Earlier last week, President Donald Trump posted a tweet that may prove to be quite ominous, potentially representing a full turn around in his thinking on China and North Korea.
In February of 2016, he told CBS News that he believed that China controls North Korea. He also said that he would pressure China to shorten North Korea’s leash through economic means. But on the 20th of June, he tweeted;
“While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!”
This mysterious and rather threatening message comes after another statement posted the following day on Twitter:
“The U.S. once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.”
He is speaking, of course, of the tragic death of the 22-year-old American student, Otto Warmbier. Other reports on the subject do not claim certainty that Warmbier is actually the topic of this tweet, but we feel it is clear.
Otto Warmbier visited North Korea last year, and was sentenced to 15 years in a hard labor camp for tearing down a propaganda poster. He was returned home recently after a medical evacuation, and died from exhaustion and some kind of neurological damage.
Now, many are speculating that these tweets may be a prelude to Trump ordering a military attack on North Korea.
As he has said and done in the past, Trump will not announce a military action before he orders it. Unlike previous presidents, who would take full advantage of the public relations advantage of certain military moves by announcing them beforehand- Trump already has a proven track record of not doing that sort of thing. While not everyone who supports Trump’s ‘America First’ movement approves of his military record to date, even the least enthusiastic members of that group respect the 45th president for not shooting his mouth off before launching an attack.
If Trump is going to order an attack on North Korea, we will not know about it until missiles have struck North Korean soil.
Should the President direct one or more of our carrier groups to assault the communist state, we may feel that the death of one political prisoner serves as justification, but it’s fair to say that something more is required. Most people are aware of the fact that at least since the end of the Korean War, where the U.S. defended South Korea from its northern neighbor, the rogue communist state has been threatening just about every country in the region with nuclear missile tests and overtly violent rhetoric.
In truth, the situation is a bit comical because North Korea is so technologically unsophisticated and isolated, that the weapon systems it has are extremely old and underpowered. They appear to be unable to build a missile that can even reach Japan.
However, they do conduct underground atomic tests, and they seem to have a persistent desire to do harm to just about every nation they are aware of. But what makes North Korea truly deserving of perhaps a MOAB or two is the fact that they detain foreign visitors at will, and they hold their own people under strict prison-like conditions.
Anyone who knows how brutal the communist regimes of the 20th century have been will have no trouble imagining it. North Korean citizens are essentially living in a vast prison camp where their every movement is strictly monitored and controlled by a tyrannical central government. North Koreans are not allowed to keep the products of their labor, as everything they possess is the property of the state and subject to redistribution.
In North Korea, the citizens hold mandatory weeping contests where people stand in crowds and attempt to show the most sorrow over their deceased ‘Beloved Leader,’ the original Supreme Leader, Kim Il-sung. While this may sound amusing, you do not want to be judged the loser of such a contest. Anyone found to be insufficiently worshipful of the dear leader is taken into the labor camps — the same camps that delivered the slow and cruel death of Otto Warmbier.
In the decade’s long interventions in the middle east, our justification has long been liberating people. But if there are any people on Earth who deserve liberation, it’s the citizens of North Korea.
~ Conservative Zone