North Korea Takes Dangerous Step Forward

With all the chaos going on in the world, it can be easy to forget that old threats still exist. One of those old threats is North Korea and its deranged dictator, Kim Jong-un.

Starving his people to build a state-of-the-art missile program and develop nuclear weapons, Kim is also not a fan of Joe Biden and his administration.

Under President Trump, we were taking steps to peace with North Korea. Now, under Biden, we are taking giant leaps towards another war, this time on the Korean peninsula.

North Korea Tests Most Powerful Missile Yet

North Korea recently tested its most powerful missile test yet.

It is unclear exactly what weapon it was, but Japanese intelligence says it went 660 miles in distance and traveled over 3,700 miles high.

This means it was likely North Korea’s largest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test to date in the country’s history.

The missile debris landed short of Japanese waters, but South Korea’s leader, Moon Jae-in, said this is a big “threat” to his country and the wider region.

Moon said he wants to work closely with allies like the US and make sure they don’t keep progressing so fast they start a war.

It’s worth remembering Kim took a step back and stopped testing ICBMs in 2018 when he met with Trump.

Now they’re back: a middle finger in the face of Washington and a stark play to get sanctions lifted on North Korea, as it continues to struggle from coming out of the COVID pandemic and economic isolation.

South Korea Responds

Experts in South Korea are alarmed at what is happening and point out it shows Kim’s determination to pursue his military supremacy at all costs.

We’ve seen for years how the ruling Kim dynasty has been willing to starve its people in order to pump any available money into their weapons programs and nuclear development.

Even foreign aid and UN food shipments have often been sold off for profits or given only to the rich loyal inner circle of the Kim regime; the ordinary people are reduced to desperate poverty and servitude.

Biden has made an absolute mess of North Korea, doing nothing to actually engage with Kim Jong-un and expecting that playing it by the status quo will somehow make everything fine.

It won’t. You can also bet that Kim was watching our departure from Afghanistan and the current war in Ukraine as Biden’s weakness is on full display.

The Bottom Line

North Korea is ramping up its militarism, as this latest test shows. They may have also recently tested hypersonic weapons.

Biden and the current US administration placed the whole world into a chaotic situation. Let’s pray we all get out alive.