North Korea has been threatening the United States and our allies repeatedly. The rogue regime said just today through its foreign minister at the UN that it is “inevitable” that one of their rockets will hit the US mainland. Now the mighty American military has responded with an awe-inspiring show of defiance, as Daily Caller is reporting.
US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam were joined by F-15 Eagle fighter jet escorts as they flew over the eastern coastline of North Korea in a defiant show of force.
“This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea’s coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take DPRK’s reckless behavior,” explained Pentagon spokeswoman Dana W. White.
“The U.S. regularly conducts these missions as part of the continuous bomber presence and to remind the North that the conventional capabilities of the U.S. and its allies are vastly superior to anything North Korea has to throw into a conflict,” White added.
Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are currently sparring verbally back and forth as they insult and criticize each other. On Tuesday Trump said the US would “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary to defend itself or its allies, and Kim followed up with a threatening statement saying he would “tame the mentally-deranged U.S. dotard with fire.”
North Korea’s foreign minister made it clear earlier this week that the regime hopes to explode a massively powerful hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean in the near future. Trump and his administration, including US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, have made it clear that while a diplomatic solution is better, military force will be used if necessary.
Tough sanctions have also been put on the struggling Hermit Kingdom by the UN, with China just agreeing it will enforce these new sanctions against buying North Korean textiles and refusing to ship in petroleum and natural gas.
The fly-by of these powerful, nuclear-capable jets is a clear signal to North Korea that force is on the table.
“We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the U.S. homeland and our allies,” White said.
What do you think about this fly-by? Will Kim get the message or is it just going to piss him off even more?