Heads of state are sometimes treated to fireworks displays when visiting overseas. North Korea promised more than that during President Barack Obama’s recent swing through Asia. It threatened to detonate a nuclear device during his visit to South Korea.
Just 35 miles downwind from the North Korean border, Obama was being taunted by an aggrieved, impoverished and rogue nuclear power. It was a dark fantasy scenario reminiscent of a James Bond plot. Thankfully, the threat remained only that, with no accidental or intended explosions. (read more)