North Korea Sent a Threatening Fax to the South

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on January 12, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting the planned construction site for the Pyongyang Folk Park, undertaken by Korean People's Army service personnels in Pyongyang.
Photo: KNS/AFP/Getty ImageAFP/2012 AFP

In its latest bit of comically inept saber rattling, North Korea sent a note to South Korea threatening to strike “without notice,” South Korean officials told Yonhap News. Making it hard to take that threat seriously: the fact that it came via fax. If the medium is the message, then the message is “meh.”