While the debate deepens whether Mr. Trump actually has a basic understanding of geography, with his finger on the nuclear trigger, and knows that the distance between Seoul and Pyongyang is about 121 miles, less than the distance between the Trump Tower in Manhattan and The Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City (131 miles), anonymous sources have concluded the POTUS, along with Pentagon Chief Jim Mattis are Major Nutjobs!
First up on the lunatic list, Jimmy Mattis :
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on Wednesday warned North Korea to stop pursuing nuclear weapons and stop considering actions that would lead to the “destruction of its people.” via thenational.ae
Evidently, North Korea would self implode. Naw…in Jimmy’s mind the murder of possibly millions of innocents would be at the hands of America unleashing death and destruction upon the Korean peninsula. What else could a Pentagon chief envision?
Surprisingly, whether the United States should cease with it’s continued pursuit of building an arsenal of nuclear weapons that could lay the planet to waste twenty times over, wasn’t mentioned.
Just as shockingly, Mattis, (nor any other government official or mainstream media outlet) has seen fit to provide a few important tidbits about North Korea that tells a bit of a different tale:
From Moon of Alabama:
“Now consider what the U.S. media don’t tell you about Korea:
BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) — China proposed “double suspension” to defuse the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.
“As a first step, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) may suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the suspension of large-scale U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) military exercises,” Wang told a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People’s Congress.
Wang said the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is mainly between the DPRK and the United States, but China, as a next-door neighbor with a lips-and-teeth relationship with the Peninsula, is indispensable to the resolution of the issue.
FM Wang, ‘the lips’, undoubtedly transmitted an authorized message from North Korea: “The offer is (still) on the table and China supports it.”
North Korea has made the very same offer in January 2015. The Obama administration rejected it. North Korea repeated the offer in April 2016 and the Obama administration rejected it again. This March the Chinese government conveyed and supported the long-standing North Korean offer. The U.S. government, now under the Trump administration, immediately rejected it again. The offer, made and rejected three years in a row, is sensible. Its rejection only led to a bigger nuclear arsenal and to more missiles with longer reach that will eventually be able to reach the United States.”
Quite understandably, de-escalation would appeal to most non-suicidal earth inhabitants who don’t invasion a future of looking up into the geo-engineered sky and have the last thought zipping through their minds being…”oh shit!”
But evidently, the big boy clowns of Trump and Mattis have no problem with throwing out threats and escalations like they were last years smart phone.
In an early morning (Friday morning) tweet, Trump appeared to warn the Pyonyang regime that the US military was on the verge of a strike. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”
Such an encrypted “path” only known by the Donald’s alarmingly adolescent mind and possibly shared with the equally inane Mattis, wasn’t detailed. Obviously, the DPRK has tried the diplomatic path and it was given as much consideration as a pile of yesterday’s guano.
That North Korea is a “nuclear state” shouldn’t surprise these bozos. The spying artillery the US has at its disposal can uncover gnats having a party on your dog’s backside.
So what are the POTUS and Pentagon Chief blustering up about before the first weekend of NFL pre-season football? How in the hell would any sane person know.
And as a “have a nice weekend” wish from the POTUS, he left us with this gem:
US President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering military options as a response to the escalating crisis in Venezuela, describing the situation there as a “very dangerous mess.” – via Yahoo.news
Perhaps they’re clowns, perhaps demons, perhaps androids microchipped with accomplishing the decimation of all life forms…I’ll leave that for your own mind to ponder upon.
There is no ending on a good note here, except possibly, with the stunning beauty of Mozart’s, “Lacrimosa”. No push here toward any religious “bent” – only to provide the magnificence of a musical genius who loved and respected life.
Mozart’s Requiem ~ Lacrimosa
Lacrimosa dies illa
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.
Huic ergo parce, Deus:
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem. Amen.
Mournful that day.
When from the ashes shall rise
a guilty man to be judged:
Lord, have mercy on him.
Gentle Lord Jesus,
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