So North Korea is bloviating about how if the US goes through with “reckless military exercises”, that will provoke a preemptive nuclear strike against the US. Gee…how often has North Korea threatened to attack the west? It’s been pretty much anytime their people are starving and they need to sit down at a negotiating table with someone other than the Chinese and ask for more money and food and supplies.
That my friends, is why Kim Jong Un is crying about starting a nuclear war. And THAT is the only reason… he has to protect his family legacy, which is keeping power in North Korea. Do you REALLY think that he will go through with his threat?
The answer to that could very well be “yes”, because it’s been reported on several occasions that Kim is actually mentally unstable and could do something equally as unstable. We’ve seen instances of that before as he’s offed family members to maintain power, so there really is no telling what he would do. But overall, you have to admit, it seems like it’s not anything greater than him screaming to get the US to get back to negotiating and giving them more aid (which is weird since we have no relations with them!).
The problem that Kim doesn’t realize is he is dealing with a master negotiator in Donald Trump. Trump won’t fall for any of the antics. And Trump won’t be played for a chump like Obama was. Obama was too scared of his own shadow to even consider military action against the Hermit Regime. Trump obviously is not. So, Kim needs to take that into consideration.
Now, do I think that the US is going to get into a nuclear war with North Korea? Nope. Not even if they send nukes our way. I think we’re much more guarded than that. If North Korea were to unleash (and that isn’t the right word…) a barrage of nuclear weapons our way, they would most certainly get invaded, and pay a very heavy price, but I doubt the US would make it nuclear. If we do that, we’re inviting Russia, China, everyone else in the world to use their nukes against whatever side they choose. If we stay conventional, North Korea becomes more of the pariah, and that is never a bad thing.
Somehow, and I could be very wrong on this…I think that North Korea will back down. They will tell their people that we backed down and they were the victors because they have to, but that will be the about the only thing that happens here. And I don’t think the US and North Korea will end up negotiating a new aid package. I can’t see that happening with Donald Trump.
Oh…and if you couldn’t have noticed the tongued firmly planted in the cheek during the last blog on North Korea…please re-evaluate your reading style. I heard from a few of you that couldn’t discern whether that was real or whether I was laying it on thick. I was laying it on thick.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!