Things are heating up again on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea declares that the 1953 armistice agreement is invalid. This as South Korea and the United States begin their annual joint military exercises. The newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, reports that the the Supreme Command of the North Korean army issued a statement that, ″The U.S. has reduced the armistice agreement to a dead paper.″ This comes after last week′s statement from the Communist nation that they reserve the right to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against America. Apparently, the goodwill visit by Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Globe Trotters to Pyongyang had little impact on improving relations.
So once again we have another foreign policy failure by the Obama administration. Another major one seems to be brewing in the Middle East as reports surface that the U.S. is arming and training Syrian rebels in Jordan. Some people believe that the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi last year on September 11, which cost the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens, was directly related to the flow of weapons from Libya to Syria.
Whatever the case may be, Barack Obama has much to account for when it comes to these international debacles. Sending John Kerry to Egypt to hand over $250 Million taxpayer dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood leadership was bad enough. That our State Department, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, were scheduled to hand out an award to an Anti-Semitic, Hitler-loving, America-bashing woman shows just how fouled up our diplomacy is.
How serious are we to take the latest threats by North Korea is debatable. The report by Rodong Sinmun that the 1953 Armistice Agreement is now null and void as South Korea and the United States prepare joint military drills is not good news. Nor was the threat from Pyongyang last week about launching a preemptive nuclear attack against America. While North Korea′s nuclear weapons and missile programs may not be as dangerous to us, those closer to the source, such as Japan, are certainly worried. The Korean Peninsula may still see an arms race if South Korea decides to move forward with their own nuclear program. The clock is ticking but there is nobody home at the White House.