There were a few scant moments of reprieve from the incessant and boisterous threats being hurled toward the U.S. from the mouth of Kim Jong Un.
For months, the United States has been hard pressed to find a moment of solace amid the never-ending rhetoric being employed by the diminutive dictator of North Korea. Whether in the form of propaganda videos, state-issed ultimatums, or rocket launches meant to rattle our allies, Kim Jong Un and his military have been hard at work attempting to monopolize the attention of President Donald Trump.
Now, after what seemed like a lull in the action from the Peninsula, Kim is back at it, threatening once again to provoke the United States with military action against Guam, this time adding an ominous warning about having their “finger on the trigger”.
“North Korea has made fresh threats to attack the U.S. territory of Guam with a ‘salvo of missiles’ after a recent aviation exercise over the peninsula.
“In a statement published in North Korean state media, Pyongyang said the military drills ‘lets us take our hand closer to the ‘trigger’ for taking the toughest countermeasure’.
“It came in response to two US Air Force supersonic heavy bombers being flown over the Korean peninsula in a show of force against Pyongyang on Tuesday night.
“Two B-1B Lancers based in Guam flew a mission in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan, staging the first night-time joint aviation exercises with Japan and South Korea the US Pacific Air Forces said in a statement.”
The bombing runs are nothing new, having begun months ago as Kim Jong Un first made clear his intentions of threatening the United States and riling up the international community as a whole.
Now, as the U.S. begins to clamp down on the region, both through sanctions and the strategic placement of military assets, Kim Jong Un has fired up the rhetoric machine once again by pointing his sometimes-functional missiles toward an American military installation on his doorstep. Given President Trump’s already short fuse this week, it would come as no surprise if this latest provocation blew up in the face of the rogue regime…possibly quite literally.