||| Angelo Cordeschi | Dreamstime.com |||
Kim Jong-Un can’t win in a battle against President Trump. However, it would be an unimaginable humiliation for him to back down. The 3rd-Generation-Sociopath would rather take the suicide option in the deadly game of truth-or-dare. North Korea's fate hangs on a knife-edge and threatens peace throughout East Asia and the world. The chubby young tyrant, Kim Jong-Un, is playing with fire. He is a leader who would willingly take his small, poverty-stricken country to the brink of war with a superpower. A superpower being served by a very new president named Donald Trump.
Jong-Un knows very well that he can’t win. However, he understands that a second Korean War will be terrific since he has a vast arsenal constituting of primitive nuclear bombs, ballistic missiles and nerve gas to toss over the border. Taking the suicide option could be devastating to North Korea.
Kim Jong-Un has a habit of defying The United Nations and the U.S. as he ignores sanctions and taunting them with repeated nuclear and ballistic missile tests. But with President Donald Trump, he is up against a man who revels in surprise.
This comes after Mr. Trump reversed the US position on Syria, Russia and China. Trump has launched airstrikes on Syria and there is talk of boots on the ground to follow. He’s also dropped the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on Afghanistan to rout Islamic State. As if that’s not enough, he has sent an aircraft carrier group, with more strike power than the whole of the RAF combined, in the Korean peninsula in response to intelligence reports that a sixth nuclear weapons test by North Korea was imminent.
Some official images were released yesterday of American troops on exercise close to the border between North and South Korea, and fighter planes lined up at US airbases in Japan. Pyongyang ought to understand that this administration is not afraid to use force against its enemies.
Trump is willing to align his administration with former enemies should the situation demand it. Despite Trump talking tough about China as a trade rival, and as the protector of the North Korean regime. The Chinese President Xi Jinping wined and dined at Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, last week. The result of that meeting is already imminent.
China is key to dealing with Kim Jong-Un. If the US and China act collaboratively - one imposing military action, the other threatening to cut fuel and food supplies. North Korea will have to give up.
Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, raised his voice in alarm yesterday, warning that war could break out at any moment. He urged all parties to stop before reaching an irreversible and unmanageable stage. North Korea’s nuclear weapons and the accumulated mountain of chemical weapons and toxic nerve agents pose a more immediate threat.