President Trump warned North Korea yesterday that any further provocations or attacks would be met with fire and fury. In response, Kim Jong-Un mocked the President and said that he would fire test missiles into the waters around Guam. Given, I doubt that the little troll’s weapons could get through our defenses, but to even issue the threat is an act of war. Japan says they have our backs and will protect Guam as well. But President Trump was crystal clear today and did not back down… he said perhaps fire and fury was not tough enough. I believe him on this… he was serious on Syria and if push comes to shove… as Mattis put it yesterday, North Korea should cease actions that will end their regime. Mattis does not bluff.
Just an hour ago, Mad Dog Mattis announced we have a military plan in place to address North Korea. U.S. military strategists at the Pentagon have a military solution in place to address the growing threat emanating from North Korea, but they are holding their fire in favor of ongoing diplomatic efforts by Washington and its allies, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday. Since I don’t expect for diplomacy to bite on this one, North Korea might want to start kissing their ass goodbye.
From the Daily Mail:
President Donald Trump rebuked critics this afternoon who argued that his ‘fire and fury’ threat to North Korea was over the top.
‘Maybe it wasn’t tough enough. They’ve been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries,’ Trump countered. ‘So if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough.’
Trump said Kim Jong-Un should be ‘very, very nervous’ about U.S. retaliation. ‘Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible, OK?’ he said.
He warned Kim in remarks from his golf club’s doorstep not to even contemplate an attack on the U.S. or its allies or he will pay the ultimate price. Unlike previous American leaders, Trump said, he is not ‘weak and ineffective’ and will follow through on his threats.
The president spoke to reporters ahead of a national security briefing this afternoon on the intensifying crisis with North Korea.
National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is leading the meeting at Trump’s Bedminster property that retired Gen. John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, and Vice President Mike Pence are also attending.
Trump is also correct when he says the NoKos should be very nervous about retaliation from the U.S. Because if we are forced into it, there won’t be a whole lot left when we are done. Capiche? Trump is not the weak sap that Obama was or the corrupt bureaucrat that Clinton was. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has traveled to Trump’s Bedminster property to brief him in person, the President’s press secretary said. Vice President Mike Pence is also on site as is retired Gen. John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff.
Responding to Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ admonishment, a top general to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un taunted the U.S. president this morning. General Kim Rak Gyom dismissed Trump’s remarks as a ‘load of nonsense’ and said that only ‘absolute force’ can work on someone as ‘bereft of reason’ as Trump. The commander of North Korea’s strategic rocket forces told state media outlet KCNA that his unit was steaming ahead with plans to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam by mid-August. That would be next week… and if they do, well… North Korea will no longer exist.