Trump Escalates War Of Words With N.Korea: "Things Will Happen To Them Like They Never Thought Possible"

Tyler Durden's picture

The verbal "war of words" ping-pong between Trump and North Korea notched up another level on Thursday afternoon, when instead of de-escalating growing US threats (which are now backed by the US air force ready to conduct a preemptive strike on N.Korean missile and nuclear facilities at a moment's notice) Trump told reporters in Bedminster, NJ that "if anything" his statement on "fire and fury" "was not tough enough,” in response to questions on North Korea's regime calling the U.S. leader’s warning “nonsense.”

Trump said that if North Korea does anything to U.S. or its allies “they can be very, very nervous” and said that "It’s not acceptable" what North Korea has “been doing and what they’ve been getting away with.”

He also said that the American people should feel “comfortable,” regarding N. Korean threats and added that "the people of our country are safe, our allies are safe." The president  also touched on the recent Mattis comments and said he "may have taken it a step beyond what I said."

"We're backed 100% by our military, we're backed by everybody, and we're backed by many other leaders" and "it's about time someone stood up for the people of our country."

Trump also took another shot at China, saying he thinks "China can and will do more on North Korea", although that appears unlikely after today's latest "provocation", in which a US ship sailed 12 miles away from one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Today's punchline, however, was Trump threat to North Korea that “things will happen to them like they never thought possible” and concluded that "people of North Korea should be careful, or they’re going to be in trouble like they’ve never been before."

And now we wait for Pyongyang's response.

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hedgeless_horseman's picture


"It’s not acceptable" what North Korea has “been doing and what they’ve been getting away with.”

What, exactly, have they been doing and getting away with?

"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

I wonder how the people of Seoul are going to feel about having their death warrants signed??

BaBaBouy's picture

Thump NK attack this weekend ???????????????????

Looney's picture


There’s a huge difference between “fighting” Blumenthal, Rosie O’Donnell, and FIGHTING the country that can kill a lot of people, including the 28,000 US Soldiers stationed in South Korea.

Enough already!


NugginFuts's picture


1) President Donald Trump is losing popularity. Fast.

2) Kim Jong Un is running out of food and options, thus losing support. Fast.

3) Everyone loves a good war. 


Now tell me why it's so important that we bomb a nation of starving farmers and their impotent leader?

tmosley's picture


>Can deliver a nuclear warhead to New York City

Did you pick up your dictionary in Bizzarro World?

NugginFuts's picture

Ah yes, I forgot your other hobby besides praising ShitCoin: kissing Trump's ass and polishing nukes for the MIC.

Good luck with that. 

tmosley's picture

Low IQ response. Perfect for the peanut gallery.

FrozenGoodz's picture

Back to vacation mode for the idiot ... literally just hide him from cameras and keep him away from Twitter for 3 years ... he's at his best when doing nothing


For the guy who was going to give healthcare to all as 'its so easy' ... can't draft his own bill ... the only significant legislation signed into law was the Russian sanctions which he was reluctant about ... because ... well ... bff Putin ... tells Congress they're being too harsh when the bill passed with overwhelming majority ... with all of DC at his disposal ... he'd rather publicly criticize his own party to deflect blame from his pitiful excuse for precendenting ... 200 days of worthlessness and embarassment


Again ... this is what ya'll voted for?

froze25's picture

Things will happen to them like they have never happened before.

We will teach their boys to act like girls and girls to act like boys, we will put substances into the drinking water that are known to lower their IQ's, we will flood them with a wave of immigrants that will never wish to assimilate into their culture, we will diminish the purchasing power of their currency and at the same time keep their wages stagnant, we will turn wives against husbands, we will get them hooked on drugs under the guise they are to treat a aliment, we will tell their women to idolize things that actually make them depressed, we will.....

FrozenGoodz's picture

A Hannity and Alex Jones Burger if I've ever seen one ... with a side of insanity


You've a show in a few hours - get a grip

froze25's picture

You don't think whose would be great to do to ones enemy? BTW, I love you man, since MDB dropped out you are a great source of entertainment.

oncefired's picture

I think the Huffington Post is missing their Village Idiot!

Atomic Punk's picture

Numbnutz, I see you're alive.

Mr Hankey's picture

Ive noticed Frozens been getting a lot more uvs since Ginger Jesus came completely out of the neocon -MIC  closet.

Michigander's picture

Things are never explained simply.  Its always bluster and obfuscation.

This is all about NATO expansionism. China does not want a united Korea that will be immediately included in NATO so NATO can put nukes right on Chinas border. See simple!


What’s the answer? Tell China if they overthrow Kim Jun Fatboy , we’ll accept  a proxy government favorable to Beijing. No NATO on their borders. No unified Korea, but peace in the valley. Kim would be gone in a month.

edotabin's picture


What you say is doable.

Or korea unites under the south and America leaves

Or korea unites, China takes a 20-30-40-50 mile buffer in the north and america stays south of the 38th or even moves everything to the southern edge and limits offensive capabilities.

Maybe someone can think up something cool to put there like a huge international sports complex or something. Maybe just a nature preserve with guided tours. It would be fantastic to see something benefiting humanity put in the place of those Kim fucks.

general ambivalent's picture

Yes, while everyone laughs and jeers at the backwards Best Korea it is the South that is the real scandal. Their government has been controlled by the 8 Goddess cult, which seems to have ties to child trafficking. Even if the latter is untrue there is no doubt that both South Korea and America want to limit any more information coming out because North Korea looks like a utopia in comparison.

