North Korea says it's examining plans to attack Guam


North Korea says it's examining plans to attack Guam

"Donald Trump should be relieved of the powers of the presidency at the earliest date".

On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert took on President Trump's latest remarks on the growing tensions between the USA and North Korea.

Or specifically, North Korea's statement that it only held a grudge against the US, and not to any other country.

For days now the media and regular Trump critics on Capitol Hill have berated the President for his rhetoric about North Korea.

"China calls on all parties to avoid any words or actions that might escalate the situation and make even greater efforts to resolve the issue via talks".

The re-entry piece, the targeting piece - there are still unknowns as far as North Korea's ability.

Red Dirt Report communicated with Majuro, Marshall Islands-based author and filmmaker Jack Niedenthal (we recently reviewed his 2001 book For the Good of Mankind, about the people of Bikini Atoll and the use of their island for dozens of nuclear bomb tests by the USA military in the 1940's and 50's, during the early years of the Cold War) about the heightened tensions in the Pacific, with a focus on Guam, which is part of Micronesia, which is comprised of thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. "I think he just threatened to be their president". North Korea has launched more than a dozen test missiles this year.

Before that though, Colbert talked about North Korea's reaction to a new line of sanctions approved by 15 U.N. member nations and championed by the United States. So if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough. But it was not known until now that the contacts have continued, or that they have broached matters other than U.S. detainees, the Associated Press reports.

So it's - North Koreans, they do speak a different language than what we're - and Kim Jong Un does speak a different language than what we're used to here in the United States.

Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months - addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the long-time foes.

"President Trump's threat to rain down "fire and fury" on North Korea is like pouring gasoline on a fire", Humphrey wrote.

In an editorial on Saturday, North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said that the USA "finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK".

The paper said, "The powerful revolutionary Paektusan army of the DPRK, capable of fighting any war the US wants, is now on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack". And it was a three - it's $3 billion worth of exports of North Korea, over one third, being cut off. I think at some level; I sometimes wonder whether Trump thinks that the North Koreans don't get CNN, so they don't know what's going on.

ZELDIN: You know, they don't have a good track record.

The president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger a USA attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for its leader, Kim Jong Un.

"The North Koreans have been who they are for months", Limbaugh continued.