I think thirty, forty years from now, when historians look back, write their tomes of U.S. foreign policy and international relations,Kim Jong-un and North Korea will be discussed in the same light as the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Panic, terror, and…waiting.
Does he have the missiles? Will he use them? Is he all talk?
And, what. do. we. do.
Kim Jong-un continues to threaten the United States. Continues to test missiles.
And we wait. Until there is another threat…or the first missile headed towards us.
According to The Sun, Kim Jong-un is now telling Trump that he will turn the United States into a ‘sea of flames’:
The threat came just a day after the North carried out yet another successful ballistic missile over Japan claiming America is now in “mortal fear” after proving it has the military power to strike US territory.
A spokesman for NK’s ruling party said: “Through the two successful ICBM test-launches the DPRK has put the whole U.S. mainland in its striking range and clearly showed that it can turn the American empire into a sea in flames through sudden surprise attack from any region and area.
Kim Jong-un gleefully watched the missile test and declared this to be a “shining victory” as his goal is “equilibrium of real force with US.”
I’m not sure what he is smoking on, but the United States is not going to let some short, tubby, Korean tyrant with an awful haircut push the United States around.
The United States has a greater population, allies, weapons, and industry.
A North Korea spokesperson said:
“Whatever means and methods the U.S. may employ, they will never work on the DPRK. The U.S. fate is in the hands of the DPRK.”
“If the US and south Korean warmongers persist in reckless action in disregard of our repeated warnings, we will decisively take a strong retaliatory step.”
Meanwhile, an editorial run in one of Korea’s state-run newspapers described the US as a “war merchant living on human blood,” while the official newspaper said the US “would meet horrible nuclear strike and miserable and final ruin” in the event of an attack.
Warmongers? War merchants living on human blood?
I really don’t want to point fingers but it is a littttle awkward that the individual who is testing missiles every other day is calling the United States and South Korea the warmongers.
In fact, the United States has been tip-toeing around Kim Jong-un like he’s an insecure, menopausal woman.
Imposing sanctions and gradually increasing the strength of said sanctions.
It probably doesn’t help that Donald Trump taunts this tyrant by referring to him as Rocket Man but we shouldn’t let fear govern or win.
We don’t acquiesce to terror–whether that is in North Korea, New York City, or Boston. We can’t just let Kim Jong-un continue in this way.
What do you think the United States should do? Is Kim Jong-un really going to strike? How can we best prepare?
Is this the 21st-century version of the Cuban Missile Crisis?