Let’s establish a few things right off the bat, as they say: First, the Korean War, that began in June, 1950, never actually ended. There is no formal treaty, no truce, simply an armistice, the same kind that ended World War One. The Korean War never ended, but actual hostilities were curtailed under a cease-fire on July 27th, 1953 at 10:00 AM local time. Second, North Korea, which calls itself the “Democratic Republic of Korea,” is obviously neither democratic, nor a republic. It is, in fact, a monarchy. The “founder” of North Korea, Kim Il-sung, was a Soviet puppet and delusional Stalinist who actually believed his own prevarications and propaganda, as he believed that of his mentors, Stalin and Mao. He passed power, without input from “the people,” directly to his son, Kim Jong-il, who, in turn, passed it to his son, Kim Jong-un, who is the sabre-rattling ruler in Pyongyang today, the problem child of the current situation. Called a “leader” by Western media, he’s actually a “ruler” since nobody has the option to question his fiats. Next, since communism cannot feed itself, North Korea is starving…literally. Any north Korean who complains is sent to a “political re-education” prison, and many are never heard from again. Widespread famine and food shortages have claimed the lives of several million of the Kim family’s subjects since the 1990s. Which is probably why Kim Jong-un is threatening war against South Korea, the U.S. and anybody else who isn’t starving. Some points to consider include the fact that no large-scale troop movements have been observed in North Korea, which would be a necessary precursor to any actual invasion of the south. China, however, is reported to be massing troops on its border with Kim’s workers’ paradise. Maybe Peking is getting tired of them too. Moreover, Kim has moved some of his missiles to their east coast, obviously positioning them to more readily strike Japan, Guam and, presumably, North American targets. What has the Obama/Hegel/Kerry cabal done about this? Actually, they’ve done a few things that should, ostensibly, meet with the approval of most Americans. A few things, but not as many as they should do. With not a peep from the liberal media, the U.S. has moved additional SDI assets to protect this continent, Guam, Hawaii and the Aleutians from a NorKor missile attack. These are the same anti-missile defense systems that the American left declared “physically impossible” and “destabilizing” in the 1980s and was determined to stop. Clearly, the more vulnerable to attack America is, the better the domestic and international left likes it. Kim has warned foreign embassies to leave South Korea and drills his troops with paper photo targets of South Korean and American soldiers. Lovely. What would be a totally appropriate and reasonable response if he “tests” another missile? Shoot it down before it leaves North Korean airspace, of course. Blow it up at an altitude of less than 10,000 feet so those poor, starving, brain-washed and imprisoned wretches can see it. Next, publicly declare an end to any and all forms of aid or donations to those communist tyrants…and make sure the North Korean peasants know it by (literally) floating balloons with leaflets over the north. Of course, Obama and his leftist fellow-travelers will not do any of these things because they’re too busy reading Mao’s Little Red Book, wetting their beds and planning a strongly-worded letter to the UN Security Council in case Kim is able to take out Anchorage or Walla-Walla. Kim is the worst kind of bully: He thinks he’s tougher than he really is and picks on the schoolyard’s weaker kids while threatening all the other ones. And as everyone instinctively knows, the only thing a bully understands is a broken nose, a couple of knocked-out teeth and some broken ribs. The best thing we can do is to make sure his own people understand the utter impotence of their dictator while forcing his hand…one way or the other. One will note the recent spate of footage of various military parades in Pyongyang with Kim standing as overlord. But note that virtually none of the spit-and-polish, goose-stepping “people’s army” are actually carrying rifles in those Stalinist reviews. This means that either they don’t have enough rifles for everybody, or they don’t trust their own troops to be armed when the ruling fascists are within range, up close and personal. Either way, North Korea needs to be put out of its own misery, and the sooner, the better.