President Donald Trump caused a stir among the media yesterday when he posted tweets about North Korea.
According to Fox News, He said ‘only one thing would work’ when dealing with North Korea.
Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
He didn’t specifically identify what that ‘one thing’ would be.
This followed comments Trump made on Thursday evening saying that “this might be the calm before the storm” as he met and had dinner with senior military leaders and their spouses. He praised the military at the dinner saying, “We have the world’s great military people in this room, I will tell you that.” Included in the group of leaders he met with were the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whom he praised. Trump acknowledged that among the items discussed with Iran and North Korea.
Trump warned Kim Jong Un saying “we cannot allow this dictatorship to threaten our nation or allies with unimaginable loss of life.” He also promised to “do what we must do to prevent that from happening and it will be done, if necessary. Believe me.”
On Friday, media asked him what he meant by that his ‘calm before the storm’ comment and he said, “you’ll find out.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to elaborate on what Trump might mean by his comments.
“We’re never going to say in advance what the president will do,” she advised the media.
On October 1, Trump said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was “wasting his time trying to negotiate” with Kim, another indication that the military option seems to be fast approaching.
Japan, who has had to endure years of lies and threats from North Korea was very supportive of Trump.
And on Sunday, Shinzo Abe voiced that support for Trump’s tough stance, according to Fox News.
Abe said that he agreed with Trump’s ‘all options are on the table’ stance.
While he did not comment specifically on Trump’s ‘calm before the storm’ comment, Abe said the North Korea had failed to come through on prior promises to stop its nuclear program.
“They used the framework of the dialogue to earn time so that they could develop their nuclear technology,” Abe said. “As the result, their nuclear capability has reached to this level and we cannot afford being deceived by them again.”
Is Trump trying to send a message to North Korea that a plan is already in the works to take military action against them? Or is he just pulling the media’s chain, something Sanders denied?
It seems pretty clear that whatever the case, the time has run out on North Korea. They’ve had more than their share of chances at this point.
Trump and the military would be entirely remiss if they hadn’t figured out a military response at this point.
Alan Dershowitz weighed in with an eloquent defense of Trump’s comments, noting if he doesn’t warn and do something now, the ‘storm’ is, in any event, coming, not only with North Korea but with Iran.
The left is freaking, believing that he’s bringing us into a nuclear war.
It’s because they have no concept of what tough talks sounds like, after eight years of Barack Obama bowing and apologizing for every action of the United States.
It’s a challenging back and forth and North Korea needs the tough talk.
The lack of toughness from Obama and other prior administrations is how we got here now.