Who Blinks First to End Mankind on Earth: The $64,000 Question
The difference between preventive and preemptive war now possibly advocated by the Trump administration – outlined here from Newsweek:
Preventive war is launched to destroy the potential threat of the targeted party, when an attack by that party is not imminent or known to be planned (e.g., Iraq invasion was our first preventive war – * the Bush administration said it was to stop Saddam Hussein from getting a nuclear weapon and attacking us or our allies in the ME).
Preemptive war on the other hand is launched in anticipation of immediate aggression by another party. Further, it is a ** first-strike attack with nuclear weapons carried out to destroy an enemy's capacity to respond, and is based on the assumption that the enemy is planning an imminent attack.
As far as North Korea – they have built their decades of survival on threats, some blatant acts, and bragging rights with classic showmanship in their capital while citizens die across the land due to no services to the outside world where in the only see, hear, and do what the regime tells is news and what to believe and trust.
That message is always and only what the NK leadership – namely the “Supreme Leader” or some other fancy name since the founder Kim, Il-Sung, his son, Kim, Jung-Il, and now his son, Kim, Jung-un have ruled since WWII – they always say: “We are building our nuclear capability to show you that if you attack us we will attack back and that’s why are getting prepared for your attack on us.”
Thus, NK's strength is built and sustained on fear of us attacking them first as their justification to “get prepared just like the U.S." and they preach it 24/7.
And, now we say we might? WTF is wrong with this picture?
One thing is missing. As seen here in the run-up to Iraq invasion.
History may in fact repeat itself but with “end of time” solution.
Boy, oh, boy stay tuned — this may only end up one way: Ugly...!!!