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-- the world awoke this morning to -- of bloodshed between north and South Korea.
World markets including our own were rattled joining me now to discuss this is former United Nations ambassador John Bolton ambassador welcome of freedom watch.
Why anybody else should we be concerned in the United States what happened between north and South Korea on an island 101000 miles here.
Well it's part of a bigger picture and combined with the North Korean revelation of their uranium enrichment capability and they're building a new.
Nuclear reactor this is part and parcel of a pattern.
North Korea has engaged in before blackmailing.
South Korea and Japan.
North Korea's possession of nuclear weapons makes them a global threat.
Since -- -- sell anything to anybody for hard currency.
Too often in the past American administrations have given in to this kind of blackmail and tried to buy off the north Koreans -- very much fear that's what Obama will do I hope not but that's the direction I worry about.
We have such a trading relationship with the Chinese that it has been said you'll you'll know if this is true or not better than anybody.
Ambassador of the Chinese can tell the north Koreans -- -- -- water and electricity on -- off can't the dictators that China tell the dictators of North Korea.
-- -- Well that's that's what they should do and that's what we should be pushing him to do but in in the last three administrations.
We've given China pass on this China has unique power over North Korea.
Our real objective here.
Should be the end of the North Korean regime that's the only won't real way to eliminate that threat we should seek.
The reunification of the peninsula put the north Koreans in in a democracy with South Korea should we provoke them into a war in order to and that regime -- much as we did that Saddam Hussein and Iraq.
Now I think this is a question of pushing China which as you point out supplies 90% of North Korea's energy enormous amounts of food and other humanitarian assistance -- try to could make this happen if it wants to but it fears the collapse of the regime -- fears are reunited Korea.
We need to persuade them that long term it's in their best interests to let it happen -- we have 30000 troops there now rounding out the numbers we've had between 30028.
When he 5000 there since 1950 -- it's cost us over a trillion dollars.
Is it worth a trillion dollars to us -- the South Koreans defend themselves.
Well it was certainly worth the money and the risk during the Cold War having fought a hot war on that peninsula.
I think today our focus has got to be on.
First containing the nuclear weapons threat of North Korea and then as I say.
In order to avoid this going on forever we need to bring that regime down it's very fragile it could happen I think -- easily it may happen soon anyway.
With the death of Kim -- -- It'll be risky but there are opportunities and then the whole situation changes switching gears you have -- stated here on fox and elsewhere that your considering running for the Republican nomination for president.
If he were president would you allow the TSA agents to grope.
The breasts of women the genitals of children on the products have grown men in an effort to treat everyone as if they were suspect before they got on a plane.
-- look if that's what they were doing that be one thing I think frankly we've got an answer here in the body scanner device I think a lot of this is overblown.
I think that when we consider the threat posed by the terrorist.
This is incidental nobody likes the inconvenience -- -- taken my shoes off.
But I also want to -- 35000.
But he let you do respect the Fourth Amendment and you don't respect the constitution I know this ambassador because we've talked about it.
-- there and the Supreme Court says that Fourth Amendment means you've got to have a search market wanna touch somebody's body against their wealth particularly the private parts of that especially in public.
Well hey it's not against they're well if they want to fly and it's not the private parts look I've been patted down in airports all over the world by all kinds of people I've been patted down and other places.
I don't think the people doing the patting down get any more pleasure out of it than the person being patted down.
I think that that this really is much ado about.
Nothing should the government last question be putting this choice to us a permanent pornographic picture -- -- that we can look at and disseminate.
Or we get to touch -- or -- we want.
I I don't I think that's a false choice I don't think you allow the permanent pictures I think there -- ways of disguising identity.
I think the traveling public overwhelmingly.
Will say tomorrow before Thanksgiving.
Button your -- and keep the line move them mr.
ambassador thanks for joining us happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
And to you to thank you.
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