North Korea has threatened nuclear war against the United States, stating through their official media, “We will retaliate against the reckless acts of the United States.” That nation's newspaper Rodong Sinmum said that the country was prepared to “respond to any aggression by the U.S.” President Donald Trump then upped the ante several hours ago, tweeting “North Korea looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! USA.” There are also reports that despite cordial appearances between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Trump in Mar-a-lago, Xi Jinping was actually very critical of the Donald.

Predictions of further nuclear tests

Saturday, April 15th, is the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, that country's founding father. Former Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, told Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning," that on April 15th to commemorate the birth of Kim Il Sung, “I suspect they are working on an additional missile shot or nuclear test to show the rest of the world that they can influence what happens in that region.” The tension between the two countries has many in the Asian pacific theater worried: protests are going on in Seoul, and the acting president of South Korea, warned of provocations by its neighbor to the North and ordered the military to increase monitoring.

A prominent defector named Thae Yong Ho informed the world a week ago that Kim Jong Un is ready to launch his nuclear weapons against the USA and that the only solution is to kill him.

Has North Korea got a bomb?

In the past, foreign policy experts have disregarded the fiery rhetoric by Kim Jong Un as just that--bluster with nothing to back it up.

However, in light of several tests of nukes this year, the question is being looked at with new eyes. The BBC News asked in January of this year, “Has North Korea got the bomb?” and answered the question with “Technically, yes.” The BBC and others have clarified, it would have to be an ICBM armed with a miniature nuclear warhead.

Miniature nuclear warhead? Is there such a thing? Not one of us is anxious for an answer on that one.

The tale of the tweets today were acerbic, confounding, and aghast. @MattTopolski tweeted “Things are heating up in the Korean Peninsula. I have a bad feeling about this weekend.” @BlueBugaboo tweeted “Call Congress and @realDonaldTrump. Let them know you do not want another war for the benefit of these old jerks.” @DuneMyThang tweeted “Two delusional madmen, in possession of nukes, and bad hair. What could possibly go wrong?” The tweets have spoken. The world waits.

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