I suppose we shouldn't be surprised, both his grandfather and father were dictators over the poor people of North Korea, sacrificing the requirements of life for their people while focusing on a large military force continually threatening and cajoling both the South Koreans and Japan as well as the United States for his sick form of amusement. And even within his inner circle, the slightest hint at disagreement or displeasure results in that person facing a horrific death. Why else would all of his generals who are constantly shown surrounding him visibly showing identical facial expressions to those of their feared leader? Well, it's pretty easy to figure out as this is the same man who had his own uncle executed using an artillery round.
So the question is how does a peace loving country make peace with a nation like North Korea? And the answer is you really can't, but you can delay the inevitable by allowing them to bribe you, by continually drawing lines in the sand which you continually pull back, or by acceding to their wishes. And the United States has for a number of generations done just that. We have fed her people when they have threatened military action against our South Korean allies, have entered into treaties with them which have regularly been broken and on many occasions looked the other way.
But what do we do now when the North has developed nuclear capability and is rapidly developing a delivery system for such capacity? The old game won't work and it's only a matter of time when the tests which she is conducted either result in a perfected intercontinental weapon system or one of the tests goes awry and kills many, likely in Japan or that vicinity. And what will Americans say about whoever might be President if the day comes when North Korea carries out a strike which actually reaches the United States? Have you ever heard of electro-magnetic pulse explosion, anyone? And what if such a strike results in death to thousands, perhaps millions, with major damage to our homeland, possible even making parts of it unlivable?
Whether we admit it or not, we will blame the President, even though we are at fault for carrying the attitude that we can have peace without any cost. Humankind in a world beset by so much evil just doesn't work that way. It didn't work in World War I and II, it didn't work in the Cold War and it won't work now. Only by working for peace while having the ability to wreak havoc on an enemy who truly hates us, such as Iran, Korea, and the moving state of ISIS which is in constant flux in the Middle East, Africa and some even say Europe today, can we ever hope to end the madness. It's been that way since the coming of humans and there is only one thing that can stop it. And it will be in the Second Coming of the One we celebrated yesterday, when he returns to rule the world in peace and tranquility for a thousand years.
In the meantime, let's use diplomacy if possible while always being ready to defend ourselves. Peace without strength is nothing but a hollow pipe dream. History shows it everywhere. It's something that we must never forget.