According to President Trump and many Americans, the time for diplomacy with North Korea is through.
The rogue nation, who are absolutely hellbent on sending a thermonuclear device to U.S. soil, have been at the forefront of international turmoil in recent months, testing the patience of the newly inaugurated American President. Through threats, rhetoric, and a number of increasingly effective weapons tests, North Korea has been continually pushing the envelope as to what it acceptable and ethical behavior on the world’s stage.
Now, after President Trump has vowed action, and sent a show of force into the skies over the Demilitarized Zone between North Korea and U.S. ally South Korea, dainty, dimwitted dictator Kim Jong Un has issued a response.
“North Korean state media sharply criticized the U.S. on Sunday for a recent practice bombing run on the Korean peninsula, calling it a dangerous move raising the risk of nuclear war.
“A commentary in the ruling party’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper accused the U.S. of ‘reckless military provocations’ after two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers released inert weapons on Saturday in a training session in South Korea.
“Sunday’s comments were reported in English by the state Korean Central News Agency; the news agency said that the recent drill increased the threat of a nuclear war.
“The drill on Saturday was a show of force that came just days after North Korea conducted the first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that can hit Alaska”
North Korea, who often appears to be simply hoping to troll the entire world, has now taken things more than a step too far.
China, the only nation with friendly enough diplomatic ties to both the U.S. and North Korea, has been continuously ramping up their pressure on the reclusive regime. Though their employment of tough sanctions and economic pressure, China has created a situation that will be difficult for North Korea to survive with capitulating to international demands. On the other hand, however, Kim Jong Un has done nothing to prove his sensibility or diplomatic capabilities, leading many to believe that an armed conflict is inevitable and necessary.
Beyond the violent rhetoric and atomic threats made by Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been employing a litany of Holocaust-style concentration camps across the nation, in which horrific and torturous conditions have been reported by the lucky few defectors who have escaped the regime. American Otto Warmbier was recently returned to the United States after a brief time in one such camp, in which Warmbier has fallen comatose due to his treatment at the hands of North Korean captors. Warmbier passed away soon after being returned to the United States.