Put Their Name on a List – That Will Scare Them
The issue of how the United States and North Korea resolve the situation where it appears the leaders of both countries want military confrontation demand serious people with serious strategies. So here comes a blowhard Senator, Ted Cruz, to insert silliness into the debate. His solution to the problem,
On Oct. 31, the State Department faces a critical decision in our relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The Iran-Russia-North Korea sanctions bill enacted in August included legislation I introduced that requires the secretary of state to decide whether to relist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism within 90 days.
Look at the accusations against Pyongyang: the unspeakable treatment of Otto Warmbier; the assassination of a member of the Kim family with chemical weapons on foreign soil; collusion with Iran to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles; cyberattacks on American film companies; support for Syria’s chemical weapons program; arms sales to Hezbollah and Hamas; and attempts to assassinate dissidents in exile. Given this, the decision should be easy. In fact, Americans could be forgiven for wondering why North Korea is not already designated as a sponsor of terrorism.
Hey Ted, when you have a good idea of how to prevent a war, get back to us. Till then, try not to waste our time.