Softly, Softly...United Nations' Pussy-Footing Waltz!
The UN has voted to impose sanctions against North Korea...fancy that! Also included in these sanctions is a call for countries to inspect cargo being shipped to and from North Korea...well, well! There was no mention of military action...and surprise, surprise...not...China says it won't examine North Korean cargo.
The UN have just proved...again...how faint-hearted they are! The Security Council couldn't secure a paper bag!
The Russians are sitting on the side-lines enjoying the circus. They haven't got the guts to stand up and be counted. They'd rather watch the US take all the flak! South Korea are, understandably, "between a rock and a hard place", being closest to the heartland of Mad Kim Jong-il and his robots. One can understand South Korea's hestitation, being prime candidates as targets by its outlaw neighbour. China...well, they're sitting on the side-lines with Russia, sharing bags of popcorn.
You can bet your bottom dollar Iran is taking down notes on how to emulate North Korea and how they get away with their rogue stance. NK is being allowed to thumb its nose at the rest of the world. Iran will be studying intently, you can count on that!
The UN stands for absolutely nothing these days. Rogue states such as North Korea know that and defiantly abuse the situation. North Korea has a squirt of a megalomaniac dictator ruling it. Its income is derived from running drugs, counterfeit money and selling weapons. A hard, 'no quarter given' stance MUST be taken against North Korea. It MUST not be allowed to hold the rest of the world to ransom!
One of the things that might help bring the little dictator to his knees (not that that would be a big fall for the little fella) is confiscate his supply of quality cognacs! The saying 'chop him off at the knees' really can't apply to Kim Jong-il...because it looks like he already has been!
Why is it that small men have this major inflated opinion of themselves?