Candidate Donald Trump, who repeatedly criticized President Obama for his “line in the sand” against Syria, has drawn his line against North Korea. Any more threats against the United States “will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before,” President Trump said on a working vacation Aug. 8.

The comments came after U.S. intelligence officials concluded North Korea produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its ballistic missiles. U.S. experts disagree about how many nuclear warheads North Korea has, but the higher estimates are 60.

God is with Trump

One of Trump's evangelical advisers told the president is with him in attempts to assassinate the foreign leader. “When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil,” Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas said in a statement. Trump Red Line, will be enforced, according to the pastor.

The Bible also says God appoints all government leaders. That would include Trump and Kim among others. That is clear in the very text Jeffress uses to eliminate the Korean dictator. So couldn’t the Bible be ordering Kim to destroy the United States for its legion of sins committed a home and abroad?

If the pastor can unfurl himself from the flag long enough, Jeffress may do well to read Isaiah and consider who really runs the government.

All together now

Enough on religion consider the military implications. The United States has invaded Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, but hasn’t committed the troops or hardware to win. Maybe Trump thinks he knows more about war than his generals, but tossing missiles and bombs at North Korea probably won’t work as well as he thinks.

South Korea could be eliminated. Japan could get scarred and who knows what China might do in regard to Taiwan?

It could be the US president has a master plan that involves immigration reform, unemployment and military service. For instance, if an undocumented immigrant is willing to work as a mercenary for three years, he/she could apply for citizenship at the end of his or her service.

While coal is not coming back in coal country, the military will need able-bodied Americans under 40 for Trump’s Army. Don’t just tax the rich to pay for war; draft the rich so their young ones can share in the American experience.

Somehow I doubt it.