The growing issue surrounding President Trump and North Korea has just been magnified once again.
On September 23rd, a 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck North Korea near its nuclear test site, causing speculative claims surrounding the possible detonation of another weapon designated to strike the United States.
Even with the South Korean president stating that the “earthquake was natural and not from an explosion,” Trump has sparked more conflict with recent developments that the United States military has already flown bombers in international airspace over waters east of North Korea. According to both CNN and Fox News, “the Pentagon said B-1B bombers from Guam, along with F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday.” It’s the farthest the United States has ever flown in the DMZ (demilitarized zone).
Now with recent tweets such as this one,
Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
there are a lot of growing concerns about how the administration plans to counter the growing nuclear threat from Pyongyang.
Not only is there an enormous threat of a nuclear attack imminent, Trump’s recent tweets, where he basically insults North Korea, are seen to be a “suicide mission.”
“None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said in a speech at the UN General Assembly. “In case innocent lives of the US are harmed because of this suicide attack, Trump will be held totally responsible.”
The conflict is sure to escalate even more: with Trump calling Kim Jung Un “Little Rocket Man” and Ri Yong Ho firing back by comparing Trump’s rhetoric to the “sound of a dog barking“; neither side is dialing down its insults.
Americans are growing concerned: 62 percent of the public does not trust President Trump to act responsibly in handling the current situation. As well as that, 66 percent of the public believes the President has done more to divide the country rather unite it.
Everything is up in the air: Ri has recently stated that North Korea is only a “few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force,” which is not a really good sign for the United States. However, responding back, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White stated that the detonation of military B-1B bombers and F-15C Eagle fighters was necessary to show that “the President has many military options to defeat any threat.”
Let’s hope President Trump knows what he’s doing.
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