North Korean options

U.S. president Trump has said that “all options are on the table” with respect to North Korea.  A recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) report has now outlined what those options are.  To wit:

  • maintaining the military status quo,
  • enhanced containment and deterrence,
  • denying DPRK acquisition of delivery systems capable of threatening the United States,
  • eliminating ICBM facilities and launch pads,
  • eliminating DPRK nuclear facilities,
  • DPRK regime change, and
  • withdrawing U.S. military forces.

Notice that only one of these options (the last) is non-military.  As much as I hate to do it, I have to agree with former Trump insider/now Trump outsider Steve Bannon:

“until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”

An 8th option that the CRS report failed to consider is that the North Korean nuclear test site (if not the regime) will simply collapse (laboratoryequipment.com, Bloomburg).

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Have you wondered why the U.S. has 800 military personnel in Niger?  Me neither.  I think they want the uranium.  What else is in Niger?  Cowpeas?  What are those?

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Fun fact:  Where did Adolph Hitler go after World War 2?  Russia?  Argentina?  Venezuela?  Columbia?  If you guessed Columbia, you would be in agreement with the latest JFK documents released by the CIA (Miami Herald, National Interest, HVCA-2592, HVMA-472).  Hitler’s relatives settled in Long Island, New York.  Martin Bormann escaped to Argentina.  So, why not?  I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s in the last little bit of JFK documents.  Maybe we’ll finally find out how UFOs faked the moon landing.

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