I just read an article over at SOFREP by Alex Hollings that told me it is time to write this essay. I am going to teach you some things which will help you more easily see through the fog of lies being put out by our lying lefty media. Note that Alex was just repeating or commenting on what CBS told him.
If you read just the following, it makes it look like Mattis is afraid to fight Kimmy Boy.
"In his first televised interview since becoming the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis discussed the potential for war with North Korea, as well as the repercussions of such a conflict, with CBS News' 'Face the Nation' over the weekend.
The Defense Secretary addressed the potential for war with burgeoning nuclear power North Korea as potentially 'catastrophic' when asked by 'Face the Nation' host John Dickerson. The nation has been in the headlines consistently throughout President Trump's time in office, as Kim Jong Un continues his pursuit of nuclear weapons and reliable missile platforms that can deliver them to targets all over the world. Depictions of nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, Kim's ultimate goal, raining down on U.S. cities pervade official North Korean media and have even been included in state celebrations.
Although President Trump has made it clear that his intent is to pursue a diplomatic solution to the simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula brought about by Kim's nuclear pursuits and rampant threats levied at America and its allies, he has also made statements in the past indicating that he would be willing to authorize a unilateral military strike against the small Asian nation if it came to it.
'A conflict in North Korea, John, would be probably the worst kind of fighting in most people's lifetimes," Mattis told CBS News.'"
"Aside from the Kim regime's ballistic missile capabilities, Mattis also emphasized the damage North Korea could do with 'hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on Earth - Seoul, the capital of South Korea.'"
"'But the bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat if we're not able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means,' Mattis said."
My first thought was, "This is the general they call 'Mad Dog' talking like he is apprehensive to fight Kimmy Boy?"
But, I read more because Mattis has to know that him talking like he is apprehensive about fighting crazy Kimmy Boy will only encourage crazy Kimmy Boy to be over confident, arrogant, and defiant and start a war with the US. That one part of the conversation probably increased the probability that Kimmy Boy will start a war by at least two fold.
You have to understand that there is more than one way to start a war. One way, you attack the enemy and you are the aggressor. Another way is you fool the enemy into attacking you, they are the aggressor and you are justified in defending yourself.
So my next thought was, "Is Mattis trying to sucker punch Kimmy Boy into starting a war with the US so we can justify stomping his little butt and finally cleaning up the mess the lefty idiot Truman caused almost two thirds of a century ago, you know, using a little psychological warfare?"
So the story went on to say, "Mattis added that North Korea is an active and serious threat for the entire surrounding region, including to nations like Japan and even Russia and China, who have demonstrated a weary public support for Kim despite calling on him to denuclearize the peninsula."
Ooooo, a little justification for attacking Kimmy Boy and...
"When asked whether or not the United States perceives North Korea as an active threat, or if the primary concern is the threat they could levy once in possession of a global-strike capable nuclear delivery system, Mattis did not mince words: North Korea is already a threat, and must be treated as such.
'They have been very clear in their rhetoric we don't have to wait until they have an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear weapon on it to say that now it's manifested completely,' Mattis said."
"'We consider it a direct threat even today, the North Korean threat,' Mattis said. 'As far as that specific threat, I don't want to put a timeline on it. At this time, what we know, I'd prefer to keep silent about because we may actually know some things the North Koreans don't even know.'"
Now that is much more in line with what I would expect a general called "Mad Dog" to say. He justified going to war with North Korea and then warned we are willing to fight North Korea but you know arrogant little Kimmy Boy only heard the parts he wanted to hear, you know, the US is apprehensive to fight North Korea.
The article finished by saying, "The United States is planning to attempt an ICBM intercept, the first of its kind, on Tuesday morning."
This is absolutely not true. The US Army and Navy have been shooting down missiles at White Sands Missile Range and in the Polynesian Islands for almost two thirds of a century, since the 1950s, especially from Wake Island.
Where and how do you think we developed the Minute Man anti-missile system?
I was trained in this technology in 1972.
I want to point out a few things in this article you always see in the US media and which are very deceptive. The first thing I want to look at is an idea regularly pushed by the lefty media.
"Depictions of nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, Kim's ultimate goal, raining down on U.S. cities"
You know, like the US doesn't have the ability to shoot down missiles in spite of the fact we saw the US shoot down missiles as long ago as Desert Storm. You know, like Kimmy Boy will just shoot off his "nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles" and we will just sit around on our thumbs watching it happen unable to stop the missiles AND all of Kimmy Boy's missiles will magically make it to the US in spite of the fact that, with his current missile tests only one in every three or four missiles makes it far enough before they blow up to destroy anything not inside of North Korea. BTW, Kimmy Boy has never gotten one of his missiles past Japan, much less to the US.
Have you noticed that all of Kimmy Boy's missiles that do make it out of North Korea splash down in the Sea of Japan?
That is just a wee bit short of the US.
Now, does the idea that Kimmy Boy will rain down nuke missiles on the US with impunity sound in touch with reality, rational, or sane to you?
The next idea is so commonly mentioned, I can't believe no one has refuted it and you got it, I am going to refute it right here.
"the damage North Korea could do with 'hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on Earth - Seoul, the capital of South Korea."
You know, like the US military stationed there doesn't have any artillery or rockets to shoot back with AND that the North Korean generals are so stupid they would shoot at the civilians in Seoul while our artillery and rockets will be shooting at their artillery and rockets.
Just how long do you think that would last before the North Koreans didn't have any artillery and rockets left? Only a few hours?
There is one thing you better bet on and that is that, when the fecal matter hits that fan, the North Korean artillery and rockets will be shooting at the US artillery, rockets, tanks, and troops instead of at Seoul or they won't have artillery and rockets very long and then they will stop shooting at Seoul.
