While much of the nation has been entrenched in coverage of the Charlottesville, Virginia weekend war, suspicious developments continue to come to light in the Far East.
Kim Jong Un, the madman of Pyongyang, has been incessant in his threats against the United States in the age of Donald Trump. His latest tirades have been accompanied by terrifyingly effective missile launches that could, in theory, reach as far as Chicago, Illinois. Combined with Kim’s direct threat to fire missiles into U.S. territory Guam, you can certainly see why the United States has been keeping a keen eye on the rogue nation’s every move.
For the past two weeks, however, Kim Jong Un has gone incognito, making exactly zero public appearances and allowing his state-run news agencies to handle all of his violent propaganda. This absence from the public eye has many concerned over an imminent military action by the hermit kingdom.
“North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has vanished from the public eye for two weeks, South Korean media reported, prompting fears that he may be preparing to mark Tuesday’s public holiday by firing a new rocket.
“The last time Kim went days without being seen was prior to the ICBM launch in late July, when he remained incognito for two weeks before making his grandiose public appearance. His public withdrawal comes as nuclear tensions mount between Washington and Pyongyang, and on the heels of the leader’s threat to attack the U.S. island territory of Guam.
“Adding to the speculation of an imminent rocket-fire test, last week U.S.-based North Korea watchdog site 38 North released satellite imagery of a submarine base in the hermit country, showing that tarps had been placed above both the fore and aft decks of the Sinpo-class submarine base, presumably to conceal any inside movements.”
American military experts have been slightly downplaying the threat to Guam in recent days, nonchalantly reminding the world that we are technologically capable of incapacitating any rocket that the North Korean military would attempt to send skyward.
This hasn’t stopped some from worrying, however, as Kim Jong Un’s lunacy is continually ushered to the forefront of international news. Given his unpredictability, the military options for dealing with the North Korean threat are few and far between with several experts warning that even a covert assassination of Kim could lead to nuclear strike on South Korea, Japan, Guam, or the U.S.