Threat of 'Fire and Fury' Wasn't Enough for North Korea

Pauline Gross
August 12, 2017

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump's regime reacted to reports that North Korea had produced a compact nuclear warhead by warning the country that it would face consequences if it threatened the US.

"You should listen to the president; the idea that Secretary Tillerson is going to discuss military matters is simply nonsensical", Gorka said in a recording shared with The Washington Post.

The letter comes amid widespread criticism of Trump over his response to threats made by North Korea. Every smart person on TV who talks about what Trump should do, when it was their turn to deal with North Korea, they failed miserably. "It is the job of Secretary Mattis, the secretary of defense, to talk about the military options, and he has done so unequivocally". Meanwhile, North Korea's whole shtick is being dismissive of everything the United States does, so it makes sense that Trump's go-to reaction is to lash out with loud and blusterous threats of violence. That is his mandate.

Gorka appears to have just put the ball back in North Korea's court, and that ball may just be a ball of fire if this kind of rhetoric continues.

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"And the world is, in fact, speaking with one voice, and we saw that as it came out of the UN Security Council with the resolution that passed less than a week ago", State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said.

Gorka's comments about Tillerson raised eyebrows in part because of the dissonant messaging on North Korea, which continued Thursday.

Leading off CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose announced: "The North Korean general in charge also mocked President Trump's angry vow to respond to new threats". We want you to take a live look at Guam where it is nighttime right now. "We would like to see results".

Tillerson, in remarks to reporters Wednesday, intimated that a pre-emptive strike was not in cards, but that a response to an attack from Pyongyang would be forceful. He added: "I think Americans should sleep well at night, have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days". President Clinton, back in 1993 when North Korea was developing nuclear weapons, he himself said if the North Korean government should choose to use nuclear weapons, that would be the end of North Korea. Baker says it's virtually the same thing former President Bill Clinton said when North Korea was developing a nuclear program during his presidency. "I said for reporters to force our chief diplomat, the unbelievable Rex Tillerson, to give details of military options is nonsensical". He's a Cabinet secretary. "He carries a big stick".

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