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Pre-emptive strike on North Korea  – “tempting” “a rational argument” -says Kissinger

A nuclear first strike of North Korea is ‘tempting’, says legendary U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger as Kim Jong-un warns Trump is pushing towards war, Daily Mail, 2 Feb 18   

  • Kissinger, 94, warned that North Korean  denuclearization was vital 
  • He said that relations with Kim Jong-un’s country have reached a key juncture 
  • The U.S. must now choose between pre-emptive military action or increasingly tighter sanctions, he said
  • His warning came before North Korea warned that the U.S. is pushing the whole world towards a ‘nuclear war’ 

    By Alastair Tancred For Mailonline and Afp  3 February 2018 

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has said that the temptation to launch a pre-emptive strike on North Korea ‘is strong and the argument rational’.

He told a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee last week that North Korea poses the most immediate threat to global security, arguing that denuclearization of the regime must be a ‘fundamental’ American foreign policy goal.

The veteran diplomat was speaking before North Korea warned that the U.S. is pushing the whole world towards a ‘nuclear war’ in its latest letter submitted to the UN.

Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger), former secretary of state George Shultz, and former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage, were testifng before the Senate Armed Services Committee on global security challenges

It said that joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea – coupled with American rhetoric in the Korean peninsula region – were bound to derail improving relationships between the two Koreas.

 The Trump administration’s aims are ‘to provoke a nuclear war, which will undermine the improvement of inter-Korean relations and the easing of tensions,’ North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said in the letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Mr Kissinger said that relations between the U.S, and north Korea had reached ‘a fork in the road’ in which the Trump administration may consider pre-emptive military action or increasingly tighter sanctions against Kim Jong-un’s regime.

‘We will hit that fork in the road, and the temptation to deal with it with a pre-emptive attack is strong, and the argument is rational, but I have seen no public statement by any leading official,’ President Nixon’s secretary of State told members of the Committee.

Kissinger, who at 94 continues to advise on foreign policy matters, joined two other foreign policy heavyweights – former Secretary of State George Shultz, 97, and ex-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, 72 — in testifying to the Committee about global security challenges.

The elder statesmen presented a picture of mounting international threats, including nuclear proliferation, Chinese authoritarianism, and Russia’s interference in US elections and its interventions in Eastern Europe.

‘The most immediate challenge to international security is posed by the evolution of the North Korea nuclear program,’ Kissinger told the Senate Armed Services Committee, describing an ‘unprecedented’ scenario…………


February 3, 2018 - Posted by | North Korea, USA, weapons and war

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for this article, too. It raises even more questions. Recall that Kissinger has been a Putin advisor for years now. And, North Korea is a client state of Russia now, as also the USSR. How to pull Russia and the US both out of the two Koreas and remove N. Korea weapons all at the same time needs to be addressed. Both Russia and the US need to pull out of everywhere, but at the same time.

    I do agree totally on sanctions. Based on my research if Switzerland been encircled then we wouldn’t have needed to bomb Germany so much. Of course, there is the role of Sweden, Spain, Turkey and early on US bankers, in keeping Hitler going.

    Kissinger has become a major friend-advisor to Putin. He was there with Trump when Russian foreign minister Lavrov and the then Ambassador Kislyak were visiting the day after Trump fired the FBI director Comey. North Korea was a client state under the USSR and Putin made it one again. A former Polish agent alleged that Kissinger was KGB agent “Bor”. I think if we could crack who and what Kissinger really is, then we would know a lot. Maybe he’s connected to the mafia? I forget his real family name, but it’s not Kissinger, they adopted that later. I think it was Loeb, like the Loeb banking family. A Loeb was mayor of Memphis when M L King was assassinated, while trying to help the sanitation workers there.


    Comment by miningawareness | February 3, 2018 | Reply

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