US Not Close to Attacking North Korea
The White House is reportedly pressing the Pentagon to provide more options for different plans for attacking North Korea militarily. Officials are said to be frustrated by the limited choices offered by the Pentagon, and want more different options.
Said to be at the head of this push for more options is National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who is telling President Trump that for his repeated threats to attack North Korea to be credible, the US needs to have even more plans to attack them.
Pentagon officials are said to be averse to providing any more options than they already had, saying they believe the White House is scrambling to hastily toward war in the first place. They say the more options they give Trump, the bigger the risk he’d use one.
Mr. President, a word please; you have exasperated the patience of thinking, peace-centric Americans with your fixation on North Korea.
President Trump, it is painfully obvious that the Candidate Trump those of you who supported you thought we were actually getting, is not the President Trump we have.
Somehow, it appears that you have, indeed become one with the « Dark Side of the Force », and have been thoroughly overtaken, philosophically, by that unholy triumverate of Mc Master, Kelly, « your President Whisperers ».
And most generally, these gentlemen tend to see war as the only option with which to resolve this country’s geopolitical differences.
And to the Pentagon officials who are uncomfortable about giving the President more options on North Korea, and are calling for restraint and caution, bravo!
I do not believe in 60 years of existence on this planet, that I have ever had anything remotely positive to say about the Pentagon; however, that being said, in this instance, I feel compelled to say that this was a sound decision on their part.
They know full well that such an act may well threaten a world war, pitting North Korea, China, and Russia, against the US and NATO.
And the US military is absolutely not ready for such a war; they do not have the money, manufacturing, troop strength, or weaponry to insure a positive outcome here.
We have lived with nuclear powers we may not well like much, like India and Pakistan; but that is just the point.
Kim Jong Un is developing his weapons, and nuclear capabilities as a deterrent only; the guy is many things, but one of them is not stupid.
He fully understands that should he attack the US or any of its assets, North Korea would be turned into molten glass by a US-lead counterstrike.