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Trump's Armada was a Bluff
It's time for one correction and clarification on our part. And a quite significant one. Last Saturday, we spent a lot of time talking about North Korea. Back then, it celebrated the Day of the Sun, the 105th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the DPRK, Kim Il-sung. Everyone expected that on that day, his grandson, Kim Jong-un, would conduct another nuclear test. And we also said that we needed to monitor the US Navy strike group, led by the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. According to no one but the President of the United States Donald Trump himself, he sent this "armada" as a warning to the DPRK. Many people fell for this right away, including us. Because early this week, it became clear that Donald Trump gave everyone the go-around. Another London newspaper, The Telegraph, published an article stating that the armada was actually moving in a completely different direction. Based on this article, we made a map, let's see.
suspect the Americans are little interested in any diplomatic
compromises by Kim. They have likely decided their course of action
North Korea Warns China Of "Catastrophic Consequences" For Siding With U.S.
22 April, 2017
Having repeatedly threatened the annihilation of its neightbor to the south, and most recently warning of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" against the US, one day after it emerged that Pyongyang appeared to have resumed activity at its Punggye-ri Nuclear test site, North Korea asked China not to step up anti-North sanctions, warning of "catastrophic consequences" in their bilateral relations.