Meanwhile, There’s North Korea- Another Missile, Another Threat
So while we’ve been busy with the worst flooding in the nation’s history…North Korea has advised us that the last missile they shot off (we reported here) was a “prelude to containing” Guam. The little twerp delights in thinking he’s got Trump intimidated, when in fact he’s just poking the grizzly bear.
Kim expressed great satisfaction over what the North described as successful testing and said his country would continue to watch “U.S. demeanors” before it decided on future actions. He called the launch a “meaningful prelude” to containing Guam, which is home to key U.S. military bases that North Korea finds threatening, and said the country needs to conduct more missile launches into the Pacific to advance the capabilities of its strategic force, according to Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency.
“Great satisfaction.” Those “demeanors” may not be what he thinks they’ll be.
Show of Force
So the United States, Japan, and South Korea got together and in a show of force, flew over South Korea. The 10 hour mission first included B-1Bs, F-35Bs and two Japanese F-15 that flew over the waters near Kyushu, Japan. Then the US and South Korea participated in a live fire exercise. Kim hates that stuff, by the way he expects the US to drop a nuke on him..
In reality, the exercise came at the end of joint exercises with South Korea. But the show of force WAS in response to the missile that flew over Japan.
“North Korea’s actions are a threat to our allies, partners and homeland, and their destabilising actions will be met accordingly. This complex mission clearly demonstrates our solidarity with our allies and underscores the broadening cooperation to defend against this common regional threat.” Pacific Air Forces commander General Terrence O’Shaughnessy
The problem is that the Twerp is too arrogant to see it as a threat. President Trump stated that “Talking is not the answer with North Korea.” The lamestream media took those words out of context and wrote some things about how the “Experts were concerned” and how he was “raising tensions.” They even claimed that his statement meant that it was contradictory to his own diplomats who wanted a “diplomatic solution.” But here is what he really said:
The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2017
And he speaks the truth. Presidents as far back as Clinton have been paying to keep North Korea in line instead of solving the problem. He wasn’t contradicting anyone, he was stating a fact.
You cannot pay bad guys to be good guys. It never works.
Featured photo from South Korean Defense Command