The elite Navy Seals squadron made famous by their successful strike on Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan hideaway in 2011 is back in the news. In the midst of international worry about the nuclear aims of North Korea’s tyrant dictator Kim Jong Un, Seal Team Six is reportedly training a South Korean assassination crew to sever the head of the snake.
According to the Times of London, the training exercises are underway in South Korea as the regime in the north continues to push the boundaries in its nuclear and ballistic missile testing. It could signal that, after exhausting diplomatic options, the Trump administration has finally decided that regime change is the only thing that will bring North Korea to heel.
Delivering a message that shocked even many within the administration, President Trump said last month that continued aggression from North Korea would be met with “fire and fury,” a threat some took to mean an all-out military attack, if not nuclear annihilation. And after appearing to cool off for a couple of weeks, the Kim regime continued to push the envelope last week with a series of ballistic missile tests and the first hydrogen bomb test of the Trump era.
“We are in the process of conceptualizing the plan,” South Korean Defense Secretary Song Young-moo said of the assassination team. “I believe we can create the unit by Dec. 1.”
But South Korea isn’t only relying on the prospects of a strategic assassination strike to solve the North Korean crisis. According to the U.K. Independent, their military is also preparing to build a massive new weapon capable of destroying North Korea’s underground facilities. They’re calling it…the Frankenmissile.
Constructed by fusing two ballistic missiles together to give it a load capacity capable of carrying a 4,000 pound warhead, the Frankenmissile could give the South Koreans a leg-up in conventional warfare with the north.
“The measure would dramatically boost South Korea’s retaliation capability against North Korea,” Korea National Defense University Professor Kwon Yong-soo told The Independent. “With a 1-ton warhead ballistic missile, South Korea could target almost all of North Korea’s underground facilities.”
Thanks to the madness of the Kim regime, the U.S. and South Korea never really stop preparing for the day when a strike – defensive or offensive – may finally be necessary. Even so, the machinations of the military south of the DMZ, in conjunction with the rhetoric out of Washington, indicate that the time for talk – the time for threats – may soon be over.