Former Navy SEAL Shares Brilliant Plan to Stop North Korea… No Bombs Necessary

With tensions still incredibly thick on the Korean peninsula, the United Nations just approved more economic sanctions on the communist regime of North Korea as the world seeks an alternative to an armed conflict with the nuclear-ambitious rogue state.

While the North Koreans would be swiftly crushed in any sort of military conflict, it would not come without cost. Potentially millions of lives could be lost in incredibly fierce, if brief, conventional fighting, not to mention what would happen if the conflict went nuclear.

But according to the Tribunist, one former Navy SEAL turned author and commentator, Jocko Willink, just came up with an idea for how to possibly bring an end to the brutal authoritarian regime of Kim Jong Un, all without firing a single shot.

Asked for his thoughts on how best to approach the North Korean situation, Willink tweeted, “Drop 25 million iPhones on them and put satellites over them with free wifi.”

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While such a solution seems rather unconventional and is a far cry from other ideas — bunker-busting MOABs, assassination squads and even tactical nukes — it really isn’t as crazy of a plan as it may initially sound.

“Kim Jong Un understands that as soon as society is open and North Korean people realize what they’re missing, Kim’s regime is unsustainable, and it’s going to be overthrown,” explained Yun Sun, a North Korea expert at the Stimson Center, in an interview with Business Insider.

The Kim regime is notorious for keeping the North Korean society tightly closed off from the rest of the world, and would staunchly oppose any sort of effort to provide the people with unauthorized access to uncensored information.

In fact, Sun pointed out that South Korea had tried something similar in the past, using balloons to drop DVDs and pamphlets on the people of the North, an effort which drew a military response from the communist controllers.

Sun also warned that dropping millions of iPhones and providing free WiFi could be in violation of U.N. economic sanctions and construed by some as “rewarding a illegitimately nuclear dictatorship,” one that “we know has committed massive human rights against its people.”

“They’re not going to denuclearize until their regime changes and society changes,” Sun stated. “This approach may be the longer route, but it has the hope of succeeding.”

Indeed it does, though it is not without some danger and risk, particularly for the North Korean people, who would likely find themselves suffering the wrath of the frustrated ruling regime in such a scenario.

According to the U.K. Daily Express, all information and media is tightly controlled in North Korea, and the North Korean people are subject to harsh punishments if caught accessing unapproved information from outside of the isolated regime.

In fact, merely watching South Korean media or listening to a foreign radio broadcast can earn a person 10 years in a “re-education” prison or hard labor camp. Actually communicating with the outside world, such as via a phone conversation, can even result in a death sentence.

Dropping millions of iPhones on North Korea doesn’t sound quite as fearsome as dropping millions of pounds of high explosives, but even as unconventional as it may sound — and in the interest of possibly preventing unnecessary deaths — it could prove more successful in the long run in achieving the ultimate goal of ending the Kim regime.

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YUP: President Trump Signs Great And Beautiful Trump Border Wall During Tour In San Diego

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President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.

“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.

“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said.

The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.

He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.

“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.

The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.

He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.

Trump admitted that he envisioned a solid concrete wall when he campaigned for president, but he was told by border officials that they preferred a wall constructed by concrete-filled bollards so they could see through it.

“It’s hardened concrete, very powerful concrete,” Trump said, pointing to the structure.

He added that the steel wall was designed to retain heat, making it harder to climb, plus having an anti-climbing system at the top.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said. The president also acknowledged to reporters that he wanted the wall to be painted black and have spikes but said it was cheaper to let it remain naturally rust-colored.

“We can paint it later,” he said.

The president discussed his growing understanding of border barriers, noting that the Southern border would not need much more than 500 miles of wall to secure the border. He cited the existence of natural mountain and river barriers that prevented criminals from crossing. He did not rule out building additional barriers in the future but said it would depend on whether it was needed.

One border patrol agent spoke about the importance of the border wall to all of the agents, thanking the president for pushing forward on construction.

Trump said he met with Border Patrol prior to constructing the wall, picking the most effective structures to protect the border.

One border security official scoffed at the idea that the wall was a “vanity” project for the president.

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” he said. “I’m here to tell you right now that that is false.”

He thanked Trump for listening to border patrol agents during the planning and construction process.

“You listened to the agents and you gave them exactly what they asked for,” he said.

One official with Trump confirmed that the structure was funded with regular Congressional appropriations in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 and that that the new wall replaced an inferior structure.

Trump said that he still considered the situation on the border a national emergency, but as more wall went up he could withdraw military forces.

“I hope you’re impressed,” he told reporters as he took questions about the project.

One worker told Trump of a tradition of workers signing the wall if they worked on the wall.

“I’ll sign it,” Trump said, and went to the wall and signed the steel barrier with a marker before encouraging other officials present to do the same.

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