Trump Plans "Pretty Severe Things" In Retaliation Against North Korea

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After praising Poland’s conservative ruling party during his visit to Warsaw on Thursday, President Trump quickly shifted his focus back to the escalating missile crisis in North Korea, saying that he is contemplating “some pretty severe things” to retaliate against Kim Jong Un after he tested an ICBM on America's independence day, capable of reaching US territory.

“I have some pretty severe things we’re thinking about," Trump said at a news conference in Warsaw. "Doesn’t mean we’re going to do them. I don’t draw red lines."

“I think we will just take a look at what happens over the coming weeks and months with respect to North Korea,” Mr. Trump added. "It’s a shame they’re behaving this way and they’re behaving in a very dangerous manner, and something will have to be done about it.”

Trump’s comments, made during a news conference in Warsaw, come a day after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley warned that the US is prepared to use the full range of its capabilities to deter North Korea, including military force “if we must.”

Here’s Bloomberg:

Trump, who spoke alongside Polish President Andrzej Duda, offered no details about what he is considering and did not answer a question directly about whether he is contemplating the use of military force. Earlier in the news conference, he said he is calling on all nations to "publicly demonstrate to North Korea that there are consequences for their very, very bad behavior."

Trump once again declined to say that it was only Russia that was involved in hacking the 2016 presidential election ahead of his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have blamed the Russian government but Trump has stopped short of laying blame squarely with the Kremlin.”

North Korea’s missile test, which followed several other launches in recent months rattled the international community and increased the pressure on Trump to take action, to show that his tough rhetoric is more than just bluster. Trump has previously said that “the era of strategic patience with the North Korea regime has failed’’ and “is over.”

“Trump has said all options including military force are available against Pyongyang, though its neighbors warn a strike could be disastrous for North Asia. South Korea’s new government favors talks to bring Kim to heel, also putting it potentially at odds with Trump’s administration.


North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear-tipped warhead capable of reaching the U.S. is likely to be a significant topic during the G-20. Trump is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Moon Jae-In and Putin. Each of those leaders have spoken out against North Korea’s provocations, and Trump has leaned on China in particular to rein in the rogue regime but acknowledged recently that it’s not working.”

However, both China and Russia, each a permanent member of the UN Security Council, have spoken out against a full-on invasion at this stage - saying they would block the authorization of military force using their veto power at the UN.

At the news conference, Trump also fielded questions about whether he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s verdict that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in a bid to help him defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. With Trump set to meet President Vladimir Putin on Friday at the summit , the issue has fresh urgency at least for the likes of CNN.

Trump responded that others might have been culpable, in addition from Russia.  "I think it was Russia and I think it could have been other people and other countries,”  Mr. Trump said. “A lot of people interfered. I think it’s been happening for a long time.”

Trump also said the U.S. intelligence community has made mistakes in the past and its judgment is open to question. As he has done in the past when discussing Russian hacking, he mentioned the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Intelligence assessments claiming that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction turned out to be inaccurate.

“I remember listening about Iraq,” Trump said. He added: “Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure.”

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Trump also took a swipe at Barack Obama, referencing news reports that Obama was told about Russian hacking last August, Trump said the former president took no action because of the mistaken belief that Mrs. Clinton would win anyway. Trump was meeting with Mr. Duda and the heads of various Baltic and central European states. With the Poland visit, Trump hopes to deliver a message that the U.S. stands with allies living in Russia’s shadow, White House officials said.

Before departing in the afternoon, Trump will deliver a speech in Krasinski Square, scene of a Polish uprising against the Nazis in 1944. In the speech, Trump will repeat his message that nations need to safeguard their borders or risk terrorist attack.

“While we will always welcome new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism,” Trump plans to say, according to a speech excerpt provided by the White House.

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xtremers9's picture

Nothing's going to happen. Trump is calling Kim's bluff

Zero Point's picture

MIC wants to sell US taxpayers a replacement for the Tomahawk. Gunna be some mass Tomahawk strikes in our near future.

Croesus's picture

Trump will lob over a Yuge missile, with Bigly bombs...

The DPRK will respond with "Dear Leader's Magnificent Weaponry to make Imperialist Yankee Pigdogs pay".

Occident Mortal's picture

Evacuate Seoul.

Until the allies begin to move civilians out of Seoul nothing Trump says will carry any credability. Kim has 10 million hostages, that is the problem, not his nukes (not yet).