Distraction and rebuilding is a big part of the NK smoke.

edotabin's picture

NK is shit and the Kims have turned it into a psych ward run by the criminally insane. If someone dropped you off there, you'd be begging for Rothschild, MIC, and ZiO scams in about a week or so.

tmosley's picture

The harm wrought by the 8 Goddesses pales in comparison to that wrought by communism.

We tend to care more because it happened in a "Western" country, but that does not make it worse than what has been done to North Korea.

ElTerco's picture

Sounds like "they" have already won.

SubjectivObject's picture

for the millionth time, he was a vote against Hiliary

that percieve lesser of two e viles thing

if he becomes the popular avatar for zero confidence in the red side of the red/blue paradigm, so be it


Bay of Pigs's picture

Your claim that NK could hit NYC with a nuke is one the dumbest and more absurd things I've ever read here at ZH. That is patently false.

Who are you kidding with this "low IQ" bullshit anyway?

barndoor's picture

Okay - how about Honolulu.  

Does that work?

barndoor's picture

"There’s a huge difference between “fighting” Blumenthal, Rosie O’Donnell, and FIGHTING the country that can kill a lot of people, including the 28,000 US Soldiers stationed in South Korea."

DJT doesn't care about a distinction like that - he's just a sociopath looking for a win.  No empathy for how his decisions could effect other people.  He'll survive any conflict, and that's all he cares about.  Sociopaths tend to also be very non-risk-adverse.  

therover's picture

He's not a sociopath...he's a PSYCHOPATH.

Bay of Pigs's picture

No. You guys watching CNN now?

Give Me Some Truth's picture


I doubt they can hit Guam with a nuke, much less Hawaii and dang sure not L.A., Chicago or NY City. 

The CIA and MSM say they can. This is how we know it's a lie. (Remember Iraq and all that they could do?)

Now, North Korea is going to SAY they can hit all these places. They are trying to create a legit deterrent and such claims might indeed "deter" an attack, if they were true.

Now, their artillery pieces can hit Seoul and our troops in S. Korea, and no doubt will once we launch our "pre-emptive" attack.

sauldaddy's picture

Numb nuts, if they can launch a satellite into orbit they can delivery a nuke anywhere in the world. Currently two satellites from NK flys over the US Dailey .

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Numb nuts, if they can launch a satellite into orbit they can delivery a nuke anywhere in the world.

Balls on chin, if they haven't figured out atmospheric re-entry, they aren't delivering anything.

Kevin Trader's picture

yeah and at the pace they have been going lately, that should be at least 3 days away....soething tells me their shit is made in China too

tmosley's picture

Except a high altitude airburst to generate an EMP.

Mr Hankey's picture

I think I'd rather see a slow, horrible biological weapon take out 60 million of your fat, stupid,jew-nigger ' murican  friends.Burn it down so we can start over again Only chance Homo-sapien-sapien has, not that I care too much.

tmosley's picture

Low for me is high for thee, it seems.

ZH had an article on the subject. Don't like it? Call Tyler.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"Your claim that NK could hit NYC with a nuke is one the dumbest and more absurd things I've ever read here at ZH. That is patently false."

Gee, 'BOP' ya think so? Turns out the Obama 'Administration' had clear cut intelligence info back in 2013 that NK had recently miniturized Nuclear warheads w/ the help of the Paki's...

Oh, & WHY wasn't the info. given to the American people back in 2013?

Turns out the Obama administration "didn't want to 'deal' w/ the issue" at the time regarding NK Foreign Policy!
Yes, eventually the truth comes out about these motherfuckers...Day by day...

barndoor's picture

See that guy over there - he's got a nuclear bomb and nothing else.  So ... you know.... he's completely impotent....


You forgot " Not an argument. "

Once you were great.

Critical thinker, sharp insisive commentary.

Now, you can't even cut through the fog of your meds for anything other than canned dog shit anger management failure verbal turde. 

tmosley's picture

People can only be "great" when they are bullish on silver. Everyone else is automatically an idiot and wrong about literally everything.

Mr Hankey's picture

Hey, I resemble that remark....'cept I was never great.Pee-Nut aure knows how to hog-troll a thread though.

TitsupBallyWho's picture

Because a low IQ response is what you deserve.

Yeah.... there's that.

tmosley's picture

Except that is what he serves EVERYONE.

I know your time is worthless, but that isn't the case for most people.

barndoor's picture

No - he actually has a pretty rock-solid point.  The concept of "impotence" is incompatible with the concept of "nuclear capable".  

He who is is nuclear capable is, by definite, not completely without power.  

Logic is a harsh mistress...

Jim in MN's picture

It really shouldn't matter if they have nukes or not at this point.  NK is one Chinese wet works/'friendly conversation' away from regime change.

It's just a question of what China needs to see in order to justify the risk of collapse and refugee crisis for them.

The carrot, and the stick, are for Chinese leadership.

mc888's picture

First good post of the thread. You get my single vote for the whole thing.

And now back to my regularly scheduled search for the best barbecue.

edotabin's picture

Here's a link combining all 3 topics. North Koreans trying American bbq in South

CheapBastard's picture

"Hey Honey, lets skip that summer trip to South Korea and Japan and head off to the Everglades..."


Basically, more ocuntries Ameroicans won't be able safely toi visit as a result of the total fuckups like Bush and Obama and now these war mongers. Add to that half the major cities in the USA are not safe due to our own domestic terrorists like BLM and vacation spots get slimmer and slimmer.