Kim Jong Un’s ridiculous rantings have continued completely unabated throughout 2017, and as the year draws to a close, there is still no end in sight.
The Madman of Pyongyang has spent the entire year completely railing agains the United States and “dotard” Donald Trump, accessing some serious 18th century vocabulary in an attempt to insult the popular President. While these threats would normally be shrugged off by the international community as the rantings of a despotic dunce, the North Korea military has demonstrated a bevy of reasons why we should now be a little more apprehensive regarding the state of the isolated nation.
Namely, a successful series of ICBM launches that could possibly reach as far as Chicago, and a the detonation of a hydrogen bomb – the first thermonuclear device ever tested by North Korea.
Should the tiny nation marry these two disparate bits of advancement, the world will certainly be in for an unfortunate fireworks display.
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Amid all of this rabble-rousing, the United Nations has been forced to scold the DPRK by imposing increasingly harsher sanctions as time draws on. These punishments have been routinely lambasted by the furious North Korean government at every turn, but their latest, most damning sanctions imbued a scathing declaration of war from the rogue regime.
“North Korea’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Sunday declaring the latest round of U.N. sanctions an ‘act of war’ equivalent to a ‘complete economic blockade,’ and threatening the safety of the United States unless it accepts North Korea as a nuclear nation.
“’We define this “sanctions resolution” rigged up by the U.S. and its followers as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our Republic, as an act of war violating peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region and categorically reject the “resolution,”‘ said the Foreign Ministry statement.
“’There is no more fatal blunder than the miscalculation that the U.S. and its followers could check by already worn-out “sanctions” the victorious advance of our people who have brilliantly accomplished the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force,’ the statement warned.”
Given the speed at which North Korea’s weapons seem to be developing, there is little doubt that an armed conflict could be right around the corner.
The only question that remains is how exactly can any nation looking to dethrone Kim Jong Un do so without incurring his wrath on American allies in the region? Kim and his military leaders are mere moments away from launching a bevy of ballistics into Seoul, South Korea at all times, leading many to believe that any action by U.S. forces would cause immediate havoc on the peninsula.