Monday, September 12, 2016


REMINDER:  "The Korean Armistice Agreement is the armistice which ended the Korean War.  It was signed by U.S. Army Lieutenant General William Harrison, Jr. representing the United Nations Command (UNC), North Korean General Nam Il representing the Korean People's Army, and the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army.  The armistice was signed on July 27, 1953, and was designed to "insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved."  No "final peaceful settlement" has been achieved yet.  The signed armistice established the Korean Demilitarized Zone (de facto a new border between the two nations), put into force a cease-fire, and finalized repatriation of prisoners of war.  The Demilitarized Zone runs not far from the 38th parallel, which separated North and South Korea before the war." - Wikipedia

But the armistice did NOT mean the end of the Korean War.  We are essentially still at war with North Korea.

IMO the United States should remind North Korea that using, or even building nuclear weapons, IS an act of war.  The United States should be discussing making a NEW declaration of war against North Korea, and emphasize the consequences of nuclear arms.  The threat of Nuclear weapons are not to be minimized.  Failing to make this case, and act on it, would be as bad as President Obama not wiping out Assad's tanks and aircraft at the start of the Syrian war.

"Does U.S. policy toward North Korea need to change?" PBS NewsHour 9/9/2016

SUMMARY:  North Korea launched its most powerful nuclear test yet, the country’s fifth since 2006 and its second this year.  Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the diplomatic fallout and Judy Woodruff talks to former State Department official Greg Thielmann and former National Security Council official Gary Samore about the country’s nuclear capabilities and the global implications.

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