President Trump has been at it again. In a speech to the UN, he said:
The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary.
This is pretty clear at first glance. Getting past the ‘Rocket man’ name calling, Trump seems to be saying that, if pushed, he will simply wipe out North Korea.
Does he mean this? Well, he has a knack of using vague and imprecise language. Commentators take him literally at his word. Like when he said about closing the Internet. He has no power to do that, in the first place, plus I suspect it would be at least very difficult. But he didn’t mean close it down, I think, he meant take tighter control of it, regulate everything and monitor what everyone is doing.
Would he really literally murder 25 million North Koreans, plus untold numbers of others? My fiends say no, of course not, wiser heads will prevail and it wouldn’t happen.
Me, I’d believe it easily could happen. In the end, Mr Trump can destroy the world…