President Trump’s biggest concern these days has been North Korea and the possibility of it growing into a nuclear power. He is doing everything he can to fight Korea off, while former President Obama allowed them to acquire the level of nuclear capability that now poses a threat over the whole world.
North Korea has a history of submitting it’s people to slavery, terror and starvation at the same time when they pursue development of nuclear weapons, for one purpose only, to destroy the United States and their other enemies.
Kim Jong-un and President Trump’ rhetoric reached a dead end not long ago when Kim Jong-un stated that there was a button on his desk that enables him to launch nuclear weapons at the US at anytime. Not to back down, the President replied in tweet “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
Immediately after the tweet hit the news, liberals have been going after the president with claims that he will destroy the country, and other polemics about doomsday prophecies.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Apparently, Democrats in Washington D.C. now want to remove President Trump’s right to launch a nuclear first strike without Congressional approval. Despite the fact that there is a reason that he has this right in the firs place, so in a case of emergency the country can have a tactical advantage before our enemies.
Senator Ed Markey took the lead in the attack on the President’s right to launch nuclear weapons. On twitter he said, “Worried that @RealDonaldTrump could launch a #nuclear war? My bill w/ @RepTedLieu would prevent Trump from launching a nuclear first strike. No one person should have the power to decide when the U.S. will be the first to use nuclear weapons.”
Worried that @realDonaldTrump could launch a #nuclear war? My bill w/ @RepTedLieu would prevent Trump from launching a nuclear first strike. No one person should have the power to decide when the U.S. will be the first to use nuclear weapons. RT if you agree.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) January 3, 2018
What the Senator and other Democrats are failing to acknowledge is the fact that if it comes to a point when America is under attack, countless lives could be lost while they are discussing the idea whether a nuclear weapon should be launched.
In addition the process is also avoiding Trump’s authority, which must be performed in order to launch a nuclear strike. While the precise process of launching the weapon is classified, the logistics would permit General John E. Hyten, who is in charge of U.S. Strategic Missiles to disobey President Trump’s order for a nuclear strike if he considers that the action is unlawful or unnecessary.
This issue is covered by the Uniform Code of Military Justice specifically, who of the subordinates can refuse an order, if that order is illegal or not in accordance with the military values. President Trump would also be obliged to take the opinion of his advisers, among whom is James Mattis.
According to this, the Democrats are painting a deceitful picture that President Trump can launch a nuclear strike with no accountability or without consulting anyone. He is the one that carries out the decision but he still has to answer to the people.
The product of President Trump’s open attitude that he has no intention of stepping down and wouldn’t mind if the North Korean regime ends up destroyed with a nuclear strike, was the initiation of communication between North and South Korea, which is something that has been avoided for two years.
The Associated Press reports : “South Korea quickly welcomed Kim’s decision and later confirmed that the two Koreas began preliminary contacts on the channel. During their 20-minute communication, liaison officials of the two Koreas exchanged their names and examined their communication lines to make sure they were working, according to Seoul’s Unification Ministry.”