Going After Li’l Kim

Since the inauguration of Trump there has been an uptick in the “fighting” words toward a couple of countries that we only mentioned in passing before that….China and North Korea.

But it is North Korea that has gotten more attention in the media and the bobble-heads……their nuke program, missile tests, and other assorted “problems”….

But what does all this attention mean?

According to Trump…TROUBLE!

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he will deal with North Korea “very strongly,” calling the communist regime a “big, big problem” after Pyongyang carried out the latest ballistic missile launch.

“Obviously North Korea is a big, big problem and we will deal with that very strongly,” Trump said during a joint news conference at the White House with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in response to a question about the most important national security matters facing him.

Source: Trump Vows to Deal with North Korea ‘Very Strongly’ After Missile Launch | World Affairs Journal

Below is an alternate look at the situation with North Korea…not a typical MSM blow back……

Less than a month into the Trump presidency, North Korea is looming as a major flashpoint after the Pyongyang regime test fired a new intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The test takes place amid mounting tensions between the US and China, North Korea’s ally, over trade, monetary policy, Taiwan and territorial disputes in the South China and East China seas.

The launch drew immediate condemnation by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was visiting with Trump at the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. At a joint press conference Sunday night, Abe called the missile test “absolutely intolerable.” Trump declared that the US was “behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.” The US, Japan and South Korea have called an emergency session of the UN Security Council to discuss North Korea.

Source: US drumbeat for action against North Korea – World Socialist Web Site

I have written about NK whenever I felt there was something brewing that needs attention….recently there was a news story that NK could see a regime change and soon….

https://lobotero.com/2017/02/01/closing-thought-01feb17/

Was this story just propaganda or is the story just wishful thinking?

My point is that NK is getting more and more press….and to what end?  Is this something that we Americans should be concerned with or is it just a diversion from some other situation?

What say you?

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17 thoughts on “Going After Li’l Kim

  1. Why is it when Trump speaks, I immediately think of Commandant Lassard from the Police Academy movies? Anyway, North Korea is priming itself to be a power keg of the region and will probably be the WH’s first major conflict. Increased press or not, they’re going to do what they want similar to how children defy their parents.

  2. It’s a problem because Trump’s going to make it a problem. He’s going to hype it all up and play right into the North Korean’s hands. They’ve tested out tons of missiles in the past few decades, it hits the newspapers for two days, the North Koreans have a blurb or two in an article, and then it fades. But President can’t-let-anything-go Dump is gonna turn it into a distraction AND a problem to get the focus off the crap regarding the Russians and his administration that’s been coming down the pipe lately.

  3. Diversion, primarily. Also another attempt at drawing China out, this time in overt military support of North Korea. The point being? Well, following the long Pentagon/CIA pattern, any war is a good war for $$$ and power. They don’t care about a regime change in N. Korea, they want to create conditions that would force regime change in China so Corporations can take over the government of that country as they did the US – imagine such a coup! Could take years before they gut that part of the world, and it gives a direct military drive into untapped Russian resources. Doesn’t get better. The goal, after all, is for the 1% to directly control all of the planet’s resources. They can’t stop now, gone too far, got too fat. They have to feed and they’re ravenous, i.e., utterly mad.

  4. The DPRK is a dirt-poor country, propped up by China as a southern buffer. In itself, it is of little consequence. However, playing with fire in that region will only involve China. Then there could be big trouble indeed. (Excuse the film pun…)
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. In the near-term I don’t think Americans have much cause for concern regarding the DPRK. They continue to develop their ballistic missile capabilities and may have made some improvements, but nothing that can realistically threaten the security of the United States, to include Guam.

    I really do wish Trump would listen to his speech writers before speaking. Calling North Korea a “big big problem” and stating his policy as “deal with them strongly” is just so damn juvenile. And he doesn’t mention standing behind South Korea regarding DPRK hostilities? These next four years are going to be interesting… but nothing that can’t be fixed. I hope.

    1. Yep he is pretty out there….but an end run can happen…but that would require intelligent people in DC and so far I have seen little….chuq

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