President Trump tweeted out Thursday what should be obvious to anyone who is the type who stops after banging their heads against the wall after few attempts – that China either can’t or won’t do anything about North Korea.
The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
In fact, nothing peaceful is going to stop Kim Jong-Un.
The bad news is that a country that tolerates worms in the intestines of its front-line soldiers so it can free up resources for its nuclear program isn’t going to halt the program under any circumstance.
The good news is that front-line North Korea soldiers have worms in their intestines.
We can never underestimate our enemies, but I do not believe North Korea will do as much damage in a war as many fear. They are, as they say in the East, a Paper Tiger. We need to hit them with extraordinary force, possibly including using nuclear weapons, in order to keep them from launching any of theirs.
Unless we want to be held hostage to a madman and risk that at some point he will use his nuclear weapons against us, we must take military action against North Korea now. It’s not just that he might do something crazy, or that he will now have outsized influence over our policies. Once his weapons are aimed at all our cities, the risk of a mistake is excellent. We’ve nearly had accidental catastrophes with the far more sophisticated Soviet Union.
The future of mankind is literally at stake right now. When Washington politicians say something is “intolerable,” what they really mean is that it’s terrible but we’ll live with it. A nuclear North Korea is literally NOT TOLERABLE. We must eliminate this existential threat before it is too late.
“We can do amazing things if we are pushed to do so,” said former Trump National Security Advisor Sebastian Gorka on Fox News the other day, referring to our capabilities against North Korea. “Sooner or later, you make threats that are explicit, then you must be dealt with. But it will not be nice. It will be the last resort.”
Exactly. And it’s time for the last resort. The risks are high, but the long-term risk is higher.