As the international community continues to divide itself into two distinct camps, the authoritarians of the world are looking over their shoulders more and more often.
That’s because the freedom-minded among us, the nations who’ve committed themselves to the ideals of democracy, are growing ever more perturbed at the antics of the tyrants among us, and are preparing for whatever sort of global conflict appears to be looming over the horizon.
And this could mean the potential assassination of dictators far and wide.
The U.S and South Korea are about to play war games again, and this time they’re going for the jugular.
For their first joint military exercises in five years, the Americans and South Koreans will polish up what military people here call the “kill chain” in which they target the North’s missile and nuclear sites plus bases needed to supply, refuel, and rearm them.
Here’s where it gets wild:
Sources familiar with the U.S.-South Korea military alliance say the games will climax in a “decapitation” exercise where they play at invading the heart of the North Korean command structure and taking out the leader, Kim Jong Un. Although it’s only a game, he’s sure to take it personally as he did in September 2017 when he ordered the North’s sixth, and most recent, nuclear test after that year’s war games.
“If you get the head of the military forces (which is Kim Jong Un), theoretically you gut the head of the snake.”
— David Maxwell, retired U.S. Army Special Forces colonel
Kim Jong Un has been a thorn in the side of the United States for some time now, constantly threatening America with nuclear war, and generally being a nuisance on the world’s stage.
The news will likely draw some sort of response from Kim and the DPRK, but of what severity there is no telling.