by Countable | 8.8.17
What’s the story?
North Korea responded starkly early Tuesday to the recent unanimous United Nations resolution imposing tough sanctions against the embattled nation, reports the New York Times. Through the state news agency the North Korean government shared a statement warning "physical action" in retaliation against the latest round of United Nations sanctions.
President Trump’s response?
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before."
The Japanese government, in an annual threat assessment released publicly on Tuesday, stated:
"North Korea’s development of ballistic missiles and its nuclear program are becoming increasingly real and imminent problems for the Asia-Pacific region including Japan, as well as the rest of the world. It is possible that North Korea has already achieved the miniaturization of nuclear weapons and has acquired nuclear warheads."
A ICBM missile test on July 28 raised concerns that North Korea has mastered the technology to potentially reach much of the continental United States. The only remaining hurdle is whether or not they have managed to construct missiles that can protect a contained nuclear warhead as it re-enters earth’s atmosphere, allowing it to detonate on the intended target.
What can you do?
Should the U.S. pursue aggressive action against North Korea? Should they coordinate with North Korea’s neighbors to provide a "balance of terror" to keep North Korea in check? Should the administration come up with a cohesive message and plan for how it will be shared with the public? Should Congress come back from recess to address the North Korean threat?
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— Asha Sanaker
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Written by Countable
Get rid of trump first, he's making it worse. Much worse. I'm tired of being threatened by this president, aren't you? He's carelessly throwing out dares to NK insane leader, how stupid can u get. Stand up to him, relieve him of duties for gods sake
President Trump's threats demonstrate that he should not be president. He is acting like a school yard bully. He needs to negotiate with sanctions. Give them something they want and in exchange they stop testing. Korea doesn't want a war. Korean leader knows we are the most powerful. If Trump wasn't so incompetent we would use diplomacy. We would give China help in some area of business. We have successfully negotiated in the past. Diplomacy is called for!
Congress and the house must act before trump is able to use a nuclear preemptive attach to try to bolster his dismal approval ratings and his own inflated ego
Can someone remove this buffoon from office before he kills us all?
Back a wild animal in the corner and you better be careful. This is a no win situation. We can only hope cooler heads will prevail and a diplomatic solution will be found. I'm not sure we have a President that understands what diplomacy is. MAGA
I must start this message off with an apology - to you, the elected representatives of our great nation. I wish that I could create and send a message that was positive and supportive of you all. However, at age 66, I have never experienced such angst towards our government as I have in the past few months. Now, with our president making blatant threats to a maniac who considers himself (as do his people) a deity, I am even more concerned. Is this what our country represents? Is this the type of world leadership we want to exhibit? We have three "equal" branches of government that were designed to create a checks & balance system yet we are continually allowing the rankings of one man become the beacon that illuminates our country. I don't know what the solution is but I feel obligated to express my deep and unwavering concern that we are headed down a path that we will have a hard time recovering from.
Totally inadequate performance by Trump. Every singly Republican in office owns the problem of getting Trump out, now before he does something really stupid.
Take some extreme action to remove this man!!! He is mentally ill and unfit and a danger to the world, not just the US!
Please do what you can to stop this madness!! Trump and his careless, immature and ignorant remarks are going to throw us into a nuclear war!
Trump is in way over his rudely combed over head and he's going to get us all killed through nuclear holocaust. Why? Because he is insane and so focused on a major distraction that he doesn't care what happens to our country. Truthfully he never did.
For the love of God, please have someone with some diplomacy, sensibility and intelligence deal with North Korea. Donald Trump needs to stay out of it. He will get this country deeper and deeper into trouble because he does not have the experience and cool headedness to deal with any kind of crisis.
Trump is endangering the lives of Americans and of our international community with his unhinged rhetoric. It needs to be squashed immediately!!! He is behaving like a big bully, who feels that the best way to get support is by inciting a war. This is not a game. He needs to stop with this stupid juvenile crap.
What will it take to get this madman out of office? Will we all be reduced to cinders before anyone is convinced of this man's destructive intent and capabilities? Do you not have children and grandchildren? As a therapist, I have never had so many clients come in and express intense despair over the state of our country and the horrifying spectacle currently in Washington. People are actually terrified of Trump and his administration. How much longer will the American people be tortured with this calamity? Please get him out before it is too late.
This man is on the verge of killing a lot of innocent people. All due to his ego. Exactly when is "enough is enough" for you? I guess it won't matter if this comes to pass. But understand that you have traded your country and its citizens for party. I promise you, we will never, ever forget this.
The best defense would be to shut up POTUS
What a dangerous pair!
Get this incompetent man out of the White House. He has no appreciation for what his words mean.
One crazy dictator threatening another. I hope someone can calm this down before it's too late. And trump must go before he starts World War III.
Not cool not the right thing to do
Trumps a loose canon. Get rid of him