Fire, Fury, and Frankly Power: Tensions Flare With North Korea as We Slide Closer to a Catastrophic War That Cannot Happen

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by Robert Carbery

We are closer to nuclear war than we have ever been since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Yes, President Trump has the nuclear codes, but we are not going to war with the rogue regime in North Korea. At least, not yet. The unpredictability!
On Tuesday, President Trump said North Korea “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” And even the sober and serious Washington Post opinion columnist David Ignatius had some kind words for Trump’s tough talk on North Korea.
Ignatius wrote:
“President Trump’s bullying style, even in dealing with trivial matters of domestic politics, obscures the extent to which he has tried to marry U.S. policy on North Korea with that of China. For the most part, he has been surprisingly successful. Beijing and Washington have mostly been aligned, as in this past weekend’s unanimous U.N. Security Council vote in favor of additional sanctions against Pyongyang to punish its continued missile tests.”
While most of the mainstream media is obsessed over the possibility of war and the uncertainty over having someone like Trump as the decisionmaker, there is a new Sheriff in town and North Korea and China should be nervous. Leak-prone National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that a nuclear-armed North Korea was “intolerable” to Trump. Well, we are far past that. The menu of military options are being prepared.
The Defense Intelligence Agency concluded at the end of July that North Korea has figured out how to put a nuclear warhead on top of a missile that could hit the U.S. In addition, a white paper by Japan’s defense ministry similarly concluded that the nuclear threat was an imminent problem that must be dealt with.
China is now in a sticky situation with North Korea, to say the least. The Red Dragon has been sounding the alarm on its unpredictable communist neighbor. Crazy Kim Jong Un has launched its fifth nuclear test just last September and continues to test missiles, despite Chinese warnings and sanctions from the greater international community. Kim went further and slapped Beijing right across the face by assassinating his half brother Kim Jong Nam in February, who was under Chinese protection.
Trump is the first president on the brink of nuclear war since the late great John F. Kennedy. But, how will he get us through this with only real estate, business, and reality television experience?
He will. Believe me.

War with North Korea would be catastrophic for the region and could prove quite deadly for America as well. At some point, Trump could be forced to choose between the safety of Americans and the safety of South Koreans and Japanese.  
“Realistically, war has to be avoided,” said John Delury, an assistant professor of international studies at Yonsei University in South Korea. “When you run any analysis, it’s insanity.” War is insane and should be avoided at all costs. Are Trump’s words just tough talk? Or will he follow through as he did with the erroneous Syrian missile launches?
Courtesy of Bloomberg, we can go over an analysis of whether all out war can be avoided in the following paragraphs.
Can’t we just strike the North Koreans and end them once and for all? No. The North’s missile defenses are well dispersed throughout the nation’s mountainous terrain. We cannot hit them all at once and wipe them out. Failing to do so simultaneously would leave to some 10 million South Koreans in Seoul and 38 million Japanese in Tokyo at risk. Not to mention the nearly 30,000 American soldiers still situated on the Korean Peninsula.
Regime change continues to not be an option on the table. Even if we take out the crazy fathead dictator, who is to say the close clique of generals around him would act any differently? In addition, China seeks to prop up the existing regime, fearing a refugee crisis should anything happen at the top.
All out war would not be the best option for the U.S. Any build up of American or South Korean or Japanese military forces could prompt the North Koreans to launch a devastating preemptive strike. Russia or China could also be drawn in.

North Korea’s conventional forces include over 700,000 armed men and tens of thousands of pieces of artillery. War has a devastating impact on a country’s economy. Syria’s Civil War, for example, has led to a 60% drop in the nation’s GDP. The most deadly conflict since World War II though has been the Korean War in 1950, which led to 1.2 million South Korean casualties, and a GDP drop of over 80%.
An impact of war in Korea would be huge. South Korea exports three times as many intermediate products as Thailand and is the largest producer of liquid crystal displays in the world and the second biggest of semiconductors. Not to mention its market share in auto manufacturing and shipbuilding. The U.S. cannot afford another war on another front. The costs are too high and the debt is simply not worth it.
After the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. spent over $170 billion on reconstruction while our own roads and bridges crumble and our impoverished descend into homelessness and starvation. South Korea is approximately 30 times larger than Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

