While US officials have repeatedly make clear that their goal with respect to North Korea is denuclearization, Pentagon officials are increasingly willing to admit that they view the “only way” to accomplish that as not just a war, but a full-scale US ground invasion of North Korea.
Officials are a lot less willing to make public what the implications of such a protracted ground war would be, saying an accurate assessment of the losses in such a war would be difficult. It’s not a big secret, however.
At the very least, millions of people would die in this sort of war. The toll could be broad across the entire region, with millions presumed to die in South Korea alone, with Japan and Guam also likely to be targeted, and a “catastrophic” loss of US troops participating in the war.
A number of opponents on the war in Congress are pushing for more public assessments of the consequ4ences of the conflict, saying they believe the American public should know what’s at stake going in. These lawmakers are also keen to make it clear that President Trump cannot unilaterally attack North Korea without Congressional authorization.
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The article says, “Pentagon officials are increasingly willing to admit that they view the ‘only way’ to accomplish that [North Korean denuclearization] as [sic] not just a war, but a full-scale US ground invasion of North Korea.” Note that the source of this quote is NBC News, a mainstream fake news outlet. The NBC article itself gives no proof that anyone at the Pentagon actually said this verbatim.
Media sources like NBC are agents of the US-European dual deep state. One deep state goal is to divide and conquer Western populations. This division and conquest is mplemented largely through media propaganda, which generates disinformation, contradiction, confusion and hatred. In this case, the deep state is trying to generate hatred for Trump and his policy of prevention of nuclear proliferation. Nonproliferation was once considered a noble cause. It remains a noble cause, as a matter of moral principle, whether the media or alternate media admit it is one or not.
This is not to say Trump is handling North Korea appropriately. He may be, or he may not be. His actual strategy may indeed be very different from what it appears on the surface. I am not speculating on this. My point is that it is unfair to base a commentary—one which might fuel unjustified hatred and anger toward the US President—on mainstream fake news.
Trump, despite his contradictions, remains our best hope for fighting the deep state. That’s why the deep state is trying to destroy him. At least be fair to Trump. If you are not willing to judge Trump based on fact and fairness, you are (perhaps unwittingly) a deep state advocate.
Looks pretty real to me here:
Grim Cost Predicted in Effort to Destroy North Korea’s Nukes
Quite an intelligent assessment of the situation to ponder upon. It’s surely not all as black and white as it is often portrayed in the media.
Despite some validity of your take on NBC News, the article on the NBC News site referenced above is an article written by an Associated Press reporter/transcriptionist/fictionist.
Well, logically, why would anyone in today’s Pentagon embrace any other approach besides aggressive military conflict? That’s been their raison de etre since the Defense Department’s inception.
“War Would Result in Millions Dead, Catastrophic Troop Losses”
Time for plan B. Sadly, we have no plan B. Just plan N. N for Narcissist.
Yup, we sure are. Make the best of it. 🙂
Certainly is a different dialogue when Washington Zionists are not leading the propagandists. A war with Korea would use valuable soldiers and munitions which might otherwise be used for an attack on Iran.
I sure hope America’s friends (what’s left of them) advise Trump that they will not participate in a war with Korea and that the USA needs to stop antagonizing Korea thus feeding Korean indignation and military mobilization.
Yup that’ll work.
What, the US hasn’t gotten enough people killed around the world already?
“These lawmakers are also keen to make it clear that President Trump cannot unilaterally attack North Korea without Congressional authorization.”
Actually, if Trump insists on running across the DMZ, shooting off his mouth and a gun, all by himself, that would resolve this issue in a way everyone else could survive.
Proofread this? Or done in the early morning in one’s jammies, “…While US officials have repeatedly make clear…” “consequ4ences of the conflict”
From past experience I can tell you that you are wasting your time. No, they don’t proofread…and I believe they don’t care. It’s not a literary endeavor, after all.
“These lawmakers are also keen to make it clear that President Trump
cannot unilaterally attack North Korea without Congressional
1. It is extremely unclear from the article above exactly who “these lawmakers” are. The linked article referenced makes no attempt to identify “these lawmakers” either. It would be nice if the author could identify them, to put their supposed statement in context. Just sayin’.
2. Whomever “these lawmakers” are, I find it unbelievable that “they” would even dare broach the subject of Congress even remotely taking their obligations and responsibilities seriously regarding voting to go to war…or not. Regarding this responsibility of declaring war, being on the record is not something they are prone to do.
When do we stop insanity? When do we stop the insane?
Diplomacy is happening right now. Kim must perceive the U.S. resolve as real and valid, or he won’t negotiate. Concerning this “ground invasion” reference, it applies to the occupation and dismantling of these dangerous areas so they can be assessed and shut down as safely as possible. By the time that occurs, the DPRK would be out of business. So the ground “invasion” is really more of an occupation afterwards, not the tip of the spear.
So the ground “invasion” is really more of an occupation afterwards, not the tip of the spear.
Tip or not, the spear will almost certainly be Chinese, not American.
Of course, I’m cautious about asserting that nobody is dumb enough to do X. There’s SOMEONE who’s dumb enough to do ANYTHING. But I have trouble believing there are significant numbers of people at the general staff level of the US military who are dumb enough to contemplate a ground invasion of North Korea.
I understand, but shall we all sit around and wait until NK nukes us?
North Korea is not ruled by rational people like China and Russia are.
Don’t discount the threat by North Korea just because you disagree with a lot of US policies.
North Korea has no need for nukes. Backed up by China, North Korea was safe.
…..then why does England, France and Israel have nukes? All backed up by the US.
True. However, Israel’s Mossad stole uranium/plutonium from a site in Central Pennsylvania, with the consent of the site’s owner and brought it all back to the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert, for scientists and technicians to develop/produce nuclear weapons. Britain and France developed their own nukes with US help.
Please enlighten us as to why NK’s leadership isn’t rational. Acquiring nuclear weapons as a way of keeping the US from invading and executing Kim seems perfectly rational to me. It’s the US that is the aggressor here.
The only “threat by North Korea” is “we have nukes, if you attack us we will use them.”
The obviously solution to that “threat” is to not attack North Korea.
NK has been attacking military targets for years unprovoked and kidnapping perfectly innocent people, such as Japanese and others.
The regime is brutal.
These are all signs of aggressiveness.
No one has aggressed against NK nor would they. Aggressors would have to deal with the Chinese military and all that that means, and so an attack was out of the question.
The UN has condemned NK.
No one defends or should defend the NK regime or its behavior.
NK has had no need for nuclear weapons whatsoever.
The problem is people who give NK a break when it does not deserve any and have a reflexive anti-American stance.
Just because the US can be wrong does not make NK right. You seem to trust NK. Good luck.
there is no plan for A US ground invasion that would be a disaster for DC. No, DC wants China to invade and be stuck with the nightmare. A ground invasion would cost billions of dollars. money that would be diverted away from the well heeled execs at Boeing and the rest.
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