Friday, June 12, 2009

Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Memoranda of Sanctions

Even the U.N, famous for letting nearly anyone get away with nearly anything, can get seriously hacked off if you poke sticks at it long enough.

Today, the Security Council swallowed hard, found its testicles in an old storage closet somewhere, and imposed new sanctions against North Korea, citing a recent nuclear test.

The latest sanctions on these Commie wingnuts include restrictions on weapons exports and financial dealings, and allows inspections of suspect cargo in ports and on the high seas.

The last one is the most interesting. Only a few weeks ago, Pyongyang (no shortage of balls here, to say nothing of bombast and hysteria) announced:
"Any minor hostile acts, including cracking down on or searching our peaceful vessels, will be an unacceptable infringement of our republic's sovereignty," North Korea's military said in a statement broadcast by state media. "We will respond with an immediate and strong military strike."
Should be interesting, given that there are about 10,000 North Korean artillery pieces pointed at Seoul right now.


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