Just a few days ago, President Trump warned North Korea that if it continued to threaten American interests it would face “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
Naturally North Korea couldn’t back down from that kind of bait.
In response, it’s held two national parade — one civilian and one military — both meant to be shows of support for Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s current dictator.
Jong-un threatened to attack Guam with four ballistic missiles.
Guam is a U.S. territory and home to important military facilities. If Jong-un made good on his threat, that would pull us into war with the communist nation. Both the U.S. and North Korea are nuclear powers, and Jong-un does not have the best track record of mental and emotional stability. It makes for interesting times.
There’s a tiny detail in this whole report that makes me think it may be more than simple saber-rattling like we’ve seen out of North Korea for so many decades. It’s this: A major Chinese paper has run an editorial imploring the Chinese government to remain neutral if North Korea strikes first.
That means at least some of the journalists in China are concerned that China does not have enough control over Kim Jong-un to prevent him attacking American interests.
It’s likely this continues to be a war of words, but keep an eye on the situation. And this weekend, maybe take a couple of hours to inventory your food and medicine stores and fill in any gaps. It’s only prudent.