Since Trump became President, tensions between the US and North Korea have been rising purely because Trump is the only one that hasn’t realised that North Korea are all talk and no action.
They’re constant missile development is mostly for propaganda purposes. Their missiles are inferior compared to the US, and they aren’t really in a position to do anything to the US (most likely they would target territorial waters and South Korea, but only if they deem there to be a credible threat to them).
Donald Trump has claimed the threat from North Korea will be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if they continue to expand their nuclear and missile programmes.
The comments come after reports that North Korea had produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
In a press conference at his Bedminster, New Jersey property, Mr Trump warned that North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un “best not make any more threats to the US”.
I love the way he says ‘Thank you‘ like he’s just given a presentation that he’s really proud of.
Fire and fury like the world has never seen.
This sounds like something from a Games of Thrones episode (not that I’ve seen the show, but whatever).
This is not how to respond. He sounds like every single crazy James Bond villain that inexplicably wanted to destroy the world.
The consequences of any US strike against North Korea would potentially be catastrophic for South Koreans, Japanese and US military personnel within range of North Korean retaliatory strikes – let alone the possibility of civilian casualties.
- Is is me or is there hypocrisy regarding nuclear weapons?
- Yes, nuclear weapons are not a good thing, but if we want NK to stop producing their weapons, maybe the nuclear powers should work on removing their weapons.
- They probably won’t, so there will always be a situation where volatile nations seek to expand of their missile and nuclear programs.
- Provoking and antagonising North Korea isn’t really a sound plan. This is a country where reason doesn’t apply in the simplest scenarios. Let alone a very huge issue like nuclear weapons.
- What kind of world is it where the former host of Celebrity Apprentice USA is now in charge of the USA’s policy towards North Korea?
This is the part where we all let out a collective sigh.
[Source: The Independent]