When dealing with a bully, there’s a certain point at which everyone grows tired of tough talk. Even if they don’t want to see action, or see someone beaten up. At some point, you start to wonder if the person talking is just that – all talk.
And as scary as a nuclear showdown with North Korea is right now, I’m getting to that ‘tired’ point. Dictator Kim Jong-un threatens, threatens, threatens, but doesn’t seem to have a plan for winning.
He’s threatened again, in fact. He’s made it clear he’s ready to defend his country if the US and the UN don’t withdraw sanctions.
Problem is, it’s the same threat he’s been making for years – ‘we will make nukes faster than ever before.’
(Yeah…we heard that already.)
The Independent Journal Review reports:
— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 19, 2017
According to North Korea’s official KCNA news agency, the most recent sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council represent “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility to physically exterminate the people of the DPRK, let alone its system and government.”
Ah, the KCNA – that lone voice of reason in a sea of media hostility towards a dictator whose only crime is starving his people while making weapons of mass destruction.
Periodic reminder: North Korea is a country of 25 million people who are subject to Kim Jong Un's threats and brutality on a daily basis. pic.twitter.com/6DLJC1pPqk
— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) September 20, 2017
The conversation between North Korea and the rest of the world, basically, looks like this:
‘We’re building a nuke.’ Well, then, we’ll impose sanctions. ‘Well, we’re building a nuke faster.’ Well, then we’ll impose more sanctions. And a blockade. ‘We will move faster than ever!’
Not to undermine the seriousness of the situation, but we get it – you’re making nukes really fast, Kim. Understood.
Fact is, more and more threats from North Korea is probably good news. It means that Dear Leader Kim didn’t have a backup plan when Trump wasn’t threatened by his words.
With no backup plan, all he could do is do the same thing he’s been doing for years – threatening people with nukes, over and over.
But at some point, if you’re going to follow through with killing several million people in one go, you need to know what you’re going to do afterwards. And every analysis of that situation shows North Korea losing. Badly.
The provocateer is North Korea
— FriendlyJan 🌎 (@FriendlyJMC) September 19, 2017
Especially because our backup plan is ‘send in Mattis.’
Source: Conservative Tribune