For decades leaders across the globe have known of the narcissistic tendencies North Korea’s dictators possess. Their outrageous claims of a utopian super state capable of world domination is hardly a surprise. So much so that these threats have automatically been brushed off as nothing but an inflated bluff which should only be feared by the gullible.

Hot air and nothing more

The countless failed missile tests have further led to the world to question the validity of Kim Jong-un's motives as just a bunch of hot air and nothing more. So has this ignorance unknowingly put civilised society in a seriously vulnerable position?

One thing history has taught us is the only way to prevent the tragedies of the future is to learn from the mistakes of the past. Countless times we have seen this by ignoring the actions of evil dictators we have only allowed them to grow further unchecked.

As America starts to put more pressure on Kim Jong un’s hermit kingdom, the greater success their missile threats have proven themselves to be. This was evident after the rogue regime fired a missile which flew directly over Japan.

A grave threat

After the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked with American president Donald Trump in a 40-minute phone call shortly following the launch Abe referred to Kim Jong un’s action as an “unprecedented and grave threat.”

Abe further confirmed the gravity of the situation by condemning Kim Jong Un’s actions as, “The outrageous act of firing a missile over our country is an unprecedented, serious and grave threat and greatly damages regional peace and security.” In a statement, he gave to reporters in Tokyo.

Both leaders decided to request an emergency conference with the UN security council to discuss the situation.

Ignorance is no longer viable

Clearly, the world maintaining a state of ignorance is no longer a viable option. One factor that so many have chosen to ignore is that North Korea is far from alone. Since it is hardly a secret their ally is none other than the Peoples Republic of China, who has refused to be aggressive or impose more sanctions on the DPRK.

On the contrary, China has taken the highly controversial route of urging all parties to calm down. Could there be more to this than China’s desire to maintain a sense of diplomacy?

North Korea’s threats of annihilation have shown themselves to be slowing down now they have shifted their focus to the U.S. territory of Guam.

One thing is for sure Japan and America will no longer be taking it lying down. This was clearly evident as in response to the recent events in Japan Donald Trump has vowed to stand, “100% with Japan.”