A North Korean official threatened that communist nation could fire a nuclear-tipped missile unless the U.S. acts to resolve its standoff with Pyongyang, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday.
"We hope the situation will be resolved before an unfortunate incident of us firing a nuclear missile comes," the unnamed official said on Monday, according to a Yonhap report from Beijing. "That depends on how the U.S. will act."
We now have a threat to use nuclear weapons on the table from the Dear Leader's regime.
It's time to get Looking Glass back on continuous airborne alert, just like the Bad Old Days. It's also time to turn Pyongyang into a large smoking hole, screw what China has to say about it.
No, I am not eagerly looking forward to doing that. This would the geopolitical equivalent of putting down a rabid dog. Nobody in their right mind likes the prospect of doing so; nobody in their right mind would refrain from doing so if one was loose in their community.