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Still, North Korea aims to attack Guam, of all places, with a nuclear bomb by mid-August.
The state-run KCNA news agency issued a statement reading that the Korean People’s Army (KPA) failed to grasp the “grave situation,” saying that “sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him,” in response to Trump’s fire and fury comments on the rogue regime.
North Korea reiterated its intentions to strike Guam in the near future, where many American citizens and soldiers are stationed.  
“The KPA Strategic Force will finally complete the plan until mid August and report it to the commander-in-chief of the DPRK nuclear force and wait for his order” and North Korea will closely watch United States’ “speech and behavior.” Kim’s regime will complete a plan by mid-August to attack Guam with full force while closely watching the U.S.’ behavior.
Whatever will happen from here is anyone’s guess. We must hope and strive for peace at all costs. Nuclear war cannot be a possibility. A preemptive strike carries many costs.
Good thing we got Mr. Trump with the nuclear codes and not Hillary, right?
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16 thoughts on “Fire, Fury, and Frankly Power: Tensions Flare With North Korea as We Slide Closer to a Catastrophic War That Cannot Happen

  1. I wonder what this author would have said 20 years ago when the Clinton admin gave the NORKs billions of dollars in aid and built them two nuclear reactors because “war must be avoided at all costs”. Seems like a pretty stupid thing to do now, eh? and eerily similar to the Obama Iran ‘solution’. One of the positives about getting older is the opportunity to become wiser after witnessing countless and triumphs and mistakes, but what’s to be said of the many mediots and politicians and their slavish followers who willfully ignore history for political gain?

    After surviving 8 years of a homosexual pervert, reformed cannibal, neo-communist, crack head, corrupt, sociopathic liar having the nuke codes, I’m actually relieved Trump now has them.

  3. The United States of America has more to lose by war with NKorea than any nation on earth. It would take far less to bring down the US than NKorea because the US is so dependent on the local gas station, the electric grid, and the Internet. I seriously doubt that the US would even dare put a spark to that.

  4. TOTAL BS!
    this NUK threat BS has been going on since they made us HID UNDER the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DESKS!
    IF these scum want to destroy the planet and lose their TRILLIONS and their LIVES then JUST DO IT NOW!
    The only SCUM to ever use these horroe weapons on HUMANS IS: wait , wait………………………………the USA shame on US!

  5. Idk y no commentators article writers of either side of the fake news or independent media missed Trump said those fairy words:
    While seated with his arms holding himself like he would have his mommy do for him as a young boy.
    Furthermore, if you can stomach perusing the fake stream media, and rogue govt agents, from Mattis to the menagerie of federal legislatures, they are for once actually nervous, and are either in the first or second stages of grief, either denial or bartering, that the NK threat is gonna wipe out their party time around their luciferian campfire.
    Too funny.
    Lastly, given Dump said he would never telegraph a military response, letting “commanders” say they would only use B1s incapable of carrying nuclear weapons is trying to beg a non nuclear response from NK.
    Let the world understand, whatever location attacks NK will be turned into molten green glass. Billy boy Clinton gave NK plutonium generating reactors. OF COURSE, they have weapons small enough to go on their ICBMs.
    Wonder why the US gov’t is dispersed right now?

    • It does not matter if it is Kim or his sister. They both want the same thing, and I think you are very wrong about the sister being in control. I am getting ready to do an article on that.

      • I have to re-find my evidence about that. It was well known the current little piggie male heir wasn’t up to the task by his father, for a long time prior to his death, that’s why he was allowed to gallivant around the world going to college and living the way he did. He was a non-entity.
        His dad had 4 “wives” or at least baby mommas.
        Reference your article after you finish it. I’m always willing to learn.

  6. Sadly, Amerika very badly needs a major conflict, and THAT, my friends, is what this is all about.
    Oh, yea. And N Korea, Iran, and Syria are the last 3 remaining countries with NO Rothschild central bank

    • I really don’t see it that way. I see North Korea independent and Kim being his own man, and I don’t think the New World Order has anything to do with Kim. I think Kim is his own man, and he Is clearly in control. We either need to accept him as a equal, or get ready to drop bombs….one or that other.

      • We can’t; Mr. Rothschild doesn’t have a bank there, nor Iran or Syria, so they MUST be invaded.
        “If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.” Gutle Schnaper Rothschild

  7. My praise to the author for a very well written article. My observations of this conflict are not in agreement with most of you here. North Korea is a clear and present danger. Is there anyone here who can prove that the threats coming out of this insane little man are bluffs? I do not understand the need for politics here, as I believe that we should learn from history that we cannot pay our way out of this. If we do, we will never be free of any terrorists on this planet. Never pay a ransom to a terrorist or a blackmailer. Use your brains and you military skill. President Trump has the best interests of the American people on the table. The fact is he is too straightforward and honest for the typical human being. Most people scheme and do not dare speak their minds. That is the way of the Deep State. We need good military planners here. We need people trained to deal with this type of sociopath, whether it is Kim or his sister. They are both evil and seek only to satisfy themselves. However, they are skilled in getting their way. North Korea has brilliant scientists, who only care about their work and their survival under Kim’s regime. Kim is not under the control of the New World Order, and this is not a New World Order plot. It is clearly a threat from a sociopath, who has tricked the United States into thinking he would never go this far this fast.

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