STORM IN THE CLOUDS July 6, 2006Posted by wmmbb in Category to be ascribed.
There would be no questions if the US was testing rockets by firing them into the Pacific Ocean, which I assume they do from time to time.
The situation is very different for North Korea. For one thing it is a more congested neighbourhood. For another the neighbours are very suspicious of the intentions of the North Korean Government.
While their actions do not seem to me to be politic, or even diplomatic, they doubtless claim the right to self defence, and much like the Americans to act unilaterally. Still it seems they rely on their compatriots in South Korea for vital food supplies making them susceptible to influence.
I am wondering how the fireworks show is playing in Beijing. So far they have refused to condemn the missile testing.
Postscript: 7 July 2006
It was not necessary to have any expert knowledge not to be suprised by this development as suggested by the BBC.