by Pamela Williams
This is going to ruin my whole post, but I need to get this out now. I just got news from a news source I trust, and here it is:
new briefing from Admiral Harris
“WE BELIEVE NORTH KOREA WILL TRY TO ATTACK THE US AS SOON AS IT HAS THE MILITARY CAPABILITIES”
“WITH EVERY TEST KIM GROWS CLOSER TO HIS GOAL WHICH IS USING NUCLEAR WEAPONS ON US CITIES”
WHEN ASKED IF A PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE WOULD BE TOO DANGEROUS CONSIDERING SOUTH KOREAN CASUALTIES
“I would say what we’re faced with is that on one hand and a lot more Koreans and Japanese and Americans dying if North Korea achieves its nuclear aims and does what [Kim Jong-un] has said it’s going to do,” Harris said. (end of briefing)
When my power went out at 3am, I went to bed. When I got up I could not wait to check the Internet for news on North Korea. But…still no power. So I get my phone to call about power outage, and it says “disconnected…” no phone. Boom! So I go to the downloads on computer hoping I had kept some information I could do a report on. After going through them there was nothing appropriate to write about. So I went back to bed.
The power came back on at noon, and I jumped out of bed looking for information about North Korea. I found just what I was looking for.
The following are indicators that a North Korean War is not imminent:
1..Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is flying to Moscow to meet with Putin on April 27, 2017.This visit is not connected to the North Korean crisis. Abe traveling to Moscow at this time however shows that he at least does not expect war to break out over the next few days.B
- Bruce Bennett, a senior defense analyst at the RANK Corporation says: “It’s not so dangerous that I’m not going to go to South Korea in three weeks. But it is a dangerous situation that could get out of hand.”
- Even if a strategic miscalculation happened tomorrow, many experts believe war is not imminent.
If it was, the US armed forces would be placed on what is known as Defcon 2, according to Carl Schuster, a former director of operations at the UL Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Center.
- The US military would also step up training inside its borders and send a second aircraft carrier to East Asia.
- The Trump Factor is one that is not easily understood. “We really don’t know what Trump is prepared to do,” said Bennett The worry is that the opaque strategy being pursued by Trump could be fueling some of the hostility from his North Korean counterpart.
- “North Korea believes the only way to deter the US from attacking them, and maintaining the power of the Kim regime, is by possession of nuclear weapons.” Said Joe Bermudez, an analyst with 38 North, a North Korean monitoring group.
- “Kim Jong Un” runs a terrible state which is generously called Third Wordl in terms of economics. And he has to have something to prove the strength of his leadership.” He wants nuclear power, and he wants to be able to say he’s a peer of the United States as a result of the.” Bennett added.
I really understand what Mr. Bennett said above about KIM. We need to understand we must first try to bring him into a circle of powers…see if he can get along and keep himself intact. It is worth a try.
The ongoing friction and chaos has left North Korean and Sourth Koreans preparing for the worst. Can you imagine how hard that would be. It seems half the world live that way.
Japan held their first evacuation drills last month and have told their citizens what to do in the event of an attack. Americans in SK practiced evacuating the country in case of an attack last year.
China has tried to come up with deals to de-escalate the situation, but so far they have been turned down by both NK and the US.
Avoiding large-scale conflict on the Korean Peninsula is China’s primary goal. Beijing worries about the cost of war in terms of life and capital but also the aftermath of a North Korean loss: a likely refugee influx into China and a unified Korea, allied with the United States, with US troops moving up to the North Korea-China border.
Some say the bottom-line is Kim Jong Un will do what he can get away with. What does that tell us? Nothing. On one hand they say don’t let him get away with ? Next hand they say just ignore him while he nukes us?
C’mon people, there is simply no easy way out of this North Korea mess!