Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in South Korea today and said that “all options” are on the table to deal with North Korea’s looming nuclear threat including a preemptive military strike. Yup, President Trump, aka the human equivalent of a feral dog humping the leg of American democracy, who accused his opponent during the campaign of being a “war monger” capable of starting World War III is now saying that going to war might be one of the main options to handle this situation–an action that could literally lead to World War III and/or nuclear holocaust. According to the LA Times:
The threat of a U.S. military attack comes after a series of ballistic missile tests by Kim Jong Un’s government in recent weeks has heightened tensions across northeast Asia and raised the possibility of a conflict with an adversary that now possesses nuclear arms and appears close to being able to strike U.S. territory.
The tough talk appears to be a break from previous U.S. administrations, which emphasized diplomacy, economic sanctions and covert operations, including cyberattacks, to try to reduce the danger from one of the world’s most isolated, and unpredictable, dictatorships.
“Certainly we do not want for things to get to a military conflict,” Tillerson told reporters in Seoul on the second leg of his three-nation visit to Asia, his first to the region since taking office.
“We’ve been quite clear on that in our communications. But obviously, if North Korea takes actions that threaten the South Korean forces or our own forces, then that will be met with an appropriate response,” he added.
“Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended,” he said, referring to the Obama administration’s policy of trying to wait out the North Korean regime while pressing it with economic sanctions and covert actions.
To read more go to the LA Times: Tillerson warns of possible military strike on North Korea