Where to begin?
Pyongyang is sticking to their “commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching all the way to the East coast of the mainland US.”
Another day, another ultimately futile effort from Trump officials to walk back angry presidential tweets.
Another weekend, another threat from the President of the United States issued via social media.
Although you’d be forgiven for asking where the “calm” was.
“…they even gave us calculations.”
“According to the calculations presented below, if the “unthinkable” happened, nuclear detonations over Seoul and Tokyo with North Korea’s current estimated weapon yields could result in as many as 2.1 million fatalities and 7.7 million injuries.”
“There is no remaining chance that it will agree to a total denuclearization, as it has seen what happened in a denuclearized Libya and assessed the doubtful status of U.S. adherence to the Iran nuclear agreement.”
Forgive me, but it almost seems like he wants this to escalate. That is: why would you say that?
“So it goes in Toontown, where two of the planet’s most unstable state actors call each other names and spin the roulette wheel toward nukes and annihilation.”
“Their No. 1 concern is Trump. They can’t figure him out,” said one person with direct knowledge of North Korea’s approach to Asia experts with Republican connections.
There will be blood.
“The room fell silent, the enormity of this unexpected crisis sinking in.”