It seems as though the “fire and fury” that Donald Trump promised Kim Jong Un days ago has now appeared on the dictator’s doorstep.
For a brief moment, the world was able to breathe easy as U.S President Donald Trump’s threats against the rogue nation of North Korea had curbed some of the more inflammatory rhetoric being spewed from the mouth of Kim Jong Un and his cronies. The reprieve lasted all of 4 days, however, before the dainty demagogue of the DPRK went back to his incessant and infuriating gibberish.
Then, because Kim is never truly satisfied unless the world is paying attention to him, North Korea launched a battery of missiles directly over the nation of Japan, crashing down in the ocean just beyond their borders.
That move, as the others that came before, was provocative and unacceptable in the eyes of the international community, and has prompted one heck of a response from the United States and her allies in South Korea.
“Four US F-35B fighter jets joined two nuclear-ready US B-1B bombers and four South Korean F-15 fighter jets in the joint military operation over the troubled Korean Peninsula.
“The exercise was designed to ‘strongly counter North Korea’s repeated ballistic missile tests and development of nuclear weapons,’ a South Korean official told CNN.
“In a statement, the US air force said its bombers flew out ofGuam and four stealth fighter jets from a US Marine Corps base in Japan.
“They conducted a shocking bombing attack, which simulated a surgical strike of key enemy facilities, over the Pilseung Range in the eastern province of Gangwon – which neighbours North Korea.”
This wasn’t your ordinary bombing run in which the North Koreans simply watched U.S. jets scream through the skies near the border either.
During the exercise, live munitions were dropped in strategic formations on hillsides just miles from the hotly contested area between North Korea and South Korea, demonstrating the precise striking ability of the nuclear-ready American warplanes.
Make no mistake about it; this was a direct and powerful message to Kim Jong Un, reminding the “supreme” leader of North Korea exactly who is in charge in the region.