Scared by President Trump's bombing of Syria and Afghanistan, evil dictator Kim Jong-un tried to fire an intercontinental ballistic missile, but it barely made it off the launching pad.

By way of background, the mid-30s Kim Jong-un is new to the evil dictating business. The 35-year-old Lil’ Kim inherited the role from his dad, Kim Jong-il, who got it from his dad, who acquired North Korea in a hostile takeover in 1948.

They are all ruthless.

Kim Jong-un — the third son of Kim Jong-il, who died a few years back — blustered that he would use his high-tech missiles, which he says can reach Los Angeles, to obliterate America.

Trump has called upon his new bestie, the leader of China, to ask North Korea to chill. China does not want regime change or a war in North Korea because tens of millions of refugees would stream over the border to China.

Millions they would have to feed who don't even know how to make iPhones.

When North Korea threatened the United States, it was thought that fellow (supposedly) communist China would be the one who would calm things down. You’d think China would side with its fellow communist North Koreans.

But when the U.S.A. owes China $1.3 trillion, they want to make sure we are OK.

Ron Hart, a libertarian op-ed humorist and award-winning author, is a frequent guest on CNN. Contact him at Ron@RonaldHart.com or @RonaldHart on Twitter.