World ‘on the brink of thermo-nuclear war’, as North Korea mulls test that could goad Trump

World ‘on the brink of thermo-nuclear war’, as North Korea mulls test that could goad Trump, by Neil Connor.

North Korea has warned that the world is on the brink of “thermo-nuclear war” as fears rise that Pyongyang is planning a test of military hardware that could provoke a response from President Donald Trump.

Tensions over the North’s nuclear ambitions escalated further on Friday after reports in the US that Washington was ready to launch a pre-emptive strike, while China called for all sides to pull back from an “irreversible and unmanageable stage”.

Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea

Obama was too irresponsible and feckless to do anything about the North Korean problem. Bush was tied up in Iraq, and Clinton just kicked the can down the road. Another year or two and the Norks will have ICBMs that can hit anywhere in the world with nukes.

hat-tip Stephen Neil