Opinion To end the North Korean crisis, Trump must convince China we are deadly serious about military action

23:35  10 august  2017
23:35  10 august  2017 Source:   FOX News

Xi’s move to punish North Korea seen as accommodation to US

  Xi’s move to punish North Korea seen as accommodation to US <p>Xi Jinping appears to again be back in Donald Trump’s good graces.</p>Last week, it looked as if the leaders of the world’s biggest economies were on a collision course. North Korea’s second intercontinental ballistic missile test in a matter of weeks prompted Trump to lash out at China on Twitter, and a few days later came reports that his administration was getting ready to take steps that could lead to a trade war.

Xi has to believe that unless he acts – quickly – the U . S . will take pre-emptive military action against the DPRK with catastrophic consequences for North Korea and the Peoples Republic of China . Here are ten of them he can order tomorrow to convince President Xi that we ’re deadly serious

He said we must convince China that we 're " deadly serious " about North Korea , because China is the only leverage the U . S . has over the reclusive kingdom. He pointed out that the population of North Korea is about 25 million

Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered for a rally at Kim Il Sung Square carrying placards and propaganda slogans as a show of support for their rejection of the United Nations' latest round of sanctions on Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Sign says, © AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered for a rally at Kim Il Sung Square carrying placards and propaganda slogans as a show of support for their rejection of the United Nations' latest round of sanctions on Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Sign says, "Protect our nation to the death" and "Hearts of 10 million people are burning."

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This week, U.S. intelligence agencies made it known – through a leak – that Kim Jung Un’s brutal regime in North Korea now has the means of delivering nuclear weapons on the U.S. homeland. For reasons that should be the subject of a congressional inquiry, this existential threat was apparently just discovered after years of collaboration between Iran and the Democratic Republic of North Korea [DPRK].

China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike

  China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike The Chinese navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills in seas adjacent to the Korean Peninsula, the defence ministry said, amid regional tensions over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weaponry. The "large-scale" exercises were being conducted in the seas and skies off China's east coast in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Gulf, and included the firing of dozens of missiles, a notice posted late Monday on the Ministry of Defence website said.

To end the North Korean crisis , Trump must convince China we are deadly serious about military action . A conservative case for Puerto Rico statehood.

Question 1: How serious is the North Korean crisis ? Answer: Deadly serious . Question 2: Has President Trump made the Korean crisis worse? Answer: That remains to be seen, but the U . S . escalation of rhetoric was done quite deliberately.

One has to wonder how our intelligence services failed to discern how one of the poorest countries on the planet, where grass is a vegetable, could afford to develop and build “miniature” nuclear warheads and ICBMs capable of hitting the U.S. Did the Obama Administration know about the nuke-ICBM collusion between Tehran and Pyongyang when Secretary Kerry was negotiating the “Iran Deal?”

Those are important questions. But right now, the most important issue is: What we should do about this clear and present danger?

Clearly, the “carrot & stick” policies pursued since the Clinton administration have failed miserably. Despite two and a half decades of international and unilateral sanctions, diplomatic overtures, offers of aid, and the Obama administration’s fatally flawed “strategic patience,” Kim Jung Un now has the capability of killing millions of our countrymen.

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In many respects, the threats posed by Pyongyang are more serious than what President Kennedy faced during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Kennedy could be fairly certain Nikita Khrushchev and the Soviet leaders weren’t going to start firing nuclear weapons at us – because they wanted to survive. That’s why Mutually Assured Destruction [MAD] worked. There is considerable doubt whether the leaders in Pyongyang [or Tehran] have the same survival instincts as the Russians.

On August 8, President Trump broke with his predecessors and warned the world, Pyongyang  “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” unless Kim Jung Un desists from threatening the U.S.

A day later, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a statement urging the DPRK to “cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and destruction of its people."

President Trump’s critics now claim his words are exacerbating the problem and Washington needs to back down, “wait for new UN Sanctions to work” and even, as Senator Dianne Feinstein urges, start another fruitless “face-to-face dialog” with Kim while he continues working with the ayatollahs to acquire more nukes & ICBMs.

