Congress Considers US Options When Dealing With North Korea

Trump chose own words for 'fire and fury' remarks

Donald Trump is on a golf vacation (or golfcation, if that were a word), but that hasn't stopped him from fucking things up from the gilded throne of his wifi-enabled bathroom. President Trump stated during a briefing in New Jersey "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States", and famously warned that "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen".

Or specifically, North Korea's statement that it only held a grudge against the USA, and not to any other country.

The developments with North Korea have occurred while Congress has largely deserted Washington for its month-long August recess, leaving the President's comments to stand for themselves without much chance for congressional leaders to weigh in or potentially moderate his rhetoric. Oh, and he took some time off the greens today to bring the world to the brink of nuclear war with North Korea.

"China calls on all parties to avoid any words or actions that might escalate the situation and make even greater efforts to resolve the issue via talks".

Jeffrey A. Bader at the Brookings Institute argues that "deterring and containing North Korea is our least bad option".

Gore said that Trump "inherited a very risky situation" from previous world leaders and so should not be blamed entirely for the escalation, which most recently saw North Korea promising a plan to strike the USA territory of Guam within days. "I'm just kidding. He said this". North Korea has launched more than a dozen test missiles this year.

In addition, recent UN Security Council sanctions, imposed to take out North Korea's economy, are taking this unsafe situation up another notch, possibly leading Pyongyang to possibly take action against Guam or cities like Seoul or Tokyo, cities with millions of people. "And I think China will do a lot more".

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Trump responded by threatening to unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen", which in turn prompted Pyongyang to threaten Guam, a United States territory where 6,000 USA troops are stationed.

Asked Friday if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that". And my fear is the North Koreans have watched Donald Trump. "You'll get us all killed", said Colbert.

The administration has been eyeing other moves to rebalance the U.S. "None of them are good".

Despite outrage in the US with Mr Warmbier's treatment and sharp condemnation by President Trump, the US-North Korean interactions in NY continued.

The sanctions target about a third of North Korea's estimated $3 billion in annual exports.

"North Korean leader Kim Jong-un yesterday responded to new United Nations sanctions against the country, saying: 'There is no bigger mistake than the USA believing that its land is safe across the ocean, '" the host went on.

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