People say it is the same shit as before, but the scary thing is no one knows what really goes on in the mind of the fatty with the finger on the buttons. One person with total control over nuclear arsenal is a scary thing, this Kim Jung Un might be batshit crazy suicidal, maybe he was bullied alot as a kid, maybe by his father and is revengeful and filled with hate. He must understand it would be suicide to do anything but if he feels life is empty and with no meaning and like to end his life with a big explosion, who is to say that could not be the case?
Probably it is not the case, he probably enjoys his absolute power over his slave population and harems with beautiful girls too much to end it all so soon.
the military generals control North Korea not Kim Jung Un, this is an illusion put forth deliberately
frankly those who should worry are South Korea and potentially Japan but just because of the size of middling powered missiles and army size of North Korea
realistically North Korea has extremely weak nuclear power, their military technology is likely not even at Soviet/US levels of the 80s, of course minus the nuclear technology
they have tampered with uranium and have reported to have done a nuclear bomb text underground but once again, that is hearsay
they have no way to launch a nuclear weapon and/or control where it goes.
it's just talk
however I wouldn't be shocked if some stupid generals + Kim have gotten bored / restless and possibly entirely delusional of their power and do attack the South. as others have mentioned within a week at most a bit more their country would be gone
which is a terrible shame for the 90% of powerless citizens there who are starving
the last thing the world wants to do is give in to this likely attempt at getting lots of food and oil and supply handouts by other countries. if you continue feeding a bully what good does that do? it would be very sad if both North/South Korea end up decimated but better dissolve the problem early rather than let it grow worse
right now North Korea has practically no nuclear attacking abliities, but say somehow they obtain some from Russia or Middle East at some point? a stretch maybe, but it's not worth a risk decades from now
an ultimatum should be given to the North, that they either entirely dissolve their nuclear program and immediately cease their hostile attitude and/or threats to South and other countries, or be destroyed.
too much PC conversation is done these days and frankly you can't negotiate with a terrorist state like NK
the UN are cowards