As if Donald Trump didn’t already have enough on his plate this week, North Korea has re-joined the global fray in a big way.
This week marked the beginning of annual joint military drills carried out by American and South Korean forces on the Korean Peninsula. Of course, this has irked Kim Jong Un of North Korea to no end, as the dreaded “yankee scum” continue to flaunt their might nearly directly overhead, with help from the equally hated South Koreans.
Kim, who has spent years threatening the United States from afar with what was believed to be a small battery of ineffective weapons, has recently tested a series of ICBM’s thought to be capable of reaching as far as Chicago, Illinois. The only question remaining is whether or not the North Koreans have successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead to be capable of delivery via the fresh, new rockets.
In the meantime, Kim Jong Un has stuck to threatening more accessible targets, namely the U.S. territory of Guam. In their latest tirade, the North Korean propagandists have a very clear message for U.S. President Donald Trump, the people of Guam, and the world at large.
“President Trump is pictured looking out over a Guam graveyard cluttered with crosses in a photoshopped image from the newest propaganda film — and grim warning — from North Korea.
“But the picture of a graveyard believed to be in Guam may be the most rattling in the video, given dictator Kim Jong Un’s repeated threats to strike the U.S. territory with a missile.
“The video also features Vice President Pence engulfed in flames and attacks South Korea’s ‘puppy-like’ Defense Minister Song Young-moo for ‘pinning hope on that mad guy.’
“‘Trump spouted rubbish that if a war breaks out, it would be on the Korean Peninsula, and if thousands of people die, they would be only Koreans and Americans may sleep a sound sleep,’ a statement from KCNA, North Korea’s official news agency, stated on Tuesday.”
While North Korea’s nukes have been the star of the show in recent weeks, experts believe that there are other reasons to be concerned about the capabilities of the DPRK, namely chemical weapons.
Reports from earlier this month have stated that there is sufficient reason to believe that North Korea is in possession of at least some chemical agents, yet a full accounting of such weapons has yet to be revealed. Just this week, a North Korean ship was “intercepted” on its way to Syria, seemingly indicating a pact between the two nations centered around the advancement of their joint interest in obtaining weapons of mass destruction.