The United States has seldom had patience for dictators, let alone cocky ones.
This disdain for despotism is anchored in our very impetus, as our Founding Fathers found themselves risking it all against the world’s most potent fighting force just to make America a reality.
In other words: We don’t tolerate tyrants, nor do we allow ourselves to be dictated by dictators – and that includes the dainty despot at the head of the DPRK.
Kim Jong Un, the dictator of North Korea, has attempted to use his recent, good behavior as some sort or permanent pass back into the international community. His willingness to reunify with South Korea was certainly a good start, but the further removed we become from that incident, the easier it is to see that Kim is nothing less than a ruthless and evil totalitarian.
Now, after he and US President Donald Trump failed to reach a nuclear deal, the North Korean leader is looking for new ways to poke and prod at the western world.
The factories have innocuous names, but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons.
On Saturday North Korea state news agency KCNA released reports of Kim providing “field guidance” at a number of factories and cities, without specifying when the visits occurred.
While the reports only mentioned economic elements, the sites help form the core of North Korea’s arms industry, and have played a major role in developing its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) technology, according to analysts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in California.
“This is the heart of North Korea’s defense industry,” CNS researcher Jeffrey Lewis told Reuters. “These are the kind of visits we saw in 2016 and 2017 as North Korea moved toward ICBM testing.”
Kim’s most recent missile tests have been interrupted as “attention seekers” by the international community…an accusation that the US has correctly chosen not to respond to.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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