The latest in the continuing mini series that is North Korea and its quest to upgrade its military arsenal. The North Korean goal apparently is to join the nuclear war club of which these United States of America is a charter member. It was reported and not denied by North Korea that another "test" missile was launched by North Korea with the missile traveling over a part of the country of Japan. Not exactly an act of friendship by North Korea or a show of concern that something could go wrong as the missile traveled over part of Japan.
The antics of the North Korean leader cannot be seen as being responsible. Missiles are not toys. Testing weapons of war in or over populated areas is not something that you would expect from a caring leader. Yes, in this uncivilized world of ours a country does have the right to test weaponry as long as their is no adverse impact on others. People forget that the United States had extensive above ground and underground nuclear weapon testing for years before finally stopping the practice.
It would seem prudent for all the nuclear club members to call for a meeting with North Korea to work out a humanistic solution. Telling North Korea to cease and desist is not the solution. They have no reason to stop their efforts. In this world those who possess nuclear weapons command much respect. Nuclear weaponry does serve as a deterrent to others. Just because the nuclear club already has one Asian member does not mean another cannot join the club.
Maybe one day we will no longer have nuclear weapons. But unfortunately that day will be the end of our world as we know it today.