some analysts believe North Korea’s artillery alone could level Seoul – a city with a population of roughly 10 million people – in two hours. With the use of nuclear weapons the entire country is under threat and the U.S, still technically at war with North Korea, would have to take a major role in responding to any aggression. Are there any solutions being offered to this situation by American policymakers?
Anyway, sorry for the interruption, let’s get back to Benghazi.