North Korea is that little East Asian country in the northern part of the Korean peninsula that is a totalitarian dictatorship led by a genuinely psychotic unstable “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong Un.
Lately, Kim Jong Un has been aggressively testing missiles in the Pacific Ocean like he’s a kid with the keys to his own toy store.
And you may already know that North Korea is one of the few countries that possess nuclear weapons, but you might not know that Kim Jong Un’s military has the highest number of personnel in the world at 9,495,000. And all of that is why bringing down North Korea and Kim Jong Un might be a bipartisan issue.
A recent UK Telegraph piece entitled “North Korea releases propaganda video showing US aircraft carrier being blown up,” reported:
“North Korea has released its latest propaganda video showing a US aircraft carrier being blown up as it warned the US against carrying out military action.
The clip was released at the weekend when it conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong-un called a revolutionary breakthrough for the country’s space programme.
Displaying images taken from its own recent ballistic missile launches and US/South Korean military exercises, it then shows a superimposed image of the USS Carl Vinson on fire, with the warning: ‘A knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier.’”
It’s no secret that Kim Jong Un hates the U.S. After all, his predecessor-father Kim Jong-il was the butt of the joke in Team America: World Police.
And Jong Un and North Korea were the antagonists in the comedy The Interview starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Upon learning of The Interview before it’s theatrical release, Kim Jong Un threatened a terrorist attack against the U.S. if Sony released it theatrically. This threat caused Sony to pull the movie and lose millions of dollars.
It’s gotten to the point where he just needs to go.
Thankfully the Trump administration isn’t taking North Korea lightly.
“The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threat, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.
The sanctions would be part of a multi-pronged approach of increased economic and diplomatic pressure – especially on Chinese banks and firms that do the most business with North Korea – plus beefed-up defenses by the United States and its South Korean and Japanese allies, according to the administration official familiar with the deliberations.
While the long-standing option of pre-emptive military strikes against North Korea is not off the table – as reflected by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s warning to Pyongyang during his Asia tour last week – the new administration is giving priority for now to less-risky options.”
That is good news that they’re considering “less-risky options,” but Kim Jong Un is completely incomprehensible and unpredictable.
The Obama administration’s diplomacy tactic with Kim Jong Un was really clear from day one, which was to force China to hold him accountable and if he overstepped his boundaries, the former president forced China to keep him in check or it would compromise their economic trade with us. Otherwise, he completely ignored him.
To be quite frank, that worked, at least for now.
Maybe that’s the one success of Obama’s presidency. And Kim Jong Un has to listen to China because they are North Korea’s only trading partner.
But still, Kim Jong Un dangerously volatile with his glee for blowing things up and the way he brainwashes his citizens into thinking that he is literally a God is precisely why, not only that he can’t be trusted, but it’s inevitable that he will take action that will devastate the world.
We can all agree on that. The whole world can, actually.