If the west is to bombard North Korea with anything, let it be capitalism | Simon Jenkins

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Kim Jong-un’s latest provocations merely underline how ineffective sanctions and bluster are. Far better to undermine his regime with trade

Thank you, North Korea. Today’s latest firing of a missile over Japan into the Pacific surely demonstrates the most exquisite failure of western diplomacy in modern times. Another missile plops into the Pacific. Nobody is dead, no territory is conceded, no demand threatened. It was the dull rattle of an antique sabre, intended to do one thing: to humiliate the so easily humiliated west. It did just that.

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