North Korea has renewed its threat to attack the U.S. island territory of Guam with missiles, warning that President Donald Trump’s social media antics and military moves are pushing Pyongyang over the edge.
rom July to September, North Korea launched five separate missile tests, including two intercontinental ballistic missiles. Despite constant warnings from the US, Japan, South Korea, the United Nations, and even their ally China, North Korea has continued to push the bounds of our leaders’ patience.
The UN and President Trump have tried imposing sanctions on them by blocking key exports, which resulted in a nearly 70% decrease in their GDP. Yet, Kim Jong Un continues to plow forward despite all resistance, and seems intent on destroying all of Western Civilization.
Tokyo CNN reports that the “Little Rocket Man,” has renewed his threats to launch a missile towards Guam, which US leaders have repeatedly said would be treated as an act of war.
“We have already warned several times that we will take counteractions for self-defense including a salvo of missiles into waters near the U.S. territory of Guam, an advance base for invading the DPRK, where key U.S. bases are located, as the U.S. has resorted to military actions in sensitive regions, making the waters off the Korean peninsula and in the Pacific restless,” Kim wrote, using an abbreviation for the country’s official diplomatic name—the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
“The U.S. military action hardens our determination that the U.S. should be tamed with fire and lets us take our hand closer to ‘trigger’ for taking the toughest countermeasure,” he added.
President Trump has recently sent warships to the Korean Peninsula, in anticipation of Kim Jong Un’s psychotic military moves and threats to the United Staes. Despite the United States’ superior military on all levels, North Korea continues to threaten President Trump with fire.
These latest threats to nuke Guam come after weeks of rising tensions and bubbling tempers, as Trump and North Korea have exchanged a barrage of remarks towards one another via Twitter and other outlets. Tensions will continue to rise however, because come Monday, the US and South Korea will conduct a simulation war drill.
Joint military exercises are particularly infuriating to Pyongyang. The North Korean government views them as a dress rehearsal for an invasion — even as the US insists they are purely defensive in nature.
The KCNA report listed a string of perceived US provocations — including a litany of bombastic threats from President Trump, recent deployments of a US nuclear submarine and aircraft carrier to the region, and a new round of “high intensity” US and South Korea joint naval drills.
The article ended with a familiar warning: that the US would be solely responsible for “pushing the situation on the peninsula to the point of explosion.”
In defiance of U.S.-led sanctions at the U.N. Security Council, Kim has continued to develop and test his country’s nuclear and ballistic weapons capabilities. Kim, who took power after his father’s death in 2011, has vastly expanded his country’s military power, successfully testing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and a hydrogen bomb this year alone.
President Trump does not recognize North Korea’s self-proclaimed right to possess and produce nuclear weapons. The Trump administration has increased the U.S.’s military presence in the Asia-Pacific and urged allies to take steps to completely isolate North Korea. Allies have urged President Trump to adopt a less aggressive approach to the nuclear crisis, and Russia and China have begun planning their own possible solution to the standoff.
North Korea’s missiles have a range of 150 kilometers to over 10,000 kilometers—more than enough to strike at Guam. Un’s hunger for power only continues to grow despite massive global backlash, and as President Trump has said before, many are beginning to believe that there’s now only “one thing” which North Korea understands.