Often times during 'xtended holiday family rehookups and reunions - things get off the hook double quick time. Rowdy assetted little boy cuzes and nephews enjoy violent 'rassling' gymnastics and thrashing the living daylights on hapless girl kin. Happy Happy Joy Joy.
Kinda the same in the diplopolititary au courant with one of Great Satan's oldest allies since Cold War time.
For SoKo - in the last two years especially - provocatation piles up faster on a girl than uncles at a family reunion football game.
The current artillery duel betwixt battery fire and counterbattery fire is just one of several signals dying Dear Leader and Young General is sending about the perils of ignoring the world's only new clear underground slave ran rocket factory with a nation state attached.
"...Previous skirmishes along the border - including the deaths of 46 South Korean sailors when the corvette Cheonan was torpedoed on March 26 - but the stakes are getting higher.
"...The exchange follows the revelation last week of a hitherto unknown North Korean uranium enrichment plant to a visiting US scientist. Siegfried Hecker, who previously directed the Los Alamos National Laboratory, told The New York Times he had been ''stunned'' by the plant's sophistication. North Korea said it was operating 2000 centrifuges.
"...If verified, this would take Pyongyang towards creating a far more powerful arsenal than the estimated eight to 12 plutonium-based warheads that have been built over the past five years.
Instead of taking China's cue to refire up the always on again off again double Ménage à trois party jawflapping it may be time instead to zoom out of the double Korea peninsula and consider some hot options that affect Collectivist China's control of her only client state.
Dealing with NoKo is a sucker play
"Restraint could be interpreted as weakness by the unpredictable North Korean regime. Too much rattling of swords after the North Korean attack, on the other hand, could lead to further crisis."
Face it - for whatever reason - NoKo is acting out - with the tacit or implied blessing of China. Try to imagine a rowdy NoKo poking tender sensitive portions of Collectivist China with hot gossip about free trade, human rights or Xianity - let alone sinking ships, new clear oath breaking and shelling villages - and China would stop it before Bfast time.
Containment is a played, failed policy that has only begat misery and death.
"...Practicing containment and hoping for the day when North Korea will finally implode. For those who advocate containment as the solution to the Iranian nuclear threat, it is worth noting how destabilizing a nuclear-armed rogue state can be and how hard it is to contain.
The options are as provocative as wearing a thong to Church:
"...North Korea's threat will only end when it does, and that day cannot come soon enough.
SoKo's capitol city lies within easy range of NoKo's assorted artillery and rocketry fire.
The ultimate sitch is plain: regime change. That would only happen if China gave the totalitarian dynasty in Pyongyang the old heave ho.
ReKoreanification - rehooking up both North and South into one fun, free choice society. And the best way for that hap hap happy day to dawn is to play up China's fears. If China freaks the freak out at the thought of thousands of starving refugees crashing the border and gobbling up humanitarian goodies - a reunify policy would ensure SoKo took on the lions share of assimilation, food and fundage for their own across the world's largest minefield. The Koreas would be totally busy for years tending to themselves.
If China fears a new clear SoKo, Taiwan or Nippon - then perhaps Great Satan should pretend to encourage her three hot! democrazy sisters to start fiddling about with new clear weaponry programs of their very own.
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