All this is going on right under our noses and what is Julie Bishop doing? Giving away all our money and we cannot afford to buy bullets. To even consider she is unaware of it all is absolute garbage. Throw in amongst that China backs North Korea and it becomes more than a tin of worms. We have sold off everything to China and there are millions of them here. Be prepared for a war AND a civil war as has been long predicted.
North Korea and United States on brink of war, warns Vladimir Putin
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the standoff between North Korea and the United States is close to spilling into a large-scale conflict, and said it was a mistake to try to pressure Pyongyang into halting its nuclear missile programme.
Mr Putin, due to attend a summit of the BRICS nations (Brasilien, Russia, Indien, China and South Africa) in China next week, said the only way to de-escalate tensions was via talks, and Sergei Lavrov, his foreign minister, said Washington – not Pyongyang – should take the initiative.
“It is essential to resolve the region’s problems through direct dialogue involving all sides without advancing any preconditions (for such talks),” Mr Putin, whose country shares a border with North Korea, wrote on the Kremlin’s website.
“Provocations, pressure, and bellicose and offensive rhetoric is the road to nowhere.”
The Russian leader, whose nuclear-capable bombers recently flew over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force, said the situation had deteriorated so badly that it was now “balanced on the verge of a large-scale conflict.”
Pyongyang has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States and recently threatened to land missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam.