It is about time that the United States put a stop with all the ongoing threats from North Korea with a pre-emptive strike to eliminate the threat of a nuclear ballistic missile attack on the U.S. We need to follow the Israelis past success in destroying the nuclear plant in Iraq years ago. The U.N. resolution to sanction North Korea by targeting the economy and leadership is a waste of time. We do not need any U.N. resolutions on matters that involve any threats toward the U.S.
Regardless of what the U.S. government stated about the U.S. defending itself against a North Korean attack with an anti-missile missile, if memory serves me right this country does not possess an anti-missile that can meet the challenge. In the past the U.S. has spent billions of dollars in developing a missile that can intercept and destroy an ICBM. Some, if not all of the tests, were conducted under favorable conditions using U.S. missiles with capabilities that we were aware of and from a given location. The failure rates were unacceptable in providing a viable protective shield for the people of the U.S. Bear in mind that the Patriot anti-missile performance used during the Iraq War encountered a high rate of failure to destroy Iraqs scud missiles.
The U.S. must discontinue appeasing North Korea or any other unfriendly nation. In the past when North Korea made threats we provided them with shiploads of fuel oil while South Korea provided with tons of grain all for free. All this tribute permitted the North Koreans to use their resources to purchase and build up their weapons arsenal so as to make future threats to the hands that feed them.
Now is the time for the U.S. government to assert itself to the world that with our military might we can and will take action(s) against any aggression on American soil or its people. There definitely is something wrong when the U.S. government is taking away earned benefits from the American people and borrowing billions from China and giving it to nations that despise and hate us. We, the American people, need to vote out all the incompetent politicians (federal, state and county) and replace them with people of integrity and leadership qualities. Let us take back this country.
John H. Drewes