According to a report by the Yonhap News Agency in South Korea, the United States military is rehearsing an attack to take out the leadership of North Korea.
U.S. special operations forces, including the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, will take part in joint military drills in South Korea to practice incapacitating North Korean leadership in the case of conflict, a military official said Monday.
The U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six will join the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises between the two allies for the first time, along with the Army’s Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets.
“A bigger number of and more diverse U.S. special operation forces will take part in this year’s Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises to practice missions to infiltrate into the North, remove the North’s war command and demolition of its key military facilities,” the official told Yonhap News Agency asking not to be named.
The Foal Eagle exercise started March 1 and will run through the end of April. On Monday, the Key Resolve computer-simulated command post exercise began and will run through March 24.
Seoul and Washington said the joint drills are purely defensive, but Pyongyang has denounced them as rehearsal for an invasion.
Just about every Operation Mockingbird propaganda outlet is hyping the imaginary threat the world faces from North Korea and its hereditary leader. In order to buy into this, we’d have to believe Kim Jong Un has gone off his rocker and secretly desires his country to be wiped off the map. This is the same cockamamie argument used with Iran and its missile program.
North Korea does not have a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can be dropped in a ballistic missile and fired at the United States. North Korea’s missile program is a joke. It has produced a number of failed tests over the years.
If Trump follows through on his threat to take out the leadership of North Korea, it would be an unmitigated disaster for South Koreans. North Korea has at least 13,000 artillery pieces on the border, 35 miles from Seoul, one of the most densely populated cities in the world. “Its conventional artillery capability would allow North Korea to flatten Seoul in the first half-hour of any confrontation,” Time noted in 2003. Tens of thousands of people would die.
Is this what Trump wants?