Former U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, stated that the United States desire to launch a nuclear strike on North Korea is strong and warranted. Historically, the two countries have been hassling each other for many years. Kissinger (unfortunately) served in the White House under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He is a war criminal with extensive experience in world politics and death.
Sadly, Kissinger is a heavy weight diplomat that has a lot of pull in the world. He also extensively works closely with the Chinese government. When President Trump and his current Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson, needs some insight and guidance on matters they often turn to time honored diplomats and politicians who have been around for a very long time. Kissinger (by some miracle) has been around for nearly 100 years since he is 94 years old.
North Korea and the U.S. have not had good relations for over 70 years. In 2018 relations are still not friendly or even cordial between the nations. The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games were held in South Korea. During this important international event, South Korea and their Northern counterpart came together as one during the ceremonies. Many political insiders believed that this might be step forward in the two nations being at peace and possibly unified once again.
Why are the Pyeongchang Winter Games so important to this discussion? Well, South Korea and North Korea were split along the 38th parallel after World War II ended in 1945. Russia held the northern region of this country and the United States maintained the south. Since that time the two countries never reunified into one.
As a result, many Northern Koreans believed the U.S. were their true enemies and they wanted them gone. This is where the tension between the two countries first started.
Since that time North Korea and the United States have intermittently had their problems. However, during the 90s, under the Clinton Administration, the U.S. and North Korea literally almost went to war. This situation was barely stopped before it became a huge problem. Fast forward to the 2010s and North Korea has become the “evil regime” in the world of politics. This country has nuclear capabilities that date back to the 90s. This was one of the major reasons why the U.S. and North Korea were going to fight back then. They still have them now during Trump’s administration.
Kissinger desires for Trump to nuke the North Korean country. He does not believe that the nation is being reasonable and that they should not have nuclear armaments. Kissinger also believes that if North Korea is able to keep their nukes then other countries who should not have them might want to follow suit. Kissinger doesn’t see anything good coming out of this situation. Hopefully, both sides will find some type of mutual resolution to this problem.