Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean

Charlie Daniels

We should know by now that Band-Aids, imaginary red lines, rhetoric and throwing money around does not work with dictators and fanatics, they step over the lines, ignore the warnings, take the money and continue down the same path they were on.

For too long, America has kicked multiple cans down the road until we have at least two powder kegs that could – and will, if not addressed – blow. One is Iran, a nation that was on its last leg until the Obama administration made it their business to revitalize their economy in a one-sided deal that was supposed to shut down their pursuit of a nuclear weapon and worked about as well as Obamacare.

The other – and most immediate and volatile – is North Korea, ruled by a pudgy spoiled brat that has never been told “no” and doesn’t seem to realize that the first time he fires a missile at America he and his country immediately become toast in a matter of minutes.

This is an even stickier situation than the one with Iran because of the proximity of South Korea where a missile attack would be like lobbing a rock across the fence. Seoul, South Korea is one of the most densely populated cities in the world and the results of a nuclear device being detonated there is unthinkable.

The other problem is China. For decades, it has been advantageous to the Chinese for North Korea to be a nuclear power, being a constant thorn in the side of the Western World, it suits their purposes for America’s constant attention and military power be allocated to keeping North Korea at bay.

But China also has a unique problem, in that, if America or the western powers were to go to war with North Korea they would be inundated with refugees fleeing north and more hungry people is the last thing China needs.

Whether this scenario is enough of a threat to motivate China to exercise their enormous influence over North Korea is anybody’s guess, but considering that China has to create twenty-three million new jobs every year, the commercial progress they’ve made in the global community in the last few decades and the billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese goods they dump on America each year – when push really comes to shove – there’s at least a shot, if the proper pressure is exerted.

So here we sit, a nuclear age dilemma on our hands, so what do we do, placate, talk nice and pay off again only to have to face the same situation in a couple of years after the ransom money runs out?

This is not going to stop, and the sooner we face the fact the quicker we deal with this conundrum, plus the resolve, or the lack thereof, we show toward the North Korean debacle, will directly affect the future attitude of Iran and every other fanatic who wants to destroy us.

Or do we say “All right enough is enough, we’ve gone too far already and we’re not going any farther, and Kim Jong-un, it’s only fair to tell you that if you fire a missile toward us or our allies consider yourself as having less that 30 minutes to live.” No more kicking the can down the road for our children to deal with, no more putting off high noon.

So, Kim, you keep your missiles to yourself and we’ll do the same, otherwise, you ain’t gonna like what happens next.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels

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