As “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Un’s regime has continued to grow more belligerent, President Donald Trump has increasingly threatened North Korea over its ongoing military activity.
Now Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol says his country “will test missiles weekly” — issuing yet another threat of “all-out [nuclear] war” against the United States, as reported by BBC News.
Meanwhile, Trump has been both praised and criticized for his rhetoric, but one “fan” of his approach to the hermit nation comes as somewhat of a surprise.
William J. Perry, President Bill Clinton’s second secretary of defense, told The Huffington Post that he agrees with Trump’s strategy.
Perry said Trump’s threats could set “the stage for diplomacy,” because Kim Jong Un and his generals must first “believe that we’re serious about military action” — which they “did not believe during the Obama or the Bush administrations.”
“They believe it now,” he added.
Perry, author of “My Journey at the Nuclear Brink,” also founded the William J Perry Project to, as its homepage reads, “help to end the nuclear threat.”
During a January interview with Politico Magazine, Perry referred to himself as “a prophet of doom.”
“Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War. And most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.”
He said part of the “blissfulness” is that “younger people, they didn’t live through those dangers.”
Incidentally, Barry Pavel, a former Obama National Security Council official lauded President Trump last week for his quick and decisive cruise missile strike against a Syrian airbase — and slammed his former boss.
“I applaud Trump. It was the kind of strike that Obama was planning — a limited military attack against the airfields in order to deter Assad from carrying out additional chemical weapons attacks, but he decided not to use it.”
Pavel said Obama “left behind a more dangerous world” about which he “worries about very much.”
Meanwhile, Perry, now 89, continues to worry about the danger of nuclear war.