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National security analyst KT McFarland was held national security posts under presidents Nixon Ford and Reagan.
Former US ambassador to the United Nations Fox News contributor -- John Bolton good to have you here tonight this.
This this launch.
It appears to be going ahead.
-- respect of the warnings from as -- said South Korea Japan the United States.
What does what is the likelihood here in your view.
I think -- rapidly spinning out of control that north Koreans testing a missile and there may not be successful but it's getting closer and closer to being successful.
They're back to have a second punch which is nuclear testing but effect just North Korea and what they're -- who's watching this feel rainy and -- of engineers on the ground.
Because they're watching to see get what they can learn from it but they're also looking at the political part of it.
If North Korea gets away with testing missiles long range missiles and nuclear weapons.
The north Koreans are showing -- -- the way and the Iranians are gonna conclude if nobody -- North Korea nobody's gonna stop us.
To that end investor -- -- me there quote pure White House spokesman Jay Carney saying today quote.
We will have a responsive the north Koreans take this action and I mean a verbal response.
What you'll find what what in the world kind of statement is that.
Well I bet they're trembling in Pyongyang at the notion of -- verbal response you know that I'd be in the form of -- strong statement.
This is why they're going ahead with the launch and why at least then in -- appearance they may be going ahead with the third nuclear test they simply do not fear.
The United States in this administration and what -- said about.
The Iran in leadership reading -- this scenario as it plays out is exactly right and not just those two every adversary and and even worse every friend of ours around the world watches this happen and draws conclusions and are not favorable to the United States.
Is there a single thing that this administration can do.
Target stop the launch or -- the in nuclear test or or take.
Supposing that either of those.
Those decisions are taken by the North Korea.
Three things cut off the food that we said we were going to get them.
Re impose the sanctions the banking sanctions that President Bush took off which.
Were -- in the north Koreans and I think we negotiated that don't work with the Japanese South Koreans and Americans should it down.
Give the Chinese a thirty minute warning by phone.
-- -- down claim that it was debris and then washing your reaction.
Let's take a look at -- launchers at the area that Japanese.
Defense agency has moved into position they've deployed there is.
All over the country.
That is in the path of this.
Suppose -- path of this.
Missile launches these certain types.
Systems that will be used.
To shoot it down -- if the Japanese government takes that decision.
Which the north Koreans ambassador Bolton said they would considered to be an act.
-- war -- is that hollow rhetoric or meaningful.
Well I think that's one reason why the path that the north Koreans on is is simply gonna continue unless we have a radically different approach.
To dealing with that and the only long term solution here.
Is the reunification of the Korean Peninsula as long as that regime exist it will be a threat not just.
The South Korea Japan and others in northeast Asia but globally as well.
They've cooperated with Iran on ballistic missiles have almost certainly cooperated on the nuclear programs.
We need and should have had long ago a dialogue with China about why reunifying Korea is in everybody's interest.
And the same time China is and he has insinuated.
Itself throughout the entire context of this this promise unfolding between North Korea and it's almost states in the -- specifically Japan.
South Korea and the Philippines.
Over which you dismissal rule likely pass if it is indeed launched.
Meanwhile the Philippines and China are in and -- stand -- at C both sides saying they want to resolve -- diplomatically.
But neither side has backed down.
Where are we headed in this sense of what -- and.
Islands in the South Pacific.
There this Bradley islands that China -- things that make the Chinese just round one is their territory which they think is their territory that they want back.
Questionable but they think that that's fair territory in the second -- -- energy and -- and -- about fishing rights it's about the oil and natural gas.
That is thought to be underneath this rally -- and throughout that whole south China sees that China wants to talk about that as an internal Chinese -- That they can exploit for energy purposes anytime anyone in crime.
-- the United States position here is that it takes no position ambassador.
In this dispute.
Yet at the same time China is apparently with some much Romulus response and Washington.
Saying that they believe there's been US interference.
Well not in this administration and it's it's an issue that has enormous significance for the countries of southeast Asia.
But also for Japan Taiwan and Korea China can extend these territorial claims project its naval power as our navy shrinks under the Obama budget.
China's -- establish hegemony -- -- lines of communication that are vital.
To international trade and our economy and the Obama administration so far here has been very little more than a bystander.
Investor thank you very much if you think --