The hits keep on coming for North Korea who asked for it with their dictatorship and chemical weapons testing. They thought they could talk tough, but just poked the bear in President Donald Trump who is handling Kim Jong-un the way he should have been dealt with long before now.
After warning that there would be a preemptive strike against them should they move forward with testing a nuke this weekend, as they are suspected of, the U.S. is just sent a big, unexpected reminder that they are watching…and waiting for their first move. The word at the moment is that Easter could be a pretty bad day for North Korea who doesn’t like to listen to anyone, and South Korea is already acting on the assumption that it’s not if a bomb is dropped, but when. Japan is preparing South Korea for an evacuation of 60,000 people, pending potential weekend warfare, ABC News reports.
Things keep getting worse for North Korea, especially this morning when they woke up to a message they can’t ignore, compliments of the U.S. Air Force.
“U.S. Air Force officials made it clear to North Korea they were not messing around, launching a surprise military exercise with full combat air power in Japan Wednesday,” according to Fox News. “The jets in the arsenal of the 18th Wing, which conducted the exercise, include HH-60 Pave Hawks, F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries and KC-135 Stratotankers. Military officials call it the Air Force’s largest combat-ready wing.”
Without any notice, “U.S. Air Force 44th and 67th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagles and 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron E-3 Sentries” made a big entrance as they rolled down the runway on April 12, for an unexpected “exercise” at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The move was more of a message, as a show of force that there’s no more talking, threats, or promises – just an expectation of reaction should the wrong actions be taken.
Secretary of defense James Mattis made it abundantly clear on Wednesday that he and President Trump aren’t messing around. Now the US Air Force is teaming up with Japan to do a joint surprise military exercise showing North Korea is on their own and won’t be able to withstand a fight that could be inevitable.
The Air force’s 18th wing is the largest combat ready group in it’s arsenal. Photos show the full display of American might. While N.Korea sees this a a provocation of war, China has gotten involved to defuse the time bomb in the region. They are urging North Korea not to do anything stupid, but Kim Jong-Un appears to be gearing up for his 6th nuclear test.
Reuters reports that China is urging all of North Korea’s adversaries not to do “anything rash” despite the constant chemical weapons testing.
“Military force cannot resolve the issue,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, according to Fox News. “Amid challenge there is opportunity. Amid tensions we will also find a kind of opportunity to return to talks.”
The Trump administration has been pushing China to use trade sanctions against North Korea in an effort to get them back to the negotiation table. However, it seems that Kim Jung-un’s defiance will likely eliminate any possibility of a negotiation. Last year, they conducted two underground nuclear tests and twenty four missile tests while Barack Obama was standing on the sidelines threatening him. China has warned Kim Jung-un that under president Trump things are very different and he’s about to experience to full wrath of that if he doesn’t start to take noticed and heed the warnings showing up at his doorstep.