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White House: North Korea is a “Flagrant Menace” to the World

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The Pentagon confirmed Saturday that North Korea had successfully carried out yet another ballistic missile test earlier that day, launching a projectile 435 miles into the Sea of Japan. The test, the latest provocation from the rogue Kim Jong Un regime, drew a strong reaction from President Trump’s White House, which issued a statement saying that North Korea has been a “flagrant menace for far too long.”

In the statement, the White House suggested that Vladimir Putin should be just as unhappy with the launch as the U.S.. Trump, the statement said, “cannot imagine that Russia is pleased” with the test, considering how close the missile came to the Russian mainland. As they put it, the missile’s final landing point was closer to Russia than to Japan.

Russia did respond to the test, placing its eastern air defense system on high alert. In a statement from the country’s Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, a top Russian official said, “We cannot fail to understand that the territory of Russia is not only an object for attack but also a place where a missile may fall. In order to protect ourselves from possible incidents, we will keep our air defense systems in the Far East in a state of increased combat readiness.”

According to David Wright of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the missile launched on Saturday would have an outside range of 4,500 km, which would theoretically make it capable of hitting the U.S. territory of Guam.

“This range is considerably longer than the estimated range of the Musudan missile, which showed a range of about 3,000 km in a test last year,” he wrote on the UCS blog this weekend. “Guam is 3,400 km from North Korea. Reaching the US West Coast would require a missile with a range of more than 8,000 km. Hawaii is roughly 7,000 km from North Korea.”

Among other things, this incident underlines why it’s so essential for Trump to reach out to China, Russia, and other quasi-foes of the U.S. so that our countries can work together for mutual benefit. Unlike what you’ll hear from the media, which is eager to paint Trump as either compromised or naive, this strategy is the only possible way to stop greater evils such as North Korea, ISIS, and Iran. If we had a press that was more interested in what’s best for the United States than what’s best for their neoliberal world order, that obvious truth would shine through every instance of White House reporting.


  • Whaledriver

    North Korea is estimated to have nearly 30 nuclear weapons and within the year will test an ICBM capable of hitting Hawaii and the U.S. western seaboard. Let’s see, nothing but sanctuary cities as targets.

    Win-win!

    • John W Medlin

      Wait till I move from San Diego please, it is not like being in America anymore. Thanks.

      • grafra102

        John: WE HAVE TO WAIT TIL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY MOVE THE SHIT OUT ALSO!!!!

  • The Capatin

    Why can’t people understand that eliminating North Korea is the only option? It is akin to removing a cancer from the body; a matter of survival.

    • VirgoVince

      EXACTLY, right!! SHOULD have been DONE BEFORE they got nukes!!
      SAME can be said of the middle east and the ugly turd world garbage muslimes!!

      • grafra102

        VirgoVince: BLAME FUCKING “ODUMBO”!!!!!

  • Oldfart1939

    No mention is made of guidance system accuracy. It’s one thing to have the necessary range, but hitting the target is another. That requires a LOT of sophisticated systems. Unlike “I shot an arrow into the air–it fell to Earth I know not where.”

  • Gerald Mitchell

    WHY IS NATO NOT SHOOTING DOWN THESE ROCKETS????

    • bttrap

      that’s what they need to do to show that midget fat boy not to mess with the big boys

      • grafra102

        bttrap: Right, but at the right time!!

    • Lovette Bennett

      …because NATO has no guts.

      • grafra102

        Lovette: TRUE, BUT PRESIDENT HAS THE LAST WORD WHEN IT IS TIME!!!

    • cvick

      Ha!

      • grafra102

        cvick: WHAT IS SO FUCKING FUNNY???? YOU ARE AN UN-EDUCATED ASSHOLE!! HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY???

        VETERAN, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, 1956/1958

        • cvick

          grafra: Ha! meaning, “NATO HAS NO GUTS.” I guess I didn’t explain myself well enough for hot head ignoramuses like you to jump the gun with your ugly comment. Thank you for giving me the benefit of the doubt.

