Skip to comments.'Forget It': Bolton Says US Running Out Of Diplomatic Options With North Korea
Posted on 11/29/2017 1:18:33 PM PST by blam
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said today that the diplomatic options are running out after North Korea fired a new kind of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
The rogue dictator Kim Jong Un boasted that the Hwasong-15 can be armed with a nuclear warhead and could strike the U.S. mainland.
The ICBM was fired at 2:48 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the regime said, traveling 596 miles and demonstrating the potential to reach a range of 8,100 miles.
Bolton said this test-launch is "significant" because, if the early estimates are confirmed, it leaves no doubt that Pyongyang is "getting very close" to being able to threaten the United States with a nuclear attack.
"You have to ask when we're going to start seriously considering a military option," he said on "Outnumbered Overtime."
Bolton said he does not foresee "dramatic action" by China, leaving the Trump administration with a "binary choice": use military force to destroy the nuclear program or accept a nuclear-armed North Korea being able to target any U.S. city it wants.
Harris Faulkner asked whether a new round of financial sanctions could make an impact at this stage.
"Forget it. There is no time for this to have impact," Bolton responded.
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Maybe a north korean nuke could be set to go off by accident in an inconvenient place for them. Maybe in ten years we’ll have the tech to pull that off. Just keep stalling until then.
how would it go? warn them on late on a sunday evening and then hit their nuke manufacturing facilities one hour later with blockbusters?
I’m old enough to remember the Soviet pilots in the MIGs flying for the North Koreans. I’m suspicious of the origins of Rocket Man’s missiles.
In the good old days, the CIA would clean up this mess.
Still scratchin my head why most of the rest of the world is mostly silent on this.
Is Korea still a U.N. mission ?
One, just ONE, thermonuclear tipped missile could wipe out the entire command structure of NK in a few seconds...........................
For the life of me, I can’t understand why
Bolton is not part of this administration.
Same same in Nam.
2 choices , bomb them or Obama’s way Surrender
Don’t we have a capability of shooting down anything they can put up?
Here is a highly interesting 11 minute video assessment of the NK ICBM capabilities on WSJ. They are saying it’s a done deal, is my take on the presentation.
AMEN to that. Maybe if Ivanka were sent somewhere else, They would have room for Bolton.
Good point. There aren’t that many experienced, competent good folks around that we can afford to waste them by sitting on the sidelines.
Suppose that put up ten. Nine phonies and one nuke.
How many can you shoot down, and which one is real?
“Where did he learn how to negotiate?”
Also, he never met a war he didn't want someone else to fight.
Good riddance to that jerk. I was thrilled when he was passed over for the U.S. Secretary of State post.
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