Kim Jong Un has refused to go quietly into the night in recent weeks, even after Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” statements earlier this month.
After North Korea threatened to launch missiles in the general vicinity of the U.S. Territory of Guam, President Donald Trump had decided that enough was enough when dealing with the dainty dictator Kim Jong Un. In a slightly off-the-cuff moment, Trump let Kim know, in no vague terms, that his tiny Asian nation would see “fire and fury” like the world has never before witnessed should they so much as think about attacking the small island in the Pacific.
This tough talk granted the world a few days’ worth of reprieve from the ramblings of the North Korean madman, but after a brief reflective period, Kim was back on his soapbox verbally attacking the U.S. and her allies.
Now, after North Korea once again launched missiles over the nation of Japan on Tuesday, President Trump has been forced to reiterate his threats against the rogue regime, this time letting Kim Jong Un know that there are no possibilities for retaliation that the U.S. military will consider off-limits.
“President Trump said Tuesday that ‘all options are on the table’ after North Korea launched a missile over Japan, an act that instantly renewed tensions in the region just days after the regime appeared to be backing down from threats against the U.S. and its allies.
“‘The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior,’ Trump said, in a written statement released by the White House.
“‘Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table,’ the statement continued.
“The distance and type of missile test seemed designed to show that North Korea can back up a threat to target the U.S. territory of Guam, if it chooses to do so, while also establishing a potentially dangerous precedent that could see future missiles flying over Japan.”
Once again, the world has been thrust into the world of madman Kim Jong Un and his militaristic malfeasance.
On a global scale, patience is wearing thin regarding the North Korean situation. As unhinged as Kim Jong Un has been over the course of his reign, his madness had always been tempered by the reality that many of his threats would not be feasibly carried out with the level of technology currently in his possession. That has all changed in 2017, however, as his missile launches have become far more accurate and grandiose in recent weeks, including the first two successful launches of true ICBM’s back in July.