Recently, the U.N. voted to pass sanctions on the rogue nation of North Korea.
In a shocking move of common sense and responsibility, the measure was voted 15-0.
The sanctions blocking North Korean exports reportedly cost the sick nation $1 billion, and for once really hit them where it hurts.
It will hopefully go a long way in curtailing North Korea’s irresponsible threats of war. But instead of rethinking his options, Kim Jong Un angrily showed his hand, and likely his strategic advantage.
From Daily Wire:
The North Koreans are responding in kind to President Trump’s harsh rhetoric about launching a U.S. counteroffensive with “fire and fury” if Pyongyang dares to seriously threaten America and her allies. Taking a defiant stance, North Korea is now threatening to strike a U.S. military base in Guam.
A statement issued late Wednesday by the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army specifically places the bullseye on Anderson Air Force Base in Guam:
“Anderson Air Force Base in which the U.S. strategic bombers, which get on the nerves of the DPRK and threaten and blackmail it through their frequent visits to the sky above south Korea, are stationed and to send a serious warning signal to the US.”
A spokesman for the Korean People’s Army noted that the strike plan will be “put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment” once Kim Jong Un makes a decision on whether or not to launch a direct strike against the world’s sole superpower…
The statement directly alludes to the United States’ use of AFB as a launching pad for warplanes circling North Korea.
While Guam has been widely reported as a current target, North Korea also leaked its top locations for nuclear strikes. They make plenty of sense based on their military and strategic capabilities. From Business Insider:
In Hawaii, one of the closest targets to North Korea, the US military bases Pacific Command, which is in charge of all US military units in the region. San Diego is PACOM’s home port, where many of the US Navy ships that would respond to a North Korean attack base when not deployed.
Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana holds the US Air Force’s Global Strike Command, the entity that would be responsible for firing back with the US’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Washington D.C., of course, is the home of the US’s commander-in-chief, who must approve of nuclear orders.
It’s funny how major nations, including Russia and China, can vote to sanction North Korea, but they only end up threatening us! It’s almost as if they are just want to start a war!
North Korea has been itching for an excuse to attack the United States. We have only been monitoring the waters and air space in the region. A measure necessary to ensure the safety of our allies and people. North Korea sees this as a threat, because they just want to bomb us.
I find it funny how our military’s action to keep Japan and South Korea safe “get on the nerves” of North Korea. Oh, that’s a good reason to attack us with nukes!
But it doesn’t matter the reason. North Korea is once again making huge boasts that it cannot fulfill. They are a puny nation that deprives its people of food and freedom. Any act of aggression on their part will end very poorly, for them.
Let’s hope they’re smart enough not to even start.