Bull-in-a-China Shop Nikki Haley Says N. Korea Will Be ‘Utterly Destroyed’ Should War Break Out

One might find Nikki Haley’s comment at the UN–that North Korea will be “utterly destroyed” in the event of war–inflammatory and unproductive, though certainly it is not terribly different from similar statements from Trump himself in the past. But the timing is perhaps the newsworthy part of this.

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US Responds to N. Korean Missile Test with Threats and Belligerence

Obviously what is needed with regard to the situation on the Korean Peninsula is the emergence of a voice of calm and reason. Equally obvious is that this is not what we’re getting from the US. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has responded to North Korea’s most recent missile test by threatening both military action, against the North Koreans, as well as economic warfare–this latter being aimed at any state refusing to follow American dictates by ending trade with the North. It is a threat particularly against China, North Korea’s main trade partner.

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