Posted on 08.11.2017

Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean

We should know by now that Band-Aids, imaginary red lines, rhetoric and throwing money around does not work with dictators and fanatics, they step over the lines, ignore the warnings, take the money and continue down the same path they were on.

For too long, America has kicked multiple cans down the road until we have at least two powder kegs that could - and will, if not addressed - blow. One is Iran, a nation that was on its last leg until the Obama administration made it their business to revitalize their economy in a one-sided deal that was supposed to shut down their pursuit of a nuclear weapon and worked about as well as Obamacare.

The other - and most immediate and volatile - is North Korea, ruled by a pudgy spoiled brat that has never been told “no” and doesn’t seem to realize that the first time he fires a missile at America he and his country immediately become toast in a matter of minutes.

This is an even stickier situation than the one with Iran because of the proximity of South Korea where a missile attack would be like lobbing a rock across the fence. Seoul, South Korea is one of the most densely populated cities in the world and the results of a nuclear device being detonated there is unthinkable.

The other problem is China. For decades, it has been advantageous to the Chinese for North Korea to be a nuclear power, being a constant thorn in the side of the Western World, it suits their purposes for America’s constant attention and military power be allocated to keeping North Korea at bay.

But China also has a unique problem, in that, if America or the western powers were to go to war with North Korea they would be inundated with refugees fleeing north and more hungry people is the last thing China needs.

Whether this scenario is enough of a threat to motivate China to exercise their enormous influence over North Korea is anybody’s guess, but considering that China has to create twenty-three million new jobs every year, the commercial progress they’ve made in the global community in the last few decades and the billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese goods they dump on America each year - when push really comes to shove - there’s at least a shot, if the proper pressure is exerted.

So here we sit, a nuclear age dilemma on our hands, so what do we do, placate, talk nice and pay off again only to have to face the same situation in a couple of years after the ransom money runs out?

This is not going to stop, and the sooner we face the fact the quicker we deal with this conundrum, plus the resolve, or the lack thereof, we show toward the North Korean debacle, will directly affect the future attitude of Iran and every other fanatic who wants to destroy us.

Or do we say “All right enough is enough, we’ve gone too far already and we’re not going any farther, and Kim Jong-un, it’s only fair to tell you that if you fire a missile toward us or our allies consider yourself as having less that 30 minutes to live.” No more kicking the can down the road for our children to deal with, no more putting off high noon.

So, Kim, you keep your missiles to yourself and we’ll do the same, otherwise, you ain’t gonna like what happens next.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels


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You should not be calling anyone pudgy.
Posted by Peter
Say what you mean
Good article Charlie, appeasement never works, been on this earth a lot of years and cowardice and appeasement are always repaid with more aggression. A. Day
Posted by Arth
China is the question.
Amen, Amen & Amen Charlie, I agree with most of your logic here, however the Chinerman is unpredictable IMO, especially if we are forced to attack first, What bothers me most is that China now has the prophesied 200 million man army of Revelation. When we took out Saddam Hussein in Kuwait during Desert Storm, everyone from General Schwarzkopf, on down new it was like swatting a fly, However I'm not convinced that China will stand down like Obama did at Benghazi when The USA was attacked. nuff said God Bless Plowboy
Posted by Plowboy
I agree with you 100%. So tired of standing our ground while those that are being protected keep trying to knock our legs out from under us. I think a few surgical strikes like Isreal did in Iran could keep that little shrimp quiet for awhile.
Posted by Troy
Mutually Assured Destruction
Mutually assured destruction worked to protect us from the Soviet Union. It should work to protect us from North Korea. -- Tru Cola
Posted by Tru
Charlie, this is the best analysis of the Nork Crisis I have read.
Your point-by-point analysis is only missing one thing: the fact that Lapsed Time constantly makes this worse. The longer we wait to lower the boom on on the Norks, the more WMDs the Norks are able to manufacture. Bush the Elder had the Norks when they were purchasing material, and he kicked the can down the road. Clinton had the Norks when they were processing the material, and cut a (Jimmy Carter-brokered) deal that REALLY kicked the can down the road. Bush the Younger's attitude was to give the Clinton/Carter deal a chance to work, even though the Norks kept violating that deal, and thus kicked the can ever further. Obama had the Norks when they TESTING the damn things and were being detected by earthquake-monitoring and satellite photography, and he STILL chose to kick the can down the road. Today, the sooner we lower the boom on the Norks the less pain there will be for all involved.
Posted by Allan
Soap box 8-11-17
Charlie, Once again your words and thoughts are SPOT ON... we can only pray that our Great God leads our president to follow through in the ways that best protect us and our allies... praying for you!!
Posted by Deb