    • Terry Cornell

      I hate to point this out but NATO stands for NORTH ATLANTIC Treaty Organization. North Korea is in the Pacific which belongs to SEATO’s domain.

    • orgorg

      I thought that the US shot down their latest rocket test with a big aircraft mounted laser.

    • grafra102

      Gerald: Give President Trump when time is right!!!

  • Lovette Bennett

    That little petulant child of a dictator needs to be moving from place to place every night, because if our Seals go after him, he’s toast! Surely he isn’t too ignorant to know that! He can keep on testing his toys. His days are numbered. There is no room on this planet for such a dangerous person. Our president needs to play his plans very close to the vest, lest someone left over from Wimp-In-Chief leaks the plan, as Swamp-Dwellers tend to do!!

    • grafra102

      Lovette: NOT TOAST BUT A BBQ’d PIG!!!

  • keren

    Sadly, what unifies countries is having a common enemy… Because as much as I hate to admit it, look at the Arab and Muslim world…They don’t get along with one another, They are always warring against one another……..but merely mention Israel or Jews and they all get together to condemn and threaten the only Democracy in the middle east.

    So if the problem is terrorism and North Korea is to be defeated, even our enemies must become our allies to wipe out the insanity of North Korea and ISIS. Russia and Japan and all of Asia are targets of the LIL Kim. The USA will be too if we don’t start building alliances.

    The left criticizes Trump for wanting to build bridges to combat North Korea…..Where were they when Clinton was arming NK and giving them billions????? We cannot afford to make more enemies, but solidify a coalition that has a common goal to wipe out the crazy Kim.

  • Dennis Anderson

    Whats the matter no balls? Its been said that Russia & Iran helped N Korea with the EMP satelites so its fair game. Knock them out of space and drop a EMP on N Korea. Let the N Koreans take out the dictator themselves and get on with it. If you can keep Obama & Hitler-ys Lybian war a secret for years you can do the same to Kim Un So Nuts also. Our government is full of cowards and traitors. If we dont take out these EMP satelites we will be forced to relive the 18 & 19th centurys all over again! You ignorant phucks will be forced to learn how to add and spell wont you. For now your black berrys and calculators you have in your back pockets? You really do have your brains in your asses dont you!. Maybe an EMP strike on the USA would be a good thing? WAKE THE HELL UP WONT YOU PLEASE! Theses arent games were playing here.

    • grafra102

      Dennis: JUST WAIT KOREA WILL GET THEIRS AND IF IT WERE UP TO ME THEY WOULD GET IT NOW, BUT I AM NOT ON THE PRESIDENTS CABINET.

  • Jerry Dixon

    All you people are worried about nothing, You can take all the precautions at hand. But it still baits the old question if there is a nuclear war or weapon fired and it lands on American soil it could cause an reaction to the impact. Then all countries would react to it and the world would be destroyed. Then what are you going to do if you took all the safety measures possible. You may save yourself but you could be the only people that survive. I guess you could be the modern day Adam and Eve. But then there are so many what ifs. I think if possible the problem with North Korea should be taken care of before it is to late. Good Luck

  • grafra102

    MY OPINION IS TO GO BOMB THE SHIT OUT OF THEM AND GIVE THEM SOME OF OUR MISSILES, AND THE THE WHOLE NINE YARDS!!!! THAT FAT PIG NEEDS TO GO!!!!

  • Tiger

    Just read an article where FOX investigators found the UN has been supplying little fattie with what he needs to make WMD, they include Chemical and Biological weapons. I suppose in hopes that he would get rid of millions of pesky citizens of the U.S. who love their Sovereignty, seems everyone is going over, under and around to get that New World Order back into play, they thought they had it but Trump Train rolled right over UN Agenda 21/2030.

    So in fact what little critter Kimmie needs to understand is kiss your ass goodbye you going to be fried fritter.