The threat of all out nuclear war between the USA and Russia was on the table as a result. The question is whether this North Korean crisis is any different? As in 1962 that a dictator of a relatively small nation is demonstrating a threat to the mighty power of North America.
In 1961 Kennedy inherited the situation by Dwight D. Eisenhower, his predecessor, who had ordered the CIA to fund and train a group of Cuban exiles with the intent of overthrowing Castro.
US firms and interests in Cuba were targeted and Castro’s anti-American rhetoric and other things had motivated Eisenhower to attempt the overthrow. On the other side, however, Cuba was prepared for the assault when it occurred on Kennedy’s watch in 1962.
As the poorly armed exiles landed they were met with counter-attacks from the Cuban army and their supply ships were sunk. While the USA anticipated the people of this island nation would rise up in support of the invasion it did not happen. Rather Russia stepped in and delivered missiles and built suitable bases to prevent another attempt at military intervention.
The recently elected President lost considerable prestige in his own country and the threat of nuclear war was greatly escalated. So what’s the difference now with the present situation.
Trump is also newly elected. Russia is standing by and will without doubt support the aims of the dictator whose regime is strictly controlled and will stand behind him.
China has not complied with requests to stop trade with the nation and Kim Jong-un seems well pleased with the crisis he has created. No matter how much they’ve pleaded with those who might assist to stop him he continues to push harder to achieve his objective.
Trump has put himself out there with his high-handed dangers and to back away from them isn’t in his character. Now he’s declared that efforts to get China to assist with the crisis has failed. Will he, like Kennedy, order an invasion and will Russia and China go to the aid of North Korea or stand aside.
Russia quickly went into Syria to support Assad, another dictator that has threatened world peace. It has supplied him with weapons and support by the Russian military so can it manage to do the same for North Korea?
The reason is that the Russian economy is badly affected and it can’t wage such a war against the USA. It is, however, meddling in elections in the western countries, including the USA. Where this will lead is anybody’s guess at this time but the odds of an all-out invasion by the USA and its allies into North Korea is looking more likely by the day.
We are in the end times, no matter what happens. Whether nuclear war begins on the Korean peninsula or elsewhere has little bearing on what is now inevitable. By the time when the first nuclear bomb was dropped on Japan on August 6th, 1945 leaders of nations have been confronting the day when a nuclear war is inevitable.
Treading carefully through the diplomatic and good-neighbour policies of authorities takes skill and Trump doesn’t have that in him. Old Testament prophecies have explained the plan to bring the world to an end and it looks like they are coming true:
“And the slain of God shall be at that day from one end of the earth… unto another… they will be as dung on the ground.” Jeremiah 26:33
That is a frightening promise but already there are instances of such in the East where the deceased are so numerous that burial is nearly impossible. Aleppo in Syria is one such place. The bombs that rained down on the people were indiscriminate in their targets and deadly in effect.
The question is whether there’ll be anyone alive to record it? Is the North Korean Crisis and Trump the triggers to bring it about?