Lew Rockwell: US Should Butt Out and Let South Korea Deal with North Korea

by | Aug 15, 2017

Interviewed recently on RT, Ludwig von Mises Institute Chairman Lew Rockwell offered bold suggestions for altering United States foreign policy in regard to North Korea. Rockwell argues in the interview that the path to avoiding what “could be the worst military disaster in human history” involves the US government calming down, stopping threatening North Korea (including the threat to destroy the country), repealing US sanctions on North Korea, pulling the US troops out of South Korea “where they’d be sitting ducks if warfare breaks out,” and “letting the South Koreans handle this.”

One may expect that President Donald Trump, who ran for president promising to put “America First” and criticizing the US government’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, would be pursuing most or all of the actions Rockwell suggests. However, the Trump administration is moving in the opposite direction — ramping up threats against North Korea, imposing more sanctions on the country, increasing US military activities in the area, and pushing to the side potential peace efforts from South Korea.

Watch Rockwell’s complete interview here:

Rockwell is a member of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Advisory Board and he will be speaking at the Institute’s Peace and Prosperity 2017 conference next month in Washington.


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    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

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