US versus North Korea

 

The rhetoric between the US and North Korea has ramped up to an alarming level. Donald trump has threatened ‘fire and fury’, and this has dismayed the more diplomatic in his administration.

 

There will be many people around the world hoping he doesn’t use that power.

Fox:  Trump says US nuclear arsenal is ‘stronger, more powerful than ever before’ amid North Korea threat

Trump’s tweets come after his boldly chilling response to reports that North Korea has produced a compact nuclear warhead capable of topping missiles that could reach half of the United States.

Trump also said that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “has been very threatening beyond a normal state” and said the regime “best not make any more threats to the United States.”

The report that Pyongyang has missile-ready nukes, first appearing in the Washington Post, has been confirmed by Fox News. The assessment of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities was prepared in July by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

“The [intelligence community} assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” an excerpt from the DIA analysis read.

North Korea has threatened that the United States would pay dearly “thousands of times” for new sanctions passed over the weekend by the United Nations Security Council to cripple the nation’s economy, but U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. told Fox News that America has the upper hand.

Fox:  Secretary Mattis warns North Korea not to invite ‘destruction of its people’

Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis echoed his boss’s fiery warning Wednesday to the dictator of North Korea with harsh rhetoric of his own. And this time, the words came from a battle-tested, four-star U.S. Marine Corps general.

“President Trump was informed of the growing threat last December and on taking office his first orders to me emphasized the readiness of our ballistic missile defense and nuclear deterrent forces,” Mattis continued.

“While our State Department is making every effort to resolve this global threat through diplomatic means, it must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth.  The DPRK regime’s actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates.”

 

11 Comments

  1. Patzcuaro

     /  August 10, 2017

    Fire and brimstone sounds much better than fire and fury.

  2. Every time NK has a TV news item it’s threatening the US.
    Does the little weirdo have a death wish ?
    And at what point does the US stop talking?

    • Patzcuaro

       /  August 10, 2017

      The minute the US stops talking a lot of people will die in Seoul.

  3. Zedd

     /  August 10, 2017

    Its time to end the Korean War.. IF Trump really wants to avoid a full on nuclear war, then he should withdraw his military from the KOREAN peninsula & let all the Korean people work it out ?! :/

    btw; there have always been fears that once (or IF) it starts, other ‘Rogue states’ (eg Pakistan) may see it as an excuse to join in & maybe lob a few of their own at their ‘enemies’.. WW3 at the door !! 😦 😦

    • Patzcuaro

       /  August 10, 2017

      I agree that it is time to end the Korean War but I’m not entirely sure that a unilateral withdrawal by the US will help. That should happen once a peace agreement has been signed. Both China and Russia would also have to be involved and both Korea existence would have to be guaranteed.

      • Gezza

         /  August 10, 2017

        I agree, but we’re still stuck with the moral or ethical problem of knowing that it’s an appalling bloody regime. Having said that, though, the yanks don’t seem to have a problem living with the same being true of the Israelis or the Saudis, so I guess its all relative!