Well, it's about time.
The constant posturing of new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un since taking over as "supreme leader" has been about as annoying and obvious as a small child making a lot of noise just to get attention.
War is never a good thing, but it is put up or shut up time for Kim. And the White House is betting he has nothing to "put up."
The 30-year-old leader certainly knows how to draw a crowd. Whether it was bringing in former NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman for a nearly week-long visit/publicity stunt, or just basically saying a lot of stuff about nuclear weapons and how he is willing to use them, let’s cut the sabre rattling and see him actually do something.
Since taking over, the number one issue he has faced has been people taking him seriously after the death of his father, the both widely feared and lampooned, Kim Jong Il.
His strategy to combat his lack of credibility has been completely transparent; talk a lot of junk, piss off various world leaders with a general lack of couth and, continue the constant bullying of neighbor South Korea.
On Saturday morning, the North's official news agency KCNA published a joint statement issued by the government, political parties and other organizations.
And if the White House isn't taking these threats seriously, than neither should you.