North Korea has fired a long-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan.
This is terrifying — to Japan, to South Korea, to any western power in the region — including Taiwan.
So what happened in reply?
Donald Trump says that “all options are on the table” for North Korea. He’s said that before. China issued a cryptic statement about “more talks.”
In other words: North Korea has proved it can, once again, push around its neighbours.
So what to do? Is America really going to go into North Korea on its own? How many South Korean casualties are acceptable in Seoul?
I have no solutions to that problem. Sorry, I’m not that smart. But I do have something else. I can learn from North Korea, and apply those lessons to Iran, before it’s too late.
The current situation in North Korea can be traced back to Bill Clinton’s “deal” with that dictatorship. Then Obama made a similar “deal” with Iran.
But now Donald Trump — the art of the deal, the tough negotiator — is in office.
I don’t know what he can do about North Korea, other than drop some bombs in the Nevada desert and write angry tweets.
But I know what he can do about Iran, because it’s not too late…
NEXT: Our B.C. Bureau Chief Christopher Wilson joins me to talk about his contention that Jagmeet Singh could pose a serious challenge to Justin Trudeau in the next election.
Is Singh just the current “media favourite,” or does he have genuine grassroots support among NDP voters?
THEN: The Canadian branch of the European anti-Islamification group PEGIDA wanted to hold an event in London, Ontario, but the municipal government banned them from holding it in a public facility.
John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms comes on to explain that this decision was “completely illegal.”
He also warns that in terms of free speech in Canada, “We’ve got some tough years ahead of us.”