North Korea is stepping up its aggression. Pyongyang mouthpiece Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho threatened fire and fury when speaking to reporters in New York Thursday night. He “explained that leader Kim Jong Un was ultimately referring to the potential test of ‘the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb’ when he made his ‘highest-level’ comments…”
Kim is clearly rattled. President Trump’s searing UN critiques bothered the dictator so much he felt the need to issue a personal response. Testing a nuclear warhead in the Pacific would represent a major escalation in the threat level.
Are we being pushed into war?
“Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of a war in history,” Kim raged Friday.
North Korea has been itching to conduct more missile tests. A hydrogen bomb erupting over the ocean could easily have tragic consequences. Analysts doubt that the missile will be armed with a nuclear warhead, but Kim’s actions are notoriously unpredictable.
“This is totally unprecedented,” Paik Hak-soon, a North Korea analyst at the Sejong Institute, a think tank outside Seoul, said. “The way North Korea’s supreme leadership works, Kim Jong-un has to respond more assertively as its enemy gets more confrontational, like Trump has.”
If someone needs to back down, it won’t be the U.S. If North Korea doesn’t restrain itself, it will be destroyed. There’s no way that Kim’s regime can survive a hot war with America.