Haley Reveals Obama’s Red Line in NK… Kim Is About to Get His Clock Cleaned
According to the Washington Free Beacon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley may have offered up a hint about just what sort of action on the part of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un would prompt a response from the U.S. that would contain more than mere words.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Today Show,” Haley was asked if she thought the heated rhetoric and threats would force Kim into making a “catastrophic mistake.”
“No, and I think if you look at what is happening now, if there’s a catastrophic mistake, it’s going to be because he’s just continuing to try and instigate an issue,” stated Haley. “We’re going to continue to be stable, we’re going to continue to have the international community stable.”
“Is a pre-emptive strike against North Korea really being considered?” asked co-host Savannah Guthrie. “Is the administration actively planning for that?”
“We are not going to do anything unless he gives us reason to do something,” Haley said, prompting the hosts to press for clarification of what might draw a military response, according to TheBlaze.
“If you see him attack a military base, if you see some sort of intercontinental ballistic missile, then obviously we’re gonna do that,” explained Haley. “But right now we’re saying, ‘Don’t test, don’t use nuclear missiles, don’t try and do any more actions,’ and I think he’s understanding that. And China’s really helping us put that pressure on him.”
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Though Kim thankfully has not launched any attacks at the military bases of others — at least not yet — he did seemingly reveal what were thought to be new intercontinental ballistic missiles during his nation’s recent celebration of their founding, according to CNBC, though the verdict of public and professional opinion has yet to come in for certain on that presumption.
“It’s very difficult to discern what’s real and what’s for show, but they certainly want to convey the impression that they have improved their nuclear capabilities,” explained Frank Lavin, former U.S. ambassador to Singapore.
Whether the new ICBMs revealed in the parade were real or elaborate fakes remained to be seen and was almost beside the point, as simply parading around what may or may not be actual nuclear-capable missiles would be highly unlikely to provoke a military response from President Donald Trump.
That said, should it be discovered that one of those alleged ICBMs was being prepared for launch, it is looking ever more likely that Trump will do something about it instead of sitting back to watch and wait. The same goes for any sort of nuclear test, which has been hinted and rumored to be forthcoming for some time now.
Ambassador Haley just seemed to indicate that either of those actions will earn Kim more than just a sharp rebuke from the international community. Kim should consider himself warned and tread lightly, should he have any sort of predilection for self-preservation.
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