The time has come for the United States and her allies to tackle the delicate task of punishing North Korea for their continued ignorance of international restrictions on their weapons programs.
Kim Jong Un, the “supreme” leader of the rogue North Korean nation, has continued to order new, illegal missile tests that fly in the face of international orders for him to cease and desist all such action. His latest flagrant abuse occurred just in time for the American 4th of July holiday, surely not a coincidence, when his military launched the first ever North Korean ICBM from a previously unused site. The projectile traveled nearly 2,000 miles into the atmosphere and was in the air for a solid 40 minutes. Experts agree that the previously unseen technology could easily reach the United States outposts of Alaska or Hawaii, creating a far more urgent threat than previously believed.
This, combined with the continued human rights atrocities taking place within the nation’s network of Holocaust-like concentration camps, has led to an urgent call for the United States to step in and take control of the situation before the unpredictable and dangerous Kim sends an atomic device skyward. Now, one American military figure stationed in ally South Korea states that we are ready for action.
“The top U.S. commander in South Korea warned North Korea that the U.S. and its South Korean ally are prepared to go to war on Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang conducted its first intercontinental ballistic missile test.
“’Self-restraint, which is a choice, is all that separates armistice and war. As this Alliance missile live fire shows, we are able to change our choice when so ordered by our Alliance national leaders,’ said Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks in a statement.
“’It would be a grave mistake for anyone to believe anything to the contrary,’ said Brooks, the commander of Combined Forces Command. South Korea’s top military officer also issued a similar warning.
“’We may make resolute decisions anytime, if the Alliance Commanders in Chief order. Whoever thinks differently is making a serious misjudgment,’ Gen. Lee Sun-Jin, chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.
“Tensions are running high on the Korean peninsula after North Korea tested an ICBM for the first time on Tuesday, which some experts say has a range that could reach Alaska. North Korean President Kim Jong-un has vowed to develop a nuclear weapon that can hit the continental U.S., which President Donald Trump has vowed would not happen on his watch.”
President Trump has backed up those sentiments with tough talk of his own, seemingly chiding China for their inability to reign in the dangerous Kim Jong Un.
In a statement days ago, the President thanked China for their efforts to curb Kim’s reckless behavior, possibly sarcastically, as he then flatly stated that the ruse was unsuccessful. Now, the time for action in nigh, but North Korea’s strategic location and assumed cache of atomic weapons creates a sticky situation for anyone willing to go toe-to-toe with the madman that Kim has become. Anything less than a crippling offense will surely see these highly destructive weapons employed against Japan, South Korea, or worse. On the other hand, to sit back and do nothing would an absolutely ignorant course of action as well.