On his radio show Thursday, Mark Levin laid out a plan for handling the militant communist state of North Korea and its key ally, China. The strategy, said Levin, has been provided to us by the man who finally forced the Soviets to end the Cold War, Ronald Reagan.
Amid seemingly ever-escalating threats and provocative actions by the totalitarian dictator Kim Jung Un, the West, said Levin, seems paralyzed, unable to see a way to bring North Korea to heel, particularly because of communist China's support of the hostile authoritarian state.
"So what do we do?" asked Levin. "We take a page out of the ol' Gipper's book."
Faced with a Soviet military with as much or even more nuclear capability than our own, said Levin, President Ronald Reagan moved more nuclear weapons closer to the USSR, an aggressive move that ended up having a significant impact on the Soviets' approach to the Cold War.
The first step we should take, the conservative host suggested, is follow Reagan's lead by deploying nuclear weapons to South Korea and helping Japan arm itself with an advanced missile defense system.
Next, Levin said it was time to start working more closely with India, China's biggest competitor and a country that geographically can help us "encircle" the massive communist state. Other key strategic partners we should "fund and support" are those in Hong Kong and inside the country who are resisting the communist party in China.
China's economy is far more fragile than many believe, Levin underscored. If we are strategic in our political and economic moves, we can bring China to its knees similarly to the way the Soviet Union eventually imploded.
"Either we take this threat from North Korea and China seriously or we don’t," Levin's website notes in its summary of the podcast. "If we are the country that has the most powerful tools on the face of the earth but are unwilling to use them then we are not the most powerful country on the face of the earth."
Here's the audio: