By M.A. Saki

Trump may push Korean peninsula toward nuclear holocaust 

August 13, 2017

TEHRAN - It had been imagined that the world has taken a departure from the barbarity of the First and Second World Wars and that people assume senior posts who are pretty wise and think about the consequences of their words and actions; however the ascendance of Donald Trump to the White House proved that we were wrong and still vulnerable to man-made tragedies.

Donald Trump’s rhetoric to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea that “the world has never seen” may push the Korean peninsula toward another disaster: this time a nuclear holocaust.

Fueling the tension by making repeated incendiary remarks invokes the idea that the world may degenerate into another disaster that has not been seen since the Second World War.

In case of a war on the Korean peninsula great powers like China may intrinsically feel threatened and see the action as provocative and in that case the situation may get out of control.

Political leaders like Barack Obama and analysts were of the opinion that Trump would soften his approach when he faces the realities as president, but Trump is proving more dangerous and unpredictable than it had been imagined. He is becoming more extreme as the time passes by.

His extremism has gone to the extent that former defense secretary Leon Panetta told CNN on Friday that "we need a president to speak in a steady and calm and stable and responsible way."

Also, more than 60 House Democrats sent a letter on Thursday to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking him to restrain the president. They said, “These statements are irresponsible and dangerous.”

Trump’s order to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, which is intended to save the warming planet Earth, sounded the alarm that he is reckless, careless, ignorant and unbelievably erratic.

While the world was expecting a German-like reunification of the two Koreas, the U.S. and North Korea, through their war rhetoric, are reviving the ghosts of the 1950-53 Korean War in which about 3 million were killed.

In case of a war either first started by the U.S. or North Korea it is the Korean people, both in the South and the North, who will be the chief victims.  It has been estimated that tens of thousands of people would be killed in the first hours of the war.

The Korean peninsula is like a divided family which its people’s heart beat for each other and those in South Korea hate inflammatory remarks by Trump.

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