...Kim Jong-il has turned its back on every norm of international and moral behaviour.
Note change of editorial policy, The Oz now supports normative principles of international behaviour. Bring on another Lebanon.
And with its announcement on Tuesday night that it feels compelled to go through with a nuclear weapons test, the Pyongyang regime has confirmed the backward nature of its regime once and for all.
Nuclear test= backward? Well I'm glad they won't be feeling too lonely in their regression:
...as of January 2005 there are approximately 5,300 operational nuclear warheads in the U.S. stockpile, including 4,530 strategic warheads and 780 non-strategic warheads. Almost 5,000 additional warheads have been retained in the "responsive reserve force" or are in an inactive status with their tritium removed.
So far backwards they're forwards again. Anyway, it won't stop us digging the key ingredient out of the ground.