North Korea just blinked…With the strong statements from Defense Secretary Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis and after President Trump’s threats of massive retaliation for any new threat against the U.S., NoKo backed off…
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gave a quick statement that could be what resonated with NoKo. He said it’s “game on” if North Korea fires missiles at Guam. “If they shoot at the United States, I’m assuming they hit the United States. If they do that, then it’s game on,” Mattis said. “I think if they fire at the United States, it could escalate into war very quickly, yes. That’s called war, if they shoot at us.”
Mattis then said, “Let’s not do this, OK, folks? Let’s not start saying, ‘General Mattis said it’s war,’ ‘Secretary Mattis said it’s war,’ War is up to the president, perhaps up to the Congress. The bottom line is we will defend the country from an attack. It’s not that I’m over here, you know, Dr. Strangelove, you know, doing things like that, OK?”
Mattis made the point that he would know within minutes if a missile was fired towards the U.S. He said, “We’ll take it out. You don’t shoot at people in this world, unless you want to bear the consequences. OK? All right.”
THERE YOU GO! THIS IS A VERY STRONG REBUKE TO THE THREATS AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE WORKED.