Why Threatening Mass Death Won't Get Trump Banned from Twitter

APRIL 13 2017 FILE

Former general Rob Givens, who served in US Air Force, said that in event of a war in Korea, only 20,000 people die per day in South Korea, according to Pentagon estimates.

Trump's Saturday tweet said: "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!" "We have not declared war on North Korea", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters earlier today.

"We also hope that both sides can realise that being bent on assertiveness and provoking each other will only increase the risk of conflict and reduce room for policy manoeuvres".

Trump said that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un continued to provoke the world.

B-1B Lancer bombers, based in Guam, and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, traveled the farthest north of the demilitarized zone any US fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea's coast this century, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said last week in an emailed statement. They say Trump's speech could have an opposite effect, intensifying the deteriorating situation in the Korean Peninsula. U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford said tensions were political rather than military.

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"We have witnessed a lot of saber rattling recently on the Korean peninsula", he said.

Ever since Trump took office in January, the Internet has been wondering how San Francisco-based Twitter could allow the Tweeting President to routinely violate "The Twitter Rules".

"We hope the U.S. and North Korean politicians have sufficient political judgment to realise that resorting to military force will never be a viable way to resolve the peninsula issue and their own concerns", Mr Lu told a daily news briefing. "We will see then who lasts longer", Ri told reporters in NY, where he was attending the United Nations General Assembly. "But the USA said that... they disclosed the flight route to the North Koreans, as they didn't seem to know about the flight".

Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said war on the Korean Peninsula would have no victor.

But the USA president had stopped short of publicly accusing the regime of torture, a move that would raise expectations of a tough response, escalate tensions and could complicate any future releases.

North Korea and South Korea, a key US ally, have technically remained at war since the 1950s, with Kim's regime saying an armistice agreement is invalid.



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