In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, retired Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney reassured listeners that in the event of a nuclear attack on North Korea, the people of the hermit kingdom would be the ones who suffer the most casualties.
During his exchange with Hannity, McInerney reinforced the need for an American to strike on NK in the event that they launch missiles at any U.S. ally.
“…if one artillery round comes out of North Korea onto Seoul, [Kim Jong-un] gets our full nuclear retaliatory capability,” McInerney said. “Make sure he understands that. That artillery is no longer valid, because when we retaliate, we’re going to retaliate with nuclear weapons.”
Hannity then wondered how the resulting nuclear fallout would pan out, asking if the “fallout potential is dramatic.”
“Am I right, or overstating the fact that millions could potentially die here?” Hannity asked.
“Yeah, but they’ll be mostly North Koreans,” McInerney replied.
“What about South Koreans? What about the Japanese? What about nuclear fallout making its way to China?” Hannity pressed.
“You can contain that. … you contain it with airbursts and the size of the weapons. Look how many weapons we dropped on Japan, then we were in there weeks later.”
Listen to the audio below, via Media Matters:
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