An optimistic perspective on a scary crisis: No US War on North Korea

Source: OpEdNews
by Dave Lindorff

"North Korea is threatening to destroy the US with its thus far largely undeliverable and sometimes unexplodable nuclear weapons, while the US, after an embarrassing navigational "mishap" that saw it steaming in the opposite direction, has successfully dispatched the USS Carl Vinson carrier battle group to a position reportedly within "strike range" of North Korea (albeit actually still in the South China Sea near the Philippines, some 1200 miles distant from North Korea). Now President Trump is threatening a possible attack on that country if it won't halt its nuclear weapons program. So is the Korean War, which never really ended, going to be reactivated, as scare stories are now warning? While I often find myself the pessimist in these kinds of crises, given the penchant for US presidents to turn to war as a default foreign policy option, I'm guessing that won't happen in this case, and for the same reason I don't think we will see US troops confronting the determined ethnic Russian secessionists in eastern Ukraine." (04/30/17)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/An-optimistic-perspective-by-Dave-Lindorff-Korea_North-Korea_Us-Warmongering-170430-773.html