Several hours after UN economic sanctions were announced on North Korea, the North Koreans launched a few rockets out over the Sea of Japan in a apparent display of contempt. Just as the missile crew launched the missiles, they probably yell out: “We will rain hell down on you evil capitalists“, which come to think of it does have some merit. This time though compared to previous “sanctions”, the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution, drafted by the US and China, “punishing North Korea with some of the toughest sanctions in decades”. Alright, North Korea, that’s enough, we’re going to really punish you now. A number of North Korean officials were apparently sanctioned (offshore bank account assets?), and all cargo in and out of North Korea must be inspected, along with other measures according to this most recent UN action. What might those “other measures” be? They would include drug trade; money laundering; offshore investments; weapons sales; spies under diplomatic immunity; nuclear technology exchanges; gold smuggling; drug trafficking. With a list like that makes one wonder what countries allow North Korea to get away with all that?
That must have really pissed off the North Koreans. So they fire a few missiles like a child throwing a temper tantrum. Wouldn’t it be interesting to discover that China called Pyongyang and said: “Hey, can you guys like fire a few missiles out into the Sea of Japan to demonstrate your belligerence towards the west?” Don’t worry, China won’t allow North Korea to go much further than pelting a few antiquated missiles out over the Sea of Japan (why can’t we call it the “Sea of Korea?”). Why? Because in 2014 trade between China and Korea hit $6.39 billion, up from about $500 million in 2000 (North Korea’s top export is coal). No wonder China’s skies are dense with smoke and soot from burned off coal? North Korea has also been producing more statues than any other country as an export product. If the economic statics are evaluated, North Korea actually has a very robust export trade going on with Netherlands coming in second to China for exports from North Korea. Netherlands?
And look what I found? A video of North Korea barking…it has a terrifying bark…
North Korea fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan hours after UN Sanctions
South Korean experts attempt to identify exactly what was fired
by Matt Payton
North Korea has fired short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan – hours after the UN Security Council voted in favour sanctions against the regime.
The South Korean defence ministry told the Yonhap news agency the projectiles were launched from Wonsan on the east coast, the BBC reports.
It follows Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.
And it came just hours after the United Nations announced what have been described as the strictest sanctions imposed on North Korea in 20 years.
As a result, all cargo going in and out of the country will be inspected, while 16 more people and 12 organisations have been blacklisted.
The United States and China spent seven weeks discussing the nature of the sanctions.