AN INTERESTING DICHOTOMY: NORTH KOREA, SANCTIONS, AND A TICKING CLOCK.
THE UNITED STATES CANNOT AFFORD TO GUESS WRONG.
The penalty of underestimating KJU will yield an unfathomable end. A nuclear disaster 50 times the size of Hiroshima or Nagasaki will be the result of a bad guess. A surprise attack of this magnitude.
Unanimously approved by the UN and an executive order by President trump cutting off banking relations and trade will slowly suck the life out of North Korea but could have disastrous consequences. As he sees his people starve, dwindling gas reserves, and a general military moral breakdown, KJU will find himself faced with few alternatives.
THE DEATH STRUGGLE:
The final moves are in place. KJU still has his nukes and continues to bluster. China is cooperating with sanctions and the US is pushing for a maximum cut off of all supplies, monetary sanctions and a possible embargo surrounding North Korea.
Eventually, NK will collapse. But….the strong probability of KJU ringing death and destruction on a scale never known to man is just too big a chance to take.
The United States play this game regardless of how effective the sanctions are. They don’t take into account a rash mad death struggle that forces a crazed petulant child to throw his last tantrum.
DECISION TIME FOR KJU
1. Surrender its nuclear arsenal, ballistic missiles, and its border artillery are mandatory.
2. Nuclear attacks on Seattle, San Francisco Los Angeles, South Korea, and Japan.
1. Is he so insane that he will sacrifice his North Korean regime to fire missiles at his enemies? Or will he capitulate, give up his weapons and become a productive part of the civilized world.
2. How is this any different than the Iraq war in 2002? The US attacked Sadam Hussein because he had weapons of mass destruction. NK has weapons far greater than Sadam and has threatened to blow up the West coast. Doesn’t he warrant the same caution as Iraq?
We cannot risk losing 10M Americans. Nor can we endanger 10M South Koreans who reside in Seoul. It is an impossible choice. Yet, Appeasement has not worked. KJU has opportunistically taken advantage of our soft spots propagated by the last three presidents.
Dennis Rodman is a slim potential solution. His entry pass to Kim’s inner circle is as a former NBA star. He is no Jordan, Magic, or Tim Duncan. He is no ambassador. He doesn’t speak for the US. He will not be taken seriously.
Unlike the plan to kill Bin Laden, a covert plot of assassination is a suicide mission. There would be way too much criticism if casualties mounted up, especially if it failed. A risk-reward analysis is needed.
3. A TIMETABLE
There must be a timetable attached to diplomacy. A definitive deadline that forces KJU to acquiesce. Give up his arsenal, all of it, or face military consequences.
A line in the sand.
The time for table talk is over. An all out tactical assault on North Korean border cannons, missile installations, nuclear storage, and Pyongyang is warranted. There will be losses, though far less if we strike first, and most important the casualties will not be ours.
FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED!
Mr. President, protect Americans, lay down the law. Set the time deadline and stick to it! Give him this one last chance to abort his weapons. It’s either them or us.