The United States has found itself in the uncomfortable position of having some very real threats leveled at us by a foreign country. While it would be nice to think that it was all bluster, the dictator of that country has proved himself to be just unhinged enough to actually make good on those threats.
You might be thinking that this is all inevitable, and there’s nothing anyone could have done about it. However, our current President (as well as many others) could see this coming almost 20 years ago, and no one would do anything to stop it.
Listen to what the President had to say about North Korea in a 1999 interview.
1999: Trump accurately blames Democrats for giving North Korea nukes in the first place. pic.twitter.com/Tmm5pzbOt0
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 9, 2017
Obviously, the President is extremely dedicated to diplomacy. That said, it’s rarely a good idea to be playing offense in all out war. Many people are of the opinion that no matter what happens, the United States would win a conflict with North Korea, and they’re probably right. We have them out gunned, out manned and our military is all volunteer, not coerced into fighting for someone they despise. The problem is that if we wait for a war to break out, who knows how many innocent lives will be lost in the process.
Maybe you weren’t paying attention to politics 20 years ago, and you don’t remember the time that President Trump is referring to. I know I don’t, but each and every time that I speak with someone who was paying attention they say the same thing; America has the same problems going to war with North Korea that they had the first time around, economics. As much as we’d like to believe that the United States is holding our fire to save innocent North Korean lives, history would indicate that we’re risking the lives of Americans so that we don’t end up on the outs with China (who, if you’ll remember, we owe a little money).
(H/T: Red State Watcher)