Tit for tat. This for that. Payback. Call it anything your heart desires but this is exactly how South Korea responded to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un’s recent test-firing of a few of his toy rockets. And they didn’t waste any time doing it. To prove their capabilities of striking back quickly and furiously should the North decide to point one of those deadly things at them, they answered the call within only a couple of hours. They said their response could have been much quicker had they felt the need but this isn’t their first rodeo, nor will it be their last.
Tensions between the two nations have been boiling over since talks aimed at eliminating the North’s nuclear program have stagnated. North Korea’s launched toys were actually two short-range ballistic missiles capable of mass destruction. They fell short of Japan’s territorial waters but did splashdown in their oceanic economy zone, a distance of roughly 500 miles. This hasn’t happened since 2019.
North Korea’s newest launch came only two days after they test-launched a cruise missile, but it’s imperative to note, these are the first series of launches in six months so little chubby man is up to something. He either plans for what’s left of his country to go down in a blaze of glory, or he’s hiding something up his bubbly butt.
Since one good brag deserves another, South Korean President Moon Jae-in Ripped the wrapper off of a secret, He was ever so pleased to announce how for the very first time, they had successfully launched a ballistic missile from a submarine. Take that! He didn’t say how far it flew but he made certain to mention that it hit its target.
Still, Moon knows that improvements need to be made in their defense capabilities. Staying one step ahead of their sworn enemy is “a sure deterrence against North Korean provocation.” To suffer defeat would be to humiliate and disgrace Kim Jon Un and his entire regime, a fate far worse than if they were to die in battle. His ego is their safety net as long as they stay ahead of the evil dictators’ game. But if they should somehow manage to lag behind…
It’s the general consensus of experts that the North is scurrying to increase its weapons stash as a method of bribery to get the U.S. to ease up on its strict imposed sanctions. There’s that other motive. But. The sanctions Kim Jong Un is wanting relief from are the very same ones that are preventing him from increasing his countries nuclear capabilities and that dog won’t hunt.
It’s been two years since the U.S. was even willing to discuss the silly notion of easing up. Trump snubbed North Korea after Kim Jong Un gave him the cold shoulder and Biden’s never heard of the place. So…
As a well-reputed analyst with the Seoul-based Korea Research Institute for National Strategy in Seoul, Moon Seong Mook said that “North Korea is trying to communicate a message that things will not go as Washington wishes if it doesn’t accept the North’s demands.”
He believes North Korea is trying to seize a golden opportunity by getting Joe Bidens’ attention. After the way he single-handily botched America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, the last thing he wants is a pint-sized Korean dough boy making his already miserable life worse.
Kim thinks Biden might be more apt to throw a concession or two in his direction if he screams loud enough. He may be willing to do it just to shut him up and send him on his merry way. Kim could care less what Bidens’ reasons are as long as he gets his way. And he just might.
Biden’s old ticker can only take so much at one time before it freezes up, and the North Korean leader is not as stupid as his appearance may indicate. Kim Jong Un knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em and right about now his hand is looking good enough to place a gamble on.
When sleepy Joe wakes up from his nap he may have something to say about all of this, but so far, his silence tells us all we need to know. Biden doesn’t even know it happened, and it’s a big deal. A very big deal. A very, very…