Start to evacuate Seoul and flood the theatre with trident submarines and China will suddenly find a way to depose Kim.


The Chinese have calculated that this saga will reach a plateau when DPRNK has nukes targeted on San Fransisco. It is Trumps job to show China that this presumption is a gross miscalculation and that such a plateau is, in a very literal way, intollerable to the world's superpower who will pre-emptively transfer all of the costs of this saga back to Asia by whatever means necessary including dropping a volley of atomic warheads on North Korea. And given who has partnered the US throughout this crisis the US would (on ethical grounds) select a day when the wind was blowing from the South East.


China will do nothing until they believe that Trump is going to pre-emptively strike Kim possibly even with nuclear weapons.

Right now the Chinese calculus does not fear that outcome.

Rodders75's picture


That's the smartest thing I've seen anyone suggest so far, even if the logistical challenges are huge. I wonder if it's getting serious consideration? But put them where? In tents? The S Korean economy would temporarily stop dead in its tracks. Plus it'd be signalling to Fat Boy that an attack was imminent. 

Actually this analysis says it's well-nigh impossible.

Shit could escalate pretty quickly


Occident Mortal's picture

Why would it be in secret? The whole point is to do it very publically. Also there is no need to do it fast, the evacuation can happen e.g over 6 months.


The US would have to compensate South Korea for the economic disruption, but it is a price worth paying.


The war in Iraq cost over $2 trillion. The South Korean economy is $1.4 trillion GDP.

Evacuating Seoul might cost anywhere up to $500 billion (about 6 months of QE).


But just by announcing it and starting it, it would dramatically shift the calculus in Beijing. What could Kim actually do in response to an evacuation order?

If he strikes prematurely then that gives the green light to nuke him and the flashpoint happens over there, not over here. That's what this has come to.

pods's picture

Well it seems the "Russian Hacking" meme has now officially been accepted as fact. Even though just last week it was found that it was a couple of hand picked hatchetmen who layed claim to those charges.  

Life in the Matrix, what can you do?


PrayingMantis's picture

... " I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat ... I Did, I Did Taw a Puddy Tat " ~ Tweety Bird ... in Casablanca ...

... and the (((Red Shield))) puppet march is in full swing and on ((( Red Shield's BIS ))) crosshairs are North Korea, Syria, Iran & Cuba ( the remaining holdouts resisting the ((( NWO agenda ))) ... not necessarily in that order ... preferably all in one bowling-for-dollars strike ...

... don't forget, the ((( Rothschilds ))) fund both sides of the stupid war ... it's always a Banksters' war ... and the neocon war dogs simply follow the ((( "rules" ))) whipped by the ((( puppet masters ))) ...


Occident Mortal's picture

You forgot Monaco.

Or did you leave them off the list because they dont fit your bizarre and archaic worldview?

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Bah, Trump is softening on NK...

“I have some pretty severe things we’re thinking about," Trump said at a news conference in Warsaw. "Doesn’t mean we’re going to do them. I don’t draw red lines."

That sounds kind of mealy-mouthed to me. He won't draw red lines? Why not?

BrownCoat's picture

"I don’t draw red lines."

I'm glad America has a negotiator who won't paint himself into a corner. Unlike the Kenyan who drew red lines for headlines.

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Of course you don't draw PINK lines like Obama, they're meaningless. But, when you're being threatened, you had better be able to say "look here's how it's going to be" or else. A RED LINE.

jjtech's picture

actually if trump and the pack of zionist scum that handle him won't paint themselves into a corner this time it will be an exception. His negotiation skills are non-existent. His skull is filled with excrement

curbjob's picture

There's an easy way to stop the Norks from planning any costly attack on the US:

audit the Fed and then publicise the results. 


WillyGroper's picture

who knew...djt is single handedly bringing down the global pedo network & the muslims not only control freemasonry but also the feral reserve.

if it's not clear that religion is being used to divide there is no hope whatsoevah for humanity.

aj is nothing more than a gatekeeper...says it at the end.

if you really want to be sickened by these controlling maggots, check out this home in jersey with a statue of a child performing (queenie owns the island) fellatio.

i question any arrests being made.

AGuy's picture

Ugh! More F*king War. Just what we need! /sarc

When it comes to war, I am beginning to believe that Trump is worse than Hilary.

As far as Drump playing chess with the Deep State, I very much doubt it since Trump did launch an attack on Syria. I think Drump is buying all the BS coming from the CIA and other Intelligence agencies, and surronding himself with goldmanites & Jared like minded people isn't helping.

