Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Donald Trump and the Road to Armageddon
Almost four years ago Donald Trump tweeted this:
And yesterday he did his best to turn that into a self fulfilling prophesy.
By starting us all down the road to nuclear armageddon.
President Trump threatened on Tuesday to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea if it endangered the United States, as tensions with the isolated and impoverished nuclear-armed state escalated into perhaps the most serious foreign policy challenge yet of his administration.
Undaunted, North Korea warned several hours later that it was considering a strike that would create “an enveloping fire” around Guam, the western Pacific island where the United States operates a critical Air Force base.
While somehow managing to blur the line between him and the North Korean dictator...
Mr. Trump’s “fire and fury” response echoed the kind of language the North Koreans themselves have used in the past. In the last few years, North Korean officials and the government news agency have repeatedly warned the United States and South Korea against any pre-emptive attack, with “sea of fire” a favorite phrase.
And in the process showing once again why he is unfit to be president...
Supporters suggested that Mr. Trump was trying to get Mr. Kim’s attention in a way that the North Korean leader would understand, while critics expressed concern that the American president could stumble into a war with devastating consequences.
For while no American president could allow a foreign government to threaten his country's territory.
And some in the media are suggesting it's all hot air, blowing out of Trump's rear orifice.
When the Trump threatens a country the question is not “Will he do it?”, but rather “Why is he talking out of his arse?”
Trump wants us to think he is tougher and more menacing than he is. He spent years mocking Obama, claiming the world was laughing at his “weakness”, and is anxious to be seen as a strong president in contrast. But, it is quite likely Trump has not had a normal briefing on Korea and isn’t aware that every military option to deal with their nuclear program has a very high likelihood of failure, according to the Pentagon itself.
I don't find that reassuring.
For it fails to take into account that Trump's popularity is tanking.
He's not happy.
Only 31 percent say Trump’s actions have made them more confident in his ability to serve as president, while a staggering 62 percent say his actions have made them less confident.
A total of 73 percent have low trust in what they hear in official communications from the White House: 30 percent trust nothing at all, and 43 percent trust just some of it, while 19 percent trust most of it and 5 percent trust almost all of it — meaning only 24 percent trust much of what this White House tells them.
And with Robert Mueller and his team closing in on him, nothing could be a more convenient distraction than a war with North Korea...
Even though it could lead to a nuclear exchange with China, and maybe even Russia.
As you know, I always look for the good in everything. And my hope is that this crisis will wake people up about the danger of nuclear war, and the need to elect leaders who can manage that danger responsibly.
But yes, Donald Trump is a maniac, he never should have been elected president.
And he should be removed from office by whatever means necessary.
Before he kills us all...