Chilled by president Trump’s first appearance at the UN General Assembly last week and his remarks on North Korea and Iran, the international press wondered how more measured lawmakers and politicians around the world would respond to his brazen threats of annihilating 25 million North Koreans in order to stop Kim Jong-un of firing more missiles.
But what would Iran’s and North Korean’s leaders say? Well, Iran fired a medium-range missile, and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho repeats what most think (and some have already cautiously uttered). “A great threat to peace and international stability.” (Besides, Ho threatens to strike US mainland with their missiles, of course.)
Trump had apparently listened to Ho’s speech and immediately blasted, on Twitter,
Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
Make no mistake, that is a death threat. So, are military strikes imminent? One has to remember previous bizarre appearances at the UN General Assembly, that of Nikita Khrushchev, many of Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Muammar Gaddafi; now Trump and his adversaries. This is not new.
One has to judge someone’s deeds, not words. In that case, Trump’s immediate predecessors were a bit more talented in selling their murderous acts to the public.
24 September 2017 @ 6:41 am.
Last modified September 24, 2017.