Once, Donald Trump knew that a bombing of some countries improved President’s rating. For example, in April, he went from scoundrel-in-chief to national hero virtually overnight after the launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles in Syria. But time goes quickly, ratings are not high again, so, Trump need a new war or at least a bombing. Because of it he had listened to his military advisors and claimed that “best not make any more threats to the United States. Kim Jong-un has been very threatening” and so “they will be met with fire, fury and, frankly, power the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
Well, Kim Jong-un, as all people understand, has no intentions to accept this. So, several hours after Trump’s statements about “fire and fury”, Pyongyang warned it was “carefully examining” a strike that would create “an enveloping fire” around Guam, the site of an important US military base and home to more than 160,000 people. Additionally, the DPRK accused the USA of planning a “preventive war,” saying that plans would be met with an “all-out war, wiping out all the strongholds of enemies, including the US mainland.” A senior source of the Korean People’s Army promised that “the tragic end of the American empire will be hastened.”
Now we can see an exchange of mutual threats. Of course, the USA likes to bomb everything and the DPRK has to defend. But what is it waiting for the world if the threats are reality? It will be likely. All headlines across both the mainstream media and some independent media outlets are stating the sensation that Pyongyang would complete strike plans on Guam and cover the base with “an enveloping fire”. But the sensation is a lie for justification of a “preventive strike” on North Korea in proximity to China and Russia’s border.
The main thing is proximity to Russia, China, and South Korea. Look!
The distance between the centre of South Korea’s capital Seoul and the Demilitarized Zone marking the border with North Korea is 57 km or 35 miles, half the distance between Manhattan and New Jersey (71 miles via Interstate Highway 95S). The distance between Seoul and Pyongyang is about 121 miles, less than the distance between the Trump Tower in Manhattan and The Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City (131 miles). South Korea’s Gimpo international airport is barely 2 miles from the border with North Korea. The distance between Seoul and the historical city of Kaesong in North Korea is 40 miles.
So, a nuclear attack against the DPRK would inevitably engulf the US ally — South Korea, no matter regardless of the size and explosive yield of the nuclear bombs. But it isn’t enough. Pyongyang is close to the Chinese border. The DPRK has a border with the Russian Federation; and the City of Vladivostok is approximately 100 km from the DPRK border. Because of the facts, US actions in the region will influence on the entire north-east of Asia. In a bitter irony, two of these countries, namely Japan and South Korea are allies and military partners of the USA.
Trump’s war against the DPRK is not only a war against the entire Korean nation. The decision to use nuclear weapons against the DPRK would be a prelude to World War III.
The White House is convincing us that “it records the damage.” But excuse us, who will “record the damage” after a nuclear war? It’s likely nobody. The Hiroshima bomb on August 6, 1945 killed 100,000 in 9 seconds. Now bombs (including the mini-nukes) are much more powerful. But mass casualties are thought to be acceptable if they are not inhabitants of the mainland United States.
For example, Sen. Lindsey Graham stated with reference to Trump, “If there’s going to be a war to stop Kim Jong-un, it will be over there. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there. They’re not going to die here”.
Think about these awful words. Now we are not saying that a preemptive strike on North Korea would violate the UN charter. Now we are not considering the legal background but the ethical one. “Let people will be killed over there, not here”. It’s so dreadful logic and absolute absence of ethic. Nevertheless, hardly anyone waits for a different behavior of the Americans.