North Korea launches missile: Infuriates Japan and gets a response from Donald Trump


North Korean launched a missile across Japan today:

Japanese react furiously to North Korean missile launch

Japanese are looking for answers after N. Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile that crossed over northern Japan. Prime Minister Abe said the incident presented a “grave threat.” Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.

August 29, 2017

The Japanese government called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to seek a more exacting punishment on North Korea for its latest missile test on Tuesday that has significantly raised tensions in Northeast Asia.

Political leaders and the public want Pyongyang to be held more accountable for actions that they say no other nation would tolerate.

The government’s anger is shared by the Japanese public, with ordinary citizens insisting that the regime of Kim Jong Un has shown time and again that it cannot be trusted to behave reasonably and that more drastic measures are now called for. … more and more people in Japan are reaching the conclusion that “we need our own nuclear weapons to protect ourselves. And if the US capitulates to North Korea, then I think that they will be a majority.”

So, if the USA does not handle this as many in Japan want, they will want to have their own nuclear weapons.

The US President is not pleased:

August 29, 2017

President Donald Trump slammed North’s Korea’s latest missile launch, saying Pyongyang has “signaled its contempt for its its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior.” “Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table,” Trump added in a statement Tuesday.

The missile passed high above Japan about 10 minutes after launch, split into three pieces and splashed into the Pacific Ocean, east of the northern main Japanese island of Hokkaido, according to Japan’s government.

The trajectory triggered satellite-activated emergency alarms to the Japanese public, warning people in the northern Tohoku region to take cover because of a possible impact from a North Korean missile, but no rocket fragments are known to have hit the ground.

Some believe that North Korea is trying to tease US President Donald Trump and set him up for problems:

August 29, 2017

Deliberately firing a missile on a trajectory over Northern Japan sends clear messages from the Kim Jong Un regime: 1) we are able to do it, and 2) but, we didn’t fire it in the direction of US Guam. Although the ballistics would have been well understood (ie it wasn’t going to hit Japan), it ratcheted up the fear by triggering alerts. It demands a US response – which will keep markets on tenterhooks. Firing the rocket from a site near downtown Pyongyang’s airport also sends the US a clear challenge about limits on what a “measured” response might mean.

So much for the Northerners wanting to negotiate – as the Americans were telling us just last week. You’d almost think the N Koreans were trying to wind up Trump?


They are waving a red flag in the Bull’s face to force a reaction. The S Koreans have already sent a couple of bombers to aggressively practice bomb drops – calm and measured. What will Donald do? After last week’s “Fire and Fury” rant, the N Koreans are expecting him to fulminate, look stupid, make some further angry comments – in short more bluster. They will continue to goad him into doing something “angry”… at which point America gets the blame, and China can step in as peacemaker.

The North Korean leadership is playing a dangerous game. It needs to realize that if it wants to survive, it needs to change direction and stop provoking a conflict with the USA. We will see if China thinks it is time for it to act.

North Korea’s actions bring to mind some statements that Jesus made:

4 “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:4-8)

7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:7-8)

Some troubles are bound to affect many should there be a real war with North Korea.

North Korea is sending out a message of war or at least a rumor of war.

Two weeks ago, North Korea’s President Kim Jong Un ‘blinked’ in a game of ‘chicken’ with US President Trump. But regular readers of this page were informed that the issues with North Korea were not over:

Kim Jong Un seemingly decided that Donald Trump was serious and that Kim Jong Un’s regime was subject to possibly total destruction. …

North Korea did decide to back off–for now.

The situation with North Korea is not over, despite the current blinking. (Thiel B. North Korea ‘blinks’ in the latest round of military ‘chicken.’, August 29, 2017)

Military issues are expected in these times.

Red Horseman of War

Jesus had the Apostle John record:

3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” 4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. (Revelation 6:3-4)

The specter of war is haunting the world right now. And though we expect, after conflict, to see temporary peace in places like the Middle East (cf. Daniel 9:27; see also The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27), many are preparing for war in the Orient.

The fact is that the 6000 years God gave humankind to rule itself is about to come to an end. Because of that, we are to expect wars, rumors of wars, and various sorrows.

We could be at or near the time of the ride of the red horseman of the apocalypse. It may start in September of 2017. We will see.

A vengeful North Korea may have operatives try to detonate nuclear bombs, electromagnetic pulse weapons, and/or dirty bombs. North Korea may attempt to unleash chemical and/or biological weapons against the USA, South Korea, Japan, and/or Guam. Steps to prepare for some or all of this may have been begun by the North Koreans.

North Korea’s leaders may well decide that if they are attacked they should attempt to cause the most damage possible.

Despite wars, ultimately, there is good news as the Kingdom of God will come and those issues will be gone (Revelation 7:16).

Until then, we will hear of troubles, rumors of wars, wars, and the Great Tribulation. And irrespective of what happens to North Korea and Japan, eventually, one of those wars will eliminate the USA (Daniel 11:39; see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses). The situation with North Korea has the potential to weaken the USA in various ways many have not seriously considered.

All ‘options’ may also be on the table for North Korea.

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