Cold War Heating Up? US Sending Strike Group Back To Korean Peninsula [VIDEO]

Cold War Heating Up? US Sending Strike Group Back To Korean Peninsula [VIDEO]

Cold War Heating Up?  US Sending Strike Group Back To Korean Peninsula [VIDEO]

While the world is paying close attention to Syria, Russia, and violence around the globe, Kim Jong-un wants to make sure that he’s getting all the special attention that is so rightfully his.

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So he decided to launch another missile early last week. It didn’t seem to provoke the attention that he wanted at the time.

And the kind of attention Kim Jong-un gets next, he may not like.

Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of US Pacific Command, directed the USS Carl Vinson strike group to sail north to the Western Pacific after departing Singapore on Saturday, Pacific Command announced.

It is not uncommon for aircraft carriers to operate in that area, and the United States regularly deploys military assets, such as aircraft, to the region as a show of force. In fact, the Vinson was in South Korea last month for military exercises.

Just days ago, North Korea launched a Scud extended-range missile, which US officials said exploded in flight. The regime also has recently conducted several missile engine tests as it works to improve its ballistic missile technology.

Oh, but Kim says he needs to have his missiles. Because Syria.

North Korea has vowed to bolster its defenses to protect itself against airstrikes like the ones President Donald Trump ordered against an air base in Syria.

The North called the airstrikes “absolutely unpardonable” and said they prove its nuclear weapons are justified to protect the country against Washington’s “evermore reckless moves for a war.”

The comments were made by a Foreign Ministry official and carried Sunday by North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency. The report did not name the official, which is common in KCNA reports.

“Some forces are loud-mouthed that the recent U.S. military attack on Syria is an action of warning us but we are not frightened by it,” the report said, adding that the North’s “tremendous military muscle with a nuclear force as its pivot” will foil any aggression by the U.S.

“We will bolster up in every way our capability for self-defense to cope with the U.S. evermore reckless moves for a war and defend ourselves with our own force,” it said.

North Korea and Syria have considered each other allies for a while, though no official treaty between them exists. Chinese president Xi and President Trump certainly discussed North Korea during Xi’s visit here last week, and while it seems that China doesn’t like Kim’s missile tantrums any more than we do, they are not willing to really smack him down.

So, the Vinson strike group is headed back to the Korean Peninsula. We can all pray that nothing needs to happen, but Kim Jong-un has demonstrated time and again that he simply doesn’t care about any previous agreements. Not even the Korean armistice, which North Korea claims it no longer recognizes. Whether we like it or not, this relic of the Cold War is reheating after over sixty years of an uneasy truce.

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