Apparently, no one has slapped any sense into Kim Jong Un, as he continues to act childish and threaten The United States.
Perhaps he was counting on his buddies in China to back him up. Unfortunately for him, they have pledged to stay neutral in the situation unless the U.S. strikes North Korea first.
On Friday, a North Korean news organization stated that “even a single shell dropped on the Korean Peninsula might lead to the outbreak of … thermonuclear war.” The news agency continued quoting Institute of International Studies researcher Kang Kim Chol, “We consider the U.S. no more than a lump which we can beat to a jelly any time.”
Our wonderful president responded with a message none other than to let them know that the U.S. is “locked and loaded” and ready to “fight tonight.” Also retweeted a photo of B-1B Lancer bombs that are located on Guam form the U.S. Pacific Command Twitter page.
— U.S. Pacific Command (@PacificCommand) August 11, 2017
Trump tweeted, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
Fox News reports:
Trump and top military officials have left little to the imagination in warning Pyongyang about what would happen if it followed through on threats to attack Guam, a U.S. territory.
“He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before – what will happen in North Korea,” Trump said Thursday, at his property in Bedminster, N.J., in response to Kim Jong Un’s threats. “It’s not a dare, it’s a statement.”
Trump’s tweets follow days of escalating rhetoric toward the regime.
Earlier this month, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to introduce a set of punishing sanctions that could cost North Korea almost $1 billion off of its $3 billion annual export revenue. The resolution, which is considered the harshest levied against Pyongyang in a decade, was payback for its testing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month. Those tests, plus word that the rogue regime may have miniaturized nuclear weapons, have brought the world to the brink of war.
But dictator Kim Jong Un responded with more threats against the west, touching off a rhetorical escalation that culminated in Trump’s warning this week that the rogue nation would be met with “fire and fury” if it tried to carry out its threats. Hours later, state media in North Korea reported that its leaders were seriously considering a plan to fire missiles at Guam.
This looks like a war that could be over before it even begins. North Korea does not know who they are dealing with.
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