TENSIONS WITH NORTH KOREA RUN HIGH
August 10, 2017
Pray for God to intervene in the brewing crisis with North Korea. Pray for protection of the people of Guam and Korea.
You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked (Ps 12:7)
“President Trump escalated his rhetoric about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, threatening here Thursday that ‘things will happen to them like they never thought possible’ should the isolated country attack the United States or its allies.
Trump told reporters that his Tuesday statement warning of ‘fire and fury’ may not have been ‘tough enough,’ but even as he stepped up his brinksmanship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the president sought to reassure anxious people around the world that he has the situation under control.
‘Frankly, the people who were questioning that statement, was it too tough? Maybe it wasn’t tough enough,’ Trump said. ‘They’ve been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries. So, if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough.’
Asked what would have been tougher than ‘fire and fury,’ Trump replied only, ‘You’ll see. You’ll see.’” (Excerpted from The Washington Post, reporting by Philip Rucker and Karen DeYoung.)