The news grabs our attention! It’s serious stuff not “reality tv.” Kim Jong Un is at it again! He likes publicity and likes to put people under subjection by intimidation. It’s like children who want to bully and intimidate. Even children know better than to act like this!!
Children may say, “I dare ya.” Stop it! North Korea is inching up to tempt the United States to make a move first. It’s the age old technique to frighten and see who will cross the line. I find it quite interesting that the value of the lives of North Koreans and the world are not taken more seriously. Who would survive a nuclear attack?? The island of Guam has about 160,000 or so people and has been threatened in the past by North Korea. They’re used to living with North Korea intimidation. 27 year old Guam local, Marco Martinez with rough, calloused hands steadily trims his fishing line preparing to cast into the ocean waters. It is here that North Korea is developing a plan to send four missiles into less than 25 miles from where Martinez stands. “If it does happen, OK, it happens, but I just try not to really think about it,” Martinez was born and raised on this small island. They’re used to living with intimidation from North Korea. In 2013 when Pyongyang warned that the island was within its “striking range.” [I wonder why Kim Jong Un has been ignored or negotiated with in the past? Wasn’t there a sense that he is a danger to the world?] As Martinez fishes, he says North Korea remains at the back of his mind.” And he’s pretty sure he’s not alone. The latest round of tensions puts Guam at the center of a potent threat. A plan to fire four ballistic missiles is being prepared for Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un by mid-August, state media reported Thursday. No one knows if or when he will give the order to launch. The United Nations Security Council toughened sanctions: such as banning the import of minerals from North Korea, with some exemptions for coal and iron ore; banning exports of luxury goods, restrictions on financial support for trade with North Korea and restrictions on investment and financial activities. This has enraged the North further. “ “The current situation on the Korean Peninsula is complicated and sensitive. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said of China.” “China hopes that all relevant parties will be cautious in their words and actions.” [CNN news report] What can we do and what is suggested to be done on behalf of our country, home and family? Pray daily for our President and leadership to use divine wisdom in light of temptations to fall to the will of the destructive adversary. We will survive longer until the Lord’s imminent return. The salt of the earth salts the earth.
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