North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has blustered the world to the brink of nuclear war.
His fiery rhetoric has threatened the United States and her allies with nuclear annihilation.
But he just did something no one could believe.
Guam has become a focal point in the standoff between the United States and North Korea.
Jong Un has threatened to launch missiles at the U.S. territory which is home to 160,000 American citizens as well as Anderson Air Force Base.
Trump and his team have responded that an attack on Guam will lead to war.
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
China’s Global Times –which speaks for the government – released an editorial declaring China would not defend North Korea if they launched a preemptive attack on America.
This all culminated with Kim Jong Un doing something surprising.
He backed down in the face of Trump’s threats.
The Daily Caller reports:
“North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un decided Tuesday not to fire ballistic missiles at Guam, reserving the right to change his mind if “the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions,” according to North Korean state media.
Kim appears to be attempting to de-escalate tensions to prevent conflict between the U.S. and North Korea. After the U.N. Security Council approved tougher sanctions against North Korea for its intercontinental ballistic missile tests, the North warned Wednesday that it was considering launching a salvo of ballistic missiles into waters around Guam in a show of force demonstrating an ability to surround the island with “enveloping fire.” That same day, President Donald Trump stressed that North Korean threats will be met with “fire and fury like nothing the world has ever seen.” For a week, the two sides hurled threats and warnings at each other repeatedly, leading some observers to conclude that the two sides were close to nuclear war.
But, Kim blinked.
Kim, according to North Korean state media, told the North Korean strategic rocket force that he “would watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees,” giving the U.S. time to reassess the situation. “He said that he wants to advise the U.S. to take into full account gains and losses with clear head whether the prevailing situation is more unfavorable for any party.”
This was another significant victory for Donald Trump.
First he scored a major diplomatic achievement when he convinced China and Russia to sign to a 15-0 vote at the U.N. for new sanctions on North Korea.
Now Jong Un has backed off his plan that would lead to World War 3.
It’s clear Trump’s approach to North Korea is correcting the failure of past U.S. administrations to address the threat of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story,