North Korean dear leader Kim Jong Un has stated that the recent test-firing of a missile that flew over Japan (the first missile to do so since 2016) was “a prelude to containing Guam”, apparently having forgotten about all the US bases in South Korea and Japan in the mean time.
This “show of power” by North Korea was apparently to protest the annual military exercises (claiming they could start an “accidental war”) being held between the U.S. and South Korea, as well as to “make the cruel Japanese islanders insensible on bloody August 29th when the disgraceful ‘Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty’ was proclaimed 107 years ago.” – with such ancient deeds apparently still spreading animosity.
Landing in the Pacific Ocean about 1,200km east of Hokkaido (similar to the other missile incident), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed the launch to be “an unprecedented, grave and serious threat”, with his master “God Emperor” Trump stating that all options are on the table in regards to a response to this launch.
The missile’s flight path:
Abe (having conversed with Trump for 40 minutes) convinced the U.S. to increase pressure towards North Korea, additionally requesting China, Russia and South Korea to do the same – North Korea however has refused to put its nuclear program on the negotiating table until the U.S. drops its hostile policies.
Whether this relentless lobbing of missiles will ever actually trigger a more substantive response than condemnation seems doubtful at this time however…