There is no doubt that our biggest concern in the world right now as Americans should be North Korea’s nuclear program and their recent tests of ICBMs capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. And while China and Russia seem to be blowing the recent ICBM tests off, there is a real threat to our nation should Kim Jong Un be further provoked. There is also a threat to our nation and our allies in Asia if North Korea’s capabilities continue to advance.
In a recent interview on NBC’s Today Show, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham shocked host Matt Lauer as well as a good portion of viewers when he discussed a conversation he had had with President Trump over these issues.
“There is a military option: to destroy North Korea’s nuclear program and North Korea itself,” Graham told Matt Lauer. “He’s not going to allow — President Trump (referring to what Trump had old him) — the ability of this madman to have a missile that could hit America. If there’s going to be a war to stop him, it will be over there. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there. They’re not going to die over here — and he’s told me that to my face,” Graham continued.
Graham himself stated that war with North Korea was ‘inevitable” and that Trump was willing to start one which could literally kill millions of people. When Lauer asked Graham if it’s ok to use a military option if that option could put millions of people in Asia in danger, his response was as follows:
“I’m saying it’s inevitable unless North Korea changes because you’re making our president pick between regional stability and homeland security. He’s having to make a choice that no president has wanted to make. They’ve kicked the can down the road for 20 years; there’s nowhere else to kick it. There will be a war with North Korea over their missile program if they continue trying to hit America with an ICBM. He’s told me that, and I believe him.”
It’s frightening to think that such a major confrontation could take place soon, and even more frightening to know that Donald Trump may be in charge of such a crisis when it begins.