50% Of Americans Favor A Pre-Emptive Strike On North Korea Even Though Many Can’t Find It On A Map Of The World

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Should the U.S. take military action against North Korea? If you ask many Americans this question, they will tell you that we should, but as you will see below some of those same people cannot even find North Korea on a map of the world. And most Americans seem to have no idea that if we start bombing North Korea that it could literally start World War 3. The North Koreans have warned us that if we strike them they will respond by firing missiles at South Korea, Japan, Guam and potentially even targets in the continental United States. It would be a war in which potentially millions of people could die, and in the end there would be no “winner”. If a single North Korean nuke detonated in Seoul, Tokyo or another major city, it would be a disaster on a scale never seen before in modern human history.

 

So we should definitely not enter into a conflict with North Korea lightly. But according to a poll that just came out, 62 percent of Americans consider North Korea to be a “very serious threat”, and 50 percent favor “the U.S. taking military action against North Korea in response to its development and testing of weapons that could reach the U.S. mainland”.

Right now, the Trump administration is definitely stuck between a rock and a hard place. Because North Korea already has missiles that can reach the continental United States, and they are working on developing an entire fleet of ICBMs that would be capable of wiping out the entire nation. But like I discussed in the opening paragraph, a direct military strike risks the chance of starting the most catastrophic war in modern history.

Sadly, most Americans know very little about North Korea or about why it is important. In fact, Jimmy Kimmel discovered that many Americans cannot even find it on a map of the world

I hope that people start waking up, because we are getting closer to war with North Korea with each passing day.

Earlier this week, President Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” if the North Koreans didn’t back down.

North Korea almost immediately responded by threatening to bomb our military bases on Guam.

In response to that threat, President Trump promised to do things to North Korea that “they never thought possible”

‘Maybe it wasn’t tough enough. They’ve been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries,’ Trump countered. ‘So if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough.’

Trump said Kim Jong-Un should be ‘very, very nervous’ about U.S. retaliation. ‘Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible, OK?’ he said.

Not too long after that, the North Koreans responded with an angry statement that promised “a shameful defeat and final doom” for the United States…

Moments ago, North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency responded to the latest iteration of mutually-assured threats of destruction, blasting that it will “mercilessly wipe out the provocateurs making desperate attempts to stifle socialist country” and adds that “the U.S. will suffer a shameful defeat and final doom if it persists in extreme military adventure, sanctions and pressure.”

This exchange would probably be humorous if millions of lives were not hanging in the balance.

In the end, President Trump is going to have a decision to make, because the North Koreans are not going to back down in this nuclear game of chicken. In fact, they have already clearly stated that there will be no negotiations when it comes to their nuclear weapons program…

‘We will, under no circumstances, put the nukes and ballistic rockets on the negotiating table,’ North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said, effectively declining to engage in talks about the nuclear program.

So either President Trump is going to have to back down, take military action or find another way to deal with North Korea’s nukes.

Let there be no doubt – the North Korean people are fully prepared for war. They are trained to hate America from birth, and enmity toward our nation is one of the key pillars of their society.

This week, a massive rally was held in Kim Il-sung Square that was intended to demonstrate their solidarity

TENS of thousands of North Koreans have been pictured raising their fists in a show of strength at a mass rally yesterday after Donald Trump threatened to destroy the regime.

Incredible snaps show Kim Il-sung Square in the capital Pyongyang filled with people carrying placards plastered with propaganda slogans.

Party supporters carried signs with messages like “Strike the United States with nuclear thunderbolt!”, “Those who touch us will not escape death” and “A revenge attack of annihilation”.

Even though many Americans are completely oblivious to what is going on, that is not the case in Japan. Patriot missiles are being moved into position in Tokyo, and sales of bomb shelters are going through the roof

Pictures show how a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit has been moved in to a compound at the Defence Ministry in the capital after officials said they could shoot down North Korean rockets if they pass overhead.

Sales of bomb shelters in Japan are said to have increased as tensions continue to rise in the region while officials in Seoul have vowed to bolster their defences. But South Korean citizens – long accustomed to its neighbour’s fearsome rhetoric – are staying remarkably calm as the crisis unfolds, it has been reported.

Officials in Hawaii, meanwhile, say they are working on how to warn its 1.4million residents in the event of an attack.

Hopefully cooler heads will prevail, but I have been saying this for quite a while now and yet we continue to move toward war.

