Trump: “The Regime (North Korea) has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness this would be a fatal miscalculation. This a very different administration than the US has had in the past.”
Trump Addressed South Korea today and made sure that North Korea knew not to “underestimate” the US. He put out a warning for North Korea, not a blatant one, more of a line in the sand kind of promise of action if crossed.
Trump started off by addressing the rough history we have had with North Korea:
“Your (South Korea) success is the greatest cause of anxiety, alarm, and even panic to the North Korean regime. That is why the Kim regime seeks conflict from abroad to distract from total failure they suffer at home.”
“There have been hundreds of North Korean attacks on Americans and South Koreans. These attacks have included the capture and torture of the brave American soldiers of the USS Pueblo, repeated assaults on American helicopters, and the 1969 drowning of a US surveillance plane that killed 31 American servicemen. The regime has made numerous lethal incursions in South Korea attempted to assassinate senior leaders, attacked South Korean ships…”
All the while the regime has pursued nuclear weapons with the diluted hope that it could blackmail its way to the ultimate objective sub.. and that objective we are not going to let it have. We are not going to let it have. All of Korea is under that spell divided in half South Korea will never allow whats going on in North Korea to continue to happen.
The North Korean regime has pursued it’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs in defiance of every assurance, agreement, and commitment it has made to the united states and its allies. Its broken all of those commitments after promising to freeze its plutonium program in 1994, it repeated the benefits of the deal and then and then immediately continued its illicit nuclear activities. In 2005 after years of diplomacy, the dictatorship agreed to ultimately abandon its nuclear programs and return to the treaty on non-proliferation. But it never did and worse it tested the very weapons it said it was going to give up in 2009. The US gave negotiations yet another chance and offered North Korea the open hand of engagement the regime responded by seeking a South Korean navy ship killing 46 Korean sailors.”
This history is why he has every right to treat North Korea as he does. Trump explains in the above that North Korea has been a problem for a while now. He is just the first President in a long time that actually has the backbone enough to say something to North Korea and call them out for the things they do. It’s nice that Trump, unlike previous Presidents that hid their cowardice under a veil of diplomacy, has the moral fiber to stand up for whats right.
Trump then addressed the present situation.
“To this day it, (North Korea), continues to launch missiles over the sovereign territory of Japan and all other neighbors, test nuclear devices and develop ICBMs to threaten the US itself. The regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness this would be a fatal miscalculation. This a very different administration than the US has had in the past.
Today I hope I speak not only for our countries but for all civilized nations when I say to the north do not underestimate us and do not try us we will defend our common security our shared prosperity and our sacred liberty we did not choose to draw here on this peninsula.” “….It is the line between peace and war between decency and depravity between law and tyranny between hope and total despair it is a line that has been drawn many times and many places throughout history to hold that line is a choice free nations have always had to make.
We have learned together the high cost of weakness and the high stakes of its defense. America’s men and women in uniform have given their lives in the fight against Nazism, Imperialism, Communism, and Terrorism. America does not seek conflict or confrontation, but we will never run from it. History is filled with discarded regimes that have foolishly tested Americas resolve. Anyone who doubts the strength or determination of the US should look to our past and you will doubt it no longer.
We will not permit America or our allies to be blackmailed or attacked. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction, we will not be intimidated and we will not let the worst atrocities in history be repeated here on this ground we fought and died so hard to secure.”
It’s great to hear a President defend the American people from possible threats. Trump tells the world that America, at least under his watch, will no longer need to worry. He plans to not only update our defensive capabilities and military technology but also to properly defend The US and its allies from the potential threats like North Korea. No longer will the world be under the Liberal induced misconception that America is Weak.