Just a day after the U.N. issues its condemnation of N. Korea’s missile launch N. Korea kicks out international nuclear inspectors. Maybe the language used in the resolution wasn’t threatening enough. Maybe they included one too few ‘reallys’ when they said “we, the United Nations, really really really really really really mean it this time—you better stop your nuclear and missile advancement!
What’s troubling is that Obama’s at-first firey rhetoric has only cooled since the day of the missile launch last week. The President’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, today leveled this devastatingly poignant pronouncement that make’s the U.N.’s flimsy words seem downright ominous: “Pyongyang’s latest action was a serious step in the wrong direction.” Yikes. Look out N. Korea. You’re really really really really really headed in the wrong direction now.
Clearly, North Korea is not in the least concerned about so-called international pressure. This newest move by N. Korea to oust the inspectors only highlights the pathetic ineptness of the U.N.’s recent resolution. And demonstrates the futility in predicating United States action upon such resolutions.
“North Korea‘s latest moves show that Pyongyang can resist international pressure despite its poverty.”
Words don’t mean anything unless they’re backed up by action. N. Korea now knows too well that the U.N. is good at only one thing: putting words on paper. Perhaps the United States, with its allies, will finally take some true action before N. Korea advances its technologies enough to make it a real threat militarily.
If not, what message are all these mere words sending to tyrants and terrorists alike about the United States?
Anyone remember when Saddam Hussein booted Nuclear Inspectors out of Iraq?