North Korea Ready For ‘All Out War’
“We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC’s John Sudworth.
He said that an “all-out war” would result if the US took military action.
Of course, Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea not to test any missles. He essentially told them no funny business in that the “era of strategic patience” is over. However, it appears the North Koreans are hell-bent on testing this new Trump administration, even in the wake of them dropping that MOAB bomb on some ISIS tunnels in Afganistan.
The North Koreans and the Americans are now in an undeniable, official standoff of war. But it is important to remember, the North Koreans were consistently pushing their nuke program even with Obama at the helm (pretty sure, Obama did not care too much).
The question now is, should Trump care? And should Americans care?
There is a lot to be said by condemning war. It would be an understatement to say that Trump promised a lot in his campaign that was having nothing to do with focusing on policing the world. And this has been an incredibly dramatic shift for Trump, politically and philosophically.
But the term “flop” isn’t as bad as his detractors want to make it out to be. I prefer a human at the helm. Humans interpret concepts using reason and logic. That’s what Trump’s doing now. And he’s coming to contrary conclusions.
North Korea being a nuke farm is not a good situation for the world, or for some of our allies (and budding allies, such as China). North Korea is also in a position for regime change that’s much less murky than many middle eastern countries are positioned in.
That said, Trump could just build up our own defenses and allow those regions to fin for themselves. North Korea can’t strike us directly with a nuke. But they could potentially take down our power grid (not good, folks). And it is well known that the North Koreans are attempting to manufacture an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the states. So it isn’t as if we are completely out of reach if we decide to be passive.
In the end, what we think isn’t incredibly relevant. The political wheels are in motion whether we like it or not.
Like we say around these parts, are you going to prep for that? I know I have. Can you live without the power grid for a few days?
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Author: Jim Satney
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