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ACTiON ALERT: Tell Trump to Stop Threatening North Korea


April 27, 2017
Roots Action & The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Donald Trump claims he has no choice but to threaten North Korea with war -- a war that could prove disastrous for the entire world. From all appearances, Trump has no clue as to the choices available. When North Korea tests missiles it breaks no laws. The US tests missiles all the time and the US launches nuclear-capable ICBMs. North Korea has repeatedly offered to abandon its nuclear weapons program if the US and South Korea would halt military exercises and other provocations along the shared border.

https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=12872

ACTiON ALERT: Tell Trump to Stop Threatening North Korea
Roots Action

(April 26, 2017) -- Donald Trump claims he has no choice but to threaten North Korea with war -- a war that would prove disastrous for multiple countries, if not the entire world. In reality, from all appearances, Trump has no clue as to the choices available or the history at work.

Click here to help educate him -- or at least the US media and some of those around him.

The fact that North Korea is a horrific dictatorship does not change the reality that threatening to attack that nuclear-armed country is an extremely reckless policy that gravely risks setting off a cataclysmic catastrophe.

North Korea has repeatedly offered to abandon its nuclear weapons program if the United States and South Korea would stop flying over North Korea practicing to bomb it as well as engaging in other explicitly threatening military exercises nearby.

North Korea has shown interest in developing a peace treaty with the South to finally end the Korean War.

North Korea adhered to an agreement to halt its nuclear weapons program right up until George W. Bush labeled it a member of an axis of evil and viciously attacked one of the other designated members, Iraq.

A lot of such information is unfamiliar to Americans. The "Background" links below provide a bit of that information.

A href="https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=12872">Let's remind Trump and the US media of this context, and of the options it opens up.

When Trump says he's sending ships to North Korea, people in North Korea with historical knowledge will remember the devastating bombing inflicted on the country by the United States nearly 70 years ago.

The US bombed dams, bridges, and villages. It dropped huge quantities of napalm. It dropped insects and feathers infected with anthrax, cholera, encephalitis, and bubonic plague.

The United States has never relinquished wartime command of the South Korean military, and it has been building big new bases in South Korea opposed by serious popular protests.

The US is building what it calls a missile defense system in South Korea that North Korea and China consider offensive and part of an offensive first-strike policy. The people of South Korea have been protesting it in huge numbers.

Legally, when North Korea tests missiles it breaks no laws. The United States tests missiles all the time. But when the United States threatens war it commits a grave violation of the law as well as risks getting us all killed.

Let's chart a different course before it is too late.

THE LETTER:

Threatening to attack a nuclear-armed country is extremely reckless, as well as illegal, quite regardless of any flaws the country possesses.

North Korea has repeatedly offered to abandon its nuclear weapons program if the United States and South Korea would stop flying over North Korea practicing to bomb it.

North Korea has shown interest in developing a peace treaty with the South to finally end the Korean War.

North Korea adhered to an agreement to halt its nuclear weapons program right up until George W. Bush labeled it a member of an axis of evil and viciously attacked one of the other designated members, Iraq.

Peace is possible. We demand that the US government stop pushing for war and work toward a peaceful solution.


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RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former US Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.

Background:
Bruce Cumings, The Nation, "Korean War Games"
Dave Chaddock: "This Must Be the Place: How the US Waged Germ Warfare in the Korean War and Denied It Ever Since"
John DeLury, The Washington Post: "Instead of threatening North Korea, Trump should try this."



Tell Your Senators:
No Military Attack Against North Korea

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

(April 25, 2017) -- Donald Trump has summoned all 100 US Senators to meet at the White House on April 26, regarding the situation in North Korea. This sounds ominous. President Trump and members of his cabinet have stated that "all options are on the table."

Preemptive military action, not sanctioned by the UN Security Council, would be illegal, immoral and unwise. It could lead to a prolonged war in the Korean peninsula, and could lead to the use of nuclear weapons.

In addition, the US has scheduled a test of its nuclear-capable Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile for the early morning hours of April 26, just before Trump's meeting with Senators. Continually escalating the nuclear threat level with North Korea endangers us all.

Write your Senators today insisting upon a diplomatic -- rather than a military -- solution to the conflict with North Korea.

Insist Upon a Diplomatic Solution with North Korea
I am writing today with an urgent request for you to insist upon a diplomatic -- rather than a military -- solution to the conflict with North Korea.

It is unclear what President Trump aims to accomplish with his meeting with all 100 US Senators on April 26, but any incitement to support US military action must be opposed. Preemptive military action, not sanctioned by the UN Security Council, would be illegal, immoral and unwise. It could lead to a prolonged war in the Korean peninsula, and could lead to the use of nuclear weapons.

In addition, the US has scheduled a test of its nuclear-capable Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile for the early morning hours of April 26, just before President Trump's meeting with you. Continually escalating the nuclear threat level with North Korea endangers us all.

Please use your position to stop this unnecessary march towards war with North Korea.

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