Yes, the United States could defeat North Korea militarily, but in the process millions (or even tens of millions) of people could die, and such an outcome is absolutely unthinkable.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

   
  • dadelaw

    I see. The best you can do in criticism of Americans’ attitudes to war is to make fun of their misplaced sense of geography, huh? It’s a pity you didn’t make the point that Americans are a war-loving, bellicose bunch of animals who would agree to a war ANYWHERE in the world for ANY reason. (For proof, study Americans’ reactions to their wars over the last 17 years, little-flags-and-all). But you don’t mention these things because you don’t want to admit that the Americans’ sense of preeminence and superiority means they think they can do what they like when they like where they like.

    Why?

    Because, again, deep down, you agree!

    • MS

      dadelaw Amen! You spoke nothing but the truth!

    • Camt

      After the program today it looks like Rush Limbaugh supports war as well. Maybe he doesn’t realize it could start WWIII.

  • DJohn1

    I served this country in the US Air Force from 1962-1966. I was one of the lucky ones. I survived. I served for 13 months in South Korea. A lot of my friends went to Vietnam and died. It was the luck of being sent to Korea instead of Vietnam that wsa the reason I survived. After Korea I returned to civilian life with an honorable discharge.
    So yes, I do know where Korea is on a map and I have lived there.
    The South Korean people are amazing. They have survived a terrible war in the 50s, a bankrupt currency in the early 60s and they have come back strong. They even have their own car lines they import here.
    Now they are facing a northern dictator intent on destruction not only there but many other places with the indiscriminate use of nuclear missiles.
    If you want to take down this northern dictator cut off China from importing any more retail goods to our country until it is resolved.
    I think that might last a week before China does something about their little brother in North Korea.
    Our stores are literally swamped with retail goods from China right now.
    It is a lot of money.
    We are the best customer China has. And we feed a lot of people by allowing these imports into our land. If we are going to be nuked then those goods will have no where to go anyway.
    It is time that North Korea joined the world. It is time to end the longest war I know of between north and south. To do that the North must make some changes in the way they do things and one of those things is to dismantle the entire military machine that threatens others rather than enticing them with industry.
    Nuclear warfare quit being an option after we bombed the Japanese.
    The main reason is the baggage that comes afterwards with radiation poisoning.
    We have conventional weapons that can do that quite well enough in today’s world. We do not need atomic warfare.
    No one wins.
    Nuclear bombs were obsolete a long time ago. It is time to dismantle all of them.

    • dadelaw

      “It is time that North Korea joined the world. It is time to end the
      longest war I know of between north and south. To do that the North must
      make some changes in the way they do things and one of those things is
      to dismantle the entire military machine that threatens others rather
      than enticing them with industry.”

      Why do you not say exactly the same thing about America and its “military machine”?

      Answer: (as usual) Because you think America is God’s gift to mankind and has A NATURAL RIGHT to these things.

      • DJohn1

        We do have to make a whole lot of changes in the way we do things. What we now have is very expensive weapons that have a life of about 15 minutes in an actual war. The Russians have made the same mistake over and over again. They were literally bankrupted as 1 million dollar helicopters were taken out daily from horseback and missiles that cost about a thousand a piece. See the movie Charlie’s War.
        The war we are currently fighting is one of economics. It is cheaper right now to produce products in China than it is to produce them here and our stores are filled with “Made In China” goods.
        The future is automation. The weakness is transportation over 6,000 miles. With sophisticated expensive 3-d printers it is possible to tool these factories at a fraction of what it would have cost 10 years ago.
        Artificial limbs, hands, feet, etc. are being produced right now at a fraction of the cost they used to be produced at with this new technology.
        Last weekend I visited a display where in 8 hours a man produced a 3-d printer for about 300 dollars.
        With the new efficient way of producing goods cheap labor is likely obsolete and that means China.
        Japan has factories to produce cars here for the same transportation cost reason.
        With automation of production is going to come a revolution in the way we pay people and the amount of hours worked.
        It all ready happened once in the 30s. We went from a 6 day week to a 5 day week from a 48 hour to a 40 hour with 1.5 overtime for anything over 40. I suggest the new work week will be 32 hours and a 4 day work week in many cases.
        We need to be at war. The nature of this war is going to be economic not violence. It will take a lot of work to make that happen.

  • Camt

    TENS of thousands of North Koreans have been pictured raising their fists in a show of strength.
    Of course! If they didn’t do that they’ll be killed by the regime.

    • Paul Patriot

      Exactly! Most are probably secretly hoping that America will move and murder their nut case “leader” and get rid of that oppressive regime.

      • Zlatko Milanovic

        Undoubtedly true.
        But they also revere their dear leader, as they have been trained to do from birth. After so many years of brainwashing, many will gladly die for their dear leader. Crazy but true, there’s a story in the NY Times about a guy who defected and now demands to be sent back!

