Just days after what turned out to be a failed strike on a Syrian government airfield, a U.S. Navy strike has been sent towards North Korea amid rising concerns over the dictatorship’s nuclear weapons program.
Is President Trump determined to get us into a war, or what?
As Reuters reports of the reasoning behind the movement of this U.S. Navy strike group:
‘Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only traveled a fraction of its range… This year North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, have repeatedly indicated an intercontinental ballistic missile test or something similar could be coming, possibly as soon as April 15.’
That’s obviously a serious concern, but there is simply no recent history of the United States rushing into military conflicts abroad and it ending well. Iraq and Afghanistan are in worse shape than they were before we started wars there, while more recently, our attempt at “retaliation” for the brutal chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians carried out by the Assad regime ended in what can only be described as failure. The base that we targeted is still operational and we angered Russia.
Now the Trump Administration wants us to believe that moving a U.S. Navy fleet into position to do the same thing to North Korea as we just did to Syria is a good thing?
Notably, the individual who tipped off Reuters about the strike group’s movements was “not authorized to speak to the media.”
The Trump Administration has repeatedly ramped up its rhetoric against North Korea recently, asserting time and time again that “military options aren’t off the table.”
With the present report, we see that they weren’t lying.