Long Bunkers & Freeze Dried foods.

BrownCoat's picture

Don't assume "pretty severe things" means war.
True, the Deep State has the upper hand. 

The Trump attack on the Syrian airbase was a "values call." America does not tolerate attrocities. 
Notice, Trump did not announce a "red line." He just acted. IMO, Trump did very well.

AGuy's picture

"The Trump attack on the Syrian airbase was a "values call." America does not tolerate attrocities. "

Except it was a fake. The Children shown in the pictures were captured weeks ago by ISIS, and all died of blunt trama wounds to the head. Fake Chemical Attack. The issue was that Assad was winning against ISIS and the US/KSA doesn't want Assad to win. Thus another false flag attack.

The US most certainly tolerates and "promotes" atrocities. The US funds ISIS & Al-Nusra. The Syrian gov't is the most tolerate gov't in the region: Jews & Christians are allowed to practice thier religion, Women do not need to where Burgas, or follow the strict Shara laws like every other Middle East Country mandates. Syria has attacked no one. The US Middle East Wars have killed millions and displaced 10s of Millions. Why the hell you can ignore these are not "atrocities" is beyond belief, or you must be devoted CNN/NBC viewer!

veritas semper vinces's picture


    America does not tolerate attrocities


America creates attrocities and then turns around and blame inocent countries that it wants to conquer.see FF. have you seen the movie Avatar?It  was a metaphor for the way America does war with weaker countries.

But ,everything has to have an end. And the end is now for jewmerica. In Syria and NK.

BrownCoat's picture

"Trump is worse than Hilary."

More /sarc ? There is no way Trump is worse than Hillary. 
She and Obozo entangled America in the Lybian War. There actions border on war crimes. (Junior is hands down a war criminal for the Iraq invasion.)

AGuy's picture

"She and Obozo entangled America in the Lybian War. There actions border on war crimes. (Junior is hands down a war criminal for the Iraq invasion.)"

..And Drump continues it.

US airlifts Syrian rebels into key Islamic State-held city near Raqqa

The US Coalition is building up to invade Damascus, using the pretense that Syria is going to use non-existent Chemical Weapons.

Now Drump wants to up the ante with War with North Korea and Iran, and Russia, and China.... The fact is that NK isn't going to start a war. It would be game over for them, but Drump isn't going to let it go. He is going to press and press until a war happens. Ditto for Iran. Then Drump will be worse than Hitlery.

It will be amazing if the US avoids starting WW3 during Drump's remaining term.

therover's picture

Calling what bluff ? Trump keeps talking out his ass while Kim keeps launching rockets. 


charlewar's picture

that "noise" you hear are farts from your bulbous ass.

Inzidious's picture

Uh. Actually. He' right. No one has done anything but talk...

AGuy's picture

"Uh. Actually. He' right. No one has done anything but talk..."

Saber rattling is more than just talk. The US has been pooring troops and equipment to the NK border, deployed THAAD, moved carriers, and test fired ICBMs.

Talk wouldn't have needed any of the above. NK isn't going to attack unless they are pinned into a corner, and that is exactly what Drump is trying to do.

null's picture

If NK is a sovereign country (which I strongly doubt) their words explicitly placed them into whatever corner you are talking about, if any.

Winston Churchill's picture

Au contraire, Kim is calling Donald's bluff.

Best start shorting everything S Korean if you believe otherwise.

halcyon's picture

Stop believing in the "Kim bullshit".

He's just the dictator to be hated du jour.

First it was Saddam, then it was Gaddafi, then it was Al Assad, now it is Kim.

The MIC just needs perpetual warfare and constant enemies.

It's all about weapons sales.

War is a racket.

Nothing to do with peace, human rights, altruism or US defending the small guy.


P.S. If US really cared about peace and stability, they'd stop bombing North African and Middle Eastern countries to smithereens, so that the people could live in their own countries, instead of being forced to try and make it as refugess in Europe. But no, MIC wants to extort their European allies too... all in the name of good profit.


govtsucks's picture

+100 NK isn't going to attack anyone. It's all hot air, but the U.S. can't resist picking a fight. Kim is obnoxious but he's not an idiot. He knows that if he launched a single missile at us, his country would literally cease to exist.

null's picture

He is rather calling Xi's duplicity; which is expected and respected ... but will be counterproductive to China's stated intentions.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture


NickPeeMe's picture

When morons vote, morons get elected. Even worse than Barry, Stunningly sad.

