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Closest US Has Been to Nuclear War Since the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 18:44
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By Michael Synder

Are we on the verge of a nuclear war with North Korea?  It has now been confirmed that North Korea has successfully created a miniaturized nuclear warhead, and last month they tested a missile that can reach at least half of the continental United States.  Since 1994 the U.S. has been trying to stop North Korea’s nuclear program, and every effort to do so has completely failed.  Last September, the North Koreans detonated a nuclear device that was estimated to be in the 20 to 30 kiloton range, and back in January President Trump pledged to stop the North Koreans before they would ever have the capability to deliver such a weapon to U.S. cities.  But now the North Koreans have already achieved that goal, and they plan to ultimately create an entire fleet of ICBMs capable of hitting every city in America.

Right now, North Korea and the Trump administration are locked in a game of nuclear chicken.  Kim Jong Un’s regime is never, ever, ever going to give up their nuclear weapons program, and so that means that either Donald Trump is going to have to back down, find another way to deal with North Korea, or use military force to eliminate their nuclear threat.

And time is quickly running out for Trump to make a decision, because now that North Korea has the ability to produce miniaturized nuclear warheads, the game has completely changed.  The following comes from the Washington Post

North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.

The new analysis completed last month by the Defense Intelligence Agency comes on the heels of another intelligence assessment that sharply raises the official estimate for the total number of bombs in the communist country’s atomic arsenal. The U.S. calculated last month that up to 60 nuclear weapons are now controlled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Some independent experts believe the number of bombs is much smaller.

The truth is that nobody actually knows how many nukes North Korea has at this point, and they are pumping out more all the time.

Yes, the Trump administration could order an absolutely devastating military strike on North Korea.  But if the North Koreans even get off one nuke in response, it will be the greatest disaster for humanity since at least World War II.

But at this point Trump doesn’t sound like someone that intends to back down.  In fact, on Tuesday he threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” if they keep threatening us…

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said from the clubhouse at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J. “He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

In response to Trump’s comments, the North Koreans threatened to hit Guam with a pre-emptive strike…

If Trump thought that his bluff would be sufficient to finally shut up North Korea, and put an end to Kim’s provocative behavior, well… bluff called because North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported moments ago that not only did N.Korea escalate the tensions up another notch, but explicitly warned that it could carry out a “pre-emptive operation once the US shows signs of provocation”, and that it is “seriously considering a strategy to strike Guam with mid-to-long range missiles.”

Most Americans appear to be completely oblivious to the seriousness of this crisis.  Once we hit North Korea, they will respond.  A single nuke could potentially kill millions in Tokyo, Japan or Seoul, South Korea.  And the North Koreans also have some of the largest chemical and biological weapons stockpiles on the entire planet.  If things take a bad turn, we could see death and destruction on a scale that is absolutely unprecedented.

And if the North Koreans launch an invasion of South Korea, we will instantly be committed to a new Korean War and thousands upon thousands of our young men and women will be sent over there to fight and die.

There is no possible way that a military conflict with North Korea is going to end well.  If things go badly, millions could die, and if things go really badly tens of millions of people could end up dead.

But members of the Trump administration continue to insist that “a military option”is on the table…

In an interview broadcast Saturday on MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt Show, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the prospect of a North Korea armed with nuclear-tipped ICBMs would be “intolerable, from the president’s perspective.”

“We have to provide all options . . . and that includes a military option,” he said.

Of course letting North Korea construct an entire fleet of ICBMs that could endanger the entire planet is not exactly a palatable option either.  The Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations all kicked the can down the road year after year, and now we facing a nightmare problem that does not appear to have a good solution.

Unfortunately for Trump, time has now run out and a decision has to be made

“Today is the day that we can definitely say North Korea is a nuclear power,” Harry Kazianis, director of defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, told USA TODAY. “There is no more time to stick our heads in the sand and think we have months or years to confront this challenge.”

Let us pray that a way can be found to derail North Korea’s nuclear program that does not involve us going to war.

Because the moment that U.S. forces start striking North Korea, the North Koreans could literally unleash hell if they are inclined to do so.

It appears that we are now closer to nuclear war than we have been at any point since the Cuban missile crisis.  A nuclear holocaust was avoided back then, and hopefully a way will be found to avoid one now.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

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  • OBSERVER

    It is not the closest it has been, it is closest with the trigger of the eu border loaded up, the russians have been threatened under th Bush preeminent strike doctrine authorizing attack on any country for any reason, the US got gypped out of the Crimea deep naval military port a primary reason for violently toppling Ukraine, so linkage is that if there is any action between the EU & Russia there will be action with the US & Russia, The Korea situation is the US on the Attack according to the Bush doctrine, the Koreans are simply next on the list to invade.

  • OBSERVER

    Road Warrior training a must for 2017, before you know it you will all be attacking neighbors, strangers, police and military for your next meal, of course the military standing orders are your zombies and might be edible. In a nuclear exchange the food disappears from the shelves in 4 hours, the gas dries up in 8 hours, the curfew and roundups will occur within 24 hours, then after 2 – 5 days starving people who did not get to the grocery store will show up everywhere and thats when the round up of the people will begin curfew or no curfew. The politicians have storehouses set aside, but the people will have to eat themselves, areas on the ocean will likely survive, however the authorities will steal their food and if fishing they might be shot, that fish is for the elites, police, politicians, military, wealthy that pay off. Other countries have prepared for their people in the event of a N war, in the US they have prepared too, why the US has invested in 100 million containers for dead bodies, facilities to put people into gas chambers from the look of the facilities. Yes they have their best interest at heart, their credo, let the people be damned. The elite stole some 20 trillion bankrupting the country, you better believe they would not spend a penny of their ill gotten gains on the people,They call us useless eaters, they genocide Christians using ISIS they allow Christians to be raped and tortured before being killed.

    • 2QIK4U

      When you look at how America has never won anything, for a supposed greatest country on the planet don’t you think something is wrong? Your still at war with Nth Korea from over sixty years ago. The war never ended only a ceasefire was signed so America could escape. What a joke of a country

      • 2QIK4U

        America is excellent at starting shit but I can’t think of anything they’ve finished.

  • Man

    None of the countries want regime change. The whole Reason why Korea is doing this is because it is dependent on economic help from the countries involved. They don’t produce food to sustain themselves.

    South korea doesn’t unification because the North is broke.
    Russia wants the North as a buffer state
    China Uses it relations with the North to make the US look away of their Atrocities in the South China sea and other activities and it has economic ties with the North.
    The US main reason to have all the bases in that area is because North Korea. If that is removed they have no legitimate reason to have a military presence there.

    Not to mention that funding a war is very costly.If you want to have more Debts. Start a war.
    But I am sure that During His vacation he will use his expert business sense to do something that will Make America Win again.

  • beLIEve

    Rothschild Mythological Dictator Creature Kim Jong-un Crafted In “Neutral” EU Switzerland / Backchannel Masonic Cult Scripting
    Saturday, August 12, 2017 4:26

    http://beforeitsnews.com/christian-news/2017/08/rothschild-mythological-dictator-creature-kim-jong-un-crafted-in-neutral-eu-switzerland-backchannel-masonic-cult-scripting-2551173.html

    * * *
    Ron Paul Institute: “Only Morons Believe What The US Government Says About North Korea”

    http://www.silverdoctors.com/headlines/world-news/ron-paul-institute-only-morons-believe-what-the-us-government-says-about-north-korea/

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