by Pamela Williams
I know President Trump’s work with China led to the good behavior of North Korea. Plus, the fact that Trump showed North Korea the United States would not take their threats sitting down was a huge factor in their backing off of even a missile test. I believed late last night that we would not strike NK for only a missile test, but if they harmed a hair on our back, or South Korea, or Japan, a war would be our only choice. I praise God this did not happen.
I wonder if we are about to see a decrease in North Korea’s threats, as China reigns them in. I think President Trump’s work with China’s President made a huge impact in the way China has started to view and treat North Korea. They are getting far closer to good relations with the US and pulling away from their pampering of Lil’ Kim. I think they may have closed the nuclear playground for Lil’ Kim.
I don’t think Kim takes anyone seriously but China. He is very attached at the hip with China, and if he loses their support…well, he will be up the creek without a paddle. I really don’t think he could swim to shore….he is too indulgent with the food he loves. I was doing some research on North Korea, and they are very intelligent and a self-sufficient people. Most everything is made in North Korea, and what is not is made in China. They are totally dependent on China, and for this we are thankful. I think the positive visit the President of China paid to Mar-A-Lago was what saved the American people from the horror of war. Oh, I think President Trump’s “art of the deal” was a winner with China!
THE WASHINGTON POST HAD THIS TO SAY:
North Korea put on a huge military spectacle Saturday to celebrate its founder’s birthday, parading its series of new and technologically advanced missiles in front of Kim Jong Un, and in a defiant show of force in front of the world.
North Korea did not, however, carry out another nuclear test or ballistic missile launch, against widespread speculation that it would seek to celebrate Kim Il Sung’s 105th birthday with a bang.
April 15 is the most important day in the North Korean calendar, and Kim Jong Un has celebrated his grandfather’s birthday with great fanfare as a way to boost his own legitimacy as the successor to the communist dynasty.
North Korea presented two of its newest missiles at the parade in Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday, including the submarine-launched ballistic missile it successfully fired last year and the land-based version it launched last month.
“And there were a lot of them,” said Melissa Hanham, an expert at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in California. “The signal that they’re trying to send is that they are moving ahead with solid-fuel missiles.”
North Korea has been working on solid fuel, which means missiles are ready to fire and don’t need loading with propellant like its previous liquid-fueled missiles, as a way to fire missiles quickly and without detection by satellites.
Analysts were working to identify all the missiles that were shown off on Saturday, many of which appeared to have new paint jobs or be variants on known missiles.
RT HAD THIS TO SAY:
Pyongyang has called the US cruise-missile strike against Syria a war crime, urging Washington to stop its “military hysteria” and come to its “senses” – or otherwise face a merciless response in case of any provocations against North Korea.
“The US should be punished according to international law as its military attack on Syria was an undisguised act of aggression and war crime,” a spokesman for the Korean Jurists Committee said in a statement cited by KCNA.
Simultaneously, on Friday, a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) issued a statement claiming that following the unilateral strike against Syria, Donald Trump’s “serious military hysteria” has reached a dangerous phase where the DPRK will be forced to respond against the US and its allies in such a “merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive.”
“The US used aggression and war as a lever for carrying out its policy in disregard of international law. It made missile attacks on the countries incurring its disfavor in wanton violation of their sovereignty,” the statement by North Korean lawyers added.
“The international community should never tolerate the US attack on Syria but mete out a due punishment to the harasser of peace,” it added.
So everyone has their opinion, but I told you mine, and I stand by it.
by Pamela Williams