Some on the right are saying that we will use shock and awe to overwhelm North Korea as we did at the beginning of the Iraq War. What they are overlooking is North Korea’s arsenal of artillery and rockets lined up north of the DMZ and pointed at US forces and others just south of the DMZ. Air power alone will not decide winners and losers if there is a Korean War 2.
By helping Donald Trump win the presidency, the Russians are playing roulette with the lives of all humanity. Putting the nuclear codes in Trump’s small hands is like giving a child matches and a large supply of gasoline.
Korean lives matter
Japanese lives matter
American lives matter
All lives matter
It will be argued in the next few days and weeks that the US must bomb North Korea to maintain Trump’s and US credibility. That is nonsense. Trump has no credibility and the death of millions won’t change that.
A modern-day Paul Revere would need to add, three if by air. North Korea has missiles and it has nuclear weapons; we don’t know if they work together yet. However, North Korea has other means of delivering bombs to their targets. A truck mounted bomb can reach any part of the Korean peninsula and air dropped bombs can reach much of the western Pacific. A weapon carried by small ship or fishing boat could reach all of the Pacific, including Guam, Japan, Hawaii and the US west coast. The Trump administration has already demonstrated that it can’t keep track of an US fleet, so why would they be able to track and sink small North Korean ships bent on suicide missions?