October 16, 2019

After latest North Korean aggression, U.S. ally unveils menacing response

For months now, we’ve all watched tensions with North Korea hit an all-time high, thanks in large part to their rebellious refusal to abide by the law in terms of missile testing, and their nuclear weapon program.

North Korea’s most recent aggression came when they fired a ballistic missile over Japan, leaving citizens of that nation terrified about the prospects of being attacked by the Communist regime.

The NY Times reports:

North Korea carried out one of its most provocative missile tests in recent years early Tuesday morning, hurling a ballistic missile directly over Japan that prompted the government in Tokyo to warn residents in its path to take cover.

The missile flew over the northern island of Hokkaido and landed harmlessly in the sea, after a flight of nearly 1,700 miles. But the propaganda value for the North Koreans was considerable.

Public television programs in Japan were interrupted with a rare warning screen announcing the missile’s flight over the country. Several bullet train lines were temporarily halted, and the government spoke of the missile — only the third North Korean projectile to fly over the country since 1998 — in unusually dire terms.

While much of the response to these actions has come from the United States — and clearly we’re capable of destroying the country — we aren’t the only ones equipped with the tools needed to take down Kim Jong Un.

The NY Post is reporting:

The South Koreans have successfully tested a new cruise missile that could wipe out key nuclear sites in the North — which leader Kim Jong Un regularly visits — in just 15 minutes, a report says.

The missile, manufactured by Germany’s Taurus Systems, was fired from an F-15 fighter jet during military drills Tuesday, according to Seoul’s Defense Ministry.

It reportedly travelled through several obstacles at low altitudes before hitting a target along the country’s western coast.

Officials told the Daily Express that the weapon is capable of striking North Korean nuclear sites in approximately 15 minutes — making it a serious threat to Kim’s life.

Several weeks back, Seoul, South Korea made the announcement that they, in agreement with Washington, have tossed out weight limits on their ballistic missiles so they could manufacture more warheads.

What makes this weapon even more formidable is that it has stealth features, enabling it to go undetected by radar until it hits its target.

North Korea has been warned countless times by the U.S. and the United Nations to halt its missile activities, but, thus far, the country has refused to listen. Even China got in on the action by imposing sanctions on North Korea, but nothing seems to be getting their attention.

Let’s hope this situation eventually resolves itself as peacefully as possible in order to avoid another armed conflict.

Source: Allen West

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