North Korea’s continued antagonism continues to baffle the US and her allies.
Fatso Kim Jong-Un refuses to stand down in light of the US moving more of its strategic forces in the region, opting instead to carry on his lunacy via increased weapons’ tests.
With North Korea remaining unresponsive to diplomatic appeals, the White House has decided to put the Senate on high alert.
As reported at Reuters, top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on today at the White House for the entire US Senate on the situation in North Korea.
All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer.
This is an unprecedented move for the Trump administration, as they have never called on this many Senators at once.
Nor have the leaders of so many agencies taken part in such a briefing, so the importance of the meeting cannot be understated.
Trump has grown increasingly concerned with North Korea’s belligerence, as they’ve vowed to defiantly continue their ballistic missile and nuclear tests.
So much so that over the weekend, Trump called both Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Chinese leader Xi Jinping to discuss the escalating issue.
The president also told the UN Security Council that the “status quo” was no longer acceptable and that they should be ready to impose new sanctions on the rogue nation.
Both Democratic and Republican Senators have positively responded to the impending meeting, as it will open the floor for everyone to have their say.
“It’s (the location) their choice,” said Senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“I hope that we hear their policy as to what their objectives are, and how we can accomplish that hopefully without dropping bombs.”
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that if the Trump administration has a “red line” they should share it with Congress.
“By 2020, if nothing changes inside of North Korea, they’ll have the technology, they’ll have a breakthrough, to develop an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) that can reach America. I hope this president will say that’s a non-starter,” Graham said.
Graham, who is rarely right about anything, is actually spot on here.
North Korea has almost reached the point of no return. If they cannot be dissuaded by diplomacy, some kind of action will have to be taken in the next few years.
Or else they’ll have perfected the technology to strike the US. Sooner rather than later, they’ll have to be taken care of.
The only question is when and how will the US go about it, as it will be incredibly dangerous and complicated.
But something has to be done to stop the megalomaniac from holding the world hostage with his toys.
Military action is inevitable, we just have to wait for the right moment and strike without holding back, because there will be no room for error.