Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Could N. Korean missile threats lose them China as an ally?

Could N. Korean missile threats lose them China as an ally?

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) speaks in Phoenix in January.

As tensions between North Korea and the U.S. continue to escalate it looks as though the secretive state could lose their closest political and economic ally - China - over leader Kim Jong-un's recent missile threats.

"You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", Ellison said, according to the Post.

Given the fact that all that stands in the way of North Korea conducting such a missile test is final approval from Kim, let's look at facts that most people may not know about the secretive world leader.

Since the Clinton administration in the early 1990s, the USA has reacted to Pyongyang's "nuclear blackmail" with negotiated agreements that lead to aid and an easing of sanctions followed invariably by broken promises, a growing nuclear arsenal and more threats. And what I'm telling you is once you start seeing missile launches, you're going to see-the time for cranking up the anti-war machine is right now.

In a short interview after the speech, Ellison dialed back the Kim-Trump comparison.

"That was one of those I wish I'd not said", Ellison told the Post. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".

Kim Jong Un thinks "the nuclear weapons will prevent USA from getting involved", Sun said.

Ellison warned Trump's rhetoric could spur Kim to take action first and called for someone to bring "calm to the situation, not spiking it".

This may sound insane but so does the thought of of our president threatening to meet them "fire and fury".

Ellison's comment about Trump and Kim drew quick fire from the Republican National Committee.

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