Tuesday, April 11, 2017

North Korea Has the Fourth Largest Number of Active-Duty Troops at Its Disposal

Only China, India and the U.S. have more active troops than North Korea.
It is really not clear what President Trump is trying to do with North Korea. But taunting a wacky leader who has major military power is not a good idea and Trump did it again this morning:

The Kim Jung-um government issued a warning yesterday following the deployment of a US naval strike group to the region.

The statement said North Korea would counter "reckless acts of aggression" with "whatever methods the US wants to take."

"We will make the US fully accountable for the catastrophic consequences that may be brought about by its high-handed and outrageous acts," the statement said.

The statement went on to say that the "current grim situation" justified its "self-defensive and preemptive strike capabilities with the nuclear force at the core."

If Kim Jung-un believes that Trump is going to make a move on him, it is difficult to believe that Kim isn't considering a preemptive strike against South Korea.

The Trump provocation is set.

Kim is a kid who could be sweet-talked but Mr, Art of the Deal isn't going in that direction and he is making a simple decapitation more difficult by signalling to Kim that the U.S. is coming after him.

What  we have is two nutjobs playing chicken. One of them at any time could believe that the launching of a military attack is the only solution.

I have said before that I wouldn't lose any sleep over Kim Jung-un being taken out though opening borders and charming the kid makes much more sense but provoking the kid the way Trump is doing now is simply mad.



  1. Any thoughts Trump is trying to goad China into making a deal to save face? Have seen some commentary that culturally this would be viewed as an insult, implying China is ineffective.

    Still no connection between this provocative foreign policy and MAGA...