Some people find it difficult to take North Korea's threats to America seriously. Mostly because we've made fun of the nation in more than a couple of Hollywood movies.
Now in our poking fun of the country, it's easy to forget that there's evidence that Kim Jong-Un's regime is pretty dangerous. For example, citizens of the country are reportedly facing famine. Then there's that nasty bit about Jong-Un developing nuclear weapons.
So, even though the nation is oftentimes ridiculed, we should probably take a further look at Kim Jong-Un's claim that the nation's developed nukes that could reach America.
As of now, analysts can only base their intel off of the provided information from North Korea.
It didn't take long for the news to be quickly politicized to support a pro-military agenda.
After North Korea missile launch, it's more important than ever to fund our gov't & military! Dems shouldn't hold troop funding hostage for amnesty & illegal immigration. I ran on stopping illegal immigration and won big. They can't now threaten a shutdown to get their demands.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017
Trump vowed to "take care of it." Let's just hope an NFL player doesn't say something to upset him and divert his attention though.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a statement on the news of North Korea's alleged new military capacity.
Secretary Tillerson: The United States strongly condemns #NorthKorea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. https://t.co/gFxCUWCO7k #DPRK pic.twitter.com/TdjO8QifFH— Department of State (@StateDept) November 28, 2017
Meanwhile, experts are trying to calculate how long it'll take North Korea to really become a danger to the U.S. Unfortunately, there's no consensus.
What's also unfortunate is that it doesn't seem like the country is ever going to give up on its nuclear weapons program.
Here's hoping it's all a bluff.