For John, BLUF: Wishing won't make North Korea's nuclear capability go away, and neither will blaming President Trump. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is a Tweet by Ms Jamie Lee Curtis, yesterday, 13 January 2018.
This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM. RAGE. EGO. IMMATURITY and your UNSTABLE IDIOCY. Shame on your hate filled self. YOU DID THIS!Well, thanks to Ms Curtis we now know who was responsible for the Hawaii false alarm.
Here is the other bit of news. The North Korean nuclear capability, such as it is, is not going away. It is there to provide protection for North Korea from an American response to North Korean incited incidents and acts of aggression.
The other thing to think about is that the North Korean nuclear capability is not sufficient for a disarming first strike against the United States. Rather, it is a capability held in reserve, to deter the United States. Striking first means, for North Korea, giving up the deterrence and going straight to the elimination of the Kim Family Criminal Regime in response.
To make the North Korean nuclear capability go away there must be motivation for China to pay attention. The only thing I can think of that could do the trick would be for South Korea or Japan to start to obtain their own nuclear weapons capability. Of course, it could turn out that we end up with three nuclear armed nations, not just one.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff