by Pamela Williams
The leading presidential candidate has stated South Korea will “take charge” of its own defense, as tensions escalate with Kim Jong-Un. I do know I read several days ago that South Korea was angry at the US for announcing the USS Carl Vinson “armada” was “steaming” full speed ahead toward the Korean Peninsula when in reality it was headed toward the Sea of Japan. It is now headed toward the Korean Peninsula. It was first reported that the USS Carl Vinson was nowhere to be found, but it was in the Sea of Japan. It is hard to keep these things straight, as the US said it was a type of psychological warfare often taken in a war strategy.
This is strange to me, as it is as if South Korea is breaking away from the US at a very critical juncture. We just moved the THADD system in place; we have to admit this is a major move on the parts of the US and South Korea. Of course, this is a new temporary President of South Korea, and this may change our relationship with the Country. Moon Jae-in, the election frontrunner, previously suffered the accusation that he is a North Korean sympathizer and was willing to meet Kim Jong-un. Moon said: “We will take charge of our defense ourselves by all intents and purposes.”
The comments coincide with increased threats from the hermit state’s dictator Kim Jong-un who has vowed to “reduce the USA to ashes” in a “pre-emptive thermonuclear missile strike”. Kim’s bloodcurdling warnings are testing the patience of Washington’s hardliners who want to stamp out the loony leader’s nuclear and missile programmes before he gets chance to use them.
The issue regarding the reclusive north isn’t likely to fade from prominence anytime soon. In fact, analysts are already speculating another missile or even nuclear test could be in the works for tomorrow, which marks the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army.
There are conflicts in the breaking news at this time. I have never seen anything like this. I will start to report on a story from one source, and another source reports the opposite. I will continue to search for the breaking news from a source I trust. Updates will be posted.
by Pamela Williams