Buchanan: Kim Jong Un Will Threaten U.S. Bases With Nukes If He Isn’t Assassinated or Overthrown

"If he’s not assassinated or not overthrown in a coup, he’s going to be in power for 40 years, and he is going to wed those atomic bombs to those missiles, and he’ll be able to threaten South Korea and Japan and U.S. bases in Asia.”

So said Pat Buchanan about North Korea's Kim Jong Un on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday.

During a lengthy discussion about Kim Jong Un’s recent saber rattling, Buchanan said, “The United States has a long-term problem here. This guy as Eleanor said is 29 or 30-years-old. He’s got a nuclear device or nuclear bomb. He’s got missiles.”

“He has not married the two,” Buchanan continued, “but if he’s not assassinated or not overthrown in a coup, he’s going to be in power for 40 years, and he is going to wed those atomic bombs to those missiles, and he’ll be able to threaten South Korea and Japan and U.S. bases in Asia.”

“And John, in that case, we’ve got to ask ourselves what are we doing with a 1950s policy with 28,000 Americans sitting on the DMZ of North Korea,” he added. “South Korea’s got an economy 40 times as large, twice the population. Japan and South Korea have got to be looking now at their own nuclear option.”

At that point, host John McLaughlin asked, “Is this an argument for assassination?”

“You know, us getting involved in assassination?” Buchanan pondered. “I’ll tell you if a war starts, and God, you know, nobody wants a war, but I think regime change would be in order if they’re going to go to all out war.”

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.