If Kim Jong Un wont hear President Trump, the Mad Dog could make him heel.
Secretary of Defense James Mad Dog Mattis echoed his fiery warning Wednesday to the dictator of North Korea with rhetoric of his own. And this time, the words came out of a battle-tested, four-star U.S. Marine Corps general.
The DPRK must decide to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of atomic weapons, Mattis said in a statement. The DPRK should stop any consideration of actions which would lead to the destruction of its people and the end of its regime.
Mattis provided a to Trumps warning that Pyongyang would confront fury and fire should it continue to test missiles, construct nuclear warheads and threaten to attack the United States. Lest anyone think Trump spoke without the counsel of his top man, Mattis said Trump is aware of the depth of the North Korean threat.
President Trump was advised of this threat last December and on taking office his first orders to me emphasized the readiness of our missile defense and deterrent forces, Mattis continued.
While our State Department is making every effort to solve this global threat through diplomatic means, it must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the rehearsed and powerful offensive and defensive capabilities on Earth. The DPRK regime’s actions would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates and will continue to be overmatched by ours.
Tuesday’s report that Pyongyang has missile-ready nukes, combined with weeks of missile tests and dangers from Kim, has brought the world. Punishing sanctions passed last week by the U.N. only served to increase Pyongyang’s hostility toward the world, and specifically, the U.S.
Kim is thought to control up to 60 atomic weapons.
The North Korean regime has conducted 12 tests so far with one ICBM test conducted in late July sending a missile 2,300 miles into the air and 45 minutes to space. It was the longest, and farthest ballistic missile test in the history of North Korea, officials told Fox News at the time.
Trump leveled his initial threat on Tuesday, following the report that North Korea is previously believed to making good on its threats.
North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States, Mr. Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., where he is spending much of this month on a working vacation. Like the world has never seen they will be met with fire and fury.
Referring to the volatile Kim, Trump said, He has been threatening beyond a state, and as I said, they will be met with fire and power, and frankly fury the likes of which this world has never seen before.
Trump followed his threat with a tweet Wednesday announcing the U.S. is more than ready for a war.
My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is far stronger and more powerful than ever before, Trump tweeted. Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there’ll never be a time that we’re not the most powerful nation in the world!
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