After launching some 7 missiles and being condemned by several countries for it, North Korea is getting ready to do it again. News reports say there are between 3 and 4 missiles on the launching pad in question. The Gargoyle is loving the attention he's getting from all this...so he'll no doubt keep up his temper tantrum.
The United Nations Security Council met yesterday to consider the question of North Korea. The United States, Great Britain, Japan and other countries wanted strong sanctions against North Korea. The Chinese and the Russians wanted a weaker response. Why? Simple. They see North Korea's actions as a direct provocation to the United States. They know that the U.S. is beset by peace-at-any-price weasels who will decry any strong reaction to North Korea's actions. They want to leave this matter on the doorstep of the U.S., knowing that our response will be weak, and will therefore weaken the United States in the eyes of the international community. The left wants a weaker America, so do China and Russia. Kim Jong Il is a very useful fool in this regard.
And so North Korea rolls on, firing more missiles into the Sea of Japan, knowing that its buddies in Russia, China and on the American Left won't do a single thing about it. Perhaps when one of those missiles lands in a populated city, the international community will change its tune.