“THE RATTLESNAKE IS RATTLING”
by Capt. James M. Hoover (Ret), ©2017
Why should the United States wait and take a first punch? Why the loss of our fellow Americans? Should we take another loss of 2,000 citizens like Pearl Harbor or 3,000 murdered like 9-11?
Kim has the weapon, he has the delivery capability, and he has the intent. The rattlesnake is rattling and the cobra is hissing with his every threat. What else do we need to act?
Megaton bombs can and will destroy much larger segments of our population than conventional bombs dropped at Pearl Harbor and than a few airplanes disguised as missiles striking New York City. Will it take the complete loss of Seattle or Los Angeles to convince us?
The national will has to switch to survival mode and our “peace at all costs” approach to geopolitics had better take a turn toward protecting our own people by putting the “never a fight-picker” mentality to preventing a belt in our gut first. What is the value of thousands of American lives?
Mr. Hoover is a retired USAF officer and graduate of Professional Military Education courses Squadron Officer School and Air Command & Staff College.