The VERY FIRST THING any army does in such a conflagration is to try and destroy their enemy's ability to destroy them. THAT is a military fact and basic military strategy.
My grandfather was a western sheriff and gun fighter and one of the most important things he taught me was, "The only thing you do when you shoot at and miss someone is give them another chance to kill you."
EVERY TIME a North Korean artillery piece or rocket launcher fires a round at Seoul instead of at the US artillery or rockets, they will be giving that US artillery piece or rocket launcher another chance to destroy them. You have to be an idiot to do that and you won't live long.
Then Mattis said, "But the bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat if we're not able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means."
Please note that Mattis did not say for whom it would be catastrophic. Think about that.
I just love it when the idiot x-spurts, especially the media start their "intellectual", "Can the US defeat North Korea" dog and pony show, you know, after the way we surged through Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and in Iraq, when our troops were allowed to fight.
My first thought is always, "How fast?"
I have tried to show you how almost all of the North Korean weapons are very old and poorly maintained and their troops are seriously underfed. Most of their weapons are from the Korean War era. For Pete's sake, they are still flying Mig-21s.
But let's do a little military analysis of what I KNOW the US has just brought to bear on North Korea. Let's start out by dissecting and analyzing the US 7th Fleet being led by the USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group or CSG.
The standard structure for a CSG is a Nimitz class carrier with 90 aircraft of which more than half or about 50 to 60 or two wings will be F-18s; there will be one or two destroyers with 90 missiles in the tubes ready to fire and more in storage, you know, just like those two destroyers which recently hammered the Syrian air base all by themselves; there will be one or two cruisers with almost as many missiles in the tubes ready to fire; there will be one nuclear powered attack missile sub with more than 150 missiles in the tubes ready to fire; and there will be at least one supply ship to keep those ships supplied at all times with things like fuel, food, munitions, and other equipment, which will be regularly replaced by full supply ships.
So we know that the USS Carl Vinson CSG was deployed to Korea with at least 90 aircraft, of which two wings are F-18s, one destroyer, one cruiser, and one nuclear attack missile sub, at the MINIMUM, which is a huge amount of fire power.
Then the USS Carl Vinson CSG was joined by the USS Ronald Reagan CSG which at least doubled the fleet's fire power.
Then the USS Nimitz CSG joined the fleet at least tripling the fleet's original fire power.
Then we know of at least two more nuclear attack missile subs have joined the fleet giving the fleet at least 5 nuclear attack missile subs with about 800+ missiles in the tubes ready to fire with just subs.
With just what I have already mentioned, the 7th Fleet in the Korean area has more fire power than most nations have with their entire military. There are probably less than a dozen militaries in the entire world that have that much or more fire power.
Then we know that Japan has added all four of her helo-carrier fleets and their missile ships and subs to the USS Carl Vinson CSG.
Then we know that the entire South Korean fleet was added to the USS Carl Vinson CSG.
Then we know that the US has had a large number of special operations teams training in South Korea for at least a year, preparing to take out Kimmy Boy and his key targets.
Then we know that a special US logistics unit is training in South Korea and is right now building and stocking facilities to provide food and supplies for both the military and civilians during a war.
We also know the Bonne Home group with at least two Marine helo-carriers and four amphibious landing ships will almost certainly be joining the USS Carl Vinson CSG in the near future, if they are not already quietly there. Then we know the US military has recently moved a full Marine division to Japan with their F-35Bs, which will probably deploy with the Bonne Home group.
Then we know the US military has over 50,000 Army, Navy, and Air force troops stationed in South Korea with their weapons, equipment and supplies.
Then we know the US Air Force currently has bases in Japan within easy reach of North Korea.
Then we know the US Air Force currently has at least two wings of strategic bombers stationed in Guam, which is within easy reach of all of North Korea.
Then we know the Stewert-Dewey Destroyer Group 31 with 6 missile ships was assigned to the USS Carl Vinson CSG greatly increasing their fire power but, interestingly, the Dewey was sent alone to play island games with the Chicom in the South China Sea and the Stewert is in Malaysia but I have not seen where the other four missile ships are.
Are the Stewert and Dewey being used as a diversion while the other four ships were quietly sent to be with the USS Carl Vinson or is Trump getting ready to take on China in the South China Sea at the same time he is taking on North Korea to tie down Chinese forces and keep them out of North Korea?
And that is just the things they told us about or I was able to find out by watching what I call "the shadows moving in the background" AND I know from my training and experience that there are more things even I have not detected but are there. I do know that they have US intel ships, planes, and satellites "in theater" along with much more because that is standard US military operation.
And you think North Korea has a prayer? Do you get the picture yet?
I am not going to lose any sleep over North Korea.
BTW, contrary to the way the media make it sound, the next Korean War will be ABSOLUTLY NOTHING like the first Korean War. Things have changed just a wee bit in the last two thirds of a century, believe it or not.
We have radar which can track the trajectories of their projectiles to quickly tell us the exact locations for all of their artillery and rockets. We have smart munitions which can destroy anything and everything they have, especially smart cluster bombs that will take out their artillery, rockets, tanks, and troops. We have AC-130 gun ships that will depopulate entire attacking armies. We have A-10s, attack choppers, and mini guns which will quickly destroy armies. We have B-52s, B-1s, and B-2s which carry more munitions, better munitions, and more accurate munitions than the Korean War bombers.
Believe me, this war will be very different from the first war except that North Korea is still using some weapons from the first war. Think about that. All we need is a good Commander in Chief who will turn our troops loose and let them fight to win. Then this war will be catastrophic...for North Korea.
Can we defeat North Korea? How fast?
There may soon only be one Korea, a capitalistic democracy.
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