Thursday, July 6, 2017

Trump Threatens North Korea: Is He Taking Us to the End of Time (Whew Boy)

No Formal End to the Korean War since July 1953
(Only an Armistice/Cease Fire)

World’s Nine Nuclear Nations

The Polish visit marks the first time that Mr. Trump has taken questions during an overseas trip. In his opening remarks, he that the U.S. and Europe were united “in confronting Russia's actions and destabilizing behavior.”
Now the very big however, a big but: He refused to say definitively that he believes Russia was responsible for interference in our 2016 election, saying instead: “I think it could very well have been Russia but I think it could well have been other countries, I won’t be specific. I think a lot of people interfere. I think it’s been happening for a long time. Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure,” Trump concluded.
All that is despite that our intelligence community has said publicly for a very long time that it believes Russia was responsible for efforts to meddle in the election and that the operation was directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He went on to issue a warning to North Korea after they successfully tested an ICBM, saying: “We will confront it very strongly. There are consequences for their very, very bad behavior.” But, he also said he would not draw a “red line,” simply concluding: “We’ll just take a look at what happens over the coming weeks and months with respect to North Korea. It’s a shame that they are behaving this way. But they are behaving in a very, very dangerous manner and something will have to be done about it.”
This is not painfully obvious: The U.S. and indeed the world must now accept the fact that North Korea is a nuclear nation. We must deal with them and that like we have over the past decades with Russia as the former Soviet Union, then China, then India and Pakistan and others with nukes.
For certain: Nuclear war IS NOT the solution to anything except one final solution: THE END OF MANKIND ON EARTH.
You want a Biblical ending: End it all in a ball of fire?
First, consider this nuclear weapons question: North Korea has now successfully developed nuclear weapons — as it promised and not apt to deal to give them up, either.  They would join the so-called “nuclear club” that would number 9 (seen here).
More than 15,000 nuclear weapons exist in the world, many in dangerously unstable places. No one dares dismiss the idea that terrorist groups, if they can get their hands on nuclear devices, will use them in pursuit of their deadly aims.
Conversely many scientists believe that a collision between earth and a killer asteroid is inevitable to end it all. What would be the result of such a violent encounter?
FYI: “An asteroid only a kilometer across would create cosmic havoc by impacting on the earth. The shock wave would flatten much of the United States. If it hit the oceans, the tidal wave it created could be a mile high, enough to flood most coastal cities on earth,” says Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at City College of New York and cited in Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century (1997) p. 317.
Experts generally agree that, of all ways are possible means of destroying humanity, nuclear weapons pose the greatest threat. And that genie cannot be put back in the bottle.
Some sober scientists go even farther, saying that nuclear annihilation is inevitable. The late Carl Sagan, perhaps the world’s best-known scientist before his death in 1996, wrote that: “The development of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems will, sooner or later, lead to global disaster, “ cited in Cosmos (1980) p. 328.
With the Cold War ended, the probability of all-out nuclear war between countries has lessened for the time being, but the continuing addition of more nations to the nuclear club ratchets the threat back upward.
My Conclusion: Rational leaders with common sense and NOT threats of any kind are the key... we did it the Russians since the end of WWII – not reason to believe we can’t with North Korea, either. That is what they want: World attention, world recognition, and to grow the way they want with nukes as their “ace in the hole” as it were.
The biggest key is to stop nuclear proliferation… and control of what it out there now and that is by inspection and verification and safety by third parties in rock-solid agreements.

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