The Communist regime of North Korea has been playing a dangerous game as of late, ignoring the sanctions and slaps on the wrist they’ve received from the United Nations regarding their repeated missile tests, several of which have flown over Japan.
Rather than abide by the law and seek peace, leader Kim Jong Un has been defiant, continuing to develop nuclear weapons and making continuous threats against the United States.
Apparently this guy, who is now and forever known as “Rocket Man,” seems to think he’s still dealing with a president who lacks a spine, like oh, I don’t know, Obama, for example.
However, if there’s one thing we’ve seen over the last nine months of the Trump administration, it’s that The Donald isn’t afraid to speak his mind, to say what needs to be said, and to talk tough with the best of them. You don’t have to be a Trump fan to support this kind of rhetoric.
It’s a huge mistake for North Korea to think they can walk all over us or take advantage of our weakness any longer, which is precisely the point the president made clear in his recent speech to the UN, where he promised to “totally destroy” the Communist nation should they force the U.S. to defend itself.
via The Free Beacon:
President Donald Trump said the U.S. will “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself during a speech before the United Nations on Tuesday.
Trump, who recently referred to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” in a tweet, used the term again during his first speech before the U.N. General Assembly. Castigating North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and belligerent behavior, he called on the body to unite against the rogue regime.
“No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” Trump said. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”
Hopefully, Trump said, such an action will not be necessary, calling on the U.N. to perform its stabilizing role. Trump thanked Russia and China for joining in recent unanimous Security Council votes to impose sanctions against the rogue country, but he said more has to be done.
“It is time for all nations to work together to isolate the Kim regime until it ceases its hostile behavior,” he said.
“When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength,” he said. “No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea.”
That right there is a mic drop moment if I’ve ever seen one.
Three different presidents over the last several decades have had opportunities to fix this situation and prevent it from getting as bad as it is now. Clinton, Bush, and Obama could have stopped North Korea from having the capabilities to create nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles, but instead, they believed the country wasn’t a serious threat.
You should never underestimate your opponent, and the current situation we’re in with North Korea is a perfect example of why.
That being said, it would be a colossal mistake for North Korea to ever attack the United States in any capacity, so it seems unlikely they will take such a course of action. Much of these tests, to me, seems like posturing, an attempt to finally be taken seriously on the geopolitical stage.
Let’s hope they listen to reason and stand down from doing any further tests, or they may end up unleashing a beat down on themselves they may not live to regret.