Crazy Kaisch

John Kaisch, the Governor of Ohio and former presidential candidate, has a solution to the assumed Korean crisis. He has called for the assassination of Kim Jong un and the rest of the country's leadership. The Washington Post, the bullhorn of Washington groupthink, reported this dangerous nonsense as though it constitutes sensible political discourse.


These are troubling signs. It only takes a modicum of empathy and a moment's reflection to see how dangerous such talk is. As the North Koreans read Kaisch's words, and the tone of the reporting, they can only conclude that the US is a outlaw state that is seriously contemplating the assassination of their leadership. This can only encourage them to step up their defence capabilities and it can only ramp up their fear, making the outbreak of military conflict more likely.


Kaisch's call for the decapitation of the Korean leadership is also troubling in terms of what it suggests about the US regime. According to Kaisch, if he were in the White House, he would be demanding that such a plan be drawn up. One might well remember that according to virtually the whole of the political establishment, Donald Trump is some crazy person who could start a war on a whim. There are no such criticisms of Kaisch from the political-media elite. The implication is that Kaisch's craziness is actually mainstream thinking in America's elite.


If such a plan were put into effect, it is difficult to envision what would be more dangerous: its success or its failure. An attempt to assassinate the leadership of North Korea, whether successful or an abject failure, would almost inevitably trigger a war. Imagine if Kim Jong un were assassinated. North Korea is a theocracy; indeed, Kim's long dead grandfather is still the head of state. The murder of the country's leader would unleash a torrent of anger, hatred and patriotism, as indeed would a failed attempt to do so.


Kaish's plan is crazy, and very, very dangerous.

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Comments (3)

  1. Munkyman

    Too many Hollywood movies & too little time spent with combat/covert veterans. A lot of the world has suffered the suspension of disbelief as pedaled by Hollywood: people think you should aim for trick shots to wound not kill someone you point your gun at, because if you’re a cop you must be Wild Bill, people think you can reason with radicals, tyrants & the very very hungry & they seem to have the most ridiculous ideas about what they can do in a car.
    People have sued gun & ammo manufacturers claiming they knew how their products could be used.
    After the Fast & Furious movies release, reckless driving & deaths resulting from it spike, perhaps the producers of these movies need to be held accountable for what they actively encourage. (Neither I think, but the logical exercise would be if one is assumed guilty then both must be… yet those who want gun makers to pay can’t see the correlation.)

    April 30, 2017
  2. jaageet

    We don’t know what would happen if Kim Jong un is taken out. What if the USA is taken out of the situation? Will the “problem” of North Korea disappear? Korea was divided after WW2 when the Soviet Union (i.e. Russians) occupied the North and installed Kim Il Sung as its leader while the USA occupied the South and installed Syngman Rhee as its leader. Korea was not divided by the Koreans but by two foreign occupying powers after its liberation from Japan. The Russians are long gone. So, why are we Americans still in South Korea? When will we ever start minding our goddam business? If the Fat Kid is a problem, it’s up to China and Japan to deal with it. It is in their neck of the woods and it behooves those two economic powers (No.2 and 3 in the world) to maintain order and resolve the Korean problem. Even the Russians have a role to play in that conflict-resolution. There is no way the Fat Kid would refuse to play ball.

    April 30, 2017
  3. wirelessguru1

    Kaish is a nutcase and he made that very clear when he did not support Trump.

    April 30, 2017