FEATURING RAHUL MAHAJAN – President Trump threatened to escalate tensions with North Korea on Friday morning, wrapping up several days of hysteria over the possibility of a nuclear war. Following up on his earlier comments where he promised to unleash “fire and fury,” on North Korea, he responded to reporters on Friday saying perhaps he didn’t go far enough.
He also tweeted, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!”
While most analysts say there is nothing to worry about, given the instability and unpredictability of Mr. Trump, there may be plenty to be concerned about.
Rahul Mahajan is the author of two books on the Iraq war: Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond and The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism. He is also a PhD student in sociology at the University of Wisconsin and the US Foreign Policy and Empire Correspondent for Rising Up.