By Tyler Durden | 3 March 2018
ZERO HEDGE — Before he was pushed out of the West Wing, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said in a purportedly unauthorized interview that what President Trump recently referred to as “phase two” – the dreaded “military option” for confronting North Korea – would inevitably lead to millions of casualties on the South Korean side of the DMZ. And that would be from conventional weapons alone.
And, as noted earlier, after a brief detente that saw the US and North Korea purportedly move closer to dialogue courtesy of the South Korea Olympics, the bellicose rhetoric that had become a near-daily presence in US media headlines is set to make a comeback. And who better to kick things off than Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina senator, former Trump antagonist, and perennial cheerleader for US military intervention virtually everywhere.
Graham told CNN during a brief interview that the devastating collateral damage caused by a US military strike against North Korea would be “worth it.”
“All the damage that would come from a war would be worth it in terms of long-term stability and national security,” the Republican senator from South Carolina told CNN. “I’m completely convinced that President Trump and his team reject the policy of containment… They’ve drawn a red line here and it is to never let North Korea build a nuclear-tipped missile to hit America.”
In another absurd claim, Graham claims that Americans shouldn’t worry about the deadly consequences of a targeted strike in North Korea, because all of the violence and killing will be unfolding over there. […]