North Korea is really annoying and unstoppable. They reach their limits whenever they want to and this needs to be stopped. The day before, today they decided and landed missile test in an area where Japanese fishing and cargo ships are present.
Shinzo Abe, who is the Japanese Primer Minister did not like this and said that this time, the nation will take action and fight back! Well, it was about time!
“As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the international community,” he said Monday in a televised speech.
“Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea,” Abe said.
He did not specify what kind of action Japan intended to take.
“We absolutely cannot accept North Korea’s repeated provocations despite repeated warnings by the international community,” Abe said.
On Sunday, North Korea tested a short-range Scud ballistic missile. The missile flew for six minutes until it landed in the Sea of Japan. North Korea has several Scud-type missiles in its arsenal, leading analysts to wonder what was new about this missile.
“There are many possibilities. It could have been a test for a different type of engine. Or to verify the credibility of the main engine for ICBM’s first stage rocket,” said Kim Dong-yub, a military expert at Kyungnam University’s Far Eastern Studies department in Seoul.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that although the missile fell in an area of Japanese commercial activity, no injuries were reported.
“We cannot tolerate such repeated actions from North Korea, and we have lodged a strong protest against North Korea, criticizing them in the strongest form,” Suga said in a statement.
In the wake of the test, China issued a statement urging restraint.
“The situation on the Korean peninsula is complex and sensitive, and we hope all relevant sides maintain calm and exercise restraint, ease the tense situation as soon as possible and put the issue back onto the correct track of peaceful dialogue,” China’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
As North Korea conducted tests, U.S. forces gathered along the Korean Peninsula and worked alongside South Korean forces.
South Korea conducted a joint drill with a U.S. B-1B bomber on Monday. North Korea said the drill was to practice dropping nuclear bombs.
The U.S. Navy said two aircraft carrier groups led by the USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan, both of which are in Korean waters, will be conducting drills with the South Korean military.
Should we sit and wait for him to blow everything in the air? Of course, not. We would not be the losers. We already have appointed leaders in who we trust. We will let them do their job.