The United States must take into account the tragic failure of appeasement and Kim Jong Un’s ultimate aim of reunifying the Korean peninsula in its response to the communist regime’s threats of nuclear attack, contends talk-radio host and author Michael Savage.
“I learned one thing about bullies: Unless you stand up to them, even if they’re bigger than you, they’re going to crush you,” Savage told his listeners.
“Now, North Korea is smaller than [we are]. But North Korea is a bully. They’re bullying us, because they’re used to bullying us, because we’ve had punks running America … we’ve had think-tankers and defense contractors, but we’ve never had – in recent times, anyway – someone willing to stand up for America.”
Since the Clinton administration in the early 1990s, the U.S. has reacted to Pyongyang’s “nuclear blackmail” with negotiated agreements that lead to aid and an easing of sanctions followed invariably by broken promises, a growing nuclear arsenal and more threats.
President Trump, in contrast, Savage said, responded to Kim’s threat to fire missiles that would strike near the U.S. territory of Guam with a warning that North Korea would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”