The tumultuous relationship between the United States and North Korea has been on the precipice of conflict for quite a long time.
North Korea has been at odds with the United States from the moment that Korean War was effectively turned cold by a cease fire. In the ensuing decades, North Korea’s deity-like dictators have spent innumerable public appearances openly calling for the mass destruction of the U.S. and the extermination of her people. Now, as Kim Jong Un continues his delusional march toward a nuclear weapon and a Pacific-crossing intercontinental ballistic missile, one American military mind has put his foot down.
According to “Mad Dog” Mattis, it’s time to take out the diminutive dictator.
“North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a ‘clear and present danger,’ U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday.
“Speaking at an international security conference in Singapore, Mattis said the Trump administration is encouraged by China’s renewed commitment to working with the U.S. and others to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons. He also said he thinks China, which is North Korea’s closest ally, ultimately will see it as a liability.
“China blocked tough new sanctions against North Korea that the United States pushed in the U.N. Security Council on Friday. However, the Security Council did vote unanimously to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to the North’s nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist.”
Not only has North Korea openly defied international sanctions in order to make progress in his quest for atomic weapons, but his hermit kingdom has been committing heinous and vicious human rights abuses for decades. Reports of escapees from the brutal regime have described scenes and situations that defy all decency, and new evidence of North Korean concentration camps lends a great humanity to the proceedings.