Asking for a friend. Donald Trump tells North Korea to knock it off or else be met with “fire and fury” if it threatens the United States. Moments ago, CNBC reported that according to Dow Jones and Reuters, North Korea responded by suggesting they might just light up the island of Guam — a U.S. island territory in Micronesia.
North Korea is considering a plan to fire missiles at Guam, state media said.
A spokesman for North Korea’s military told KCNA that it would carry out a pre-emptive operation if there were signs of U.S. provocation.
On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea it would be met with “fire and fury” if it threatens the United States, ratcheting up the rhetoric with the nuclear-armed nation.
Earlier Pyongyang said it was ready to give Washington a “severe lesson” with its strategic nuclear force in response to any U.S. military action.
Washington has warned it is ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs but that it prefers global diplomatic action, including sanctions.
The consequences of any U.S. strike would potentially be catastrophic not only for North Koreans but also South Korea, Japan and the thousands of U.S. military personnel within range of any North Korean retaliatory strikes.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,” Trump told reporters at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
“Best not.” The President of the United States told the mad dictator of North Korea he’d “best not” make any more threats. And keep your goddamned kids offa our lawn, too!
OK, Donnie Bad Ass! YOUR turn.