Is Trump Prepared to Go Nuclear on North Korea?
Is U.S. President Donald Trump ready and willing to use nuclear bomb on North Korea should the Pyongyang regime refuse to back down?
World leaders believe the United States have superior nuclear arsenal than any other nation but they are not sure Trump is willing to drop nuclear bombs on North Korea should it get to that.
Even the U.S and world stock markets seem to discount that possibility with most of them seemingly shrugging off the notion that Trump is willing to take that step.
U.S. intelligence sources say North Korean leader Kin Jong-un is counting on Trump not going that far as well, and that may account for why he has been making threats against Guam, a U.S. territory.
“From Moscow to London, Seoul and Tokyo, leaders believe Trump though serious with his threats against North Korea, may not be willing to go to the point of dropping nuclear bombs on North Korea,” a U.S. intelligence source told The Liberal Advocate News earlier today.
But U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis this morning upped the ante when he issued a dramatic ultimatum to Pyongyang to step off or risk having his country and its citizen destroyed.
“The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons. The “regime’s actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates,” Mattis said in a statement.
That followed a similarly harsh warning issued by Trump Tuesday telling North Korea to stop all threats against the United States.
“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,” Trump said on Tuesday.
Moments after the threat from Trump, North Korea said they are prepared to carry out a pre-emptive military strike against Guam and possibly mainland U.S. cities.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in an attempt to lower the temperature between Washington and Pyongyang said war was not imminent.
“I think what the president was doing was sending a strong message with language that [North Korean leader] Kim Jong-Un would understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language,” Tillerson said.
Tillerson said America is quite capable of defending itself id it comes to that.
“I have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the past few days,” he said, as his plane made a planned stop to refuel in Guam.
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