Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, April 14, 2017

As millions of North Koreans celebrate the Day of the Sun today, marking the birth of their cruel dynasty's founding dictator, Kim Il-sung, his grandson's nuclear ambitions have put the nation's fate on a knife-edge and threatens peace throughout East Asia.

The chubby young tyrant, Kim Jong-un, has enjoyed playing the unpredictable despot ever since he inherited power in 2011. Now he is playing with fire.

This is a leader who would willingly take his small, poverty-stricken country to the brink of war with the world's only superpower.

He knows he can't win, but he also knows that a second Korean War will be a bloodbath because he has a vast arsenal – everything from primitive nuclear bombs, ballistic missiles and nerve gas to 150,000 cannon – with which he can hit South Korean cities and the US bases there.

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To save his own rule – and after the ominous threats emanating from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, in recent days it would be an unimaginable humiliation for him to back down – Kim Jong-un is prepared for North Korea to take the suicide option with devastating consequences for the region.

And so a terrible game of dare is unfolding between the Supreme Leader and America's new President.

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I think Kim will set off his nuclear bomb and then Trump will attack his nuclear infrastructure - which can't be rebuilt thanks to sanctions.

If Kim escalates, the South Korean military is about ten times stronger than the North's.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-15 01:27 AM | Reply

If Kim escalates, the South Korean military is about ten times stronger than the North's.

So why does the US keep all those troops there? Jobs program for Korean hookers?

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-04-15 02:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

So if you can remember the days of Bush II but before 9/11, back when our President apologized to China, twice, after they flew their fighter plane into our spy plane...

Somebody at the Gray Lady​ did one of those word cloud things about how many times official White House statements mentioned two things.

From Jan 20 to Sep 10, they said:

North Korea: 70 times
Osama bin Laden: 3 times

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-04-15 02:26 AM | Reply

#2 Treaty obligations. And a show of solidarity. And it's only 50,000 troops.

Trump doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who takes ---- from penny-ante dictators. But it's going to be easy to know: today is the day Kim has slated for setting off his bomb, so we shall see.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-15 02:51 AM | Reply

생일 축하 할아버지. 불꽃 놀이를 즐기십시오.

#5 | Posted by Whizzo at 2017-04-15 04:44 AM | Reply

Can someone please tell me why this is happening? Why is Trump pushing NK to war?

#6 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-04-15 05:48 AM | Reply

Trump is going to take out Kim the same way he defeated OBAMA care.

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-04-15 09:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why is Trump pushing NK to war?

To inflate his approval numbers.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-04-15 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Why is Trump pushing NK to war?

As much as I dislike Trump, I don't think this is fair, Kim controls whether to abide by UN resolutions and halt his nuke program and pretty much the entire world is against a nuclear NK.

The world, as usual, will wait for the US to clean up this mess, which should not be our problem exclusively.

#9 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-04-15 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As my wife said, why is one crazy man (Donald) putting pressure on the other crazy man (Kim)? What's the likely outcome here?

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2017-04-15 12:13 PM | Reply

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...pretty much the entire world is against a nuclear NK.
#9 | POSTED BY LEFTCOASTLAWYER

So? As evil as Kim is, NK is a sovereign nation. They can do what they want as long as it stays within their borders.

#11 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-04-15 04:06 PM | Reply

--So? As evil as Kim is, NK is a sovereign nation. They can do what they want as long as it stays within their borders.

So you want to let them develop nukes capable of hitting 50 million Americans on the West Coast in a few years? You're crazy.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-04-15 04:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Looks like Kim backed off on his nuke test.

#13 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-15 05:35 PM | Reply

Looks like Kim backed off on his nuke test.

When did they say the test was going to be?

#14 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-04-15 05:54 PM | Reply

They started moving the device into testing position a couple of days ago. It was supposed to be today.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-15 06:16 PM | Reply

Sez who?

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-04-15 06:31 PM | Reply

Use google.

#17 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-15 06:43 PM | Reply

Google says nothing about North Korea announcing a nuclear test today.

Historically, they don't announce them until the test is over, just in case it doesn't work.

#18 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-04-15 07:20 PM | Reply

Funny, I typed this: "North Korea preparing nuclear test"

www.google.com

And got this as the first hit: "North Korea preparing for nuclear test, satellite images suggest"

www.theguardian.com

Conclusion: you suck at google.

#19 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-15 07:29 PM | Reply

Your googling provides various opinions that North Korea "might" be planning a test.

Bit different from North Korea saying they are, wouldn't you say?

#20 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-04-15 08:00 PM | Reply

When did NK ever announce a nuclear test? It help all 5 by surprise.

#21 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-15 08:10 PM | Reply

And why do you think the Carl Vincent was turned around after the first satellite data started to show up?

You really are clueless. Read ye some news.

#22 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-15 08:12 PM | Reply

When did NK ever announce a nuclear test?

That's kinda what I said in #18.

#23 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-04-15 08:22 PM | Reply

And why do you think the Carl Vincent was turned around after the first satellite data started to show up? You really are clueless.

At least I know the name of the ship is Carl Vinson.

So there's that.

#24 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-04-15 08:26 PM | Reply

They can do what they want as long as it stays within their borders.

Oh, that's right, they are developing a nuclear bomb to only use it within their borders...

The ------ is strong in this one.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-04-15 08:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So it's OK for other countries (US) to develop all the killing technology they can, but not OK for others. The West has killed millions and millions of people in horribly violent ways, yet they get a pass? If anyone else has them, then NK should be allowed to have them.

#26 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-04-16 07:12 AM | Reply

The ------ is strong in this one.

#25 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

You voted for Trump, but I'm a ------?

#27 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-04-16 07:13 AM | Reply

You voted for Trump, but I'm a ------?

I'm sure he'll claim he didn't. A little more than 100 days in and Trump is already surpassing Bush in the number of Repubs claiming they didn't vote for him.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2017-04-16 11:09 PM | Reply

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