It will take a statesman

To solve the problem of North Korean nukes will take a statesman, and Donald Trump is a bully and an ignorant bully to boot. Millions of lives are potentially at stake and that is why repealing and replacing Trump is so urgent. We should replace him with Hillary Clinton, the actual winner of the popular vote in November. For her Secretary of State, I suggest Barack Obama. The people most at risk in a Korean conflict are the people of South Korea, followed by North Korea, then China, then the US and possibly Japan.

The Korean peninsula was divided arbitrarily after WW2 by the US to stop the spread of communism. Communism is no longer a threat and both the North and South desire to reunite the Korean people. North Korea has stated repeatedly that it will give up nuclear weapons if the US and Japan will guarantee its existence. My suggestion is that the US do so and promise to withdraw all personnel from South Korea in say 5 years to give South Korea time to upgrade its armed forces if it feels it necessary. Then the two Koreas will be free to settle their differences (hopefully by peaceful negotiation).

The first Korean War was a hard, brutal war that saw atrocities committed by both sides. It seesawed up and down the Korean peninsula until it ended in a stalemate near where it began. The South was aided by the US and UN while the North was aided by China and the Soviet Union. Millions died. US air power was used to destroy most of North Korea, but that was not sufficient to win the war. Several leaders in the US wanted to use nuclear weapons but President Truman wisely said no. Some in the Trump administration and others outside it think that Korea is a grave threat that must be dealt with now and with force. They are wrong and risk the death of millions, more if China and Russia become involved as well.

Milestone or millstone

Donald Trump is on TV at this moment, bragging about his greatness. 100 days in office is a milestone, but Trump is a millstone about the neck of America. Such a small difference between typing milestone and millstone. The fourth letter can be changed from an “e” to a “l” just by the subtraction of a “-“.

Have you noticed the resemblance between Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un? Both have strange hair and the same tailor. I’ve never heard Kim Jong-un speak, but I would imagine that he lies as much as Trump does.

North Korea part 3

Target North Korea, Pushing North Korea to the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe by Gaven McCormack published in 2004. North Korea has stated repeatedly that it will give up nuclear weapons if the US stops threatening its existence. The more we bully North Korea, the less likely it is to stop its weapons programs.

“Any freedom delivered by cruise missile would be ephemeral at best, while normalization of relations in the region will open the way to the liberation of the North Korean people. In close collaboration with their compatriots to the south, they will choose, when windows are opened around them, what government and what ideology they believe will best serve them. War could not solve anything fifty years ago, and all that has changed since then is that its destructive force has been immeasurably increased.”

America first?

Donald Trump has shown some consistency in his demands for payment. Is it putting America first or just a fixation on money? He wants NATO members to pay more. He wants Mexico to pay for a wall between the two countries. We have just installed an anti-missile system in South Korea that many Koreans oppose and has demanded that South Korea pay us $1 billion for the unwanted system.