Tillerson: Pre-Emptive Strike on North Korea Is ‘Option on the Table’

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that pre-emptive military action against North Korea is “an option on the table” and that the U.S. policy of “strategic patience” regarding the isolated nation is over. “Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict,” Tillerson told reporters at a Seoul press conference. “If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, then, that option’s on the table.” He also ruled out any negotiations to reach a deal on North Korea freezing its nuclear-weapons development program.

Tillerson made the comments just one day after he’d issued public assurances that Pyongyang “need not fear” the U.S. and could just abandon its “dangerous and unlawful” nuclear-weapons program. The former ExxonMobil CEO is on his first trip to Asia as a U.S. diplomat. On Friday, he visited the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. Japan held its first missile drill Friday in the wake of North Korea’s recent ballistic-missile test firings into waters off its coast. Read more at THE NEW YORK TIMES.

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  1. General Mattis and all the North Korea experts out there should make “Reunification of the Peninsula” the only game in town. I have been advocating for this policy for North Korea since the year 2000. (I counselled this whilst in Jerusalem in 2012.)

    Also, nearly all the North Korea experts are ignoring the message and command of the BIRD FLU outbreak now. South Korea and North Korea are being hit with a cocktail of BirdFlu viruses now: H5N1/6/8 & H7N9. The situation is very serious. North Korea is also being hit badly by Bird Flu. It is just that there is a lockdown on the media there.

    North Korea’s sabre rattling, and now this hit in KL, is both a message and a command.

    A cry for help.

    도움을 얻기위한 외침

    The best way to deal with the North Korea now is via the application of a balance of Sefirotic Modalities.

    Read the true story of Sungju Lee. I agree with him regarding KOREAN reunification.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37914493

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