By Lone SharkAs the Obama administration’s foreign policy drifts aimlessly without a sense of purpose while the administration itself continues to disengage from a leadership role on the world stage, North Korea has once again decided to make waves and issue fresh threats towards the United States- North Korea has historically preferred to make these bellicose proclamations at the most politically opportune times for maximum effect.
North Korean Military’s chief delegate, Pak Rim-su called Gen. James Thurman, commander of the U.S. Forces Korea to deliver a threat if the U.S. were to proceed with its scheduled joint military drills with South Korea.
The tension between North Korea and the U.S. its region allies has again ramped up in the wake of North Korea’s recent nuclear weapons tests. North Korea has persisted in threatened the United States with “destruction” including at a recent debate at a United Nations disarmament conference.
“If your side ignites a war of aggression by staging the reckless joint military exercises…at this dangerous time, from that moment your fate will be hung by a thread with every hour. “You had better bear in mind that those igniting a war are destined to meet a miserable destruction.” –Pak Rim-su, Chief Delegate of the North Korean Military Mission
With newly minted Secretary of State John Kerry far more concerned with the threat of Global Warming rather than keeping genocidal regimes and hermit kingdoms in check, it will be interesting to see how much further these regimes continue to tweak the United States as the Obama administration continues to “lead from behind” and project weakness.As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave Kerry the brush-off last week because of the United States’ increasing irrelevancy in global hotspots, regimes like North Korea are noticing, and they’re very likely to treat the Obama administration with increasing scorn and contempt for adopting such a posture.