North Korea’s latest ICBM launch proves it is far more capable today than experts have estimated of hitting mainland US targets. Yet, the defiant belligerence of Kim Jong-un and his Hermit Kingdom continues unchecked, now launching ICBMs from deep inside a North Korean mountain range. And President Trump has had enough!

In a Powdered Wig article posted earlier today, it appears that the outcome (according to defense experts) of a war between the United States and North Korea will be as lopsided as the US war with Saddam Hussein, which he called the “Mother of All Battles.” It turned out the be the “Mother of All Road Kills,” and a war with North Korea, which appears imminent, will be little different, except there is the inescapable reality that South Korea and/or Japan could be victims of a North Korean nuclear strike before we can neutralize North Korea’s complete arsenal. We will see how effective our missile defense system is. It is a near certainty, in my opinion, that it will be needed.

President Trump has voiced his disappointment with China in regard to the North Korean problem, believing that as the regional leader which has much influence over North Korea, the Chinese have failed and allowed the cancer to grow into the dangerous threat it is today.

President Trump is right. China has made hundreds of billions of dollars annually by the US giving it free access to the American consumer market, crippling our own manufacturers in the process with their sweat shop labor. That may change. I hope it does.

One of the first articles I wrote for Powdered Wig, two years before Donald Trump was on the presidential radar was “Time to stop being STUPID!

It starts like this…. “Hello, Red. This is Uncle Sam. We’ve been thinking and we are tired of giving you a free trade ride. So, we have decided that we are going to impose an import tariff, effective tomorrow morning, of 100%. No, please don’t cry. I hate that! We just have to do it. We are losing our star-spangled, red, white, and blue asses over here and we are borrowing money from you that you made off of us. You have to admit, that’s stupid!”

My article then goes into the nuts and bolts of a two-step solution to leveling the playing field, which includes imposing an import tariff, and restoring the prosperity that rightfully belongs to We the People, which we have been transferring to China (et al.) for decades by giving the Chinese free access to the most valuable thing in the recorded history of planet Earth, the American consumer market, a policy that has made the Chinese continually richer and We the People continually poorer.

China’s reluctance to deal with the North Korean nuclear threat for decades may be what finally convinces President Trump to impose an import tariff. If you think the economy is booming now, wait until that happens.

August is going to be an interesting month, and very historic, in my opinion.

The U.S. flew two supersonic B-1 bombers over the Korean peninsula on Saturday. The bombers made a low pass over Osan Air Base near Seoul, then returned to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, according to The Daily Wire.  

“Throughout the approximately 10-hour mission, the aircrews practiced intercept and formation training, enabling them to improve their combined capabilities and tactical skills,” the Air Force said.

Meanwhile, Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, U.S. Pacific Air Forces commander, said the U.S. and its allies are prepared to use “rapid, lethal and overwhelming force” against North Korea if necessary.

“North Korea remains the most urgent threat to regional stability,” the general said. “Diplomacy remains the lead; however, we have a responsibility to our allies and our nation to showcase our unwavering commitment while planning for the worst-case scenario. If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing.”

The Sun newspaper in Britain said on Sunday that “senior military sources in Washington have reportedly claimed Pentagon officials have laid out plans to obliterate a nuclear weapons facility operating deep within a mountain range inside the rogue state.”

China, meanwhile, held a huge military parade on Saturday, featuring stealth jets, nuclear missiles, attack helicopters and tens of thousands of elite troops marching in formation. President Xi Jinping — dressed in military fatigues — inspected the troops.

Contrary to Trump’s claims, China is not at all happy with North Korea’s missile tests, officially telling Washington: “The Chinese side is deeply concerned about the situation.”