US’s ugly record fuels the North Korean fire

US’s ugly record fuels the North Korean fire
Kim Jong-Un inspects a military parade: North Korea’s belligerence is not happening in an historical vacuum Picture: Getty

When Kim Jong-Un rattles his sabre, he is well aware of the appalling havoc wreaked by the United States in his native land

Some weeks ago, between his rounds of golf, US president Donald Trump vowed that if North Korea made any more threats, they would “be met with fire and fury, and frankly, power the likes of which the world has never seen”. It was remarked at the time that no other US president had spoken like this since Harry Truman warned the Japanese in 1945, between Hiroshima and Nagasaki, either to surrender or face “a rain of ruin from the air, the likes of which has never been seen on this earth”.

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