How Do You Feel About DEAD AMERICANS? – Bolton On US Striking North Korea

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Ambassador John Bolton is asked if, following the latest test of a nuclear device by North Korea, there are any diplomatic options left. The only diplomatic option in his view, is to end the regime in North Korea “by effectively having the south take it over.”

He says, “Anybody who thinks that more diplomacy with North Korea or sanctions, whether against North Korea or an effort to apply sanctions against China, is just giving North Korea more time to increase its nuclear arsenal, increase its ballistic missile capability, increase the accuracy of its guidance systems, and put us, South Korea and Japan in more jeopardy.”

The frustration is evident in his voice as Bolton says, “We have fooled around with North Korea for 25 years and fooling around some more is just going to make matters worse.” In describing the threat they pose, Bolton says, “They are very close, they’re not there yet, I don’t think, but they’re very close to being able to hit targets all across the United States with, if today’s test is a thermonuclear weapon, with thermonuclear weapons.”

“Moreover,” he says, “this regime will sell anything to anybody for hard currency. They could sell these weapons, ballistic missiles and the nuclear devices themselves to Iran in a heartbeat. You may have noticed Iran’s kind of flush with cash after the nuclear deal. So while we can focus on the Iran nuclear deal, the metaphor of the axis of evil is not really a metaphor, it’s a reality.”

“North Korea can sell these devices to terrorist groups around the world,” cautions Bolton. “They can be used as electromagnetic pulse weapons, not necessarily hitting targets but destroying our electrical grid’s capabilities. They can be used for nuclear blackmail. And even further, not only could Iran get these weapons, it would be a lesson to every would-be nuclear state in the world that if you just have patience enough, you can wear the United States down.”

He adds, “The notion that we can accept North Korea or Iran with any kind of nuclear capability just means that we will forever be at their mercy.” When asked about the casualties from a strike which might be suffered in Seoul, he responds, “How do you feel about dead Americans? This is not easy but does anybody think the decision will be easier a year from now or five years from now or ten years from now?”

Bolton says, “We should heed Franklin Roosevelt’s advice” from a 9/11/1941 fireside chat, “When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you don’t wait until it has struck before you crush it.”

 

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3 Comments on "How Do You Feel About DEAD AMERICANS? – Bolton On US Striking North Korea"

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we have been GIVING NK MONEY FOR YEARS PAYING THE LITTLE SOB’S RANSOM.
THIS CRAP NEEDS ENDED ONCE AND FOR ALL.
IT’S LIKE A KID DEALING WITH A BULLY, THE LONGER YOU ALLOW IT THE WORSE IT GETS.
SO KICK EM IN THE BALLS AND END THIS.

What the young lady interviewing Bolton said at the end that he also agreed with sums up this horrible situation we here in the USA are faced with today. It should NEVER have been allowed to get this far! Now, because of previous administrations ineptness and inadequate actions, words, and deeds, President Trump will have to clean up this mess as he cleans up so many other messes left to him and his administration.

I haven’t any “real” information to base an opinion on, but I do know that Bolton never heard of a war he didn’t like. He has a PhD in neocon. I think we need to be ready to defend against any and all countries should they launch. The little fat guy may be crazy but I’d be surprised he wants to commit suicide. I think he is an attention whore and maybe just hasn’t heard about social media. Based on his launch, speed and distance, it would take about 6 hrs to reach the continental US. If true that does… Read more »
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