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US Rep. Adams hopes Trump's North Korea comments 'not an ego thing'

12 August 2017

And North Korea's military responded with its own aggressive stance, saying that it is examining its plans for attacking US bases in Guam.

Gore told Newsweek that Trump's "intemperate comments on North Korea were really unwise". "They will be met with fire and fury. and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before".

It comes as tensions continue to simmer between both states after President Trump warned the Asian state that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States.

So, what I'm trying to do is reinforce a message I think should be delivered forcefully, that is we will not allow North Korea to have an ICBM with a weapon on top to hit the American homeland.

But he noted that if North Korea acted against the USA first, Trump would not need Congress' go-ahead to hit back.

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In an editorial on Saturday, North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said that the USA "finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK".

Trump's nuke-use threats even before he entered the Oval Office -- he threatened ISIS - were so reckless that Markey and Lieu introduced their Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, HR669 and S200 on January 24, four days after Inauguration Day. Perhaps, but senior administration officials recognize that an armed conflict on the peninsula would be, in the words of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, "tragic on an unbelievable scale". You'll see. To talk about the USA options in North Korea, we're joined now by Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin of NY.

Deterrence - the same policy that worked against the Soviet Union for about 45 years - along with sanctions, diplomacy and a renewed human rights campaign directed at the North Koreans, remains the only realistic option.

What we need to do is work with China changing the equation, so that China enforces the sanctions that were just recently reinforced by the U.N. Security Council against North Korea, so that we can get North Korea to come to the bargaining table and give up their nuclear weapons. "I think he's there mentally".

Benjamin J. Cruz tells The Associated Press in a telephone interview, "We're just praying that the United States and the. defense system we have here is sufficient enough to protect us".

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"Today's news makes clear that much more than these sanctions is required to protect US interests", said Jay Lefkowitz, a former USA special envoy on human rights in North Korea.

If you carry out a launch that seems meant to provoke, we will strike back in a more measured way. I think you knew that. The camera pans over to Kellyanne.

North Korean planners have announced they are "carefully examining" a plan for a missile attack on the big USA military base on Guam. In truth, the president has already surrendered his most important tool: the ability to be the final rung on the ladder of escalation.

A Senate intelligence committee source said the committee's staff have held a series of briefings across the intelligence community on the situation in North Korea.

Donald Trump is on a golf vacation (or golfcation, if that were a word), but that hasn't stopped him from fucking things up from the gilded throne of his wifi-enabled bathroom.

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US Rep. Adams hopes Trump's North Korea comments 'not an ego thing'