The US and North Korea have been on the brink of ‘war’ be it rekindling an old flame or lighting a new one for quite some time now. Each day we are left to wonder when things will take a turn for the worst.
Within mere days of Pyongyang launching its most advanced ICBM, North Korea claims the U.S. is begging for a nuclear war as they are planning the largest ever joint aerial drill with South Korea. Bloomberg reports that the comments made by North Korea mirror a statement made last month saying that Washington was seeking to ignite a nuclear war after U.S. B-1B nuclear strategic bombers stationed in Guam flew into South Korea to stage a drill.
North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency said Saturday (citing a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) as follows:
“Should the Korean Peninsula and the world be embroiled in the crucible of nuclear war because of the reckless nuclear war mania of the U.S., the U.S. will have to accept full responsibility for it.”
According to Reuters, now that global tension is rising, the annual U.S.-South Korean Drill called Vigilant Ace will be running Friday with six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to be deployed among the over 230 aircraft that will be taking part. These exercises are being seen as a threat to North Korea and we do not yet know what will come of them. That being said, it is important to note that also F-23 fighters will be joining the drill. All in all, there will be around 12,000 U.S. service members joining South Korean Troops for this drill. Could this really push us further to the “Brink of nuclear war”?
U.S & S.K. to hold regular joint drill Vigilant Ace Dec 4-8th: About 12,000 U.S. personnel will participate with South Korean troops while 230 aircraft will be flown at eight U.S. and South Korean military installations, the U.S. Seventh Air Force said in a news statement. pic.twitter.com/VY7wvsovOX
— DEFCONWarningSystem (@DEFCONWSALERTS) November 26, 2017
During all of this tension, FoxNews reports that the United Nations undersecretary general for political affairs, Jeffrey Feltman has made an unexpected visit to North Korea. He will be meeting with North Korea’s foreign minister and vice president during a three-day visit. I can only imagine what will come from all of this.