Barack Obama’s administration was famous for scandals, lies, and cover ups.
Americans are still digging out from under the mountain of corruption he left behind.
But now the nation is learning Obama hid a disturbing fact about North Korea.
When news broke that North Korea had developed miniaturized nuclear warheads and that the communist nation was one step away from being able to obliterate targets within the U.S. mainland, the world was shocked.
The Washington Post broke the story of a Defense Intelligence Agency report that revealed the true nature of the Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons capabilities.
But the Post left out relevant information.
The DIA report was from 2013 – while Obama was still in office – and the Obama administration had tried to bury the findings.
Fox News reports:
“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.
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.”
Obama’s policy of denying the threat of North Korea failed miserably.
The world now sits on the brink of nuclear war because they refused to confront evil.
But amazingly, former Obama officials are still trying to appease the North Korean dictatorship.
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice said the U.S. can tolerate a nuclear armed North Korea.
The Washington Examiner reports:
In an op-ed for the New York Times, Rice said it’s too dangerous for Trump to risk military engagement with North Korea with his “bluster,” which could put millions of people in Seoul at risk. While she said the Trump administration should not “legitimize” North Korea as a nuclear state, it should start tolerating the new reality.
“History shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea — the same way we tolerated the far greater threat of thousands of Soviet nuclear weapons during the Cold War,” she wrote. “It will require being pragmatic.”
Rice’s revealing op-ed explains why the Obama administration hid the truth about North Korea from the American people – they were simply willing to tolerate a communist nation that still is technically at war with the United States acquiring nuclear weapons.