President Donald Trump is certainly not looking to back down from the challenge put forth by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
Over the course of the last few months, President Trump has faced a number of key pieces of opposition. Stateside, the unconventional Commander in Chief has been tasked with taming an egregiously wild Congress full of RINO’s and turncoat republicans hellbent on protecting their own jobs instead of delivering results to American voters.
Furthermore, Trump has been faced with an increasingly vitriolic radical left who have spent the better part of his young presidency making obvious physical threats against his person, his family, and his fellow conservatives.
And, of course, there’s North Korea: The hermit kingdom in the Far East that refuses to come to heel for the international community who has outlawed their nuclear ambitions.
Led by a madman the likes of which the world hasn’t seen in 70-plus years, the DPRK has been steadily increasing their military might for the past few decades, and, sensing an opportunity in Trump’s fledgling reign, has begun a campaign of severe antagonization against the U.S. President. In July alone the despotic dictatorship launched their first ever ICBM’s, capable of possibly striking Chicago, Illinois. Now, just weeks later, U.S. and Japanese analysts agree that the rogue nation is likely capable of attaching an atomic warhead to one of these devices, advancing the timeline for action by quite the margin.
Trump, being the no-nonsense leader that he is, responded to these latest revelations with intense language aimed directly at the diminutive DPRK deity, Kim Jong Un.
“Amid sharply escalating tensions with North Korea, President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised ‘fire and fury like the world has never seen’ if the country continues to threaten the United States.
“‘North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,’ the president warned, responding to a reporter’s question during at his Bedminster Golf Club, where Trump has spent the last several days. ‘They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.’
“Trump’s came just hours after reports that North Korea had developed a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on a missile.
“The president also said North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, has been ‘very threatening’ recently.
“U.S. officials believe North Korea now has the capability to put a nuclear weapon on a missile, NBC News learned Tuesday. According to a U.S. official briefed on the assessment, the advance does not mean North Korea has a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can survive reentry accurately.”
While the U.S. would easily overpower the North Korean military, there are several concerns about blowback responses to any action taken.
First and foremost, Kim Jong Un is nothing short of a maniacal and inexperienced leader who has likely installed a chain of command should he personally fall victim to U.S. force. Secondly, any perceived threat by the United States could be met by a quick strike against either Japan or South Korea, U.S. allies well within Kim’s reach.
And then there is the Putin problem.
Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin made it known that his military would retaliate with force should the United States attempt forceful action against a “sovereign” North Korea, leading to some unverifiable speculation of a clandestine accord between the two nations. Given North Korea’s recent, surprising advancements in nuclear and missile technology, there could be more to this Russian threat than meets the eye.