Remember, just a few blissful weeks ago, when our country was not worried about Nazis, but North Korea instead? Good times. North Korea remembers that too, and they are itching to get back to the top of our dance card. Today, North Korea again threatened the world with nuclear war, this time because of the upcoming United States-South Korea joint military exercises that are scheduled to occur on Monday.
These joint military exercises are a regular occurrence, and North Korea generally does some saber-rattling in response. The last time these exercises occurred, North Korea defied sanctions by testing a nuclear warhead. It’s a bit more sinister this time around, due to the increased tensions between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump.
North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported that a “merciless strike” against Guam, Hawaii, or the United States mainland is being considered, because the military exercises demonstrate:
“Reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis still hope that diplomacy can win the day in the escalating conflict with North Korea. President Trump, however, continues to wreak diplomatic havoc with his tweets and off the cuff remarks. For example, Trump stated the following, (taking his military personnel by surprise) regarding that if North Korean threats continued:
“They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
Rodong Sinmun again addressed the situation, stating about the exercises:
“The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian joint military exercises will be like pouring gasoline on fire and worsen the state of the peninsula.”
No word yet from President Trump, but he will surely yell “Fake news!” while riding in a big boy truck. Watch his “fire and fury” statement below: