President Trump has pretty much poked his finger into the gooey chest of that fat little Pillsbury dough boy Shama Lama Ding Dong or whatever his name is who runs North Korea.
This weekend is the annual North Korean celebration of something having to do with The Dear Leader ™ and the NORKs typically celebrate with a show of how mighty they are militarily. To skip it would be like us skipping fireworks on the 4th of July.
Stupid people (all the mainstream media and analysts) are saying that Trump has moved a carrier group near to North Korea to tamp things down. No, the timing and the lead-up (two major US airstrikes in the last week) tell me that Trump is trying to provoke the fat little flatulant. He’s calling the NORKs bluff. Trump is spoiling for a fight.
It’s about time.
Here’s the thing about appeasement. It does not reduce risk, it only postpones risk and the risk increases with compound interest. At a certain point, either you have to fight back against a bully or accept being the bully’s permanent bitch. A lot of stupid people think, well, let’s just appease the bully for a while, and we’ll fight back later. Doesn’t often work out that way. The right time to fight a bully is almost always early. This is scary because bullies are scary. And fighting back against a bully is always risky.
Appeasement is risky too. The more you appease, the weaker you become and the stronger the bully becomes. I’m obviously right in this case. Had we struck North Korea 20 years ago, they wouldn’t have nukes now, would they? The risk to South Korea is exactly the same as it was 20 years ago, but now we have to think about NORK nukes too.
If Kim Krazy Hair doesn’t launch or test anything this weekend, Trump made him blink. I think this is the most likely outcome. The loss of face will be huge for the NORKs, and Trump looks like a freaking genius.
If KKH does launch or test something and we shoot it down or blow it up, well all bets are off. The stupid Chinese should have helped with this situation long ago. Of course, Trump did just demonstrate that if the NORKs attack the SOUKs, we are perfectly capable of turning Pyongyang into a great construction site for the world’s biggest underground parking lot.
If KKH does something and we try and we fail to stop it. Oh. Shit. I think that means real war.
Regardless, the world has turned a blind eye to the horror movie that is life in North Korea for way too long. It’s a humanitarian disaster far worse than anything going on in the Middle East. And they pose a direct threat. It’s like letting your neighbors keep a zombie rabid pit bull.
North Korea must be ended soon.