The tensions brewing on the Korean Peninsula have placed the United States on a path to war with maniacal despot Kim Jong Un.
The “supreme” leader of North Korea has long believed it his duty to utterly destroy the United States, who he and his predecessors blame for the results of the technically-still-raging Korean War. U.S. support for South Korea is, of course, one of the main points of contention among the DPRK leadership, but their incessant threats aimed at America have created new and unnerving diplomatic issues between the two nations.
Beyond the war of words, of course, is the very real possibility of a military conflict erupting between the U.S. and North Korea. With Kim Jong Un constantly sending missiles skyward, and in the general direction of American allies, it is only a matter of time before Donald Trump is forced to take serious action to curb Kim’s chaotic regime.
In a last ditch effort to prevent bloodshed, Trump today announced a new round of sanctions against North Korea prior a meeting with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.
“President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country’s nuclear weapons buildup.
“Asked Thursday about new punishment for the North, Trump said: ‘We will be putting more sanctions on North Korea.’
“Trump told the U.N. General Assembly this week that the U.S. will have no choice but to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if the North continues to threaten the U.S. and its allies, including Asian neighbors South Korea and Japan.
“Trump spoke Thursday at a meeting in New York with the president of Afghanistan.
“North Korea is the likely topic of discussion when Trump holds separate talks later Thursday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (jah-yihn) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH’-bay).”
Kim Jong Un has repeatedly ignored international warnings regarding his nuclear weapons programs, and has utilized his propaganda arm to continually antagonize the United States.
Furthermore, humanitarian organizations have been ramping up awareness in recent days regarding North Korea’s heinous and amoral use of concentration camps and forced labor in an effort to drum up support for a physical intervention on behalf of the North Korean people.
Earlier this year, American prisoner Otto Warmbier was returned to the United States from just such a camp after falling into a coma over a year prior. Warmbier died shortly after returning home, after showing no signs of brain activity while stateside. The American had been convicted of removing a poster from a hotel wall in North Korea and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. Warmbier fell into a coma just days into his sentence, likely at the hands of violent North Korean camp staff.