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US war with North Korea ‘worth it’ – Lindsey Graham

RT | March 3, 2018

The damage caused by a US war with North Korea would be “worth it,” Senator Lindsey Graham said. The comments further fuel speculation the US is gearing up for action against Pyongyang.

“All the damage that would come from a war would be worth it in terms of long-term stability and national security,” the Republican senator from South Carolina told CNN. “I’m completely convinced that President Trump and his team reject the policy of containment… They’ve drawn a red line here and it is to never let North Korea build a nuclear-tipped missile to hit America.”

Graham’s comments come as the US is reportedly considering military action against North Korea, should Pyongyang build a nuclear missile capable of striking the US, according to multiple sources, CNN reports.

Last week, Washington revealed its latest round of sanctions against North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, targeting Pyongyang’s shipping industry. Trump warned a phase two could be “very, very unfortunate for the world.”

The US appears at odds with the apparent willingness of both North and South Korea to engage in dialogue following the Winter Olympic Games, which saw North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, attending. Kim Yo-jung was the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to visit the South since the Korean War, and shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the opening ceremony.

On Thursday, Moon told Trump he plans to send an envoy to North Korea following the invitation extended by Pyongyang. This would be the first inter-Korean summit since 2007. South Korea said in a statement that dialogue with the North “will go on.”

Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is a longtime hawk who has often advocated for US military action, including calling for the US to send 10,000 troops to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq. He was also among the chorus of Republican presidential candidates calling for the US to shoot down Russian planes in Syria in 2015.

Curiously, Graham is aware of the devastation a conflict between the US and North Korea would create in the region. Speaking on the Today show in August, Graham noted: “Japan, South Korea, China would all be in the crosshairs of a war if we started one with North Korea.”

“If there’s going to be a war to stop [Kim Jong-un], it will be over there. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there. They’re not going to die here,” he added. “And [Trump] told me that to my face. That may be provocative, but not really. When you’re president of the United States, where does your allegiance lie? To the people of the United States.”

During the Korean War of 1950-53, an estimated 2.5 million people died. Should the US enter a war with North Korea, the conflict would likely have disastrous consequences for the greater region and endanger US citizens.

March 3, 2018 - Posted by | Militarism, War Crimes | , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Indite and arrest this POS for treason in the cover-up of 9-11 crimes and much more.

    He should have to register as a foreign agent for Israel–or better yet, be deported to Israel.

    There aren’t enough bars of soap to wash out his mouth for the lies he’s told.

    Comment by rediscover911com | March 3, 2018 | Reply

    • This POS wouldn’t have the courage to Join the USA Armed Forces and fight himself.

      “You can always hear the people who are willing to sacrifice somebody else’s life. They’re plenty loud and they talk all the time. You can find them in Churches and schools and newspapers and LEGISLATURES AND CONGRESS. That’s their business They sound wonderful. “Death before dishonour”, “This ground sanctified in blood”, “These men who died gloriously”, :”They shall not have died in vain”, “Our noble dead”……Dalton Trombo.

      If the USA does start a war with Korea, I’ll bet this disgusting PIG will make lots of money out of it.

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 3, 2018 | Reply

  2. This goddam tasteless Graham Cracker is a pompous racist-colonialist imbecile. No wonder he genuflects submissively to the Zionist entity so-called Israel…racists and colonialists, murderers in bed together. I expect that one reason the GC is so callous toward and dismissive of the North Koreans (and of course by extension to all Koreans, Japanese, Chinese…Asians) is that North Korea has issued passionate and principled statements in support of and in solidarity with the people of Gaza and all of Palestine…so GC’s Zionist masters plant some words in his sick mind and he regurgitates them on “faux news” CNN et al. There aren’t any worse senators than this bas*ard, and that’s saying a lot: there are only one or two decent ones in the whole lot of 100 sickos.

    Comment by roberthstiver | March 4, 2018 | Reply

  3. P.s. GC’s “it’s worth it” is reminiscent of part-Jew Madeleine Albright’s 1995 or so statement on nationwide TV that the killing of 500,000 Iraqi children due to lack of proper health care, medicines, etc., was “worth it.” Racists, criminals in positions of power in the flailing and failing ZioUSrael empire….

    Comment by roberthstiver | March 4, 2018 | Reply

    • ‘MADeleine’ Albright’s statement that day was typical of how Israel sees any ‘Goyim’…..totally worthless and only there to be treated like garbage. They see themselves as the “Master Race”.

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 4, 2018 | Reply


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