North Korea is currently under a mighty international microscope, as the U.S. and her allies prepare to deal with Kim Jong Un’s maddening defiance of globally accepted military norms.
The hermit kingdom of North Korea has been in a state of constant annoyance on the world stage in recent months. The despotic dictatorship has not only been accused of starving their citizens and using concentration camps to keep them in line, but their latest military endeavors include the testing of nuclear weapons – something that they are expressly forbidden from obtaining and maintaining.
Now, with their national holiday, The Day of The Sun, fast approaching, Kim Jong Un has promised some form of important event for the world to see. Based on satellite imagery and experts on the regime, all signs point to the testing of a nuclear weapon.
Given that North Korea is internationally forbidden from such a test, pulling the trigger could mean dire consequences for Pyongyang. In fact, it looks as though the U.S. may not wait for Kim Jong Un to get antsy before getting involved.
“The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.
“North Korea has warned that a ‘big event’ is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to a nuclear test that could come as early as this weekend.
“The intelligence officials told NBC News that the U.S. has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region, one just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site.
“American heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam to attack North Korea should it be necessary, and earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was being diverted to the area.”
Should the United States choose this route, it will be imperative that North Korea’s military is crippled in the blow. The unfathomably bizarre Kim Jong Un will certainly launch a massive counter attack at South Korea should he feel threatened or persecuted. Unfortunately for South Korea, who may not even participate in any preemptive action by the U.S., North Korea’s shoddy military technology is far less capable than the “supreme leader” would like us to believe, leaving South Korea as the only viable target that could be struck with any certainty.