Allen West: Trump mocks North Korea’s missile test, but he may be missing the point 

What does Kim Jong Un, the dictator of North Korea and Aldoph Hitler, the dictator of Nazi Germany in WWII have in common besides being dictators? The both believe that they can do anything on the world stage and no one will call them on their activities? What shpuld President Trump need tp be doing to forestall them and the designs of China and Russia? Read the opinion here.

As Written By Allen B. West:

As I sit here on the 241st American Independence Day typing this, these quotes just seem so prescient and appropriate for these times.

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” — Attributed to Plato and George Santayana
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke’s quote has immense meaning for the establishment of our nation, that is, if you’ve read the entire Declaration of Independence and recognize the tyranny which our forefathers and mothers faced.

And throughout our short 241 years of existence, America, albeit not perfect, has always sought to triumph over evil, overtake darkness, and be a beacon of liberty, freedom, and individual sovereignty and opportunity.

Yet when we watch the news today — yeah, I know, some of ya just can’t – we’re witnessing the massing of evil on every front. We see the expansion of the global Islamic jihad, the growing Russian, Chinese, and Iranian hegemonic threats. And even at home, the threat of a determined progressive socialist “resistance” movement manifested in a violent group called “Antifa.” Funny, these disillusioned kids talk about stopping fascism… yet it’s the liberal progressive left that seeks to shut down constitutional conservative voices. Perhaps they’re not receiving a proper education? Just an indoctrination. I wonder why we don’t hear more talk from the liberal progressive left about Venezuela? After all, they’re even jailing Americans there on “fake charges.”

However, there’s no greater example of darkness and evil, than in the place we refer to as the “hermit kingdom,” North Korea. The chart below shows the comparative assessment of the number of missile firings and tests by the respective Kim family leaders of North Korea.

Under Kim Ill Sung (15), Kim Jong Il (16), and Kim Jong Un, since 2011 (83)…66 of those came during the tenure of President Barack Obama and his policy of “strategic patience.”

So, in just the first months of the Trump presidency, Kim Jong Un has fired off more missile tests than in the entire duration of both his grandfather and father. We all know Kim Jong Un is a demented, unpredictable, and dangerous leader who feels no one will thwart his goals and objectives. And actually, he appears to be correct…but we’ve been here before.

It was in the 1930s that the world watched a maniacal dictator rise to power and violate every resolution, agreement, and mandate before him. He rebuilt a war machine and tested its effectiveness during the Spanish Civil War. The Western leaders were fearful of another “world war” taking place, fearing the mass casualties that would result. It was that fear, paralysis, a strategic patience, that enabled Adolf Hitler to begin what ended up killing tens of millions, when it could have been avoided with early, preemptive actions by a coalition of the willing, the resolute.

When Hitler laid his sights on the Rhineland, his generals thought him mad. They knew that action would trigger an incredible response and would defeat Germany in its infant stages of rebuilding its war machine. Surprisingly, nothing happened when Hitler overran the Rhineland, and that served to not just embolden Hitler, but it validated his assertion that the Western leaders would do nothing, and it emboldened his generals. And thus a World War began…

U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously said, “the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself” — how true. North Korea just tested another ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) — a missile capable of striking the continental United States in Alaska.

We also must understand Iran is colluding — yes, the real collusion the Democrats don’t wish to confront — with North Korea in developing nuclear technology. Don’t forget the Israelis struck the Syrian nuclear reactor at al-Kibar on September 6, 2007. The facility had a striking resemblance to the North Korean facility at Yongbyon.

But what is most telling is there was no major retaliation against Israel for the preemptive action they took. Evil thrives when fear is present, and when we hear so many talk about how nothing can be done about North Korea because millions will die, it’s reminiscent of the mid to late 1930s when we did nothing against Hitler early. If North Korea is allowed to perfect a delivery means, and along with Iran develop a nuclear warhead, well, it’s a whole new ballgame folks. And, all of this is happening under the very nose of China, as well as a Mongolia, which is supportive of North Korea and receives U.S. foreign aid.

China’s president Xi Jinping is more than happy to have his rabid dog, Kim Jong Un, unleashed in order to keep us tied up while he and Communist China, expand their hegemonic designs by way of the new China economic “Silk Road.” We can expect no assistance from China in this matter. As a matter of fact, as long as President Trump continues to tweet and focus on “fake news,” these evil enemies will march forward towards their desired end state. They know the deplorable readiness situation of our military.

But what they know even more is our reticence, our recalcitrance to engage them early and defeat them. If we choose not to, because of self-imposed fear…….


Trump mocks North Korea’s missile test, but I think he’s missing the point – Allen B. West –

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