National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster sent an ominous warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un this week, telling the despot he shouldn’t rest easy as US forces and its allies mobilize against him throughout the Pacific.
McMaster was speaking with MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt when he made the chilling comment, saying Kim “shouldn’t be sleeping easy at night” with the United States military at his doorstep.
“Should [Kim Jong Un] be sleeping easily at night?” asked Hewitt.
“No, I think he should not be, because he has the whole world against him,” said McMaster. “He’s isolated, he’s isolated on this. Since 1953 the Korean peninsula has been in a state of armistice, the war never formally ended. There’s been no aggression from the United States, South Korea, or any of our allies.”
“If he were removed general, would the regime’s behavior change?” pressed Hewitt.
“I’m not sure about that,” said the National Security Advisor.
McMasters harsh warning comes on the heels of two successful ICBM launches by the North Koreans as well as outlandish threats against the United States. This week, Pyongyang’s state-run news agency threatened the United States with “unexpected gift packages” and claimed America was on the “knife’s edge of life and death.”