This week President Trump made cryptic comments about ‘the calm before the storm’ and ‘only one thing will work’ after his meeting with top military brass. What’s up?
This past Thursday night, reporters were allowed a photo opportunity at the White House with the president, first lady, military leaders and their spouses. While the cameras flashed away, the president asked reporters “you guys know what this represents?” he then added “maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”
When on Friday he was asked about that comment , the president winked and said “you’ll find out.” When reporters asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if Trump’s comments were suggesting military action against North Korea, she replied “We’re never going to say in advance what the president is going to do … You’ll have to wait and see.”
President Trump threw a little more gasoline on the fire on Saturday afternoon by sending out two tweets. The first read “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid.” That was followed by the second tweet “Hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!”
Meanwhile in North Korea, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un gave a speech in which he addressed “the complicated international situation” by saying that the country’s nuclear weapons are a “powerful deterrent” against the “protracted nuclear threats of the US Imperialists.” He added that North Korea is “absolutely right” in developing nuclear weapons.
So what’s up Trump’s sleeve? Would we take out the nuclear development and testing facility located in Punggye-ri? Now would be a perfect time…during the September 3rd hydrogen bomb test at that site, one of the three main tunnels collapsed. We could just go ahead and finish the job. All by air, no troops involved.
Speaking of the tunnel collapse…after the collapse, Kim Jong-un banned people from the Punggye-ri nuclear test site from entering Pyongyang. It seems old Kim loves to set off nuclear weapons…as long as he doesn’t have to suffer the consequences. Maybe it’s time to change all that.