I don’t know if you’ve heard about the UN’s resolution against North Korea, but it’s pretty much everything the U.S. asked for, plus some. It’s your basic set of economic sanctions imposed against N.Korea until they can show that they’re willing to cooperate with the will of the rest of the world, but there’s just one problem,
They’re quite unwilling to cooperate.
In it’s response to the UN’s decision, the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, aka N.Korea)’s UN representative read off a three page response, at the end of which, he called any continuing economic sanctions against N. Korea an “declaration of war” by the U.S. and promptly walked out of the council.
This, I can assure you, is not good.
N. Korea has a history a not-so-logical train of thought. Back in 1997, when the DPRK was in the grips of the worst famine in the country’s history, Kim Jong Il insisted that the world’s view on the matter was scewed, and that, in fact, N. Korea was not in a famine. The (at most) 3 million people (roughly 10% of the total N. Korean population) were said to all have died from “natural causes”.
This points to some problematic trains of thought prevalent in the DPRK leadership. An ability to scew one’s view in such a massive way as to totally discount the obvious truth to fit one’s self-seaking goals is something more along the lines of kindergarten behavior than world leaders (something our own President is guitly of), yet here we are today, with N. Korea taking economic sanctions as “declarations of war”.
This could get ugly, quick.