Will North Korea be the site of a spectacular fireworks display this weekend…courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue?
The Sun reports that
US military bosses fear North Korea is ready to detonate a nuclear bomb it has placed in a tunnel.
It is believed North Korea is in the final states of preparing for its sixth nuclear test.
A Voice of America journalist tweeted that US government sources believe North Korea had placed a nuclear device in a tunnel and it could be detonated as early as this weekend.
It comes after Washington-based 38 North, a website that monitors North Korea, said satellite images from Saturday showed vehicles and trailers at the Punggye-ri test site and signs that communications cables may have been laid to a test tunnel.
The think tank said water appears to be being pumped out and was draining downhill “presumably to keep the tunnel dry for monitoring or communications equipment”.
Earlier foreign journalists visiting North Korea have been told to prepare for a “big and important event” tomorrow.
About 200 foreign journalists are in Pyongyang as the country marks the 105th birth anniversary of its founding president Kim Il Sung on April 15, North Korea’s biggest national day called “Day of the Sun”.
Officials gave no details as to the nature of the event or where it would take place, and similar announcements in the past have been linked to relatively low-key set pieces.
Tensions are running high, with a U.S. Navy strike group steaming toward the western Pacific in a show of force and North Korea warning of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression.
Meanwhile, US military publication Stars and Stripes reports an USAF aircraft that specialises in detecting radioactive debris after the detonation of a nuclear device has arrived on Okinawa in Japan during the weekend.
The North Korean nuclear test scare comes just a few weeks after Japan began staging mass evacuation drills after Kim Jong-un test fired missiles and conducted rocket engine tests on intercontinental missiles.
The first exercise of its kind saw civilians young and old scrambling for cover as air-raid sirens wailed away.
As previously reported Japanese civil defence officials have published pamphlets outlining emergency measures in the event of nuclear war.
Anti-missile rocket batteries have also been stationed in strategic areas including in the capital, Tokyo.
In a related story from Hannity.com…
China warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday that President Trump’s threats should be taken very seriously, telling the dictator to stop pursuing its nuclear program or face a military strike from the United States, reports the NY Post.
The Chinese government issued the warning to its neighbor and ally through the Communist Party’s official newspaper.
“Not only [is] Washington brimming with confidence and arrogance following the missile attacks on Syria, but Trump is also willing to be regarded as a man who honors his promises,” wrote the People’s Daily.
The paper implored Kim Jong Un to halt any further nuclear tests or missile development “for its own security,” adding the US refuses to “co-exist” with a nuclear North Korea.
“The US is making up its mind to stop the North from conducting further nuclear tests. It doesn’t plan to co-exist with a nuclear-armed Pyongyang. Pyongyang should avoid making mistakes at this time,” said the newspaper.
The Trump administration has recently engaged the Chinese in a joint effort to halt North Korea’s nuclear program, but has made it clear that the US is willing to act alone should Beijing fail to reign in the rogue nation.
As I was reading these two articles last night, a cold, hard fact struck me right between the eyes:
Obama gave our sworn enemy, the Rogue Nation of Iran, the ability to pursue nuclear capability.
Trump is on the cusp of taking it away from our sworn enemy, the rogue nation of North Korea.
And, if push comes to shove, it appears that China will back us up and not North Korea, a country which they have been propping up for years.
It is amazing what an actual American President can accomplish.
As I have written before, I believe that Obama’s zeal to leave some sort of enormous historical legacy led to a purposeful naiveté and obtuseness on his part, not only to history, but also, to the wishes and wellbeing of not only those who have be maimed, slaughtered, and who still live under these repressive regimes that he dealt with, and, most importantly, to the continued sovereignty and very evistence of the United States of America.
Trump, on the other hand, as he has promised time and again, is placing American first.
He knows that a North Korea with Nuclear Capability in the hands of Kim Jong Un, is a threat to the entire world.
Again, the 45th President has been placed in the position of having to clean up the mess that the 44th President left behind.
Fictional Red Lines drawn in the sand and “harshly-worded memos” will not stop madmen like Assad or Kim Jong Un from threatening the Sovereign Nations of the world.
The only thing that will is a strong leader, whose actions back up his words.
After 8 long years of suffering under Petulant President Pantywaist, America now has a President who is not afraid to talk boldly and with conviction to our enemies.
And, he is not afraid to back up his words with appropriate action.
Kim JongUn had better listen to his Sugar Daddy, China, and back off.
Otherwise, he is in for a long …and costly…weekend.
Until He Comes,