North Korea's government has finally responded to the UN's call for sanctions. Calling it a "declaration of war", the North went on to pound it's chest over it's new status as a nuclear power.
In related news, US intelligence agencies have finally confirmed the NK's test as a nuclear explosion, albeit a very, very small one.
There was never any doubt the NKs are friggin' crazy, certainly by Western standards. Even the Chinese seem to have no idea how to deal w/ Kim and his fellow-suicide-pact-signees. The current exchange of "dialogue" between the entire world and the delusional bullies in Pyongyang would be funny if it weren't so scary.
What's to be done here? I have no answers, but I feel strongly that the solution involves China and other Asian nations a lot more than it does the US. The Chinese are the only ones who have any sort of hammer when it comes to NK, and they certainly have the political will to do just about anything. The only problem here is that we can count on China to do what's best for China, not necessarily what's best for everyone else. Of course, that just means the Chinese are just like every other nation on Earth.