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This post was edited by markwu at 2017-9-2 11:21|
If Churchill had a double, how will the SAS know Kim doesn't who in any case is protected by a personal guard of some one hundred thousand special forces of their own right. Ever seen a SAS gunnery sergeant crack a brick with his skull?
The situation on that peninsula is tricky and kinetic. Now that Kim has lobbed an ICBM to land east of Hokkaido, what are Trump and Abe to do next? If Trump signs off a preemptive strike on Kim's nuclear installations, what is to keep NK from firing a thousand cannons on Seoul, bringing to an end SK's greatest export, namely its korean tv dramas? And if Abe goes nuclear, that is as sure a statement he is willing to engulf japan in a tit-for-tat nuclear exchange that will however leave a trail of destruction worse than any exacted by godzilla itself.
The only rational next step is for Trump to prevail upon the US congress to agree to a peace treaty with NK that will return sanity to that peninsula.
If it doesn't, then the situation will be no different from that of shale producers versus saudi arabia. Former can continue to develop its payload technology while waiting, latter cannot continue to lower oil price forever. A matter of time befor NK becomes an intercontinental nuke exporter of note. Then how? As China has wisely said, dialogues may not solve all differences but nuclear conflicts will immediately solve none.
Even Bannon, now back to alt-right Breitbart, had admitted two days before being booted out that the US has no option with regards NK.
Nuke war, trade war; does Trump want those as his legacy to the world in which his granddaughter will inherit?
Whether it is an Obama yesterday, a Trump today, a Clinton tomorrow or the zoellick's in the background, the US has not displayed global statesmanship that recognizes the sovereign right of other nations to rise independent of its own arrogated mandates. Some US soul-searching now would be good for world peace, prosperity even. If it can halt all its naval fleet for review, it can halt and review all its foreign and domestic policies that will affect other nations no less.