With the current tensions between the United States and North Korea and the failed policies of appeasement from the last 3 Administrations, President Trump took a position of strength and vowed to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if Pyongyang continues its threats against America.
Of course, the staunch Anti Trump media immediately made the cries of an apocalyptic tone, While the President’s harsh words came as a U.S. intelligence analysis reportedly determined North Korea has created a miniaturized nuclear warhead, crossing a red line for Trump.
The confidential report compiled by the Defense Intelligence Agency confirmed many of the military commanders’ worst fears about the speed with which North Korea is ramping up its efforts to procure new powers of mass destruction.
Kim Jong Un’s fate stands in his own hands now, A North Korean plan to fire four missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam will be ready for Kim Jong Un’s consideration in days, state media has reported, as an unprecedented exchange of military threats between Washington and Pyongyang intensifies.
Pyongyang threatened “physical action” in response to sanctions unanimously approved by the United Nations over the weekend that included some of the strongest ever to be levied against the dictatorship. Kim Jong Un’s regime will be banned from exporting goods and services and cut off from foreign investors.
The intermediate-range missiles he threatens to use would be fired east and over Japan before landing around 30 to 40 kilometers (18 to 25 miles) off the coast of the tiny island if the plan is implemented, according to state-run KCNA. Guam is more than 3,000 kilometers from North Korea.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis made his first on-camera remarks Thursday about North Korea’s threats to attack Guam with ICBMs, saying that a potential nuclear incident “would be catastrophic.”
While speaking to reporters at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental(DIUx) event in Mountain View, California, he was asked by a reporter, “Can you talk about the human toll we might see in the event of a nuclear confrontation?”
“My portfolio, my mission, my responsibility is to have military options if you need it,” Mattis responded. “However, right now, Secretary Tillerson, Ambassador Haley, you can see the American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results. And I want to stay right there right now. The tragedy of war is well enough known. It does not need another characterization beyond the fact that it would be catastrophic.”
Deviating from the tone of President Trump, who said the U.S. would unleash “fire and fury” upon North Korea, Mattis stressed that the route forward would be diplomatic, and he repeated the importance of the unanimous 15-1 United Nations Security Council vote to impose economic sanctions on North Korea.
North Korea’s actions have aligned the United Nations in very serious sanctions, and I would just tell you that it did not happen by accident,” Mattis said. “That shows where the Trump administration goes in terms of the prioritizing of the threat but also how to deal with it in a diplomatically effective manner.”
Trump issued his own ultimatum — pledging that the world would witness unprecedented carnage if North Korea does not abate its menacing ways.
"[Kim Jong Un] will not get away with what he is doing, believe me."
President Donald J. Trump said that if Kim Jong Un "does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast." http://fxn.ws/2uvByPb
Posted by Fox News on Friday, August 11, 2017
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” he said at his New Jersey golf course, where he is on a working vacation. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”