It's another matter that the adventures have lately been the case of acute misadventures.
The super-cop pays the price of its over-aggressiveness over the inaction and incapability of the paper tiger. The UN makes one inevitably ask about its true status.
In one extreme we have the super-cop, the US, happy to bomb any, without considering the context or the consequences; and in other extreme we have the UN which increasingly looks like the podium of oratory competition for the old and the aged.
Samuel P Huntington, author of Clash of Civilization stated that civilization is not murdered; they commit suicide, hara-kiri.
It's surprising that ideas initially seeming to be mere hypothesis or science fictions get so relevant so soon in realities.
There had been a lot of noise, expectedly, in between the announcement of last week and the test of yesterday starting from the US-- that it won't tolerate a nuclear North Korea; to some unsought advice that Pyongyang would have to choose between having nuclear weapons and having a future; to global discouragements by UN in various forms of urges and warnings and what not.
And then there were two of the P-5s of the UN Security Council based in the region itself. Overtly, the press stated their equivocal concern and urged North Korea not to carry out the test.
Results matter more than words and the result shows North Korea did not care a damn about global opinion.
The test was the culmination of years of covert and overt nuclear program in Pyongyang to get hold of nuclear power.
North Korea under Kim Jong-il stated its intention to test nuclear weapons, it kept the promise.
Expectedly again, the so far ineffective noises of global powers continued post the test. The super-cop having bitten too much too often replaced already used words like 'won't tolerate' to 'unacceptable' as if its usage of words and wishes would change the history. More sanctions are expected as that's what the global super-cop believes in as the starting point of a well-standardized two-step solution for any global problem-- fire the economic missile first and if it fails, use the B-2 bombers.
As sanctions failed anywhere and everywhere (against proliferation too) and USA continued living in its past glory of economic super-power status forgetting the fact that it itself is living on borrowed money, the 2nd step of the solution that of bombing followed inevitably.