Earlier this week, America mourned the death of 22 year old Otto Warmbier, who, at the hands of a heinous North Korea regime, was abused to the point of no return. As a sister to a brother about the same age as Otto, I cannot even begin to imagine what pain and loss this family must be feeling right now, especially after his public trial and detention in such a horrendous dictatorship.
Thanks to both North Korea’s torturing and former President Barack Obama’s laziness in bringing Otto home, we as a nation are now mourning the return of an American who had so much potential.
However, President Trump will not allow Otto’s death to be forgotten. Instead, the president has sent a direct message to North Korea one day after Otto’s departure from this world: he sent two US B-1 bombers flying over North Korea. President Trump is reminding that nation that no one messes with America or its citizens.
Two US B-1 bombers flew over the Korean peninsula Tuesday in a planned bilateral training mission with Japanese and South Korean F-15 fighter jets, a US military official told CNN.
The US regularly conducts “assurance and deterrence” bomber flights with its military partners in the region, but the drills are often criticized by North Korea as provocative acts.