Recent months have seen an increase in threats toward America by North Korea. It seems like their dictator is determined to pick a fight with the United States—despite the disaster it would bring to his people.
But it looks like they have their own problems to deal with right now. Kim Jon-un’s obsession with developing nuclear weapons has caused a devastating tunnel collapse. What’s worse is that the event happened at a nuclear test facility, which is leading many to believe a fallout scenario is possible.
More telling is this is that President Trump warned something like this would happen, not that long ago.
A TUNNEL at an underground North Korea nuclear site has collapsed with up to 200 people killed, according to reports.
The collapse happened at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the north-east of the country on October 10, according to Japan’s TV Asahi.
The disaster has prompted fears of a massive radioactive leak which could spark a Chernobyl- or Fukushima-style disaster.
A North Korean official said the collapse happened during the construction of an underground tunnel, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports.
Some 100 people are said to have been trapped by the initial tunnel collapse, with a further 100 lost in a second collapse during a rescue operation, Asahi reported Tuesday…
The accident is believed to have been caused by Kim Joing-un’s sixth nuclear test which weakened the mountain, according to the report.
Even more telling are tweets President Trump posted just last month, regarding the dangers facing North Korea:
North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2017
Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017
According to reports, the collapse was a direct result of Kim’s testing. But could have the United States had a hand in this? His tweets can almost be viewed as a veiled threat to the North Korean regime: stop provoking the U.S. or you will be punished.
Wild theories aside, this most likely happened because of North Korea’s irresponsible dictator. His determination to get weapons of mass destruction forced his people to take drastic risks. Those risks resulted in this terrible loss of life. Trump saw this, and predicted disaster.
Worse still is the potential for radiation to spread throughout North Korea. Considering its close proximity to our allies in the South, the danger is far from over.