The blatantly overblown rhetoric of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has finally reached a point of concern for the people of Japan.
In the wake of North Korea’s ridiculous threats against the United States, which some find to be poorly timed given Donald Trump’s recent reiteration of the rule of law and order on the world’s stage, those within earshot of the hermit kingdom have sat up and taken notice. Not only has China sent approximately 150,000 troops to the border of North Korea, Japan has mobilized warships to accompany an American Navy strike group off the coast of the despotic dictatorship.
Now, fearing the worst now that Kim Jong Un has nowhere to hide, Japan is preparing to evacuate its citizens from South Korea – a favorite punching bag of the Kim regime.
“Japan is finalizing plans to evacuate 60,000 of its citizens from South Korea in the event of war as tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to build.
“Japan’s National Security Council has held urgent discussions on how it would provide safe passage for its citizens if a major crisis arose out of a potential North Korean nuclear test, which some have predicted could happen this weekend.
“Japanese authorities are also readying for a potential wave of North Korean refugees to pour into the country, amongst whom could be hidden spies and agents, Japanese media reported.
“’Besides commercial ships and planes, Japan would want to send military aircraft and ships to assist in the evacuation if the South Korean government agreed,’ reports Press TV.”
This is a somber reminder of the grim reality for many in the region. Whereas North Korea had previously been considered a bit of a joke to much of the world, the very real threat of an unhinged Kim Jong Un attacking South Korea is a frightening proposition.
For all of the worthless threats made by Kim, especially as it pertains to his nonexistent long-range capabilities, South Korea is still very much within striking distance for the “supreme leader”. Not only that, North Korea’s million-man army is nothing to be scoffed at should the dictator choose to play the ground game with his southerly neighbors.