Peters: 'Crazy' Kim Jong Un Could Easily Propel North Korea Into War
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordering his military on standby for nuclear strikes is a troubling development for the U.S. and our allies.
On "America's Newsroom," Peters explained that the "crazy, young leader" is angry about the recent adoption of harsh U.N. sanctions on his country.
Peters noted that Kim is not kept in check by any of his generals or military advisors, so he may not know his limitations.
"He may live in a fantasy world where he really thinks he could hit the United States with nuclear weapons or destroy South Korea," Peters said. "It's that lack of knowledge of his own limitations that could easily propel him into war."
He explained that even though the U.S. is not within striking range, the South Korean capital, Seoul, is.
"A war in the Korean Peninsula will be a bloodbath," Peters said, adding that could be the outcome if Kim is truly out of touch with reality.
"My second worry is that President Obama may be out of touch with reality and would fail to respond."
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