Every day, President Trump continues to throw Twitter matches into the gasoline-soaked Korean peninsula without any thought of the monstrous consequences. Since he skipped out on serving in the Vietnam War, he knows nothing about the horrors of war. He doesn’t comprehend that playing chicken with a delusional dictator is sure to end badly, very badly, for them and us.
Almost 50 years ago, I was stationed in Korea in an atomic demolitions munitions unit. Our job was to hand-deliver tactical atomic bombs to enemy positions--but only as a last resort if American forces were going to be overrun.
Today, a Korean war will escalate to nukes almost immediately. The North Koreans have so much artillery positioned along the DMZ that no conventional response, even massive American air power, will halt their deadly barrage. Hundreds of thousands of Koreans and Americans will die within the first days. The only American option will be to carpet bomb North Korean positions with tactical atomic bombs.
But, it is unlikely that the North Koreans will just give up. They will battle door-to-door like ISIS in Mosul. A long blood bath will ensue. That’s were we need the children of Trump voters. They must be at the head of the lines at the military recruitment stations. Trump voters must pay their blood obligation to their presidential choice and sacrifice their children on the Trump altar. Hail, our great leader!