There IS No doubt that North Korea is the number ONE danger point on the planet….
The country HAS nukes….
The country is testing ballistic missile ‘s….
The country IS POOR….
But saber rattling against North Korea is a VERY HIGH stakes gamble….
Seoul, South Korea (20 Million people) is well within range of North Korea’s missile range….
North Korea has a large military….
American has 50,000 troops in South Korea….
And a large military campaign into North Korea would put America BACK to the latter part of World War II, in a two front war situation….
NOT a GOOD LOOK….
The Trump administration gave its clearest signal yet that it would consider taking military action against North Korea, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that “all options are on the table” to deter the threat from Pyongyang.
Tensions are running high in Northeast Asia, with North Korea making observable progress toward its goal of building a missile that could reach the U.S. mainland and China incensed over South Korea’s decision to deploy an American antimissile battery.
Tillerson’s remarks, ruling out diplomatic talks and leaving the door open to military action, will fuel fears in the region that the Trump administration is seriously considering what Washington euphemistically calls “kinetic” options.
“Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended,” Tillerson said at a news conference in Seoul with Yun Byung-se, the South Korean foreign minister. He was referring to the Obama administration policy of trying to wait North Korea out, hoping that sanctions would prove so crippling that Pyongyang would have no choice but to return to denuclearization negotiations.
“We’re exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures. All options are on the table,” Tillerson said. While the United States does not want military conflict, threats “would be met with an appropriate response,” he added.
“If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table,” Tillerson said.
Hours later, Trump decried North Korea’s defiance and also took aim at China, the North’s main patron. “North Korea is behaving very badly,” Trump wrote in a Twitter post. “They have been ‘playing’ the United States for years. China has done little to help!”….