By: Matt Agorist/The Free Thought Project For more than a decade, North Korea has been unsuccessfully attempting to prove its military might to the world through a series of failed missile launches, nuclear proliferation, and threats to anyone who attempts to come near their border. And for more than half a century, the US has enabled and funded it. If North Korea does ever launch a nuke, it will be because the US government and its assets helped to put it in their hands.
In spite of threatening nuclear war in the world, however, most countries have never acted on their threats. However, the Trump administration appears to want to change that.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States," Trump said at an event at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club on Tuesday. "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen." The president then repeated that North Korea "will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before" if it continued with this behavior.
Almost immediately after Trump drew this proverbial line in the sand, North Korea crossed it. The insane dictatorship that is Kim Jong-un's regime, said late on Tuesday that it may strike Guam.
Just hours before Trump threatened fire and fury, one of his top advisors, Sevastian Gorka, downplayed the North Korean threat calling it "blackmail."
"This is blatant blackmail," he said. "Blackmail of the western community. We don't give in to blackmail." He added that North Korean tough talk was mostly "bluster."
"We would like people to understand, this is a Lilliputian flea," Gorka argued. "North Korea is a Stalinist regime, but it can't even feed its own people."
In fact, the only thing that makes North Korea a threat is their nuclear capability — made possible by the Clinton and Bush administrations.
These two administrations played key roles in helping the late Kim Jong-Il develop North Korea's nuclear prowess from the mid-1990's onward.
Former US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld was on the board of technology giant ABB when it won a deal to supply North Korea with two nuclear power plants.
According to the 2003 report from SWI, the Swiss-based ABB told Swiss info that Rumsfeld was involved with the company in early 2000 when it netted a $200 million (SFr270million) contract with Pyongyang.
The ABB contract was to deliver equipment and services for two nuclear power stations at Kumho, on North Korea's east coast.