Hantu LautThe US is again beating the war drum.
US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton failed to impress the Chinese to censure North Korea.
North Korea is dependent on China's patronage but there are enough crazies in Pyongyang who are prepared to forego the relationship should China change her stand.
With China not giving nod to US diplomatic attempt to get her to agree to more severe punishment for North Korea, full scale war is unlikely.
The North Koreans have serious homicidal tendencies.The 1983 Yangon bombing was a clear indication of how crazy these commies are.The assassination attempt on former President Chun Doo Hwan during his official visit to Myanmar spared him but killed 4 of his ministers and scores of South Korean officials.
South Korean soldiers stand Monday by loudspeakers near the DMZ separating the two Koreas.The South threatened to broadcast propaganda; the North gave its troops clearance to shoot at the speakers.
Sanctions have proven to be non-effective in bringing belligerent to the negotiating table.The UN Security Council should stop being bullied by the US to impose sanctions at their whim and fancy.Sanctions only make the ordinary people suffer, not the leaders.
Iraq and now Iran are examples of failure of sanctions to bring rogue states to the negotiating table. Both Iran and North Korea are now even more determine to build their weapon of mass destruction.
The US State Department is contemplating re listing North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism which would justify a prelude to war.
Big brother China is the restrainer.War is unlikely, the conflict will be settled by small cross-border skirmishes.
Let see how many visitors and commentators I get today.If you think the average American are insular, try Malaysians initiatives to know the rest of the world.