Nowadays, we have big long runways. Commercial jets usually have about 10,000 feet for takeoffs and landings, generally twice what they need. Yet, every now and then planes do run off the end of the end runway. Most of the time, this results in disaster, maybe even the loss of lives.
One of the first things a pilot learns is that every foot of runway behind him is useless. No pilot wants to see that he just might run out of runway.
So, what does this have to do with North Korea? We keep putting things off and we are quickly running out of runway. One day we will come to the end of the runway and it will cause destruction and the loss of life. We will realize that when Los Angeles is vaporized. Indeed, it might put the US economy into an economic spiral that we just might not be able to come out of.
Worse yet, we will become sitting ducks for China and Russia. Personally, I don’t like the idea of having to learn how to speak Chinese. It would take me years just to learn the characters. I’m not too keen on learning Russian either. They use the Greek alphabet. It too is confusing. There is a real reason for the adage, “It’s Greek to me.”
Putting a stop to North Korea efforts is not an option. If we don’t stop them, we will reach a point where all options are taken from us. If you enjoy your first amendment, you might want to consider that. Those who part the press will enjoy your first amendment rights right up to the point when you lose it, and it will be greatly your fault. You certainly can’t blame me. I spent 9 years protecting your rights while you were busy frittering them away.
Remember this little fact. Those who do not stand behind President Trump decrease the possibilities of a peaceful settlement. To put it more bluntly, they help to ensure that millions will die. Throughout history, appeasement has never successfully stopped a warmonger.
The idea is to provide the best bluff possible. If the bluff fails, then the peaceful approach fails. If the peace fails, it ensures war. That crazy nut over there can start a war all by himself. Less than a half hour after he makes the decision to start shooting, millions will die, especially if we do nothing.