The most recent threat out of North Korea says that the “United States should expect that it would face unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time,” according to the North Korean State News (NKSN).
The recent threat specifically pointed out President Trump with a cartoon-like drawing depicting a large foot stepping on the neck of the U.S. President, causing his breathing to be impaired and his face to turn bright red.
The statement referred to Trump as “the rabid man in the White House” and claimed that he would be the first to “face nuclear fire” if he attempts to settle the confrontation with nukes. (NKSN)
Although the North has made many threats, including the possibility of bombing the U.S. territory of Guam, the nature of the banter seems to have escalated.
Recent interviews have revealed the North Koreans’ lack of fear of nuclear war. Considering that the country has faced the unimaginable twice, both in the Korean War and the “Arduous March,” the famine of the 1990’s that killed as many as 3.5 million; they may have a built-in psychological and cultural advantage in facing such a conflict.
But the North’s advantage is entirely according to its perspective, thanks in part to its mandatory military service for both women and men, and the nation’s constant subjection to propaganda.
Pyongyang’s 16 metro stops were built deep underground and were designed to double as bomb shelters. In fact, much of Pyongyang’s infrastructure doubles as bomb shelters.
North Korea is still on a mission to produce a single, viable nuclear missile capable of reaching the U.S. The United States has enough nuclear weapons to entirely destroy North Korea, Russia, and China in less than an hour.
During his week-long trip to Asia, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday that he could not conceive of the United States ever accepting a nuclear North Korea.