The North Korea Problem Points West Not East
By Todd Strandberg
Following a series of successes of North Korea’s ICBM program, the game of brinkmanship between the U.S. and North Korea has escalated in recent weeks. The Pyongyang government is now close to having a miniaturized nuclear bomb that could fit on its missiles.
North Korea has engaged in 14 missile tests this year, including its July 4th test of an intermediate-range missile that could have reached Alaska. Less than a month later, it tested a missile that could reach the lower 48 states. North Korea is also working on a sub-based missile that would not need a long range to strike the U.S.
Our intelligence on the hermit kingdom is about as reliable as a fall weather forecast in June. The experts at these agencies said last year that North Korea would need four years to have a missile that could span the Pacific, and it managed to achieve this goal in less than 12 months. The 5 to 6 nukes that North Korea was initially said to posses are now estimated at 60. There is no nuclear crisis to compare to this one.
While President Trump is trying to stand up to threats from fat boy Kim Jong-un, the left is doing everything it can to undermine our president. The running joke in Washington is that there is a stand-off between a mad, ruthless tyrant who is the embodiment of evil and the president of North Korea.
Keith Ellison, the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee, would make you wonder if he was thinking about emigrating to North Korea when he said this to a crowd at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta:
You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong-un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader well he’s acting more responsible than this guy is. And what I’m telling you is once you start seeing missile launches, you’re going to see—the time for cranking up the anti-war machine is right now. So if you don’t want to get caught, deer-in-the-headlights, start calling for diplomacy in North Korea immediately.
The head of North Korea may look like a clown with his freakishly fat head and comical hairstyle, but he is as deadly as a character from a Steven King novel. Kim Jong-un had his half-brother murdered with a nerve agent; he broke up with an ex-girlfriend by dispatching a firing squad, and he killed his aunt Kim Kyong-hui by having her poisoned.
The most dangerous act that Kim Jong-un has been involved with was the bombardment of the island of Yeonpyeong, on 23 November of 2010. His dad had just appointed him as head of the military, and they decided it would show Kim Jong-un’s leadership ability by bombing a South Korean island. This move could have easily reignited the Korean War. This reckless nature is found in most authoritarian leaders. The only thing that keeps these tyrants at bay is the threat of military force.
With President Trump being wrongly depicted by the press as a weak leader, there is no telling what stunt Kim Jong-un will attempt. Fat boy may fire an unarmed missile aimed at the coast of California expecting to only cause panic. If President Trump saw the coming missile as an act of war, I’m sure he and his generals would use the nuclear option.
By allowing North Korea to reach the point where it can draw attention to itself with missile tests and inflammatory statements, it is a given that other nations would like to join in on the act. Iran’s president warned last week that it could restart its nuclear program “within hours or days” if the Trump Administration continued its confrontational policies toward the Islamic Republic.
The greatest risk of proliferation would come from Japan changing its nuclear policy. It has outlawed the atomic bomb and maintains a pledge of nuclear pacifism. In reality, Japan has a stockpile of 65 tons of plutonium. This huge quantity was accumulated by reprocessing old fuel rods for a reactor system that doesn’t exist. China has frequently grumbled about Japan’s obvious intention with its plutonium stock. Since it only takes 10 pounds of plutonium, Japan could make up to 13,000 weapons.
Bible prophecy seems to imply that there is not going to be a nuclear conflict in Asia. When the four demonic angels are released in the latter part of the Tribulation, they raise up an army of 200 million soldiers. This massive feat would be very hard if North Korea’s military was wiped out and the Chinese were needed to police the mess.
The Antichrist will likely take control of the Middle East oil fields; this would probably bring together China, North and South Korea, and Japan. That entire region is addicted to Arab oil. In order to fight their way to the Middle East, they would need to kill about a “third of mankind.” A standoff between China and India exists today. If the head of India knew the Bible, he would give China and company free passage through its land.
“The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number” (Revelation 9:13-16).