While South Koreans busy accusing Japan and building the statues all over the country (now more than 60) and overseas and presidential candidates busy calling their president “pro-japan traitor” and opposing THAAD and GSOMIA and country is divided with pro-Park and anti-Park demonstrations everyday, the world consider North Korea as serious thread and the US is considering the option to take direct approach.
The White House is considering direct military action to counter North Korea
March 1, 2017 5:30 p.m. ET
In a dramatic shift from traditional policy, an internal White House review on North Korean strategy revealed that the option to use military force or a regime change to curb the threat of North Korean nuclear weapons was on the table, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
This review comes at the heels of a report claiming President Donald Trump believes the “greatest immediate threat” to the US was North Korea’s nuclear program.
Recent provocations from the Hermit Kingdom, including the ballistic missile launch in the Sea of Japan and the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother in Malaysia, may have provoked this shift in the policy that have many officials and US allies worried.
“North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won’t happen!” Trump tweeted in January. Several weeks later, North Korea conducted its missile test.
Trump believes North Korea is greatest threat
February 28, 2017
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump believes the “greatest immediate threat” to the US is North Korea and its nuclear program, a senior administration official told reporters Tuesday.
Trump has already called on China to take action to rein in North Korea, over which China has considerable influence and leverage, the official said.
“You gotta work on North Korea,” Trump told a Chinese official on Monday, the senior administration official said, apparently pointing to a brief meeting at the White House Monday between Trump and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, the highest-ranking Chinese official Trump has met with since taking office.
Trump has publicly expressed concern about North Korea’s nuclear program and has said that he believes the US should leverage China’s cooperation in helping to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program, claiming on the campaign trail that China has “total control over North Korea.”
“China should solve that problem,” Trump said last year. “And if they don’t solve the problem, we should make trade very difficult for China.”
How come they are so blind and ignorant?
I’m sure if the US takes actions, Koreans accuse the US for everything for some reason, and if the US did not do and bad things happens, Koreans accuse the US for not doing anything about it. Sigh.
For once in your history, do something by yourself, Koreans!
The situation of the East Asia is becoming more and more like back in 1894. The instability of Korea provoked Chinese and Japanese interference and started Sino-Japanese War, and invited Russian Empire and began Russo-Japanese War . Finally, Japan had to annexed it.
Japan has learned not to touch Korea since. So, this time, Japan will not, do not want to, take any action to, or involved with, Korea. The lesson was, do not help Korea because Korea will always betray you and accuse you later.
Now, the US has to deal with Korea. South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun who once said “What’s wrong with me being anti-America” demanded to return the US’s “Operational Control During Wartime” to South Korea from the US and the US agreed. Later, president Lee Myung-bak postponed it, then again president Park Geun-hye postponed it forever. Yes, as if South Korea does not want to take resposibility in order to blame the US in the future.
So, my advice to the US is that whatever you do, do it under the name of UN.