Skip to comments.U.S. Military Solution To North Korea Would Be ‘Tragic On An Unbelievable Scale’ (Mattis)
Posted on 05/19/2017 3:54:09 PM PDT by blam
WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be tragic on an unbelievable scale and Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution.
North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programs, even from China, its lone major ally, calling them legitimate self-defense.
It has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland, and experts say its test on Sunday of a new missile was another important step toward that aim.
We are going to continue to work the issue, Mattis told a Pentagon news conference.
If this goes to a military solution, its going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale. So our effort is to work with the U.N., work with China, work with Japan, work with South Korea to try to find a way out of this situation.
The remarks were one of the clearest indicators yet that President Donald Trumps administration will seek to exhaust alternatives before turning to military action to force Pyongyangs hand.
The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat, has called on China to do more to rein in its neighbor.
Mattis appeared to defend Chinas most recent efforts, even as he acknowledged Pyongyangs march forward.
They (North Korea) clearly arent listening but there appears to be some impact by the Chinese working here. Its not obviously perfect when they launch a missile, Mattis said, when asked about Sundays launch.
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So was Hiroshima/Nagasaki. Did the job.
Yeah, tragic for Fat Un and the Norks. Better to get them before they get us.
And yet, war delayed beyond that appropriate time turns out to be worse than when more appropriate. The thing I don’t understand (well I do actually, libtards are just so...well retarded is an insult to folks who can’t help it), the thing I don’t understand is that the only targets that the Norks can hit are Portland, San Francisco, LA, and Seattle. You would think the libtards would be insisting that Trump crush the Norks, like, yesterday. Yet, not a peep. It is like they don’t realize that when this guy CAN launch a half dozen nukes at us that act will “fundamentally transform” the USA...and that will be the end of the Democrat party forever.
“So was Hiroshima/Nagasaki. Did the job.”
You make it sound as if the tragedy would all take place in North Korea.
I’m afraid it’s not that simple.
Liberals don’t care if their cities are attacked. See 9/11.
He knows how many artillery pieces the North has pointed at Seoul.
Seoul would be pummeled seconds after the first bomb drops.
MacArthur was right and Truman wrong
“You make it sound as if the tragedy would all take place in North Korea.
Im afraid its not that simple”.
You are absolutely right.
And many of the big guns are protected in tunnels built for the purpose of surviving a first strike.
Libtards in Minnecraponus cheered on 9/11 when the World Trade Center was hit.
It kinda is that simple we do it before he does or its all blackmail all the time. How many missles is it going to take before the obvious conclusion. This has an ugly and Uglier solution.
Mattis is a true soldier. War is Hell. If it can be avoided, it should be avoided. But if the balloon goes up, don’t do half measures.
That was a good and honest thing to say.
I see your point.
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