Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. continue to grow worse. Tens of thousands of North Koreans poured onto the streets Wednesday in a defiant show of force. Dictator Kim Jong Un has refused to buckle under America’s threats and is instead increasing his belligerence.
Is war about to break out? Experts are unsure. Earlier this week President Trump promised to rain fire and fury upon Pyongyang if the regime didn’t immediately curtail its nuclear testing.
“Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!” Trump tweeted.
Liberals trembled after Trump’s words, fearing that they might incite North Korea to retaliation, but if the only provocation the state needs to fire a bomb is a couple of strong words from Trump war was imminent anyway. Jong Un responded to Trump’s attack by threatening to blow up Guam, but experts believe that its an empty threat.
Either Jong Un is sane, and he knows that a war with American would be disastrous, or he’s insane and there’s no appealing to his reason. Trump is a strong leader that favors frankness and boldness over political secrets. Trump’s words are far more brash than anything silver-tongued Obama would say, but that’s partly why people like him. Trump is sincere.
“He’s saying don’t test America and don’t test Donald Trump” Sebastian Gorka, one of the president’s top advisors, told Fox News on Wednesday. “We are not just the superpower. We were a superpower, we are now a hyperpower. Nobody in the world, especially not North Korea, comes close to challenging our military capabilities.”
Whatever Jong Un privately thinks, it’s obvious that most North Koreans are brainwashed. During this week’s rallies citizens came out to express their support of the military and denigrate the West. Most North Koreans really seem to believe that American is a greater evil than Jong Un.
“The people of this country should be very comfortable, and I will tell you this: If North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack, of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous,” Trump said. “I’ll tell you why, and they should be very nervous. Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible.”
North Korea would be destroyed if it became embroiled in a war with America, but most North Koreans don’t know that. Jong Un’s regime is so strict that nothing less than servile adoration to the state must ever be shown. People who complain about Jong Un end up getting shot by firing squads or shuffled off into cruel work camps.
“Kim Jong Un says a lot of things and he makes a lot of threats, but at the end of the day he knows that if he should undertake any kind of military strike against the US and its allies, the counter response will likely be the end of his regime,” Meredith Sumpter, Asia director of the Eurasia Group, told CNN.
News outlets have been grilling the Trump administration since the president’s incendiary threats were released, but it’s clear that Washington is in agreement. Most senior officials realize that war with North Korea may be unavoidable.
“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,” Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said.
“North Korea’s military… will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates… Kim Jong-un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice and statements from governments the world over, who agree the D.P.R.K. poses a threat to global security and stability. The D.P.R.K. must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons.”
War may break out any day.