Last night, President Trump sent a message to the President of Syria, but he also sent one to the rest of the world. That message was a simple one, “The United States will no longer stand by and watch bullies walk over innocent people.” But in reality the message was much simpler, threaten the peace of the United States, and you will pay a price.
That message went out even as KIM Jong-un has placed his country on the “brink of war” with the United States. The despot North Korean leader has charged headlong into development of both Atomic Weapons and ICBM’s in defiance of United Nations mandates and all of them are aimed at the United States.
Yesterday Trump pledged to ramp up defences against Pyongyang as he met China’s president Xi Jinping for talks in Florida that included the little dictator’s threats and actions. President Trump’s warning to China was simple, control your messenger boy or we will take aggressive action. That message also came as a massive joint naval exercise involving Japan, South Korea and the US was being held this week aimed at countering the threat from North Korea.
Hyong-Jun, North Korea’s ambassador to Moscow, has told Trump that it was ready to ready to respond if these operations challenged their country. Hyong-jun said: “Our army has already said that if there will be even the smallest provocation from the United States during exercises, we are ready to deliver the most ruthless blow,” “We have the readiness and ability to counter any challenge from the US.”
Trump ordered the missile strikes against Syria just a day after he announced that there was no doubt that Assad had launched this week’s chemical attack, against innocent civilians in rebel areas of the North. The attack left little doubt in the minds of the leaders of China and Russia, that Barack Obama was no longer in charge of U.S. Foreign Policy.
Recently, a high-ranking defector predicted Kim Jong-un will use nuclear weapons against the US and UK – unless they “eliminate him” first. Thae Yong Ho fears the world should be prepared because Kim is “desperate in maintaining his rule by relying on his [development of] nuclear weapons and ICBM”.
Thae, a former deputy ambassador in London, said: “If Kim Jong-un has nuclear weapons and ICBMs, he can do anything. So, I think the world should be ready to deal with this kind of person.” He added: “Kim Jong-un is a man who can do anything beyond the normal imagination. The only “real solution to the North Korean nuclear issue is to eliminate Kim Jong-un from the post”.
Trump had piled on pressure ahead of his first high-stakes meeting with Chinese President Jinping by saying he would take action against Kim Jong-un if China failed to step up. Speaking to reporters, Trump said he would “certainly be prepared to act alone against North Korea”, but added: “I think China will want to be stepping up.”