Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Foreign Affairs, Spoiled Brat Style

One nation -- oh, let's say it's South Korea -- tells its neighbor to the north that they will not allow any expansion of a joint industrial park on the border of the two nations unless the neighbor to the north -- let's call it North Korea for convenience sake -- sits down and talks about ceasing production of nuclear weapons.

In a normal world, the two nations might withdraw some diplomats, say some harsh words, then sit down and talk. But that's not how they do it in the School of Spoiled Brat Diplomacy:
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea test-launched a barrage of short-range missiles Friday, the communist nation's latest apparent angry response to the new South Korean government's tougher stance on Pyongyang. ...

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that North Korea launched three ship-to-ship missiles at around 10:30 a.m. (9:30 p.m. EST Thursday), citing unidentified government officials.
Does that response remind you something?