Bang! And what a bang it was. North Korea has exploded a diddy little atom bomb and the world has gone mad. Is it George Bush’s fault as people think? Possibly. US foreign policy has made it clear the only way to save yourself from them is the nuke.
The future now looks grim in the Far East – and the only answer can lie with China.But is China acclimatized enough to decency to do the right thing and force North Korea to stop?
If they want to enter the modern world, this is the time to deserve it. We will see if they pass the test. For if they don’t, we can look forward to a re-militarised Japan. It is the only way they will feel safe. But would the rest of us?
© Anthony North, October 2006