Update on the North Korean Threat
Since last week's post on the powder keg of the 21st century, both suspected powder kegs have dimmed down a bit, or so it seemed come last Saturday. Last Saturday, the 15th, was North Korea's "Day of the Sun", which is North Korea's greatest holiday.
Every Day of the Sun, North Korea does something provocative, but as of recent they've been doing many provocative things. This Day of the Sun, all North Korea did was celebrate and show off their military might, but a day later they went for a missile launch and failed miserably.
Yes, the missile exploded during launch according the Pentagon, but was it a North Korean error or a US sabotage? According to The Sun, the US may have had something to do with the missile failure. The article claims the US may have launched a cyber attack which caused the missile to blow up on launch.
It's hard to say if that launch were successful, if President Trump would have ordered an intercept or a strike somewhere in North Korea. President Trump doesn't boast about future military action.
In addition to the 30,000 US troops stationed in South Korea, the US is bringing in the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson along with several destroyers to the Korean Peninsula. However, according to ZeroHedge, the US will be sending two more aircraft carriers next week. The aircraft carriers Ronald Reagan and Nimitz will join Vinson fleet by next week, and ZeroHedge cited a South Korean news outlet named Yonhap.
Let's not forget the 150,000-200,000 Chinese troops currently at the North Korea-China border; which is either a threat to North Korea, part of invasion plan with US, or part of reinforcement plan for North Korea. The Chinese saved North Korea in the Korean War which is why we're in the position we're in 60 years later.
Here's a clip from Fox News to show where we are right now with North Korea:
President Trump would go to war if necessary with North Korea, but he would be wise to make nice with China before doing it, which he seemed to have done at Mar-a-Lago. South Korea and Japan would be more than enough help for the US to completely take control of North Korea. Remember though, war with North Korea only works if China benefits somehow.
What about Russia though? Putin and comrades have been quite about the North Korean threat, but Putin seems to be no fan of Kim Jung Un, however Russia is flexing some muscle in this debacle. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Russia is sending naval ships along with China to track the US naval fleet moving in. This should be a little alarming.
If China and Russia were to collude to back North Korea in a war against the US, the worst possible World War III scenario could happen. That is a China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran alliance which would be very overwhelming for US and our allies, and probably fought on US soil at some point. More than likely Russia just flexing their muscle and strutting with China to spark some concerns.
At any rate, North Korea is still vowing all out war if the US provokes, and is even threatening nuclear war as well, per The Sun. According to that same article, North Korea says they'll continue to test missiles weekly, even nukes. Kim Jung Un hasn't received the message clearly, it's almost as if he wants war and he probably does.
Kim's generals are probably so afraid of him, and/or loyal, that they won't tell him the truth about military powers such as the US, for good reason. Kim Jung Un executes people in very brutal ways for very little reason, let's not forget there are no human rights in North Korea, be loyal to the Kim family and do your part and you may live. It's time we finally finish the Korean War and take North Korea.
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