North Korea claims they will send off four missiles into the U.S. territorial waters of Guam after the missiles fly over Japan. Time to intercept? Admiral Natter says if North Korea does something this stupid, they will “suffer dire consequences.”
It’s not likely Crazy Kim will do it. If he were to launch nuclear weapons, California would give him the outcome he desires.
The NY Post editorial board said we should thank Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. The plans were orchestrated by the Democrats and they almost exactly match the Iran nuke deal.
Carter and Clinton gave us the bad deal
In 1994, President Clinton prepared to confront North Korea over CIA reports it had built nuclear warheads and its subsequent threats to engulf Japan and South Korea in “a sea of fire.”
Carter appointed himself as peacemaker and rushed off to Pyongyang to negotiate a very bad deal. As part of the deal, North Korea got two new reactors and billions in aid for a promise to stop seeking nukes.
Clinton fully embraced this policy of appeasement as achieving “an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula” — with compliance verified by international inspectors [that never came to pass]. Carter actually the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. Not surprising, those awards are often meaningless.
On October 18, 1994, President Clinton approved the plan to arrange more than $4 billion in energy aid to North Korea during the next decade in return for a commitment from the country’s hard-line Communist leadership led by a madman, Kim Jong-il to freeze and gradually dismantle its nuclear weapons development program.
“This agreement will help achieve a longstanding and vital American objective — an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula,” Mr. Clinton said about the agreement.
“This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world,” Mr. Clinton said at the time “It’s a crucial step toward drawing North Korea into the global community.”
The accord called for a consortium of nations, led by South Korea and Japan, to provide the North with two light-water nuclear reactors, designed in a manner that makes it far more difficult for the North to convert nuclear waste into atomic weapons.
That didn’t work!
Under the accord, North Korea would agree to allow full and continuous inspections of its existing nuclear sites, freeze and then later take apart some of its most important nuclear plants and ultimately ship out of the country fuel rods that could be converted into fuel for weapons.
That didn’t happen.
The agreement allowed North Korea to keep the rods for an unspecified number of years. This provision means that the potential that North Korea could break its agreements and quickly produce nuclear weapons will not disappear until the end of the decade.
That worked and they did.
It’s just like the Iran nuke deal.
Then the moment of truth
In 2002, the North Koreans ’fessed up: They’d begun violating the accord on Day One. Four years later, Pyongyang detonated its first nuke.
The Bush’s went the diplomatic routed which did not work.
During his presidency, Obama said we will never “accept” a nuclear North Korea.
Obama said that about Iran as well and then sealed a deal that allows them to get the bomb.