Kim Jong-Un is absolutely nuts and I don’t think anyone will argue with me on that. It seems that this madman is doing his best to push the entire world into nuclear war. The erratic behavior by the North Korean regime has given those in D.C. reason to be very concerned. Now, those concerns have only been grown after North Korea’s latest threat to the U.S. Navy.
Yesterday, North Korea further escalated tensions with the United States. Instead of North Korea heeding President Trump’s warnings to stand down, Kim Jong-Un only upped the ante. According to a Reuters report, North Korea said that they would sink President Trump’s “armada” if they felt threatened.
Trump ordered that the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group sail to the Korean peninsula in response to the growing tensions. Which seems pretty logical to me considering that Kim Jong-Un has been letting off missiles into the Sea of Japan.
“Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, said in a commentary.
The paper likened the aircraft carrier to a “gross animal” and said a strike on it would be “an actual example to show our military’s force”.
The commentary was carried on page three of the newspaper, after a two-page feature about leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a pig farm.”
After these threats were discovered President Trump made an unprecedented move. He called the Senate to the White House to be briefed on the tensions. The briefing is so that all 100 members of the Senate are aware of the North Korean situation.
According to Fox News:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers.
It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing.
Spicer clarified that while the event will take place on the White House campus, it is technically a Senate briefing and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is the one who convened it.
The briefing, first reported by Reuters, was confirmed after President Trump earlier spoke to the leaders of both China and Japan.
Trump spoke by phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Xi told Trump that China strongly opposed North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and hoped “all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation,” according to Chinese broadcaster CCTV. Trump hopes China could increase pressure on its isolated ally instead of using military options or trying to overthrow Kim Jong Un’s regime.
Trump and Abe agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from provocative actions.
Meanwhile, U.S. commercial satellite images indicated increased activity around North Korea’s nuclear test site, while Kim has said that the country’s preparation for an ICBM launch is in its “final stage.”
South Korea’s Defense Ministry has said the North appears ready to conduct such “strategic provocations” at any time. South Korean Acting Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has instructed his military to strengthen its “immediate response posture” in case North Korea does something significant on the April 25 anniversary of its military. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability.
President Trump spoke with President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the phone. China’s president is completely against North Korea’s weapons and hopes all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation,” according to Chinese broadcaster CCTV.
Well, no one is wanting to aggravate the situation but how do you reason with a madman? Kim Jong-Un is continually poking the bear and is the only one escalating the tensions. By Kim Jon-Un threatening to blow up Trump’s armada, what else can we do?
This little crap stain is out of control and it proves that President Trump’s strong stance is the right way. These sorts of people only respect strength and resolve. If Trump backs off now that will give Kim Jong-Un more reason to cause problems with the world.
I just hope that in this tense game of “chicken”, North Korea backs down first.
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