Posted by Tina
North Korea successfully launched a new type of ICBM with a range of 4,160 miles and the potential to reach Alaska. Little Kim’s solute for the 4th of July perhaps? The test posed a potential danger to Alaska, Japan and South Korea. Since NK failed to coordinate the test with the international community it also posed a threat to airliners and ships.
The US observed as the missile was fueled and launched and chose not to shoot it down but the Pentagon condemned the launch as “escalatory and destabilizing.” Navy Captain Jeff Davis told a news briefing that the ICBM was “fired from a mobile launcher and confirmed the presence of a re-entry vehicle on top of it.”
The Washington Post gave a big assist to our international relations by blaming all of this on Trump: “Missile test underscores the failure of Trump’s naive approach to North Korea.”
Right…because previous presidents didn’t “naively” pave the way.
July 2015, Hot Air, “Media flashback: Clinton’s nuclear deal with North Korea”
January 2016, , NY Post, “You can thank Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton for North Korea’s nukes”
January 2016, Politico, “Hillary’s North Korea problem-Her ‘strategic patience’ didn’t curb the rogue nation’s nuclear ambitions — but neither did any previous policies.”
The Iran deal was also naive and foolish. North Korea is allied with Iran, a nation as eager as NK to taunt and embarrass the U.S!
The problem for any US president is that these are regimes can;t be trusted, period. One is led by religious/political zealots with the arrogance to believe they should rule the world and the other led by an adolescent arrogant nut who imagines he’s big and tough. There is no way to negotiate with such people. We go through the motions so we can say we gave diplomacy a try but in the end it always depends on how far they will go after we’ve blunted their toy making capabilities with sanctions.
Our media is naive and a danger to America.
Sources: Fox News
“Our media is naive and a danger to America.” A danger? Absolutely. Naïve? I don’t believe that for a minute. They know perfectly well. They just don’t care. They are so mad-dog foaming-at-the-mouth out to get President Trump that anything goes, even if it puts the USA at risk.
“North Korea has already successfully tested ballistic missile re-entry vehicles, and has demonstrated its possession of nuclear weapons. If it develops this ICBM only a little further, it’ll be in a position to threaten the entire west coast of the USA. Given the unstable, xenophobic, insular regime in Pyongyang, that’s an intolerable threat . . . one that this country simply cannot tolerate. The question is, what to do about it? A conventional war on the Korean peninsula would devastate both North and South Korea, and probably draw in China and Russia as well, leading to a ‘hot war’ superpower confrontation that might not remain confined to the region. On the other hand, a surgical nuclear strike against North Korea’s missile and nuclear facilities would not take out its massive conventional forces, which would almost certainly launch an offensive against South Korea in response. President Trump has a real dilemma on his hands here.”
Oops. Sorry for the double paragraph. You can delete the extra along with this one if you like.
Easy to edit when we notice…thanks for the heads up!
“Naïve? I don’t believe that for a minute. They know perfectly well. They just don’t care.”
I have to respectfully disagree. There may be a few who are truly aware and, one would have to surmise, working for the good of opposing ideology (If we were all communists the world would live in peace, tra la!)
But most are quite naive in terms of the dreamer’s ideal…”all we are saying is give peace a chance” and believe in their hearts that the real enemy is the military and republican (male authoritarian monsters) leaders.
I agree that they are “mad-dog foaming-at-the-mouth out to get President Trump that anything goes, even if it puts the USA at risk.”
The remainder of your comment is spot on as usual, thanks RHT447
Fair enough. Perhaps your assessment would be accurate for the topics in the following links as well. I’m not sure how much I would move the scale, or in which direction. Safe to say however, that you could point to either and say “See, here’s a big part of our problem right here”.
We can come to a meeting of the minds easily here RHT447…all up and down the scale they just don’t get it. 🙂
This problem in education existed even before common core. The education masters have been trying to build a better mousetrap for a number of decades now. A few good educators are going back to what works and that’s going to be good for our kids as individuals and our nation.
Colter is as on point as ever…thanks for sharing.
“One is led by religious/political zealots with the arrogance to believe they should rule the world and the other led by an adolescent arrogant nut who imagines he’s big and tough.”
Good heavens. I would have said both of these describe someone else entirely.
And I feel neither taunted nor embarrassed by NK’s missile launches. Do you? Really? Why?
In fact, I took issue with Obama, back when he was heavily into sanctioning and declaring that Iran’s nuclear program would be stopped. I’m going: “No, it won’t. Not if they REALLY want to carry on with it.”
All we can do is to assure our rogue nations that the consequences of misbehavior will be severe. Iran understand this. That’s why they went for the O-man’s carrot.
One does worry about the bubble Fatty lives in. He having no real sense of any sort of global reality could take it into his head to do something really stupid. But we will just have to deal with any such situation when and if it arises.
But I can’t see where, in the here and now, there’s any good reason for all this angst and anxiety … unless, of course, you enjoy it.
Libby I agree there isn’t much any leader can do to prevent these regimes from developing nuclear weapons.
I don’t have a problem with sanctions, although I agree they won’t stop determined mad bad actors. I the case of NK the people starve while Kim spends money on his military show of force, so they don;t really harm the people and can put a dent in the military might.
” Iran understand this. That’s why they went for the O-man’s carrot. Iran understand this. That’s why they went for the O-man’s carrot. ”
That’s hilarious…and a very large carrot. They got everything and then rubbed his nose in it when they captured those sailors. Obummer got nothing in return…just egg on his very foolish face.
“But I can’t see where, in the here and now, there’s any good reason for all this angst and anxiety”
What angst? What anxiety?
Headline: “North Korea: Successful Launch of Missile Tuesday a ‘New Type’” is informational, and content such as, “these are regimes [that] can’t be trusted,” is simply the truth.
The WaPo excerpt does show the irresponsible left media is aligns with NK and against the American people when they demean Trump. (They think their nasty political game is more important than our international image)
Stop reading Mainstream rags. CIA gave
WAPO 600 million
it is legal for CA to feed propaganda to the American people
All MSM prints some Propaganda
Stop ordering people around.
Please provide information and evidence of clandestine $600 million from CIA to WaPo…otherwise refrain from posting outrageous assertions.
Agreed propaganda is everywhere…”buyer beware” relates to speech as well as products.
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