Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Idiot Trump vs. North (Democratic People's Republic Korea) Korea

By SJ Otto
Before he was elected Donald Trump said he would focus on America first and stop the obvious imperialism. Now we see that he is a liar and he has back tracked. Now he is "Mr. Imperialism" and he is one of the most reckless presidents since George W. Bush. Since he has been in office he has slammed missile into Syria and bombed a part of Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan he has pissed off local leaders. For example the former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said:

"Afghanistan's previous president said Monday that President Trump “committed an immense atrocity” in allowing the U.S. military to drop one of its most powerful non-nuclear bombs on ISIS tunnels in the country last week.
“My message to President Trump today is that he has committed an immense atrocity against the Afghan people, against fellow human beings,” Hamid Karzai told The Associated Press."

But the real medling that will mess the world up is in North Korea (actually known as Democratic People's Republic of Korea). Trump claimed he could negotiate a deal with the North before he won the presidential election, but now he has back tracked and thinks he can shoot his way out of giving any deals with North Korea.
According to The Los Angeles Times Mike Pence made statlements to insinuate that:

"The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready," Pence told 2,500 sailors wearing blue fatigues and Navy baseball caps on a sunny, windy morning aboard the carrier at the U.S. Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay.
"Those who would challenge our resolve or readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response," Pence said."

Next Trump sent a fleet of ships towards North Korea only to turn them around and send them south. According to Daily Kos:

"Because nothing comforts people and soothes international tension like reporting that you’re bringing in a fleet of warships. However, in this case, there’s an issue other than bringing in some ships to show the flag.
The problem was, the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the four other warships in its strike force were at that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula."

So what is Trump really doing? If he is bluffing it may or may not work. "The United States will not be negotiating directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un anytime soon," Vice President Mike Pence told CNN in an exclusive interview."
So will the real Prez. Trump stand up and tell us what he plans to do? So far he has rattled sabers and tried to intimidate the Kim Jong Un (김정은) regime. That leader is not the same as those people running Syria or Afghanistan. Kim Jong Un is very paranoid. He is not battling to save his regime as Bashar al-Assad (بشار الأسد) was. He does have working atomic bombs, even though he lacks long range missiles. He will probably retaliate if he is attacked. He has many options. He can try and sink one of the ships in the area for war games. He can strike a US or South Korean (Republic of Korea) military base. He can attack Seoul, South Korea. All of this could lead to nuclear war. It is already known that the US will win if a war begins. But what will the coast be? How many Koreans will die if the North actually believes it is fighting for its life. And it seems likely that North Korea will fight to its death to try and survive. Despite all the talk of  Kim Jong Un being crazy and unpredictable, it is likely that he and his government fully understand what is at steak.
Is Trump willing to listen to reason and try to find a diplomatic way out of the Korean conflict or is he just a complete idiot who doesn't care how many people he kills? We don't know. But we need to let our government know that this kind of recklessness is not acceptable to the American people.

Pix by The Guardian.

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