Cautious Congressional Response to Trump's 'Fire and Fury' With North Korea

Geronimo Vena
Agosto 12, 2017

Trump said on Tuesday the U.S. would rain "fire and fury" on North Korea, which some said could "only be interpreted" as a nuclear threat.

Trump doubled down on his improvised remark threatening North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen", saying (paywall) today, "It's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries".

Britain's membership of NATO does not automatically oblige it to participate in a conflict between Trump's America and Kim's North Korea, even if the latter attacks U.S. military bases in the Pacific.

Zakaria said, "What you have in Donald Trump is something absolutely extraordinary". But they know. They watch this guy make empty threats for much of his life and for a lot of his presidency. "That kind of credibility is viewed as very precious", he added.

"In this case, what we have is the art of the bluff". And my fear is the North Koreans have watched Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a security briefing on August 10, 2017, at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey.

Although Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty states that an attack on one NATO member is an act of aggression against the entire military alliance, the application of this provision is limited only to attacks on member states' territories in North America, Europe and the Atlantic.

Bets on a statue of Trump being erected in North Korea this year can now be made on odds of 66/1, while the likelihood of Jong-un staying on as North Korean leader beyond 2031 has been put at 4/7.

The North Korean military has said it could carry out a pre-emptive strike if there were signs of an American provocation.

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