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Watershed Moment: Is This the Beginning of the End for Diplomacy?

Kim Jong Un is “begging for war,” said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley following North Korea’s most powerful nuclear test. The rogue nation has refused to halt its nuclear weapons testing program, worrying its Asian neighbors and the international community at large.

“This would mark the beginning of the end for diplomacy,” Glenn said on radio Thursday. “The conflict now with North Korea is reaching an inflection point,” Glenn asserted. “But let’s say for a minute, the embargo passes. This would mark the beginning of the end for diplomacy.”

According to Reuters, “the United States wants the United Nations to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban the country’s exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers abroad, and subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday.”

Glenn breaks down exactly what would happen if an embargo goes through.

“Japan saw an oil embargo as an act of war during World War II. It is what led to them launching against Pearl Harbor.”

Will Kim Jong Un be forced to the negotiating table, or will he see an embargo as an act of war as Japan did during World War II?

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: This is one of those moments, the standoff between North Korea and the United States is approaching an endgame. Change, on a level not seen since World War II, could be taking place very, very soon.

A vehicle of this change comes in the form of a UN draft resolution. It was shown to the media yesterday. A lot of people aren't talking about it, but it's really important.

The United States is seeking an oil embargo. And regardless of whether this resolution passes or fails, the conflict now with North Korea is reaching an inflection point.

But let's say for a minute the embargo passes. This would mark the beginning of the end for diplomacy. And here's why: Japan saw an oil embargo as an act of war during World War II. It is what led to them launching against Pearl Harbor.

Kim Jong-un is either going to be forced to the negotiating table, or he's going to see it as the Japanese did, as an act of war. And if war occurs, it will be catastrophic on both sides.

Carnage, not measured in hundreds and thousands, but hundreds of thousands. China and Russia already have made statements, hinting that they will veto the resolution. And without the help of both countries, we're staring at very hard and cold truths that none of us want to face, and that is, North Korea is now a nuclear-armed nation. And the world is stuck with accepting it. Or we go it alone.

Now, think of the dominoes that might fall if that happens. Would Kim Jong-un take his newly acquired nuclear deterrents out for a test-drive?

If this happens, US security guarantees in place, since World War II, all of those guarantees would be worthless.

Japan would need to rearm. The Philippines would most likely return to China. History is full of watershed moments. And it is the moments in between those watershed moments that make up most people's lives.

We have been living in those moments between. But it is those moments that flip everything upside down and inside out and send the world hurling in a new and different direction.

We're living right now in one of those moments.

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