Back when Trump made the retarded decision to bomb Syria and betray the non-interventionist ideals he articulated in his campaign (and I use the word “articulated” very loosely here as in the case of Trump, a term like “blurted out” is probably a more accurate way of putting it,) I wrote a foreign policy article which also briefly addressed the situation with North Korea:
We got involved in the Korean War (in 1950,) which was a disaster. 65 years later we still maintain a substantial military presence there (for which we receive practically nothing in return) and face a potential nuclear threat.
Do you ever wonder why Uruguay or Argentina is not worried about the North Korean nuke threat or ISIS? They are not dumb enough to stick their noses in places where they don’t belong. The North Korean nuke threat to the USA is entirely self created. After 60 years South Korea should be ready and able to fly on their own. If they can’t now, they never will.
Fast forward a few months, and here we are again. American politicians just can’t resist being busybodies in the world, and Trump’s egotistical disposition, thin skin and an assortment of neocon advisers have led him once again to bring us closer to unnecessary conflict.
Once again we have people defending Trump thinking this is some sort of 4D chess to get North Korea to make a deal and disarm. Like really, stop me if you’ve heard this one before. North Korea is not dumb enough to give up their military deterrent. In fact they addressed this rather humorously in their own words back in April of 2003 when Bush was making similar reckless statements:
On Friday, North Korea said it would never give up its nuclear programs. The North compared U.N. inspections to “taking off our pants” and giving Washington an excuse to invade.
Source: N. Korea Hints It May Accept U.S. Talks, April 12, 2003, Associated Press
So yes we already know what the game is here… North Korea has no intention of giving in or making a deal other than something ambiguous they can sucker the US into agreeing to, which they will later violate without any fear the US will do anything about it. To add insult to injury, we actually send food aid to North Korea despite the fact that they openly hate us. Why would we be sending any food or money to a country which perceives us as a mortal enemy? Why not take the food that we send to North Korea to the inner cities, where it will (however so slightly) improve the quality of life for people in our own country?
These talks about disarmament and deals distracts from the main issue though, which is that we have no business being over there. Our continued intrusion into the conflict only exacerbates the situation for all parties involved. That a country threatens us should not in itself be a condition for engaging in war talk, if the reason for the threat is based on our being somewhere we don’t need to be in the first place. They don’t want to attack us because they wish to invade and occupy the continental United States or its various unincorporated island territories, like the scenario depicted in the shitty PC remake of Red Dawn (only slightly less preposterous than the original.) Who cares about North Korea and what kind of state they run? We shouldn’t, because we live here, and they only wish to attack us because we are meddling over there…where they live.