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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

USAF flaunts it at N.Korea

(Photo: USAF Sr. Airman John Linzmeier)
The U.S. Air Force, in a surprise military exercise Wednesday, with full combat air power in Japan, sent a clear message to North Korea's Kim Jong Un. In effect, we are telling him, "You have no clue who you're messing with." 

The jets are part of the 18th Wing, which conducted the exercise. The arsenal includes HH-60 Pave Hawks, F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries and KC-135 Stratotankers. It's the Air Force's largest combat-ready wing and unlike North Korean missiles, they don't blow up on takeoff.

China has urged us not to do anything rash, in spite of the probability that North Korea may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test.

"Military force cannot resolve the issue," said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. "Amid challenge there is opportunity. Amid tensions we will also find a kind a kind of opportunity to return to talks."

Like the ones Bill Clinton's administration had with the North in which they promised not to develop a missile and nuclear program while they lied to our face.

Satellite imagery showed indications at the Punggye-ri testing site that the rogue nation could be preparing for another nuclear test, according to analysts from the U.S. research institute.

President Trump voiced confidence on Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping would assist him in controlling North Korea's mounting threat.

"I think he wants to help us with North Korea," Trump said of Xi. He also credited China for turning back boats of coal North Korea sells to them. Overall, China provides 90 percent of North Korea's trade.

Now we have to wait and watch.