Steven Perlin, Staff Writer
North Korea responded to this declaration by saying that any such attack would be treated as a declaration of war and that decisive military action would be taken.
And where exactly does this leave the United States? I feel that a preemptive military strike by the South would be applauded by the United States – behind the closed doors of the Oval Office. Publicly, the President would issue a statement condemning the attack. We would then see the beginning of a much larger conflict, with Japan taking the side of South Korea. Afraid for a similar fate, Iran could very possibly throw the Middle East into turmoil and launch a nuclear weapon into Israel. The United States would get involved because Israel is one of our strongest allies. Before we know it, we would have World War III on our hands.
Let’s avoid this mess. Force North Korea back to the negotiating table. Make them give up their arsenal. Pave the way for the government in Iran to follow in the footsteps of the North Koreans. Help to avoid the destruction of the Earth and force North Korea (with lots of foreign aid) to demilitarize and take care of its people.