(HorizonPost.com) – Since the end of World War II, through the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, and the decades-long Cold War with the Soviet Union, the United States has been generally seen as the world’s protector of freedoms. Since liberty is the antithesis of Socialism/Communism, nations run under that philosophy tend to view America as an enemy, perhaps none more so than the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea (NK) and its leader Kim Jong-un.
When tensions rise within America’s borders, as they are now with the contested election and the potential for a change in administrations, countries like China and Russia like to flex their military muscles. Because NK is in no way a world power, their saber-rattling is relegated to rhetoric and threats of nuclear weapon usage. Kim Jong-un issued his latest threat Friday, January 8, citing “hostile US policies” as the impetus for NK’s nuclear expansion.
The comments were seen as an effort to apply pressure on the incoming government of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden. https://t.co/5K9PHzoHRN
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That doesn’t mean the attempted intimidation should be ignored. On the contrary, the regime’s instability could make it more of a threat to America’s allies such as Japan and South Korea. As long as the USA does not slide too far to the political Left, then Kim’s bluster should remain just that.
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