a) DPRK launch of Unha (disguised in their press as a satellite) ICBM rocket targeting US territory. They may also have multiple intermediate launches of Scud/Nodongs into the Sea of Japan to threaten both Japan and US bases in Japan.
b) Carter arrives in Pyongyang to cool down tensions.
c) The DPRK ultimatum will be delivered to Obama with Carter as the unofficial envoy. He will carry back stated ultimatum/threat.
d) The coffers and other assistance representing appeasement will be opened by the US State Department toward Pyongyang, at the order of Obama and his National Security Council.
e) The US and world Mass Media will somehow again declare this as a "victory" of some sort, a win-win, when in fact it will be another humiliation of the Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth by a starving, piss-poor third world backwater who has given us 60 years worth of guff.