Winston Churchill's picture

Hard to find it possible, but its true.

charlewar's picture

are you still crying over uncle bernie's loss?

Endgame Napoleon's picture

If you want to keep the masses from voting, you might want to elect a few people who do not just represent these groups:

1) The top 20% of dual-earner, frequently babyvacationing, crony-parent couples;

2) The Foreign Crony Elite and the the cheap workers in foreign countries where American jobs are shipped and where the American Crony Elite invests its extra money;

3) The welfare/taxfare moms who do not need higher wages or full-time employment and, in fact, get even more welfare/taxfare to cover their major, monthly bills and tax cash, topping out at $6,269, when jobs stay low paying and part-time.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

"When morons vote, morons get elected. Even worse than Barry, Stunningly sad."


You really need to use that as a caption on a t-shirt with # 43 - 45 "mug shot" on it!

shovelhead's picture

^ Loves his welfare and free Obamacare.

trillion_dollar_deficit's picture

"I don't draw red lines."


Burn Bitch Obama

cherry picker's picture

“While we will always welcome new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism,”

Yeah, we only terrorize peoples beyond our borders and love extremism, that is why we have "pretty severe things' planned for the North Korean people.  Murdering 20% of their civilians in the fifties wasn't good enough, now we need to teach them a "real"  lesson.  /sarc

charlewar's picture

in your case it's best to remain silent and be thought a fool then to post such drivel and remove all doubt.

Doom and Dust's picture

coming weeks and months

There you go. There is no military option, never was. Now someone tell that Sikh bitch.

Empty threats are just about the worst move to make in geopolitics.




Jack Oliver's picture

You would have to be a complete fool to believe NK is anything but a controlled US 'vassal'


Kimmy conveniently lets off an ICBM just as the ZIONIST/US is pushing for war with China - The missile would have 'made in the USA ' written all over it !!


NK is a country so behind the times in technology - yet they can make an ICBM !!!


Give me a FUCKING break !!!


Kimmy is the 'go to' man - now that their provocations against Russia and China didn't work !!


ANY critical thinker knows this is complete FUCKING bullshit !!

Winston Churchill's picture

Hardly a US vassal, but a testing program for the NWO.

A pilot  for Serfdom 2.0


shovelhead's picture

Kimmie's a secret JOO.

Joos for critical thinkers.

Give_me_liberty_or's picture

they all are, except maybe Iran leadership.

Russia makes Holocaust denial illegal | Jewish Telegraphic Agency


Russia Central Bank=BIS member

Endgame Napoleon's picture

It is interesting that people regard it as an act of war to tell China they can't bend the global trade deals to benefit only their workers, but then, American politicians only represent the top 20% of high-earner couples who take two jobs out of the economy that could support 4 or 5 households and the moms and immigrants on welfare/taxfare who do not vote as often, but who can work the low-wage, churn jobs that are not offshored without worrying due to a housing and food tab paid by taxpayers and tax-cash, sex-and-reproduction rewards at tax time that equal what millions of Americans are paid for 3 or 4 months of full-time work. Instead of facing the jobs crisis, which is linked in part to bad trade deals, politicians just add more sex-and-reproduction rewards for some citizens and noncitizens through the tax code and the welfare policy, further rigging the system for some of the part-time, temp, low-wage workers.

Give_me_liberty_or's picture

all countries are Israel's vassal.  "Make the goyims fight for our profit." Rothschild.

If he would just give me legal marijuana I'd stop complaining.  Come'on Lord Rothschild, just let us dirty dumb cattle have that one please.  All kinds of cool people could leave their basements and join society.  It would be wonderful. 

PitBullsRule's picture

Hey asshole, the North Koreans are the same as the South Koreans, before WW2 they were the same people.  The South is currently kicking our asses in most technologies such as smart phones, televisions, automobiles, and appliances.  The only thing stopping the North Koreans from advancing is the dictator they are under.

STFU and quit making up nonsense, dipshit.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

In terms of "strongly worded", it's there. 

dogismycopilot's picture

Trump is my president, but his foriegn policy skills and people just fucking suck.

Hope dies last and I am here to tell you that in Russia, the hope that President Trump would be deal with Russia justly (or even impartially) is fucking dead. 

Edit: And Fat Fuck does in fact run the barter town also known as the Korean Peninsula.