There is a renewed sense of urgency permeating the tumultuous relationship between the United States and North Korea in 2017, and the U.S. has been responding efficiently to it.
President Trump is an enormous part of why that is. The businessman-turned-poltician is a no-nonsense guy of the umpteenth degree, and simply cannot allow the diminutive dictator Kim Jong Un to continuously threaten Americans and their way of life. Certainly, North Korea’s rhetoric has been aggressively reckless in the past, but their recent technological advancements have changed the game.
Over the summer, two particular sets of action created this new sense of pressure: The testing of advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles by North Korea, followed almost immediately by the hermit kingdom’s supposed detonation of a warhead-sized hydrogen bomb. The fully realized application of these incidents would surely be a thermonuclear strike on the United States, as declared by Kim Jong Un himself, something that President Trump must take extremely seriously.
Given the very real danger that Kim and his outlandish actions represent, it would behoove American to do everything in her power to keep the rogue regime in check. That is why President Trump has taken yet another diplomatic step against North Korea today.
“President Donald Trump on Monday said the U.S. is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.
“The designation ‘should have happened a long time ago,’ the president said at the start of a Cabinet meeting. He cited the regime’s nuclear weapons program, acts of international terrorism, and the death of 22-year-old student Otto Warmbier of Cincinnati.
“The designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on Kim Jong Un’s regime. Trump said the Treasury Department will announce additional sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday.”
Kim Jong Un is already quite annoyed with the current sanctioning situation, blasting the UN and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley shortly after the previous round of punishments were announced.
Kim is attempting to blame these sanctions for the poverty and widespread famine that often occurs within North Korea, when in reality it is his undying allegiance to the communist manifesto that has doomed his tiny nation. His inability to behave on the world’s stage has only deepened the impact of the nation’s lopsided wealth structure, forcing his citizens into abject filth. When these abused and angry people attempt to make a change, Kim simply has agitators and their families imprisoned in one of North Korea’s several concentration camps.
While Kim Jong Un may object to today’s decision, his people will likely agree that he is terroristic.