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Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Is a Korean Missile Crisis Ahead?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 11, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/03/patrick-j-buchanan/war-china/?_sm_byp=iVV7ZnvNMVJD0pWH

Some 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 U.S. troops have begun their annual Foal Eagle joint war exercises that run through April. “The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way,” says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, “Are (they) really ready for a head-on collision?”

This set-off alarms in China. For while THAAD cannot shoot down Scuds on the DMZ, its radar can detect missile launches inside China, thereby, says Beijing, imperiling her deterrent.

For accepting THAAD, China has imposed sanctions on Seoul and promised the U.S. a commensurate strategic response. Minister Wang’s proposal for resolving the crisis: The U.S. and Seoul cancel the exercises and North Korea suspends the nuclear and missile tests.

Gen. James Mattis’ warning last month was unambiguous:

“Any attack on the United States or our allies will be defeated and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming.”

JFK’s phrase in the Cuban crisis, “full retaliatory response,” comes to mind.

Hence the next move is up to Kim.

So whether we go to war with N Korea and possibly China depends on what a megalomaniac half-wit may or may not do next. That is some kind of foreign policy you have there mister.

It is time we got the hell out of Korea and let them and Japan negotiate this out with China.  China holds the North Korean cards.

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