The last thing that the world needs now is an errant missile test and the political aftermath that comes along with it.
We are truly at our wit’s end, as a Eurasian “superpower” continues to suggest that their “dear leader”, Vladimir Putin, is sick enough with his cancer to actually use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine…if only for the fact that he won’t live long enough anyway to face retribution.
This, this, should be enough to keep the rest of us in line; afraid to tilt the pinball table of global politics.
Instead, Kim Jong Un is waving his manhood around again, scaring the northernmost parts of Japan in the process.
Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan.
The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as the missile appeared to have flown over and past its territory before falling into the Pacific Ocean.
Japan hadn’t seen anything like this in a while.
It was the first North Korean missile to follow such a trajectory since 2017, and Tokyo said its 4,600 km (2,850 miles) range may have been the longest distance travelled for a North Korean test flight, which are more often “lofted” higher into space to avoid flying over neighbouring countries.
North Korea and Russia have recently renewed their proverbial vows as well, with the latter requiring some assistance from the former supplying munitions to the flailing Kremlin effort in Ukraine.