North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un continues to rattle cages across the globe.
Every move pushes the world closer to war.
And his latest insane decision may have been the final straw.
Donald Trump recently won the release of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier.
Warmbier was held in captivity for 17 months on ridiculous charges of trying to steal a poster.
He was brutalized by his captors and he was in a coma when he was returned.
Warmbier tragically passed away, and Trump called the situation a disgrace.
Customs agents seized packages and other items from three North Korean citizens at Kennedy Airport who were traveling back to their home country after they had attended the U.N. Convention on Human Rights.
North Korea accused the U.S. of mugging their diplomats.
The New York Times reports:
A North Korean delegation, returning home from a United Nations conference in New York, was about to board a plane on Friday when more than 20 agents and police officers from the Department of Homeland Security confiscated the package, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying.
“As the diplomats vigorously resisted, they grabbed the diplomatic package using physical violence and made off,” he said, adding that the North Koreans were carrying a valid diplomatic courier certificate.
“This clearly shows that the U.S. is a felonious and lawless gangster state,” he said. “The U.S. should reflect on its reckless act and be fully aware of the grave consequences to follow.”
Fox News also reported the Trump administration was considering their options for a stronger response:
As anger built around the nation at the North Korean regime’s deadly brutal treatment of an American, Trump declared North Korea’s treatment of Warmbier “a total disgrace,” and called the North Korean government “a brutal regime.”
The U.S. will “be able to handle it,” Trump added…
… Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. will “hold North Korea accountable” for Warmbier’s “unjust imprisonment,” and is also demanding the release of three other Americans who are being detained.
Kim Jong-Un retaliated by lashing out at Trump and having his state-run newspaper blast him as a “psychopath.”
The Washington Post reports:
The Rodong Sinmun commentary suggests that the U.S. government is suffering from its own crisis, which could include “the impeachment of Trump,” and that the president is now considering a preemptive strike against North Korea because of his “tough situation” at home. The commentary asserts that President Harry Truman entered the Korean War in 1950 in a bid to distract from economic problems in the United States and that President Bill Clinton launched a military attack on Iraq in 1998 when faced with an investigation of his sex life.
South Korea should realize that “following psychopath Trump … will only lead to disaster,” the commentary concludes.
Tensions between North Korea and the rest of the world continue to escalate.
Pyongyang has been threatening another nuclear test – something the Trump administration has called unacceptable – and pressing ahead with its work on technology that would allow them to carry out a nuclear strike on the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The North Koreans’ treatment of Warmbier could be the final straw that pushes the world to war.
We will keep you updated on any new developments in this case.