As the North Korean situation continues to spiral toward violence, President Donald Trump is wasting nary a word when it comes to warning Kim Jong Un.
Kim, for what it’s worth, has been running his proverbial mouth for the better part of 9 months, beginning his maniacal spewing of sewage long before Trump was sworn into office. Combined with his recent emphasis on getting missiles off of the ground, Kim was easily able to garner the attention of the rest of the planet, and specifically the attention of United States – his sworn enemy.
For the first incarnation of this new North Korean threat, it seemed as though we would be experience business as usual with Pyongyang. That is to say that we’d be forced to endure a few cringeworthy launchpad failures and a disproportionate bark to bite ratio, but then something peculiar happened: Kim got two ICBM’s off the ground, into the atmosphere, and all without any technical failure.
Experts believe that the second of these missiles may have been capable of reaching as far as Chicago, Illinois; a terrifying new development for the despotic dictatorship.
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Now, as analysts reveal that North Korea is likely able to attach a nuclear warhead to their projectiles, (something originally believed to be years away), time has quickly run out for diplomatic wrangling of Kim Jong Un. That’s why President Trump has taken to Twitter to remind the world who’s the boss when it comes to atomic arsenals.
“DONALD Trump has said that the US nuclear arsenal is “more powerful than ever before” in a fresh warning to North Korea after crackpot Kim Jong-un threatened to unleash ‘enveloping fire’ around its Guam airbase.
“Trump today tweeted: ‘My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before.’
“’Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!’
“The tweets came after tensions between the quarrelling nations mounted with the president responding to Kim Jong-un’s missile tests by launching supersonic B-1B bombers from the US airbase and warning that America would respond to threats with “fire and fury”.
“Minutes before Trump tweeted US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said: ‘What the president is doing, is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong-un would understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language.’”
Tillerson maintains that there is no imminent threat to the United States, but did not clarify if that was due to our strategic defenses or other information regarding North Korea’s capabilities.
All eyes will be on the Korean Peninsula and on Guam this week, as Kim continues to posture and pose himself as an international menace. While the dainty despot is accustomed to being tiptoed around by former U.S. Presidents and world leaders, he may not be so lucky in the age of Trump.