Are we barreling towards an all out war with North Korea? It seems that things have been somewhat quiet and peaceful, but that does not mean war is off the table.
Top Marine Corps commander General Robert Neller warned troops in Norway on Thursday to be prepared because “there’s a war coming.”
Neller told them, “I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming,” he continued, “You’re in a fight here, an informational fight, a political fight, by your presence.”
“Just remember why you’re here,” he added, “They’re watching. Just like you watch them, they watch you. We’ve got 300 Marines up here; we could go from 300 to 3,000 overnight. We could raise the bar.”
The east Asian state’s last missile test was in late November. The ICBM indicated an increase in weapons capability, as experts reported North Korea’s missiles could hit the continental United States.
Then, two other things happened last week. First, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said there’s a 70 percent chance the U.S. will strike North Korea if it tests another missile. Then, a report emerged that North Korea is arming its missiles with anthrax, a deadly biological weapon.
Now there is report of Defense Secretary General James “Mad Dog” Mattis making cryptic comments when speaking of North Korea.
Speaking during his visit to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Friday, Mattis called the rogue nation “an oppressive regime that shackles its people” adding that it has yet to cease its “pursuit of nuclear weapons and their means of delivery in order to threaten others with catastrophe.”
“We’re doing everything we can to solve this diplomatically — everything we can,” Mattis said.
He also claimed that “storm clouds are gathering” over the small country.
Boston Herald reports:
Without forecasting a conflict, Mattis emphasized that diplomacy stands the best chance of preventing a war if America’s words are backed up by strong and prepared armed forces.