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We Are Probably on a Path to War With North Korea

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 16:46
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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.

Posted on July 5, 2017, by Keith Koffler in ‘WhiteHouseDossier’

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