Looks like plans are coming together nicely for the weekend. In North Korea, Saturday marks the “Day of the Sun” celebration in North Korea. Kim Jong Un is “gearing up” for the celebration. In addition, there is an American carrier strike group with some heavy firepower heading to the N. Korean Peninsula. Things may get interesting before the weekend is over.
In the last few days, President Trump sent a message to Syria and President Assad for using chemical weapons against its own citizens. Then, most recently Trump ordered and used the “mother load” or “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) on ISIS and their tunnels in Afghanistan. There is no doubt, President Trump means business.
President Trump promised Americans he would take out ISIS and defend America against terrorists. I think by now, Americans and the world are beginning to understand that President Trump doesn’t just use words to send a message, he takes action. Actions speak louder than words. Let’s face it when Trump ordered the MOAB against ISIS on their tunnels in Afghanistan, that was not only attacking ISIS, but it was also about Trump sending a message to other countries and bullies like North Korea’s President Kim Jong Un, that Trump means business.
H/T Western Journalism:
The United States is reportedly prepared to conduct a pre-emptive conventional military strike against North Korea, if officials believe the regime is on the verge of conducting a nuclear weapons test.
NBC News reported multiple senior intelligence officials confirmed the U.S. plans.
North Korea has warned a “big event” is near, which officials believe could either be the test of a long range ballistic missile or the detonation of a nuclear weapon.
Saturday marks the “Day of the Sun” celebration in North Korea, commemorating the birth of the nation’s founder Kim Il-Sung, which would be a likely time for the regime to conduct either.
The United States has diverted the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike to the waters off the Korean Peninsula.
The Navy has two destroyers in the region capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles like those used during the strike against Syria last week.
Pyongyang said Monday it would “hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences” if America hits North Korea militarily.
One of those feared consequences would be the launch of a war against South Korea.
South Korea foreign minister Yun Byung said U.S. officials have “repeatedly reaffirmed that” the U.S. “will closely discuss with South Korea its North Korea-related measures.”
“In fact, the U.S. is working to reassure us that it will not, just in case that we might hold such concerns.”
President Trump was asked Thursday whether the U.S. military’s use of the massive MOAB bomb against ISIS targets in Afghanistan was meant to send a message to North Korea.
“I don’t know if this sends a message. It doesn’t make any difference if it does or not,” Trump replied. “North Korea is a problem. The problem will be taken care of.”
Trump said via Twitter Thursday that he has “great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will!”
After President Trump’s nice meeting with China’s President in Mar-a-Lago, I’m sure Trump basically said, either you deal with it or I will…and it won’t be pretty. It’s nothing personal, just business.
I don’t know about you, but I can picture that conversation happening. Whether it did happen that way or not, what we do know is that within hours, China turned away ships of coal from North Korea and sent them scurrying back home. In addition, China agreed to support President Trump by increasing imports from America in coal.
Kim Jong Un should understand as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said,
“If you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken,” Tillerson said.
Trump’s has already sent a carrier strike group into the region to deal with the threat of Kim Jong Un and North Korea’s threat of missiles. The USS Carl Vinson or “America’s Favorite Aircraft Carrier” will soon arrive in the Korean Pennisula to safeguard our interests in the region.
In addition, Vice President Pence will be in South Korea on Saturday as part of his official visit to Asia-Pacific region, meeting with South Korea’s acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn, to reinforce the US commitment to consult with South Korea over North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. Looks like timing is everything.
After President Trump sent 59 Tomahawks to Syria and a MOAB or “mother of all bombs” to Aghanistan, I don’t think I would want to be in Kim Jong Un’s shoes. The world will be watching as Kim Jong Un and North Korea celebrate the “Day of the Sun,” the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung.
I hope “Kim Fatty III” enjoys his celebration. Maybe if he’s lucky there will be fireworks. One thing’s for certain, the days of bullying America are over. If you haven’t heard President Trump is in charge and actions do speak louder than words.
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