The war of words between President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart have taken a turn toward the terrifying over the course of the last few days.
For months, dainty dictator Kim Jong Un has been taunting the U.S. and her allies with a number of missile launches, nuclear tests, and completely blatant threats. Japan and South Korea have been on high alert, given their proximity to the military facilities controlled by Kim and his cronies, along with a number of missile tests that screamed directly over the head of those in the northern provinces of Japan.
Furthermore, Kim has displayed his newly-enhanced rocket capabilities in long-range tests that have splashed down in the Pacific, with experts estimating that two devices launched in July were likely capable of reaching as far as Chicago, Illinois – a worrisome reality considering the DPRK’s stated purpose of annihilating the United States.
Now that it looks probable that North Korea could mount a nuclear device onto one of their battery of missiles, the time for capitulation has concluded.
U.S. President Donald Trump has made this all too clear in his public speaking engagements as of late, trading barbs with the diminutive despot Kim. Over the weekend, Kim responded with his harshest language yet, leaving no doubt as to the wily and unpredictable tyrant’s true intentions.
“Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told the United Nations that Mr Trump had committed an irreversible mistake during his speech to the body in New York last week.
“His comments came after it emerged the US had sent bombers to the North Korean border today in the closest they have been this century.
“Foreign Minister Ri said if US lives were lost, Mr Trump ‘will be held totally responsible’.
“Ri, who said Pyongyang’s ultimate goal was to establish a ‘balance of power with the U.S.’, retorted that Trump himself was on a ‘suicide mission’ after the U.S. president said Kim was on such a mission.
“Ri warned Pyongyang was ready to defend itself if the U.S. showed any sign of conducting a ‘decapitating operation on our headquarters or military attack against our country’.”
While Trump and Kim have been in this verbal headlock, North Korea has possibly detonated yet another nuclear device deep underground in a show of force.
Kim’s undeniably unhinged demeanor has put U.S. outposts such as Guam and Hawaii on high alert, as well Seoul, South Korea; a U.S. ally only miles from the demilitarized zone between North Korea and their southern neighbors.