Okay everyone get ready to go to war, because Donald Trump is carrying you into one of the biggest battles ever. I have some weird reason to believe that you just wont win this one right here.
Via Huffington Post:
President Donald Trump tweeted a dire new warning to North Korea on Friday, saying that the U.S. military is “locked and loaded” in case its mercurial leader, Kim Jong Un, decides to “act unwisely.
Trump and North Korea have been locked in a war of words for days, beginning with Trump’s promise to unleash “fire and fury” on the isolated communist nation, which in July completed its first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
“He has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement,” Trump said of Kim on Tuesday, in comments that were reportedly off the cuff. “And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
North Korea responded hours later by accusing the U.S. of “war hysteria” and threatening to strike Guam. Trump then told reporters on Thursday that his previous threats may not have been “tough enough.”
Should North Korea attack the U.S. or one of its allies, Trump said that “things will happen to them like they never thought possible, OK? He’s been pushing the world around for a long time.”
Trump’s comments are notably more aggressive than the messaging from many in his administration, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis, who have said they will continue to pursue diplomatic talks rather than military action.
Foreign policy experts have criticized the president’s language as “reckless” and “dangerous.”
“That is about the stupidest and most dangerous statement I have ever heard an American president make,” John Mecklin, editor-in-chief of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, told HuffPost following Trump’s “fire and fury” remark.
“It increases the likelihood of nuclear war,” Mecklin added. “And those kind of threats are just not something an American president should make.”