Trump Escalates Rhetoric on North Korea

President Donald Trump

As the New York Times (and every other publication on earth) is reporting:

President Trump threatened on Tuesday to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea if it endangers the United States as tensions with the isolated nuclear-armed state grow into perhaps the most serious foreign policy challenge yet in his young administration.

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Mr. Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

The president’s comments came as North Korea earlier in the day escalated its criticism of the United States, as well as its neighboring allies, by warning that it will mobilize all its resources to take “physical action” in retaliation against the latest round of United Nations sanctions.

The statement, carried by the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency, was the strongest indication yet that the country could conduct another nuclear or missile test, as it had often done in response to past United Nations sanctions. Until now, the North’s response to the latest sanctions had been limited to strident yet vague warnings, such as threatening retaliation “thousands of times over.”

May cooler heads prevail.

23 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. DawnPatrol says:

    The mentally ill son of a bitch at the helm in our country is every bit as demented, dangerous and unstable as the mentally ill son of a bitch running North Korea.

    Lovely, just lovely. Well done, deplorables.

  2. Pseudonymous says:

    The fire left burning in the molten abyss that was once Seoul.  The fury that pours out from Asia as allies and others wonder if they're next.

    Tweeting out the apocalypse.

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    So, General Kelly . . . 

    . . . about that "White House discipline" thing — planning to start real soon, I hope?!?

  4. Powerful PearPowerful Pear says:

    Nuclear threats.

    North Korea, courtesy Bush and Obama.

    Iran, courtesy Obama.

    This is what happens when you think tyrants are not really an evil force in the world. Now we have another in Venezuela.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      I've always thought our would-be tyrant was an evil force in the world . . . 

    • VoyageurVoyageur says:

      And in a hostile world, the US. is led by a complete stumblebum.  Thank God for Angela Merkle.

      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        "Iran, courtesy Obama……."  Like many on the far right, you overlook that the US was not the only signatory on the treaty with Iran. Also signing were Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China. Trump is free to pull the US out, but doing so will not end the treaty.

        • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

          Willful ignorance is easy to spot. The PP plays that game whereby he continues to post stupid, unsupportable points of view that are vastly oversimplified in order to make points that are mendacious. 

          "Iran, courtesy World Community"….yeah, that's better.

  5. Gray in Mountains says:

    I'd much prefer a more positive approach. How many starving people in NK? Let's drop hams and an invitation to a big beef dinner a week later in SK. Let the NK public and soldiers know they have an option

     

  6. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    #ProsperityJesus has spoken:

    Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s evangelical advisers who preached the morning of his inauguration, has released a statement saying the president has the moral authority to take out North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  7. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    Kim Jung Un, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Nicolas Maduro, Charles Taylor, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald J. Trump, Robert Mugabe….

    What do they all have in common? 

  8. Powerful PearPowerful Pear says:

    You didn't vote for them.

  9. Powerful PearPowerful Pear says:

    Glad I got it right, It could have been that they save 15% by switching their car insurance to Geico.

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