Is Pres.Trump backing Kim Jong Un into a corner, from which he will strike first? (nknews).
This is not routine provocation: the DPRK leadership senses the danger it increasingly faces.Considering the fiery state of affairs in the cauldron of Northeast Asia, the chant by the three witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth seems ghoulishly appropriate:
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood, Then the charm is firm and good.The charm, of course, is North Korea’s combination of nuclear bombs and intercontinental ballistic missiles with which to deliver those bombs. But where does that baboon’s blood come from: the United States, its ally Japan, its peninsular partner South Korea – or all three?
Since Kim has chosen to rattle his sabers as a show of defensive/offensive capability despite the risk of alarming South Korean voters, it becomes clear that we ought to be concerned about the current level of tension on the peninsula. Either that or Pyongyang values a rapprochement with Seoul much less than it wants to test the as-yet-to-be-measured new U.S. president.
It is possible that what we are witnessing is not Pyongyang’s routine bellicosity. It could be the sound of a rattlesnake sensing – as well as communicating – danger.
There is an old adage to never corner a frightened animal, for that is when it is most apt to bite. Kim Jong Un is likely wondering what more he has to do to keep the Americans at bay. It could be an event like that sixth nuclear test many are expecting – or something even worse. Read the full story google_ad_client = "ca-pub-2445964228192483"; google_ad_host = "ca-host-pub-1556223355139109"; google_ad_host_channel = "L0007"; google_ad_slot = "1971524757"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90;