Over the course of the last few days, tensions between North Korea and the United States have taken a dramatic turn.
Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s diminutive dictator, has spent the last few months steadily antagonizing the United States, particularly attempting to disturb President Donald Trump in his tirades. Now, as the rogue nation’s rebellious missile tests have reached a worrying level of sophistication, the world appears on the verge of war.
U.S. President Donald Trump has been forced to respond, given the DPRK’s incessant threatening of the United States, and the rhetoric between the two nations has become dangerously agitated in the last 48 hours.
Given the possibility that Kim could send a nuke into the skies over the U.S., Americans are snatching up a popular anti-radiation supplement at record pace.
As the rhetoric ramps up over North Korea and nuclear weapons, the cash registers have been ringing at a local Army Supply store, where some are apparently prepping for a third World War.
“Ben Orr, the manager of Joe’s Army Navy in Royal Oak, says he’s been selling a lot of ‘prepper items’ over the past week or so.
“’We’ve been very busy. Unusually busy, I’d say,’ Orr told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill. ‘It’s definitely an increase, just in selling all the normal prepper stuff, end of the world stuff. A lot of water prep stuff, food, MREs — the military meals.’
“And there’s been a substantial increase in the sale of a particular item they don’t sell much of — a so-called radiation antidote called potassium iodide.
“’It actually stops your thyroid from absorbing any radiation. So, it fills your thyroid with iodine, which it normally does anyways,’ said Orr. ‘Your body can’t tell the difference between bad, radioactive iodine and acceptable iodine, so it actually will stop you from getting thyroid cancer.’
“The antidote is usually hard to find, but Orr’s store carries two brands.
“’It’s supposed to work. It’s FDA approved. But they also recommend you don’t take it unless the government says to take it,’ he said. ‘Unless people are scared of something, we don’t really ever sell it.’”
President Trump’s willingness to engage in tough talk directed at Kim Jong Un has brought the possibility of war to the doorstep of America.
North Korea’s rhetoric has been increasingly violent in recent days as Kim attempts to drag the United States into conflict. Donald Trump, who is no fan of half measured talk, has responded in kind with a definite lack of minced words.