On North Korea — Blog 1
On Tuesday, August 28th, 2017, at 4:57 P.M EST (5:57 AM local time) , a missile was detected en route to the Japanese region of Hokkaido; prompting the Japanese government to send out warnings and evacuation orders to the area. Luckily, the missile passed over Japan and finished its course just off the coast of Japan. The missile’s origins? Who else would fire a missile over another country in an attempt to flex its “power” over the world? North Korea.
Besides surprise invading South Korea in the 1950’s, this will go down in history as one of the most provocative acts of brazen belligerence the country has ever done. The world by now has learned to ignore North Korea’s actions, since most of their attempts to gain worldwide recognition result in total failure, but this is an alarming wake-up call to the rest of the world.
Imagine an annoying little brother that you keep telling not to touch you. The North Korean regime figuratively speaking would be that same little brother getting as close as possible to touching you, but not actually touching you, just to annoy you. When it comes to world peace and regulating it, there has to be lines drawn and rules set.
The United Nations has been placing sanctions on the country ever since their initial missile launches, but it seems like their having no effect on stopping the country’s behavior. Following the missile launch, the North Korean government responded to the condemning of the launch by the United Nations with that there’s “more to come”.
How do you fix a country like that? Either enlist tougher sanctions that force the country to give up its ways, or have its closer allies Russia and China to force their problem child to calm down. Behavior like this is absolutely unacceptable, and needs to be corrected and without further action, North Korea may be the spark to start another war on a global scale; and nobody wants that.