By far the most dangerous threat to world peace, if not life on Earth (as we know, since the cockroach would probably survive) is the "Regime" Of Kin Jong Il of North Korea.
Film (s) have been getting through to various networks showing serious North Korean patrolling of the Yalu to, a la Berlin Wall, keep North Koreans from escaping into China.
For those of us who are NOT used to thinking of Chiina as the Land of the Free, it certainly must appear so to the absolutley downtrodden North Korean population.
A considerable Korean Population has now developed in the Province bordering North Korea.
Well, it's is no secret that the other thing that is (relatively) more plentiful on the Chinese side (and we are used to image of the peasants in China eating dirt in "The Good Earth" for example).
The announcement by the 'beloved leader' that he has four Nukes and will sell them, trade them to any and all comers has probably made the hair on the Chinese Leadership, and that in Seoul stand straight up. I do not blame the Bush administarion from hanging back here. The North Korean Military is far ahead of the dilapidated Iraqi war machine.
Also, since the military and the high party members are the only ones who actually 'eat" in the PRK, they might have a bit more motivation than Saddam's troops.
(Where did the Republican Guard go anyway?)
I hope people who have more information on this will contribute.
It is interesting to note that anti war protests in the world and the US barely had time to get going, and the deed was done.
Strident protests came from South Korea. Now what are they, the Japanese and the Chinese going to do about the PRK? Wait for Uncle Sam.