Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to “solve” the North Korean problem, and the North Koreans have repeatedly promised to use nuclear weapons in response to any attack by the U.S. military. So what happens if both sides are not bluffing? For eight years, Americans had become accustomed to Barack Obama making threats and never following through on them, so it surprised a lot of people when Trump actually backed up his words by striking Syria after publicly pledging to do so. Now Trump has publicly committed to take military action in North Korea, and I am absolutely convinced that he is not bluffing. But if Kim Jong-Un is not bluffing either, and I don’t think that he is, that means that we are on the verge of what could be a horrifying military conflict with the North Koreans.
And if it doesn’t happen on Thursday, it may happen during the birthday anniversary of North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday. According to a report that just came out, the North Koreans have placed a nuclear bomb “in a tunnel” in preparation for a test detonation during the celebration on Saturday…
In a striking development involving the rapidly changing North Korean geopolitical situation, moments ago Voice of America reported Steve Herman reported that according to US government and other sources say, North Korea has “apparently placed a nuclear device in a tunnel and it could be detonated Saturday AM Korea time.”Needless to say, publicly testing a nuclear bomb at this stage would be the ultimate act of defiance by North Korea, and it is likely that such a move would push Trump over the edge.
But even without a nuclear test, it is believed by many that Trump is on the verge of striking North Korea anyway. In fact, Jack Posobiec claims that a source has told him that an attack on the North Koreans is “imminent”…
Rebel TV’s Washington Bureau Chief Jack Posobiec warned to his followers on Twitter Tuesday that a strike on North Korea is “imminent.”But striking North Korea is much different than striking Syria.
“Breaking: North Korea Strike Imminent,” Posobiec tweeted. “From [the] same source that warned me about Syria strikes last Thursday morning.”
In order for any attack to be successful, the U.S. military would have to locate every single North Korean nuclear device and either destroy or retrieve them all in the initial assault, because Kim Jong-Un has promised to use nuclear weapons if the U.S. strikes.
It's better to just let North Korea fail on its own, and/or be influenced by China. The US can lobby China to say that they feel unsafe with North Korean nuclear weapons and missiles, and that this is jeopardising US-China trading relations.
Despite all the present sabre rattling the North Koreans would be aware that if they did use nuclear weapons that they'd be completely obliterated by the US in a counter strike. The South Koreans know that the cost of initiating a war with the North would also be too great, with Seoul being destroyed in the process - a city with 10 million people.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 15th, 2017.]