After United Nations’ sanctions, the threatening rhetoric from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has ramped up and become more inflammatory. First Kim threatened to attack the United States a hundred-fold and President Donald Trump said that would result in fury and fire on North Korea.
Kim Jong-un acts like an immature spoiled bully that is quick to try to bully everyone else in order to make himself look stronger and more important. It seems that President’s response is precisely the right way to respond to the threats of a bully. However, this bully has yet to be hit in the nose of punched in the belly, so he continues to make his threats, this time targeting Guam.
President Trump has vowed to not only protect our territory (Guam), but also our allies in the area, namely Japan, South Korea and Australia. Now, one of those allies has announced that they are prepared to help protect Guam.
In the event of a North Korean nuclear attack on Guam, Japan’s new defense minister said Thursday that his country’s military could shoot down the missiles before they reach the U.S. territory.
In such a scenario, Japan has the right to activate its Aegis destroyer missile defense system, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said during a session of the National Diet, Japan’s parliament.
Any attack against Guam would be considered an existential threat to Japan, the defense minister said, also citing a mutual defense agreement with the United States…
The US and other nations have tried diplomacy with North Korea, but like most bullies, diplomacy hasn’t worked with Kim Jong-un. Strong threats don’t seem to be working either. Like most bullies, the only thing that will make Kim back off is a bloody nose, only he has to throw the first punch and that punch may just be a nuclear one. If that happens, chances are Kim will receive a lot more than just a bloody nose.