This past week, shit has gotten real serious between the U.N., the U.S. and NK, and its only getting worse.
Last Wednesday, the United Nations got together to create some very needed (and very overdue) nuclear sanctions against Kim Jung-un and the DPRK. If you don’t already know him as Dennis Rodman’s BFF, or you live under a rock and have never seen The Interview, Kim Jung-un is the 5’4’’, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Yes, Supreme Leader is the legitimate title of his political position, and yes, the Korean state still does refer to themselves as the “Democratic” people.
These sanctions, according to the New York Times, will severely limit North Korea’s ability to “raise money and secure technology and other resources for its nuclear weapons program.” These U.S. fronted restrictions come as a result of two dangerously aggressive decisions made by Lil’ Kim:
1) the testing of a Hydrogen Bomb in January
2) recent missile launch tests.
Yeah, you read that right. Mr. Kim is literally demanding his armed forces to conduct tests of thermonuclear BOMBS, which they have done successfully. In response, the United States issued a call for action, in which they also commended South Korean allies for aid in monitoring the situation, and collaboration in joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises.
Naturally, this U.S. response pissed off Mr. Kim. Being the media attention whore he is, Kim of course had the last word in the situation. He released a statement that warned that North Korea’s capitol, Pyongyang, would not hold back on a “preemptive and offensive nuclear strike” (CNN). To make matters worse, U.S. intelligence officers got word today that North Korea has secured a technology giving them the capabilities of launching a miniaturized nuclear warhead (CNN).
The international community has long been subject to many previous threats by North Korea, most notably in Kim’s 2016 New Year speech. The dictator stated, “…If invasive outsiders and provocateurs touch us even slightly, we will not be forgiving in the least and sternly answer with a merciless, holy war of justice.” Cough, Cough, United States, Cough, Cough. (You can read that entire speech here). BTW, can you even imagine if Obama used the words “merciless” or “holy war”, in the same sentence, during the State of the Union? That should give you an idea of the certifiably insane and completely despotic mindset of Kim Jung-un.
While the mass media of the world continues to be deeply engrossed with Middle East and ISIS reporting, North Korea is behaving like the neglected middle-child, behaving poorly in hopes of earning at least some attention. In reality though, the world does need to be concerned with this shit. There is a completely humorless, and frightening reality to the situation in North Korea. Combine the current nuclear threats with the fundamental lack of human rights and the horrifying cult-like community surrounding Jung-un’s political regime, and you have a country with disaster written all-fucking-over it.
As American’s, we hold the chief responsibility of being concerned with this because we we are all citizens of the most powerful country in the world. I repeat, THE most powerful country in the entire world. A country which the rest of the world relies on to make undaunted and powerful decisions regarding the future of the international community. To the people who say we are competing against China for this position, I urge you to take a look at China’s actions on the current deterrent world race. Hint: they aren’t doing very much. When shit hits the fan, America is the go-to for all other countries in the world, hands-down. If we put this in perspective of the drama-filled joke that is our current presidential race, it doesn’t seem so funny any more. We need a leader who is strong enough to make difficult decisions in the face of global threat. And because we are not subject to the cruel and unusual ways of Mr. Kim’s totalitarian regime, we have both the internet access to stay constantly informed this horrifying global news, and the democratic opportunity to vote for a leader who does something about it.
So, let’s take advantage of these opportunities, be responsible citizens, and vote for a president who will take serious action against this North Korean leader. America needs to finally end the threats of a man, who any sixth-grade girl could literally beat up.