World War 3 threat: Donald Trump ‘intends to KILL viscious animal’ North Korea
Trump intends to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, an expert has claimed
Joseph M DeThomas warned the “gears of war are beginning to grind inexorably” as he offered a chilling insight into the escalating North Korea crisis.
The professor warned US President Donald Trump shares “one common and dangerous trait” with the man blamed for the the First World War – German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Comparing Mr Trump to Kaiser Wilhelm II, Mr DeThomas said both had a “ultra-nationalist bully-boy style of diplomacy”.
And as the world teeters on the edge of World War 3, Mr DeThomas said MrTrump intends to cause the “extinction” of North Korea.
Kim Jong-un has issued threats of war against the US
Donald Trump has cornered a vicious animal and told it he intends to kill it and its young”.
He said: “He has cornered a vicious animal and told it he intends to kill it and its young”.
Mr DeThomas, a professor of Practice in the School of International Affairs of the Pennsylvania State University, said major wars are not created with a “single action” but more a “flow from a series of decisions that drive participants towards a sense that no other action but war can extricate them from their predicament”.
He said: “Many historians now credit Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany’s July 2, 1914 telegram to the Austrian government, which gave his ally a so-called blank check to do whatever it wished in the crisis with Serbia, as the fatal step that set the machinery inexorably in motion for the catastrophe of World War I.
“Trump shares one common and dangerous trait with the Kaiser: both were amateur militarists given to public bluster and adopting an ultra-nationalist bully-boy style of diplomacy, in part to cover up vast weaknesses in their own characters and their lack of understanding of their countries’ true strengths.
The North Korean dictator was described as a ‘rocket man on a suicide mission’
“But neither of these individuals intended to unleash catastrophe.”
But the professor warned crackpot dictator Kim Jong-un his troops could be “successfully disarmed “ and “paralysed in its command and control” by a “well-planned nuclear strike drawing on US strategic forces”.
And this is because Mr Trump “blindly” sees himself as a “heroic figure standing up to mad tyrant using rhetoric, economic pressure and, if necessary, military force to break him”.
Writing for 38 North, a Washington-based thinktank monitoring North Korea, Mr DeThomas said: “Mr Trump does not see because he does not understand the vast risks he is running for his own citizens, or millions of residents of East Asia.
Donald Trump is continuing his war of words with North Korea
“Any error or misstep in this highly unstable strategic environment could ignite a nuclear first strike.
“We are not yet at the point of war, but the gears of war are beginning to grind inexorably towards it. The lamps are going out in Asia.”
And Mr DeThomas, who served as US Ambassador to Estonia from 2001 to 2004, spent 29 years as a member of the US Foreign Service and 32 years in the US Department of State, warned Mr Trump’s recent backing of sanctions against North Korea will only “pour gasoline on the fire he set in New York”.
The US President sparked controversy when he used his inaugural United Nations address to mock the North Korean dictator as a “rocket man on a suicide mission for himself and his regime”.
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Mr DeThomas said Mr Trump’s confidence could be because he believes “behind the scenes Pyongyang is bluffing and is prepared to walk back from the precipice” .
He said: “It would not be the first time Pyongyang changed course when it felt war was getting close.”
The North Korean expert warned “denuclearising North Korea is a worthy goal”, it is “not worthy of a nuclear war in East Asia -even one the US would win”.
He said: “There are less appealing but acceptable alternatives that would leave US alliances intact and allow the natural advantages of the US and its allies to erode North Korea’s hostility over time.”
It comes as Pyongyang accused the US of declaring war on Kim Jong-un’s rogue state and vowed to strike US bombers in airspace outside North Korea.
The White House branded the accusation “absurd” and denied declaring war on North Korea hours after admitting Mr Trump will have options on how to deal with Pyongyang presented to him if provocations continue.