Yesterday, North Korea essentially walked away from its 1953 armistice with South Korea. As history has taught us, it's probably best to take the threats of a malicious dictator seriously. But since when has the United Nations learned anything from history?
The armistice ending the Korean War is still valid and still in force, despite North Korea's claim that it has been nullified, the top U.N. spokesman said Monday.
Martin Nesirky said the 60-year-old armistice agreement had been adopted by the U.N. General Assembly and neither North Korea nor South Korea could dissolve it unilaterally.
Oh, well, there you have it: The UN says no one could go to war unless the UN signs off on it. What could go wrong?