Remember the game of “chicken?”
Many of our readers remember the 1950s and ’60s when teens would take their cars to desolate roadways and race toward each other.
As the cars drew nearer at high speeds, one inevitably swerved out of the path of the oncoming car to avoid a head-on collision; those who won called the loser “chicken,” and those who lost were saddled with the moniker until the next match.
Sometimes, neither claimed victory, as this game often resulted in death on both sides. Which, of course, was terrible.
But at least that only involved two people; when two countries play “chicken,” everyone involved should be very, very concerned.
After North Korea launched yet another ballistic missile (a clear violation) and the U.S. responded with a simple ultimatum, things started to happen. For instance, Trump sent some destroyers in the direction of the problematic Red country.
But now, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, has replied with a threat of his own.
“A spokesman for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s government has issued a threatening message to the United States as a carrier strike group attached to the USS Carl Vinson has been making its way toward the Korean Peninsula, according to Fox News.”
On Monday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency issued a quote from a spokesman for North Korean’s foreign ministry, and it’s nothing less than provocative.
‘We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions,’ the spokesman said, according to Fox.
In other words, bring it on.
STORY CONTINUES BELOW…
Tensions continue to mount in the area as the South Koreans and Americans hold annual large-scale war games, and North Korea violates U.N. resolutions by launching missiles, Fox reported.”
This little war of words between North Korea and the U.S. has been going on for months now, but now the corresponding actions are starting to concern civilians.
Despite that, we have complete faith in Trump and the U.S. military.
In a real-life game of “chicken” between the United States and North Korea, it would be wise for Kim Jong un to take a moment to reflect on the many wrecked cars that lie off the roadway around him.
In this game, it’s not about the size of your automobile, but who blinks first.