North Korea! Fight or NOT to Fight!
That is the question!
The recent concerto of insults between Kim Jung Un and Donald Trump was neither pleasing to the ear nor inspiring to our naive imaginations. If nuclear war were to break out, no one could envision what the outcome might be. It’s one of those quandaries that have remained unanswered for decades.
Some history: during the Cold War the Soviet Union and the USA did not enter into a nuclear kinetic confrontation. Both sides realized that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the symbols of two Japanese cities that were evaporated in fractions of a second. Consequently, a world war consisting of nuclear confrontations would serve no purpose other than reaffirm man’s own self-destructive tendencies.
During the fifties and sixties, no country was better prepared to launch a pre-emptive strike than the Soviet Union. However, the leaders particularly Nikita Khrushchev were acutely aware of the repercussions of WWII. In that conflict, millions of brave Soviet soldiers and civilians died fighting for Stalingrad. That was not gratuitous violence. Russia was fighting to end the war that Nazi Germany had initiated years before.
In contrast, North Korea has no need to respond to the tweets of POTUS Trump. Leaders who have experienced the actual carnage/ disaster of war are not apt to initiate or precipitate a war. It’s imperative that both Kim Jung Un and Trump lower their parallel self-destructive rhetoric ASAP! Nothing beneficial can come from mutually assured boisterous accusations [MABA] vs. mutually…Read More