The news broke that U.S. intelligence has determined that North Korea has a miniature nuclear weapon that can fit inside its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Donald Trump threatened to unleash on North Korea "fire and fury like the world has never seen."
North Korea threatened back to create an "enveloping fire" around the U.S. Territory of Guam.
And U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, looking all benign and wise-old-grandfatherly, summed up the situation by saying that actually this has been a "pretty good week" with North Korea and that "Americans should sleep well at night" because this was all just Donald Trump talking to Kim Jong Un in language he understands, that Kim Jong Un is feeling the pressure and that's why he's ratcheting up the rhetoric.
And we're supposed to sleep well at night....because?
Surely not because, as Donald Trump tweet-bragged a few hours ago, our nuclear arsenal is more powerful than ever since he became President. True, we have the largest nuclear arsenal in the world, about 5,000 bombs. North Korea, on the other hand, has only has 60 bombs.
But it would only take about 50 to kill the planet.
Look, the thing is, we all know what this sudden proliferation of hostility is really about,