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We Are Probably on a Path to War With North Korea

I think a war with North Korea is coming. Maybe soon.

And I don’t know what their capabilities are here, although I doubt they are robust. But I think people should prepare for it. Some supplies, a few extra rounds. Can’t hurt.

In a sign things may be developing more rapidly than people believe, the top U.S. commander in South Korea warned today of war.

“Self restraint, which is a choice, is all that separates armistice and war,” said Gen. Vincent Brooks. “We are able to change our choice when so ordered . . . It would be a grave mistake for anyone to believe anything to the contrary.”

Bill Clinton already allowed North Korea to have nuclear weapons. Because he was a terribly irresponsible man and an irresponsible president, and also, a pussy.

The current president, whatever you think of him, is not a pussy. He will act if he is convinced he must.

Pence in South Korea
Vice President Pence in South Korea

I deal in bottom lines. Where there is a bottom line, there are not alternatives.

And the bottom line is that no president can allow North Korea to be able to hit the United States with nuclear weapons. We cannot operate in a world where North Korea can dictate our policies. And we cannot risk the existential threat of allowing a proven madman the capability to eviscerate Los Angeles on a whim.

The latest North Korean missile test shows that they are closer to this than many “experts” believed. See, this is always the danger of relying too much on “the experts” and “the professionals.” You get a false sense of security that they know what they’re talking about.

You need to make damn sure you’ve got the right experts, at least, but expert opinion is often overrated. I’m amused that many of them simply say “there are no good choices with respect to North Korea,” and leave it at that. Well, you have to make a choice, and President Trump will do so.

I know that the consequences of war for the South Koreans will be horrific. Hopefully not as horrific as predicted. One can only pray.

But this has to move forward. I don’t think pressure on China to influence the North Koreans is going to work. We can continue to try. And we can continue to do whatever we are doing to undermine the North Korean regime. Please, keep trying to poison Kim Jong-Un’s bulgogi.

I do not underestimate the consequences of war. I fear it greatly. But I also don’t underestimate the consequences of a nuclear North Korea.

16 Responses to We Are Probably on a Path to War With North Korea

  1. I tend to agree with your analysis. Something’s going to happen with N Korea. The question, as always, is… what? The path Fat Boy has chosen cannot go forward unaddressed. He has to be stopped. We have already sent Navy Battle groups to the area, Japan and S. Korea are preparing their people for an attack by N. Korea, diplomats dealing with that area of the world are meeting around the clock, Trump is putting pressure on China to get their outlaw client state to behave. Thus far, nothing seems to be working to calm things down.

    The comment by Gen. Vincent Brooks had to be approved by the White House, a manner of informing the world that a decision is going to be made if N. Korea continues its insane behavior.

    So we wait for the next shoe to drop.

  2. War in N.Korea, again? Good grief.
    My Uncle Albert fought in Korea decades ago when it was called a “police action”, and we can be sure he doesn’t want his grandsons going there to fight some more.
    Can’t we just upend the crazy man at the top, can’t we find some hackers who will screw up all their electronics – anything other than out and out war with bullets and missiles and deaths and injuries?

  3. The problem is that if Mr. Haircut is killed, you can be there are groups within the government/military of NK who are ready and eager to take his place and live his lifestyle.

    This is a hard one.

  4. You certainly didn’t bury the lead today, Mr Koffler…Cut the head off of the snake via the SEALS or anything else that will accomplish the demise of the leader. I wouldn’t be surprised to read sooner rather than later that Kim aka Fat Boy has gone to his dubious reward. This is Trump as President not Obama or Clinton.

  5. Okay, this is nail salon talk, butt one (college educated) So Korean lady visited her home last month. Their world there has always been threatened by the North. They take it in stride, knowing the child ruler could break with sanity any time. It’s just “there”, to be dealt with if and when, yet not upsetting their daily life.

  6. If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. – Thomas Paine

    The world has always been a dangerous, violent place. We will never achieve the “world peace” utopia the leftist loons claim is always right around the corner if we just had more “love” in the world.

    For decades the NOKO threat was kicked down one road after another. Now that the can is up against a brick wall and nowhere else to go Trump will have to deal with it.

    Thank God it’s him and not Obama at this point. No one wants war except the lunatics but if NOKO won’t back down and China won’t force it to, if we care at all about a future for our own children then it’s past time to turn the entire upper peninsula in a smoldering pit of hell and be done with it once and for all.

  7. Fat Boy needs to remember the lesson of Fat Man:
    “Fat Man” was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945. It was the second of the only two nuclear weapons ever used in warfare, the first being Little Boy, and its detonation marked the third-ever man-made nuclear explosion in history.

      • A team of Special Forces, snipers, Navy Seals, or whatever should go into the country Now and take out Kim Jung Un‼️‼️ Should have been done long ago before we reached this point!!

  8. Inho, Mr. Koffler a brilliant analysis.
    Ugly and painful but the truth always is.
    Thank you for the courage to say it.
    And as Mr. Caldwell quoted the words of Thomas Paine…
    “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. “– Thomas Paine
    That’s where I’m at today.
    God help us.

  9. Thanks Keith. In addition to factual news, I really appreciate and value your personal commentary. You’ve been “close to the levers of power” for a long time. Thanks for sharing your important insight with us.

    We pray Our Father God’s decisive Will and leadership in this matter. No one talks about it, but the PyongYang Revivial(circa 1907-1910) was simultaneous with our own Azuza Street Revival. The shockwaves from those still move the world today. This in why the Kim Dynasty had to be so repressive to force them to reject Jesus and bow to pictures of Kim. Even today, the prayers of the Saints that were their grandparents uphold people who have never heard the name of Jesus or God, but still somehow wait for deliverance.

  10. By now previous U.S. administrations , except Ronnie, would have sent a ship load of money,loose women, or watermellons. When the little Turp failed to get a free gift, he ups his wingin and winning. Shooting off fireworks , kicking the dog. So far Trump hasn’t handed out any BOGO cupons.

  11. Kim Jong Un must be stopped. There will be a price to pay. Terrible as it may be, probably less a price now than later. Time has come to act.