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Good news alerts now -- secretary of state John Kerry making his first trip to South Korea with a warning.
At North Korea's missile launch if they go through with it would be just a huge mistake we have Mary O'Grady here member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal to talk a little -- more about that.
But with this could see Mary icon -- -- -- you -- of the secretary's comments there one thing that stood out to me and we'll see what they go through this launch we'll talk about the second is that he is the language of we will not be we the United States except.
A nuclear armed North Korea which has been our policy.
For some time I believe but aren't we already accepting it -- they have some sort of nuclear weapons right now well I think would.
This secretary -- trying to do is kind of throw down I'm I'm more firm line that I have neither the Clinton administration nor -- the Bush Administration pursued.
I mean they both.
Every time North Korea made some kind of gestures about being aggressive they gave them something they gave them some kind of concession.
And I think that this time John Kerry is trying to.
Make it very clear that he's not gonna get anything from this blasting and I think that's a very important step to be taking that China is the most important lug nuts in it for -- it basically forcing China to do anything what do we know about -- China stands right now.
-- -- China has always enjoyed that kind of problems and North Korea gives the United States and sort of keeping the US side on on guard.
But John Kerry will be going to Beijing to talk to the Chinese about.
Not just what we want them to do but why it's in their interests to contain this guy because this this guy is.
I don't think he's acting rationally I mean he's really.
Got a lot of interest that relate to his own power inside the country because is very young and he has to prove his mettle to.
The military leaders.
But I think that everyone is very nervous about whether he might try to do something completely crazy as an act of desperation.
-- China tomorrow on the Japan on Sunday so if he goes -- -- he'll go through as you said but those conversations but what if Kim Jung on -- -- says the fear is now the concern is one of these mid range missiles can fly over Japan potentially and all that.
If he goes through with it.
Then what are we -- -- how we respond to something like that.
Well I think the ideal would be an -- -- down.
But I think that there's a little bit of -- concern that if we are not able to do it.
Then that will put us senate and a position that makes us look weaker.
If he if he does I think that we have to work harder to get help from even are still look for water and we know that -- done anyway you think oh yeah just Ali yeah it.
No no we -- let this little guy now that he's.
Not allowed a you know we're not gonna spend the next four years kind of you know -- get it how much do we know about what.
-- countries capable of at this point in terms of this technology well you know that's an interesting question because yesterday there was a US lawmaker who came out and said that they actually have the technology.
Put it how.
A new killer missile in the air.
But that that came from the Defense Intelligence Agency.
But and there are other people at the State Department right here they don't quite have it yet but I think it out why are we in -- waited until they haven't.
I think we have to contain them at a time and we have too often give -- to their concessions.
This a country that's very -- and they just closed down this big industrial site.
Near the South Korean border that was a big source of hard currency for them so.
They're backing themselves and no corner and I think that and we we need to take a very tough stance so he sounds like you're in the this time it's different camp when you compare -- Can gentlemen to his father's grandfather you think this is different in the -- that we've seen in the past well I think it's more dangerous because the technology is further along.
And also because this new dictator doesn't have any experience.
And and they said he has something to prove inside his own country so.
He he actually I think is feeling some risks.
To his legitimacy inside and so he could act in -- more desperate and in his grandfather's -- is his birthday is April 15 -- would we need to be careful that yes right that's the day that they might.
That may there's an expectation they might feminists often -- Thank you very much for coming in terms of the -- -- and -- Asia credit from the Wall Street -- always have a thank you aren't just -- it is now.
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