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Heaven Forbid Peace Should Break Out Between the US and North Korea!

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 5, 2017

https://antoniusaquinas.com/

As long as the US Empire can be funded and maintained on the backs of its taxpaying public, the chance of de-escalation of tensions not only on the Korean peninsula, but throughout the world are practically nil.  And, as long as the nation’s current interventionist ideology holds sway, it will only be through a financial meltdown that the US’s role as global policeman will come to a much-needed end. Read the rest of this entry »

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US House Passes ‘Harshest Ever’ North Korea Sanctions – News From Antiwar.com

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 26, 2017

Kim Jong-un  and his generals won’t be the ones eating tree bark.

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/10/25/us-house-passes-harshest-ever-north-korea-sanctions/

In a 415-2 vote, the House of Representatives has passed the “Otto Warmbier Act,” a new round of sanctions against North Korea described as the “harshest ever” in US history. If it passes, it would ban anyone who does any business or cooperates in any way with North Korea from having US business ties. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump at the UN: The Politics of Rodomontade – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 21, 2017

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/09/20/trump-un-politics-rodomontade/

What will go down in history as the “Rocket man” speech underscores the confusion, the contradictions, the dangers, and even some of the virtues – however attenuated – of the Trump presidency.

Despite the flamboyant rhetoric – or, perhaps, because of it – it’s hard to take Trump’s threat to “destroy” North Korea seriously. Trump knows, as his generals surely do, that the destruction of Pyongyang would be accompanied by the annihilation of Seoul – a city of over ten million people. Read the rest of this entry »

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US Out of Korea – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 6, 2017

“As our case is new,” said Abraham Lincoln, “we must think anew and act anew.”

We are not good at that. We need to get better.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/09/patrick-j-buchanan/us-out-of-korea-4/

The world has changed dramatically since the 1950s. But U.S. policy failed to change commensurately.

The basic question that needs addressing:

Why do we still keep 28,000 troops in South Korea as a trip wire to bring us into a second Korean war from its first hours, a war that could bring nuclear strikes on our troops, bases, and, soon, our nation? Read the rest of this entry »

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Endless Wars-Winning Is Not In The Plan

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 2, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/patrick-j-buchanan/endless-wars/

Unless we believe Kim is a suicidal madman, his goal seems clear. He wants what every nuclear power wants — the ability to strike his enemy’s homeland with horrific impact, in order to deter that enemy.

Kim wants his regime recognized and respected, and the U.S., which carpet-bombed the North from 1950-1953, out of Korea.

A time for truth. U.S. sanctions on North Korea, like those voted for by Congress last week, are not going to stop Kim from acquiring ICBMs. He is too close to the goal line.

And any pre-emptive strike on the North could trigger a counterattack on Seoul by massed artillery on the DMZ, leaving tens of thousands of South Koreans dead, alongside U.S. soldiers and their dependents.

We could be in an all-out war to the finish with the North, a war the American people do not want to fight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump Intel Chief: North Korea Learned From Libya War to “Never” Give Up Nukes

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 31, 2017

https://theintercept.com/2017/07/29/dan-coats-north-korea-nukes-nuclear-libya-regime-change/

THE MEDIA IS NOW filled with headlines about North Korea’s missile test on Friday, which demonstrated that its ICBMs may be able to reach the continental U.S. What isn’t mentioned in any of these stories is how we got to this point — in particular, what Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, explained last week at the Aspen Security Forum.

North Korea’s 33-year-old dictator Kim Jong-un is not crazy, said Coats. In fact, he has “some rationale backing his actions” regarding the country’s nuclear weapons. That rationale is the way the U.S. has demonstrated that North Korea must keep them to ensure “survival for his regime, survival for his country.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Is Kim Jong Un Our Problem?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 4, 2017

http://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2017/04/03/why-is-kim-jong-un-our-problem/

China shares a border with North Korea. We do not.

Why then is this our problem to “solve”? And why is North Korea building a rocket that can cross the Pacific and strike Seattle or Los Angeles?

Is Kim Jong Un mad? Read the rest of this entry »

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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: Read the rest of this entry »

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