We all like to think we’d know how a war between the US and North Korea would play out.
Trump fires some missiles, Kim Jong-un fires some back – or vice versa – and both sides suffer obscene fatalities until one of them says ‘Hey, maybe we shouldn’t be killing innocent people in our own dick-measuring competition?’
We don’t spare a moment to just how fatalities there could be, say, on a daily basis.
Well, one retired US Air Force brigadier general has decided to enlighten the public on the godforsaken mortality rate.
Rob Givens told the LA Times:
Too many Americans have the view that [war with North Korea] would be like the invasion of Iraq or Afghanistan, or like combat operations n Libya or Syria, but it wouldn’t remotely resemble that.
Givens said the Pentagon estimates as many as 20,000 people a day could be killed in South Korea.
Donald Trump has warned North Korea that the US is ready to engage in war with the rogue nation, ‘if we have to’.
We are totally prepared for the second option, not a preferred option.
But if we take that option, it will be devastating, I can tell you that. Devastating for North Korea. That’s called the military option. If we have to take it, we will.
Scary times we’re living in. Spoons anyone?