LI’L KIM GETS SPANKED: North Korea’s failed missile launch prompts ‘saber-rattling’ jibe from China media.

“The firing of a mid-range ballistic missile on Friday by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), though failed, marks the latest in a string of saber-rattling that, if unchecked, will lead the country to nowhere,” China’s official Xinhua news agency said in an English language commentary.

“…Nuclear weapons will not make Pyongyang safer. On the contrary, its costly military endeavors will keep on suffocating its economy.”

Beijing has been beginning to enforce economic sanctions on Pyongyang, which as StrategyPage noted, “is very unusual.” And now comes this public rebuke from China’s state news agency.

Predicting the imminent demise of the Kim Regime has long been a fool’s errand, but maybe this is a good time to be a fool.