A Tweet from President Donald Trump on Saturday has led many to believe that the White House is planning to attack North Korea as the rogue nation prepares to test a nuclear missile that could hit the west coast of the United States.
“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump rightfully declared.
The president then took a major step towards war (whether you agree or disagree is irrelevant here) by declaring his belief that “only one thing will work,” a statement perceived by many as implying that his administration believes a military strike on North Korea is the only real solution to the ongoing nuclear situation.
Amazingly, Trump seems to be directly at odds with his own Secretary of State when it comes to North Korea, as Tillerson has looked to calm the situation while the president continues to make clear he does not believe diplomatic discussions will work.
“Last weekend, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters during a visit to China that the US conflict with North Korea is “overheated” and that the first priority was to calm things down. He said that the US has a direct line of communication open with Pyongyang over North Korea’s nuclear tests,” reported Business Insider.
“Trump diverged from the US State Department later that weekend and said Tillerson was “wasting his time” opening up talks with the North Korean regime. The president added that being nice to Kim “hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won’t fail.”
The increased rhetoric from Trump indicating a possible upcoming military attack on North Korea comes at the same time as the rogue nuclear nation is preparing to test fire a missile that can reportedly hit the west coast of the United States.
According to a report in The Mirror, a Russian lawmaker recently returned home from a trip to Pyongyang with news that the nation was “rather belligerent” and planning their next nuclear test.
North Korea is set to test-fire a new “high range” missile capable of hitting the US mainland, a Russian lawmaker claims.
Anton Morozov revealed Pyongyang’s plans as he returned from a five-day visit to the hermit state – where the mood is “rather belligerent” – with a Russian delegation.
He claims North Korean officials gave the Russians mathematical calculations showing that the intercontinental ballistic missile could reach targets on the US west coast.
It comes just days after a CIA official revealed that Kim Jong-un’s regime could launch a new missile or carry out another nuclear test next week.
Morozov told the Russian state-run news agency RIA Novosti: “They are preparing for a new test of a longer-range missile.
“They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the western coast of the United States.”
President Trump has obviously found himself in a rather tough spot. On one hand, he knows past U.S. moves against North Korea have failed miserably and that the nation is openly threatening the country with a nuclear attack while on the other he has to balance this fear with not starting a conflict that could possibly end up becoming World War Three.
Regardless, each and every day it seems as if we get closer to some sort of actual confrontation with North Korea – at this point it seems to only be a question of when rather than if.