North Korea Launches Salvo of Surface to Ship Missiles
Just days after South Korea’s leader stated that the THAAD system wouldn’t be fully deployed at this time, North Korea launched several surface-to-ship missiles. There are two THAAD launchers in place in the Southeast of the country, but the other 4 are in storage at a US military base.
“North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship missiles, this morning from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province.” south Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff – via Yonhap News agency
“Each launch by the DPRK further demonstrates the rationale and necessity of the US-ROK alliance agreement to deploy THAAD. The deployment of THAAD battery to the Korean Peninsula will improve US-ROK joint missile defense posture and enhance our defensive capabilities.” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert- via Fox News
This is exactly why Secretary of Defense James Mattis referred to North Korea as a “clear and present danger.” They are not likely to back down from their commitment to obtain nuclear warheads capable of reaching the United States. They already claim to have the missile, they just need to get the nuke to go in it. Yesterday’s missiles reportedly traveled only 120 miles, according to South Korean officials.
*Moon Jae-in is reminiscent of Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of Britain in the years leading up to WWII. His attitude was one of appeasement to Hitler- just give him what he wants and he’ll go away. It’s a common attitude in our present day world.
Chamberlain signed a document with the Nazi regime in 1938 called the “Munich Agreement.” His dream of “peace in our time” was a horrible mistake. It relinquished part of Czechoslovakia to the Nazis in exchange for them leaving Britain alone. But in March of 1939, Hitler’s army had taken over the entire country, signalling the failure of the appeasement policy.
When Germany attacked Poland that year, Britain was forced to declare war on Germany. When the British army failed in their Norway campaign, it was evident that he was not a good leader, in spite of a 68% favorable rating in the country. Chamberlain resigned in 1940, and died a few months later. His replacement? Winston Churchill. The rest, as they say, is history.
Does any of that sound familiar? Appeasement of evil NEVER works. You cannot reason with evil, you cannot appease evil, nor will “diplomacy” of evil ever be effective. Moon Jae-In will come to find that out the hard way; we pray it won’t be at the expense of American troops stationed in South Korea.