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North Korea Set to Make Biological Weapons on a Mass Scale

Yet another reason to strike this regime soon. Beyond the problem that the North Koreans may use these themselves is the likelihood that, desperate for cash, they will sell them to someone else. North Korea with WMD doesn’t just mean North Korea with WMD. It means WMD proliferation.

Yes, try again with China. Threaten serious sanctions on China if it doesn’t curb North Korea. But everyone knows that’s not going to work. Hard choices have to be made.

Perhaps we can somehow decapitate this regime short of war. But if not, I don’t see what alternative we have to attacking North Korea.

From the Washington Post:

North Korea is moving steadily to acquire the essential machinery that could potentially be used for an advanced bioweapons program, from factories that can produce microbes by the ton, to laboratories specializing in genetic modification, according to U.S. and Asian intelligence officials and weapons experts.

Meanwhile, leader Kim Jong Un’s government also is dispatching its scientists abroad to seek advanced degrees in microbiology, while offering to sell biotechnology services to the developing world.

The gains have alarmed U.S. analysts, who say North Korea — which has doggedly pursued weapons of mass destruction of every other variety — could quickly surge into industrial-scale production of biological pathogens if it chooses to do so. Such a move could give the regime yet another fearsome weapon with which to threaten neighbors or U.S. troops in a future conflict, officials and analysts say.

The Time for Action on North Korea is Now

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.

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.

Trump Makes It Personal With Kim Jong-Un

President Trump today intentionally insulted North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, describing his state as a bastion of evil and suggesting he had failed his own grandfather.

“North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned. It is a hell that no person deserves,” said Trump in his address to South Korea’s national assembly.

Why is he doing this? I think it’s a last-ditch effort to avoid war. Trump understands people like Kim better than Barack Obama did, knowing that the only way to convince them you are serious about destroying them is to show you don’t care what they think and are willing to take them on. The appeasement policies of Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton didn’t work.

I don’t think it can succeed, but it’s worth trying. The best chance is for Trump to convince the China, where he is now, that it must vastly curtail its support for North Korea. Unfortunately, China shows no sign that it is serious about doing this.

Congress Warned: North Korean EMP Attack Could Kill 90% Of U.S.

Thanks, President Obama. Your cool, rational, visionary leadership has left us susceptible to destruction by a madman. At the end of your presidency, which I knew would end up a catastrophe for the nation –  because you were totally unqualified, didn’t understand economics or foreign policy, and had lots of bad left-wing ideas – I… Continue Reading

Trump Gets North Korea War Options From National Security Aides

President Trump Tuesday received a briefing on options for attacking North Korea. From the White House: This morning President Donald J. Trump met with members of his national security team to receive a briefing from Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford. The briefing and discussion… Continue Reading

Is the U.S. Doing All It Can Peacefully Before Attacking North Korea?

That is the question asked by Gordon Chang in an excellent piece in the Daily Beast titled, “War With North Korea Starts to Look Inevitable.” I am someone who believes a nuclear North Korea, particularly one with missiles that can reach the United States, is an intolerable situation. Meaning, it must be stopped one way… Continue Reading

Graham Warns that Trump is Serious About Attacking North Korea

Sen. Lindsey Graham Tuesday warned that President Trump is seriously mulling an attack on North Korea and that he will not allow Kin Jong Un to be able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile. The Chinese are miscalculating Trump, and so are the North Koreans,” Graham said. “They’re wrong,” Graham said when… Continue Reading