Note to Obama: North Korea unpredictable; do not provoke
The Kansas City Star
President Barack Obama apparently didn’t pick up a basic lesson of street fighting as a kid: Never provoke anyone who’s unpredictable.
The outcome is never good. But that is what the U.S. military did, and Obama is the commander-in-chief, when it sent two B-2 stealth bombers based in Missouri to participate in military exercises in South Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un already has revoked the armistice, which ended fighting in 1953, and pulled out the hotlines connecting his country with South Korea. The communist country’s young leader is trying to earn his chops and appears likely to go to war or pretty close to it prove himself.
Sending the bat-wing B2 radar evading planes capable of carrying nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula is enough to push the already batty North Korean leader even further out on a limb.
That kind of unpredictability is what Obama needs to avoid and pull Chinese diplomats in to calm things down. What neither the U.S. nor the world needs now is another war — especially when nuclear weapons could be involved.