North Korea Tests Nuclear Device

Well, the North Koreans went and did it, either to create chaos, or gain respect, or intimidate, or something. The usual bickering about the details has started, but the main points appear to be these:

  1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Seoul, South Korea, today;
  2. South Korean Ban Ki-Moon became Secretary General of the United Nations yesterday; and
  3. Elections in the US sure seem to be coming up fast.

Don't bother questioning the timing. Kim Jong Il is a notorious grandstander.

Update: Okay, Ban Ki-Moon is not yet the secretary general, but the formal vote to nominate him was today.

Update: A second blast of a similar size.

Josh Poulson

Posted Monday, Oct 9 2006 08:12 AM

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