Liberal Progressivism’s PresumptionJuly 5, 2017
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By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow.com, July 5, 2017
A national defense analyst and Pentagon advisor insists that America has passed the 11th hour on a possible military showdown with North Korea.
Last week, President Donald Trump met with new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has vowed to stand firmly with America’s commander-in-chief against North Korea – despite having recently advocated for a softer approach to the rogue regime.
In addition, United States National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster announced that the Trump administration is considering a wider range of strategies against North Korea – including a military option.
Family Research Council (FRC) Senior Fellow for National Security Bob Maginnis contends that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is simply ruthless.
“He’s a butcher,” Maginnis insisted. “He’ll kill anybody who gets in his way from what he wants. He wants dominance, and he wants a voice in today’s world.”
The national security expert maintains that something must be done to tame the beast.
“But it has to be proven to him that he can’t just do what he wants – the way he’s proceeding – and then persuade him to go in a different direction,” Maginnis stressed. “Right now, I don’t think we’ve been successful at doing that.”
The leader from the Christian group also also maintains that the possibility of pre-emptive strikes aimed at destroying Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program is risky.
“A very large arsenal of North Korean weapons are within range of the Capital of South Korea, and they have long history of provocation,” Maginnis pointed out.
However, he still believes that the clock is ticking toward a potential showdown with North Korea.
“We’re past 11:00,” Maginnis warned. “It’s serious. Kim Jong Un, he is a rational player though, and he has to see an advantage for himself before he’ll push the button. But he’s pushing the envelope very rapidly and the threat is significant.”
The FRC senior fellow noted that it may come down to the Chinese or the Russians.
“If either one – or both – come to the rescue here, something could collapse,” Maginnis warned.