John Bolton: “Only Diplomatic Option Left Is To End The Regime In North Korea”

“The only diplomatic option left is to end the North Korean regime by effectively having the South take it over.”

He’s right. North Korea’s threats will never stop. Regime change is in order.

  • John Bolton, always right on.

    • WalterBannon

      he is half right

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Please elaborate…..

  • canminuteman

    The USAF could destroy the NoKo’s critical infrastructure in one night. Take out the electrical system, the water system the telephone system. If they then try to do something stupid like attack south Korea, a few well placed nuclear tipped cruise missiles could likely destroy their field armies capabilities to do anything. At this point get South Korea to step up to the plate, deal with the aftermath and walk away.

    • Brett McS

      That’s called diplomacy by other means.

  • Brett McS

    There are plenty of options. Some South Koreans, off their own bat, send balloons over the border with movies, food and books. Things like that could be done on a massive scale with a bit of help.

  • JPfromtheeast

    The US could just sneak those recently converted Ohio class subs, SSGNs, and just fire 100s of cruise missiles in minutes and just wipe out all of the military assets that matter.

    Regardless, the place just needs to be made into a Chinese province and then slowly reintegrated back into RoC.

    • Why a Chinese province? The people of the north are Koreans just like those of the south.

      • WalterBannon

        Because your solution of imposing the burden of fixing this failed state which was created by China upon South Korea is unethical and unfair to the millions of South Koreans and destructive of one of the far east’s few successful western states.

        • Just like handing Poland, Ukraine, ect over to Russia.

          We;re repeating mistakes of the past by letting this Chinese tyranny carry on.

        • Ask the S. Koreans. They’ve only been separated a few decades. Their history is one with that of N. Korea. Or am I wrong? Is Korea like N. & S. Vietnam?

      • That’s not how China sees it.

        China sees North Korea as not only a buffer state but as a means to own all of Korea.

        It’s time to disabuse them of that notion.

        • If China were sincerely peaceful, they would see no danger in reunifying Korea under South governance. They would not allow the Kim madman to survive.

          • He is the wacky ace-in-the-hole.

            China has allowed the Kim dynasty to survive for its own purposes.

    • Korea is not China. Ever.

  • simus1

    Nuclear decapitation of the top levels of the kim dong bong regime should have the highest priority. Long overdue.

    • WalterBannon

      proper diplomacy has never been tried. China created this failed state. China props them up. They serve as China’s nefarious puppet. We have never properly laid responsibility at China’s feet with real repercussions.

      Consider all of this leverage we have:

      1. We could threaten to cancel all US govt bond debt held by china. Don’t tell me it is not possible. Marxist states cancel foreign ownership of assets all the time, whats good for the goose is good for the gander.
      2. Tariffs so high on their manufacture goods imported to our country that their industrial markets would be set back three decades by becoming non competitive. Lots of other asian states, Mexico and domestic manufacturers would love to sweep up this new business. WIn win for america.

      Put these things seriously on the table and China would cave in fast. You would see Chinese troops in the streets of NK overnight and the fat boy would find himself in some chinese prison awaiting his execution.

      • Walter, this could be a good program, and Trump is obviously thinking along those lines. But it is also true that Kim is becoming very threatening, with an H-Bomb. a threat of EMP, etc. Thus, the push China to do something about it scenario may be too little too late.

  • WalterBannon

    Regime change is in order.

    But not at the expense of South Korea.

    China created this mess. Let them absorb North Korea and take over their governance.

    • No, do not give China a taste for expansionism.

  • Hard Little Machine

    No. You can’t take 25 million starving lunatics who think the Korean War is still going on and magically integrate them into the economy and society of the RoK. The East Germans WANTED to be integrated, were reasonably well educated and still the German economy crashed for a decade. Can you imagine millions of glint eyed Juche zealots suddenly being told everything they know is wrong?

    Planet of the Apes.