Telling North Korea to stop threatening the U.S. or be met with “fire and fury” yesterday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., the media would rather criticize President Donald Trump than North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Trump’s fiery rhetoric sent an unambiguous message to Kim that more threats, missile or nuclear tests, would be met with possible U.S. military response. Kim’s been pushing the limits for months test firing Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles [ICBMs] and nuclear bombs. Unlike his predecessors, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Trump doesn’t have the luxury to pussyfoot around with North Korea. Yesterday’s story in the Washington Post confirms that North Korea has mastered the miniaturization of nuclear warheads, now capable to fitting a nuclear warhead into an ICBM.
Going into overdrive criticizing Trump, the media didn’t waste any time blaming the president for threatening North Korea. North Korea responded today that it would consider hitting Guam, the South Pacific Island hosting 7,000 U.S. troops at Andersen Air Force Base. Promising a ring of fire around Guam, the media criticizes Trump; for inflaming the situation, acquiescing to Kim’s threats of “turning the U.S. into ashes.” Over twenty years of appeasement has allowed Kim to work feverishly on nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles. Some journalists suggest that now that Kim declares himself a nuclear power, Trump is supposed to accept a future of nuclear blackmail. No one in the press congratulates Trump for standing up to a dictator hell-bent on extorting cash and other concessions out of the U.S. and other Western powers with nuclear weapons.
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Ho-yong speaking in Manila, Philippines over the weekend said North Korea’s nuke and ballistic missile program was non-negotiable. Speaking at the same conference, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated that the U.S. intends no harm to North Korea or even regime change. But Tillersona made clear that the U.S. cannot meet or discuss anything with North Korea unless Kim’s willing give up his nuke and ballistic weapons program. Trump drew his line in the sand with North Korea that the Stalinist regime cannot possess nukes and ICBMs. Slapped by the Security Council Aug. 5 with $1 billion in new economic sanctions, Kim’s in no mood to talk about his nuke and ballistic missile program. Philippine Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano met with Ho in Manila, reassuring him the ASEAN alliance wanted to work with Korea.
Past U.S. presidents, dating back to former President Bill Clinton, practiced “strategic patience” with Pyongyang, hoping that things would change. For over 20 years with the help of China, Pakistan, Iran and Russia, Kim’s family proceeded to develop nuclear bombs and long-range ballistic missiles. Unlike the American press that accepts Kim as a nuclear power, Trump expects the North Korea to stand down. Trump’s “fire-and-fury” remarks were an attempt to get through to Kim and his allies that the White House means business when it comes to stopping his attempts at nukes and long-range ballistic missiles. Instead of fixing blame to Kim, the America press continues to hammer Trump for making a bad situation worse. With news of Kim’s ability to miniaturize nukes, Trump can’t continue ‘strategic patience” without threatening U.S. national security.
Battling Trump more than pressing foreign threats, the America Press has damaged US. national security. Whether or not residents in Guram or Alaska feel uneasy with Kim’s threats of missile attacks, the White House can’t sit idly by while Kim continues to stockpile nukes and ballistic missiles. Instead of reporting the facts on North Korea’s threat to U.S. national security, the press remains fixated on Trump’s warning to the hermit regime. Playing politics with journalism, the press looks more inclined to blame Trump for belligerent rhetoric rather than seeing inescapable threats to U.S. national security. Unless there’s a big change of heart in Pyongyang, Kim’s on a collision course with U.S. military intervention. Trump’s made clear he can’t let Kim get his hands on an operational nuclear-tipped ICBM aimed at San Francisco or Los Angeles.
Blaming Trump for the current crisis with North Korea, the media shows that it’s more interested in politics than doing their First Amendment job. However Trump warned North Korea, it’s the last stages of diplomacy, considered a shot-across-the-bow before Cruise missiles hit Pyongyang. Pentagon officials don’t want to telegraph their plans to neutralize the North Korean threat. No credentialed media outlet can possibly think that Trump’s responsible for the current crisis. Russia and China have done their utmost to not point fingers at Trump, something the American media does with ease. When you consider Trump’s No. 1 responsibility to defend U.S. national security, the president’s got nothing to hide dealing with Kim Jong-un. Russia and China need to ask their ally why he continues to threaten the U.S. with a nuclear attack, certainly what he expects to gain.