The temperature is high again.
The drum-beat of war from the White House goes in two directions - towards Iran and towards North Korea. These are, if you remember, the two other pillars of George W. Bush's 'axis of evil'. Iraq has already been a victim of regime change. Trump seems keen to follow through on Bush's quixotic promise - to effect regime change in Iran and in North Korea.
But the North Koreans moved their chess pieces in a hurry, testing a thermonuclear or hydrogen bomb. This, essentially, makes a US bombing run on North Korea very difficult. It also makes