North Korea ratcheted up tensions on the Korean peninsula this weekend with the launch of four (4) short-range guided missiles into the the East Sea (3) and the Sea of Japan (1).
This comes on the tail of months of inflammatory, sabre-rattling rhetoric from North Korea after recent warnings from the communist DPRK of "impending nuclear war."
While North Korea's launching of short-range, tactical missiles is not as alarming as the launching of long-range ballistic missiles, it is further evidence of North Korean leader Kim Jung-un's misunderstanding of global tensions and his backward nation's place in the world.
That these most recent provocations did not result in a shooting war between the two Koreas is nothing short of a miracle.
One misstep in Korea could put thousands, if not millions of lives at risk.
The following piece is excerpted (heavily) from the Washington Post
The uncle to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, accomplished something that 11 years of post-9/11 press releases, news conferences and soundbites by too many American Muslim leaders has failed to do on the issue of radicalization and terrorism: with raw, unfettered emotion, he owned up to the problem within.
As an American Muslim who has watched the radicalization of Muslims from Louisville, Ky., to Chatanooga, Tenn., to Chechnya, the ancestral ethnicity of the alleged bombers, over the last three decades, I had one question on my mind.