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The Trump administration, thankfully, is taking the North Korea situation far more seriously than its predecessors. When President Trump met with China 's — Announce that the U . S . Navy would be free to interdict ships suspected of transporting North Korean military products, including nuclear

“I think the US and China would first get into conflict in the Korean peninsula”. Mark Cozad. The US and North Korea stand on the verge of World War 3 over Kim Jong-un’s missile programme. Donald Trump has repeatedly warned the tubby tyrant with military action if he does not stop his war

That’s simply irrational. If the DPRK already has nuke weapons & means of delivering them on our homeland, the messages from the Commander-in-Chief and the SecDef are the only responsible course of action – as long as it is believed by the intended audience. And that audience isn’t in Pyongyang – it’s in Beijing.

President Trump needs to persuade President Xi and the politburo in Beijing that it’s in the best interests of the Chinese people to act nowto stop Pyongyang’s nuke-ICBM program.

Xi has to believe that unless he acts – quickly – the U.S. will take pre-emptive military action against the DPRK with catastrophic consequences for North Korea and the Peoples Republic of China. Xi is certainly aware hostilities on the Korean peninsula will likely result in up to 20% of the DPRK population [25 million] fleeing on foot across Yalu & Tumen rivers & take to the sea like “boat people” from Vietnam in 1975.

President Trump now needs to back up his words with actions. Here are ten of them he can order tomorrow to convince President Xi that we’re deadly serious:

Don’t Count on China or Russia to Resolve the North Korea Crisis

  Don’t Count on China or Russia to Resolve the North Korea Crisis The U.S. and China have different goals, and Russia is happy to take a back seat.When Russia and China joined the rest of the United Nations Security Council on Saturday in approving a U.S.-drafted sanctions resolution against North Korea, some observers saw it as a hopeful sign that the international system was working: The U.N. and particularly the Security Council seemed to be doing the job they were designed to do of transcending national politics, managing international crises, and preventing World War III.

North Korea ’s nukes are a long-term worry, not an immediate crisis . Trump ’s belligerence could change that. Missiles drive past North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other officials in a military parade marking the But there is no immediate crisis , no threat that must be staved off now or never.

Perhaps the best shot Trump has at getting China to significantly budge on their policy is to convince them he's a madman, capable of making the extremely dangerous and deadly action of striking North Korea with military force.

1. Press ROK President Moon to accept as many THAAD systems as we can deliver.

2. Ask Israel to consider providing Iron Dome, Arrow, Iron Beam, even David’s Sling systems to ROK to help defend Seoul against DPRK artillery on the DMZ.

3. Return the U.S. Tactical Nuclear weapons to the ROK that we withdrew in December 1991.

4. Deploy another Carrier Strike Group to the region & more long-range strike a/c & air-to-air tankers to Guam, Okinawa and ROK.

5. Deploy Search & Rescue [SAR] assets to ROK and ask Xi if we can base some SAR assets to China to recover downed air-crews [It’s unlikely he will agree but it may wake up the politburo in Beijing].

6. Deploy the hospital ships USNS Mercy from San Diego to Pusan & USNS Comfort from Norfolk to Japan.

7. Deploy a USN/USMC Marine Expeditionary Unit to an off-shore station in the region.

8. Deploy more ISR assets [satellites, etc.] to update target lists. That we’re doing so is sure to leak.

9. Deliver biological & chemical protection equipment to the ROK.

10. Urge Japanese Prime Minister Abe to visit Beijing with the mission of convincing PRC President Xi he will get the credit and be remembered in history as “The Leader Who Took Us Back From the Brink...”

All these actions [with the possible exception of #10] are necessary before we could initiate effective military operations against the DPRK. Taking these steps now may help convince President Xi and the PRC politburo that the U.S. is deadly serious – and may preclude the necessity of going to war.

Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam

  Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam Japan deployed its Patriot missile defence system on Saturday after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, local officials and reports said. Regional tensions are mounting as Washington and Pyongyang ratchet up their war of words, with President Donald Trump warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" any hostile action against the US.Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit its territory.

The just use of military force must meet certain conditions, among which are a) that the damage President Trump has, for example, suggested that he will not allow North Korea to successfully The current North Korean crisis is complicated by increasingly tense relations with China over its

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Top US military officer warns NKorea that US military ready .
The top U.S. military officer is warning during a trip to Seoul that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities to defend itself and its allies from North Korea. A spokesman says Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford also told his South Korean counterparts Monday that the North's missiles and nukes threaten the world.Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is also meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. He will then travel to Japan and China.The trip follows a week in which President Donald Trump waged a war of words with North Korea, declaring the U.S.

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