      • AmazonBilderberg

        And to think Trump used to like the leader of North Korea early on.

    • Zlatko Milanovic

      or just denied food. That’s the most powerful weapon the regime has.

  • steve ash

    Until the US starts pre positioning its forces its just “jaw jaw” as opposed to “war war”

  • Isaac

    I guarantee you that Trump’s poll numbers will go up after a war with North Korea is started. Americans will begin to support Trump just as they did with George W. Bush. By 2018, the Democrats will lose more seats in the Congress because they don’t have a solid message and they’re more vulnerable than the Republicans in states that voted for Trump. I reckon we’ll be seeing a 2nd term for Trump…

  • Ray S.

    It’s irrelevant. I know Americans who can’t locate certain states or state capitals on a map or even memorize parts of our Declaration of Independence or Constitution. And good luck finding a Millennial who knows the Pledge of Allegiance or Star Spangled Banner. Most of those things haven’t been taught in public schools for ages.

    • joanofark06

      Exactly right on what’s NOT being taught in our schools! Because what I’ve been reading is that, all grammar school kids NOW have to know anything and everything to do with ISLAM!! Yeah, I guess it’d be good to know the 5 pillars of Islam, before the muslims try to kill ya! Just might save their life, by surprising Mr. Evilness, if they start sputtering that junk out of their mouths!

      • chris

        lol lol you live in delusion land.

  • wibbys1

    The only way to handle the problem and spare American lives is unthinkable. The entire country would have to be reduced to a smoldering sea of glass immediately and swiftly. Even then ol’ Doughboy might manage to get off a couple of nukes.

  • joanofark06

    Maybe I’m living in a cave, but who the heck is SSRS, an “independent research company”, that did this poll? I’ve never heard of them. And I’m supposed to believe that? That, that many Americans feel that way? Eh, perhaps.
    But anyway, I hope something happens, because I’m tired of the chit for chat, back and forth, threats. It’s making gas prices go up, and the stock market is falling. So I wish someone would either play ball, or shut up!

    • chris

      all polls are fake.

  • davidnrobyn

    I liked the response of the audience when Jimmy Kimmel said “Hollywood Boulevard”. They knew what the outcome would be. :-)
    Jimmy should have gone to one of those benighted hick towns in Midwest flyover country. He wouldn’t have found much grist for his comedy mill. Many of them probably could have challenged the interviewer to a game of “name the country and its capital”.

    BTW, all NK needs is one nuke. The one that produces the EMP that puts the entire electrical grid of CONUS down for a year or more.

    But it’s not really Pyongyang that’s the real threat. Pyongyang is just the primer that touches off the powder charge of Beijing and Moscow.

    This is not a good situation. We’d better get our acts, and houses, in order.

  • Zlatko Milanovic

    The Chinese have said if he launches missiles at Guam, they will remain neutral, which means we can pound them hard, repeatedly, until their war making ability is seriously degraded. DPRK forces will then launch their artillery assault, and perhaps a ground assault, which we and ROK forces will crush.
    But if we advance into the North much past the DMZ, the Chinese will intervene, which we don’t want. Don’t want a war with China, just want to crush the ability of the DPRK to threaten anyone else.
    Best case scenario, the Chinese will advance into DPRK a short distance in the north, Kim will be dead, and the regime will collapse, to be replaced by either a united Korea under the south, Republic of Korea, or China will install a new North Korean regime that is under their control and is much less aggressive. The PRC could then perhaps incorporate the DPRK into its economic system, to the benefit of the people.

  • Scot Wm

    Donald Trump to Kim Jong-Un: “Oh yeah? If you nuke us, we’ll nuke you right back!” It’s difficult to predict the outcome of this situation. I lived through the Cuban missile crisis of the early 1960’s and that was a lot closer to home than this mess in North Korea. Maybe someone from Kim Jong-Un’s trusted inner circle will soon assinate him. There is a precident for this; when it became obvious that Hitler was totally insane, a couple of his trusted military leaders tried to kill him.

  • Thoughtwrite

    I don’t think anybody, not even Trump likes to have to destroy a country and/or it’s people unless absolutely necessary. I think Trump feels under pressure very much concerning this scenario. My advice to Trump is to now just cool his heels and wait to see what N. Korea does. The threat of retaliation is out there, China is going to remain neutral if N. K. attacks Guam… meaning that Kim is on his own. Apparently there is a back channel open to N. Korea for ongoing negotiations. Let’s wait and see what happens.