As usual, it's always about us -- and now, of course, Trump.
Lost in all the self-absorbed chatter about North Korea and America is the fate of South Korea.
Even a limited conventional strike against Pyongyang's nuclear facilities would most likely unleash North Korea's overwhelming (and non-nuclear) artillery massed along the border. Estimated casualties run into the tens of thousands of South Koreans during the early hours, and who knows how many before the US could eventually end this threat.
Seoul is in range.
10 million people live there.
I don't know why we have this thing about killing Koreans.
From a WAPO story:"
“Over a period of three years or so, we killed off — what — 20 percent of the population,” Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, told the Office of Air Force History in 1984. Dean Rusk, a supporter of the war and later secretary of state, said the United States bombed “everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another.” After running low on urban targets, U.S. bombers destroyed hydroelectric and irrigation dams in the later stages of the war, flooding farmland and destroying crops.
But why do they hate us?
More than 60 years later it's still the same. Just ask Lindsey Graham:
"If there's going to be a war, it's going to be in the region, not here in America."
North Korea, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos ....
(And sorry, but there were those bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki despite Japan sending signals it was ready to surrender.)
Man, Americans love to kill Asians.
And then ignore or forget about what we've done.