Military members and their families were overjoyed when they heard the news that General James “Mad Dog” Mattis was headed to Washington.
Mattis’ role as Secretary of Defense under Donald Trump has been uncannily busy, as the controversial President has attracted his share of attention from foreign powers. Between Russia’s virtual insistence on a second Cold War, and China’s constant bratty scolding of Trump, you’d think the General would have resorted to drinking by now.
Then you add Asian wildcard Kim Jong Un into the mix, and you have a recipe for disaster. That’s why Mad Dog isn’t mincing his words as it pertains to Pyongyang.
“After years of North Korea thumbing its nose at the international community, on Friday Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared to signal enough was enough.
“‘Right now, [North Korea] appears to be going in a very reckless manner … and that has got to be stopped,’ Mattis said at a press conference in London.
“He didn’t give any details about how the administration of President Donald Trump plans to deal with the reclusive nation, which, under Kim Jong Un, has drastically increased its missile and nuclear-testing program.
“But Mattis’ remarks continue a recent trend of Trump officials taking a harder line on North Korea.
“Earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the ‘diplomatic … efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of de-nuclearization have failed.'”
Not only has North Korea consistently defied the entirety of the free world in regard to their nuclear technology, the despotic regime has been accused of severe and heinous human rights violations that defectors believe are on par with The Holocaust.
Mattis couldn’t be more right: North Korea must be stopped.