Vengeance: A Warning About a Dangerous World

Originally published at Fox News. : Opinion

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- We are living in an incredibly dangerous world. In fact, this may be the most dangerous period since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Think about these two real-life situations:

The North Koreans reportedly stole hundreds of gigabytes of important military information in a cyberattack on South Korea last September – including information about potential U.S.-South Korean wartime plans. At the same time, the rogue nation appears to be moving forward with its nuclear weapons program – even celebrating the anniversary of its first nuclear weapon test on Monday.

In the Middle East, Iran has aggressively worked to bolster and spread its influence, all the while reportedly supporting North Korea’s nuclear program as well as radical Islamic terrorist groups across the globe. According to the State Department, Iran remains the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.

Now, imagine what a fully nuclear-armed North Korea would mean for the world. The rogue nation already reportedly has intercontinental ballistic missiles that could reach its traditional foes in the region, and possibly a U.S. city.

This alone puts millions of lives at risk, but even more would be at risk if the North Koreans are able to build a nuclear-armed ICBM and nuclear conflict breaks out.

Setting aside North Korea’s launch capabilities, consider how perilous things could get if Pyongyang started to more actively work with terrorists and the nations that support them. Nuclear weapons, or even nuclear material, in the hands of international terrorists creates an entirely new, very different threat.

Vengeance by Newt Gingrich
Vengeance by Newt Gingrich

That is exactly the possibility I explore in my new book, Vengeance, the third volume in the bestselling Brooke Grant series I write with former Washington Post reporter Pete Earley.

Vengeance was released this week, along with Callista’s new children’s book, Remember the Ladies, in which Ellis the Elephant returns to the White House to teach four-to eight-year-olds about our nation’s first ladies.

In Vengeance, the North Koreans provide nuclear material to radical jihadists in exchange for two supertankers filled with oil. In turn, the terrorists plan to destroy U.S. cities. While the book is a work of fiction, the threat we explore is very real.

The United States and our allies in the region must see to it that North Korea is disarmed not only to protect South Korea, Guam, Japan, and our West Coast, but also to eliminate the rogue nation’s capability to provide devastating weapons to groups that will use them more readily, and with less regard for even their own survival.

Kim Jong Un is a dangerous dictator, but a nuclear weapon in the hands of radical Islamic terrorists, who believe they will be richly rewarded in the afterlife for destroying a Western city, is a very different type of threat and a potential reality that the United States and all of our allies must prepare for and defend against.

I hope the novels I write with Pete Earley remain pure works of fiction. Sadly however, real danger is becoming too easy to imagine.

Your Friend,
Newt

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P.S. Copies of Callista's new children's book, Hail to the Chief, and my new book Understanding Trump are now available

About Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. After he was elected Speaker, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people.

Gingrich Productions is a performance and production company featuring the work of Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich. Visit : www.gingrichproductions.com

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    If a neighbor is working to get the weaponry to kill you and your family, etc. and keeps telling you he/she is going to come over and kill you and your family as soon as he gets this weaponry–then, you had better take him/her seriously! That is exactly what North Korea is telling us. So do you try to solve the problem first or wait for your neighbor to come over on their schedule — maybe when you are asleep!

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    TheHolyCrow

    Asleep ? Oh, you mean like in 911 ? We are never asleep unless those who we pay to protect us are standing down. Don’t you think that we can detect a firing of their missle within seconds, and shoot it down within minutes with an air to air missle from one of our jets ? What the hell are we paying them for ? We don’t have to turn ourselves into the bad guys by pre emptively annihilating their real estate and contaminating the whole damn planet, and possibly starting a wider nuclear war. What we need is an… Read more »

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    Holy Crow: Lovely, just what we need, another anti-semitic millennial moron with a mouth larger than a “breadbox” and a brain smaller than his ‘pee-pee’. Clearly a product of a Common Corpse (Core) primary school indoctrination and communist brainwashing “Higher Learning Safe Spaces” generically known as ‘colleges’. Tragically, WE have allowed several LOST generations of these brain-dead zombies to be produced and nurtured by Socialist/Communist enemies of the United States AKA ‘Teachers’. They pose a mortal danger to Americans and to the entire civilized world. Patriots, WATCH YOUR 6 and FIGHT for our very survival. This is not a dress… Read more »

    Lord-Pi-314
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    Lord-Pi-314

    Who put the SADM’s (Special Atomic Demolition Munitions) under the WTC basements for 911 ? And who was it that nuked Yemen after being given permission for a flyover from Saudi Arabia ?. And who was the recipient of many of the nuclear pits from the decommissioned Davey Crockett Nuclear Weapons, that walked out the back door of Pantex in Amarillo, Texas ? No doubt the same country that dual citizen neocon Newt has first allegiance to.

    Larry C.Miller
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    Larry C.Miller

    Newt is Right!..regardless of the weak kneed naysayer liberals who could care less about America.They have already demonstrated their contempt for America and it’s values,morals and Freedom.

    FarmerDave
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    FarmerDave

    Bouga-bouga. Another neo-con whipping up the drums of war. Give him a rifle and a parachute and I’ll call North Korea and tell them you’re coming.

    frank
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    frank

    Cheap way to promote your book, Newt.

    joe martin
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    joe martin

    I have read and enjoyed Newt’s novels.

    Alan
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    Alan

    Read a couple of his books, and they were interesting, not literary gems, but interesting reads.