Obama knew about North Korea’s Nuke program but did nothing
Nobody in their right mind can deny that Obama’s foreign policies were disastrous. Obama was too focused on dividing the country to worry about anything that happened outside our borders. The former President’s general strategy was to ignore the problem and if ever the problem was too big to ignore, he would go on an apology tour and hope to pass off the problem to later Presidents. This in his mind was success.
In 2013, Obama had an opportunity to listen to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s intelligence report about Korea’s mini nukes but decided to brush it off. Obama chose to downplay the report and his little cronies went along with his decision happy to keep their mouths shut.
Tuesday’s bombshell Washington Post story that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has determined North Korea is capable of constructing miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be used as warheads for missiles – possibly ICBMs – left out a crucial fact: DIA actually concluded this in 2013. The Post also failed to mention that the Obama administration tried to downplay and discredit this report at the time.
During an April 11, 2013, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., inadvertently revealed several unclassified sentences from a DIA report that said DIA had determined with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has the capability to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be launched with a ballistic missile.
The Director of National Intelligence and Obama officials subsequently tried to dismiss Lamborn’s disclosure by claiming the DIA assessment was an outlier that did not reflect the views of the rest of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
The media chose to ignore the North Korean nuke issue at Obama’s bidding
The mainstream media could have had a field day and turned the leak into a major headline. If Trump was President at the time, you better believe they would have jumped at the opportunity.
It was clear what Obama officials were doing in 2013. The DIA report represented inconvenient facts that threatened President Obama’s North Korea “strategic patience” policy — a policy to do nothing about North Korea and kick this problem down the road to the next president. Obama officials tried to downplay the DIA assessment to prevent it from being used to force the president to employ a more assertive North Korea policy.
Fleitz notes that it is significant that the Trump White House has not condemned the Washington Post story as a leak — probably because it was “an authorized disclosure of classified information to advance President Trump’s North Korea strategy.”
Obama did whatever he could to keep the situation quiet and force Trump to deal with the problem. Thanks to the biased media, reports were never released and now America is on the brink of nuclear war. The last time we faced such a dangerous situation was the Cuban Missile Crisis. Obama has left our country in a dangerous situation and no doubt Trump will be forced to solve the problem. President Trump doesn’t take any BS from anyone and North Korea is quickly learning this lesson. If Obama had dealt with the problem when he had the chance, perhaps our country wouldn’t be facing such a dangerous threat.