All around the world, the reputation of the United States is being torn asunder by the Biden administration’s catastrophic failures and unwillingness to face reality.
We can see it in the actions of Russia and China, who are running roughshod over their neighbors, easily keeping the US at bay with their threats – both nuclear and otherwise.
Now, even the tiny, despotic DPRK is getting in on the action.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he’s ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with the United States and South Korea, state media said Thursday, as he unleashed fiery rhetoric against rivals he says are pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war.
Kim’s speech to war veterans on the 69th anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War were apparently meant to boost internal unity in the impoverished country suffering pandemic-related economic difficulties. North Korea will likely intensify its threats against the United States and South Korea as the allies prepare to expand summertime exercises the North views as an invasion rehearsal, some observers say.
“Our armed forces are completely prepared to respond to any crisis, and our country’s nuclear war deterrent is also ready to mobilize its absolute power dutifully, exactly and swiftly in accordance with its mission,” Kim said in Wednesday’s speech, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.
But wait…there’s more.
He accused the United States of “demonizing” North Korea to justify its hostile policies. He said U.S.-South Korea military drills show the U.S.’s “double standards” and “gangster-like” aspects because it brands North Korea’s routine military activities — an apparent reference to its missile tests — as provocations or threats.
During the previous administration, the US-North Korea relationship improved mightily, with then-President Donald Trump becoming the first US Commander in Chief to ever step foot in the hermit kingdom.