James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Puts North Korea on Notice
When it comes to keeping the U.S. safe, Defense Secretary, James Mattis is NOT messing around. For years we have sat by and let North Korea threaten us. It looks like those days are coming to an end.
On his first visit to Britain as Pentagon chief, Mattis also took rhetorical jabs at Russia and said America’s priority in Syria is defeating the Islamic State group rather than bringing down President Bashar al Assad.
At a joint news conference with his British counterpart, Michael Fallon, Mattis was reminded by a reporter that as commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East several years ago, he considered Iran to be the biggest threat to U.S. interests.
Asked how he would deal with Iran as secretary of defense, Mattis called Tehran a problem but quickly pivoted to condemning North Korea and described the isolated, communist country as the more immediate threat.
The most notable moment came around half way through the press conference when Mattis announced to the crowd that he and the Trump administration were taking a knew look on North Korea.This new look was clearly identified soon after, when Mattis proudly said…
NORTH KOREA MUST BE STOPPED!
“This is a threat of both rhetoric and growing capability.”
“We are working diplomatically, including with those that we might be able to enlist in this effort to get North Korea under control, but right now it appears to be going in a very reckless manner. That’s got to be stopped.”
Mattis’ message was definitely heard throughout the world. As of now, Kim Jong Un has officially been put on notice. If they want to continue building nukes and threatening us, we will have no other option than to defeat them for good.
Mattis has shown again that he and the Trump administration are completely revamping our foreign policy so that we support our allies and push back against our enemies.
Getting tough on North Korea is a complete turn around from the type of foreign policy that we have seen over the last 8 years. Under the Obama administration, we supported enemies such as Cuba, Iran and North Korea, yet we pushed back against Britain and Israel who are two of our greatest allies.
H/T – www.dailymail.co.uk