In case anyone missed it: North Korea conducted a nuclear test overnight. It’s estimated to have had an explosive yield of 6 to 7 kilotons – or between 1/3 and 1/2 the yield of those used during World War II.
Even China was not amused, and reportedly summoned the North Korean ambassador to their foreign ministry for immediate consultations.
Perhaps the UN will actually grow a pair and impose meaningful sanctions this time. As the kid in “Angels in the Outfield” said: “Hey, it could happen!” – but I’m not holding my breath.
No word yet on when the hermit state plans to begin growing sufficient food to feed itself, or to provide a reasonable standard of living for their proletariat.