(CNN) – For a second day, North Korea appeared to be flexing its military muscles in the wake of a United Nations vote meant to cripple the nation’s nuclear program. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country’s “nuclear warheads need to be ready for use at any time,” the North Korean state news agency KCNA reported Friday.
Yea, yea. If it were 2011, we would all be shitting our pants, but we’re not falling for it anymore Kimmy boy. Five years into a Kim Jong Un dictatorship and these types of threats have become as numerous and meaningless as Republicans trying to repeal Obamacare for the 51st time. You know you won’t actually attack the US, stop grandstanding you asshole.
If you search ‘when did Kim Jong Un threaten the United States’, after scrolling through three pages you get the idea, Kim Jong is a pathological liar and a blow hard of the highest degree. I’m not really surprised he acts this way though, that’s how super-rich, privileged kids around the world act. Kim is the ultimate trust-fund baby except instead of a billion dollar trust; he inherited an entire country, nuclear arsenal and five billion dollar trust. Like any trust-fund baby, Kim Jong Un is soft, he doesn’t really want to fight. He wants to act tough and talk a big game, but when push comes to shove, he doesn’t want war with the US because he knows he is outmatched. He could do some real damage to US bases close to Korea, but in a nuclear war that’s a flesh wound compared to what we could do to them. We could wipe North Korea off the face of the earth if we wanted to and my gut tells me that self preservation is Kim’s primary concern. So… we are going to act like the adults in the room. We are going to let Kimmy boy have his temper tantrums and pay him limited attention, because that’s what responsible people do. If he really wants to go to war… well, there is an answer for that too.