Almost from the get-go, Kim was mocked for his bizarre behavior and "that chubby face", as described by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday.
"He's a fool," Duterte said, "and a son-of-a-..." (you -know-what) who is "playing with dangerous toys."
Last March the North Korean dictator went ballistic after Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called him a "crazy fat kid".
"China is the only one that can control Kim Jong-Un, this crazy fat kid that's running North Korea," McCain said.
Enraged, Kim responded by calling McCain's remarks, "tantamount to a declaration of war."
Fast forward 5 months, 11 missile tests, and escalating war provocations pouring out of North Korea, and we have this: U.S. officials believe Kim Jong-Un has built a miniaturized warhead and has an arsenal of 60 nuclear bombs capable of hitting Hawaii, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
Suddenly, this roly-poly-little-fat-faced twerp seems like a credible threat that has the world holding its breath as war rhetoric reaches crisis level.
Kim Jong-Un and Trump Locked In Extraordinary Standoff
A wise man once said: "North Korea risks the end of its regime and the destruction of its people if it does not back down. It is grossly outmatched by the allied armies now pitted against it..." -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
"Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you" (Isaiah 43:1-2).News:
- DEBKAfile: U.S. Defense Secretary warns N. Korea to stop before it is destroyed; strongest terms yet.
- NBC News: Reports that N. Korea has fitted nuclear warheads onto missiles were confirmed on Thursday.
- The Washington Times: Military solution in place to address N. Korea threat says Defense Secretary on Thursday