The big news this week…not that I’ve been updating this website lately (sorry about that–school is my biggest excuse)…is the recent exchange of threats from North Korean President Kim Jong-un.
Sometimes, I just feel like screaming. We elected the biggest baby of them all to head our military and make all war decisions. Can I just say–why? That’s like handing a lighter and a basketful of firecrackers to a three-year-old with a propensity for arson. It’s just insane.
North Korea has grown more and more menacing over the last six months. They continually develop stronger nuclear weapons with increasingly longer ranges, and Kim Jong-un keeps marching his millions-strong army and other weapons in front of the cameras. It’s difficult to tell just how serious the North Korean President is about attacking other countries, but he definitely has an out for the United States.
Well, here’s the thing. North Korea can’t really do anything. If they attack the United States, our allies will retaliate. If they attack China, the rest of the world will retaliate. If they attack Europe, they can expect the same response. As long as they don’t attack anyone, they will be left alone. As soon as they make good on any of their threats, they will be annihilated. Not only is North Korea a tiny country, but they aren’t the only country with nuclear weapons. We might not like nuclear war, but we are prepared for it.
Having said that, the only thing we can do is bide our time. Unless North Korea does anything, diplomacy is our only option. No one actually wants to go nuclear.
Of course, this is all speculation that doesn’t involve our beloved Cheeto-in-Chief. Trump threatened North Korea right back, and all this posturing only succeeded in North Korea threatening to destroy the American territory of Guam.
I do hope President Trump realizes just how tied North Korea’s hands actually are. If they attack us first, they’re on their own. If we attack North Korea, though, we will have screwed ourselves.
Because, while North Korea might be a small country with minimal resources, China is not. Thanks to the Sino-North Korean Mutual Aid and Cooperation Friendship Treaty, China would have to get involved if another country attacks North Korea.
If we attack first, we’ll have to contend with China‘s nuclear arsenal. We cannot do this, President Cheeto. No more posturing. No more threats. No more vague notions. Diplomatic responses are the way to go. Unless North Korea actually attacks, you need to shut the fuck up.
Because, if you get us involved in nuclear war, I cannot guarantee that our allies will stand by us. You’ve kind of isolated us with all that “America first” rhetoric. If we attack first, they are not obligated to help. It would be us against China. Even if we win, countless thousands will die.
That’s way too big a price to pay for your desire to act like a big shot. Go play some golf instead.
Picture from NBC News