Un Jae-in Trump Nobel Peace Prize 2018
August 17, 2017jsc
Coyne (see link below) describes well the framework for understanding the war in Korea, and the extreme danger and opportunity therein.
First step, know your enemy.
North Korea’s military position is defensive. They cannot win an offensive war and warn us again and again, they will only attack if attacked, and fearing pre-emptive action will attack. Pre-emptive war is their right under current rules of war.
Their plan war is to inflict as much damage on their enemy as they can, while they can, in the hopes of putting enough fear in the enemy to keep the enemy at bay. As long as that threat is there they will never renounce their right to nuclear defense against a nuclear threat. This too is in keeping with rules of engagement in this war. They trust, despite our denials that we will come and kill them. They point to our past and recent history.
President Trump’s threats play into North Korean fears of surprise attack … war games on their door steps, a dangerous game of chicken solely to entertain his audience. Let us pray back channels are open that no mistake of judgment sets off WWIII.
There is a solution.
Enemies must talk to end this war … no preconditions, as Jesus would preach… before this unresolved war and a singular event starts the war which could end civilization as we know it.
The Headline 2018: Un Jae-in Trump 2018 Nobel Peace Prize: For peacefully ending Korea at war.