It seems as thought the days of Kim Jong Un’s reckless provocation of the United States are soon to be a thing of the past.
The despotic dictator has openly vowed on several occasions to wipe the entire U.S. off of the map with a barrage of thermonuclear weapons that the regime may or may not be close to possessing, and his recent battery of missile tests have acted as a clear indication that those threats are not empty. As a burden not only for the region, but for the stability of the globe as a whole, North Korea’s military meddling is only a piece of the rogue nation’s history of international immorality. The recent return and subsequent death of American prisoner Otto Warmbier has once again fueled human rights advocates to implore the U.S. and her allies to fully investigate the claims of North Korean defectors that Holocaust-style concentration camps are being employed within the regime.
Now, as tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula, and Kim Jong Un’s unkempt aggression continues to mount, high ranking U.S. military officials are openly working on a plan to confront the reclusive nation with force, purporting that Kim Jong Un is an “immediate” threat.
“The Trump administration is considering a wider range of strategies on how to deal with North Korea, including the military option, Trump’s national security adviser said Wednesday.
“’The threat is much more immediate now and so it’s clear that we can’t repeat the same approach – failed approach of the past,’ H.R. McMaster, the adviser, said during a security conference with Homeland Security Chief John Kelly.
“He said it would be insanity to continue to do the same thing the U.S. has done for years and expect a different result.
“McMaster’s comments come a day before Trump is scheduled to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. South Korea’s new leader vowed to stand firmly with Trump against North Korea, downplaying his past advocacy for a softer approach toward the isolated regime.
“‘Together we will achieve the dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear program, peace on the Korean Peninsula and eventually peace in Northeast Asia,’ Moon said.”
The United States has relied heavily in China to curb the ridiculous behavior of Kim Jong Un in recent months, but to little effect.
While China has suspended it’s purchasing of coal from the DPRK, a commodity that represents 40% of the tiny nation’s GDP, Kim Jong Un has continued to act recklessly. Now, after further sanctions banning the sale of Chinese fuel to the North Koreans has failed to bring a diplomatic solution to the table, President Trump has stated that he appreciates China’s efforts, but that further action on the part of the United States is in order.
For far too long, North Korea has been a stain on the otherwise peaceful Asian continent. Their severe human rights abuses and extreme isolationism have tortured the sovereign people of the nation for far too long, imposing upon them famine, disease, unfathomable poverty, and a debilitatingly narrow understanding of the world around them. Now, with the U.S. preparing to depose the dainty dictator who keeps the North Korean people under his thumb, perhaps justice will finally be served.