“Fire and Fury” Wasn’t Tough Enough; Trump Announced from Golf Course “We are Locked and Loaded”

The whole world is watching as Donald Trump ramps up the rhetoric to provoke nuclear war.  American presidents of the past have ignored threats from North Korea in an effort to avoid nuclear war.  Trump seems to love the attention he receives every time he escalates the threats.  He seems to especially like the fact that the press is now talking about North Korea instead of Russia, what dress Ivanka is wearing,

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or which magazine Melania has posed for today.

Trump said of Kim Jong-un:  ” He has disrespected the US.  He’s not going to get away with it, with me.  Let’s see what he does with Guam.  You’ll see what I’ll do.”

Maybe not tough enough!

Ahead of Trump’s latest comments, North Korean officials said that the US “would suffer a shameful defeat and final doom” if it “persists in extreme military adventure, sanctions and pressure,” according to a statement on North Korea’s state news agency KCNA.
Officials in North Korea boldly declared that  ” to mercilessly wipe out the provocateurs making desperate efforts to stifle” North Korea.
Trump also expressed concerns that sanctions would not work against the rogue nation.
The comments came before a meeting Trump held with Vice President Mike Pence, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and newly installed White House chief of staff John Kelly.
In off-the-cuff remarks on Tuesday, Trump said: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.”
“They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen … he has been very threatening beyond a normal state,” Trump said. “They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
Trump declined to rule out a preemptive strike on North Korea, saying he won’t discuss potential military options.
Those remarks from Trump come from his golf vacation in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

In a twitter Tirade Trump escalated tensions this morning saying the US was ready to respond militarily should the rogue nation “act unwisely.”  “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” he tweeted.

A White House official downplayed Trump’s declaration, telling CNN there are military plans for “just about any crisis we may face in the world” and they are regularly updated.
“This isn’t anything new,” the official added.  However it is new.  The United States has never had a President so willing to threaten another nuclear nation.  China has reacted to the threats made by Trump saying that if North Korea launches missiles at the US, China will remain neutral, but if the US and South Korea initiate hostilities, China will take action.
It added that China maintains an anti-nuclear, anti-war and anti-chaos policy on the Korean Peninsula and it will resist any attempt to change the status quo.
Thus the threat is no longer simply a threat to the US by North Korea, but now China represents a threat too.

China’s trade with North Korea grew 37.4 percent in the first quarter of this year from the period in 2016. Chinese exports surged 54.5 percent, and imports increased 18.4 percent.China buys iron ore, zinc and other minerals from North Korea, as well as growing amounts of seafood and garments manufactured in the North’s well-equipped textile factories. China reported that its imports of North Korean iron were up 270 percent in January and February compared with the period in 2016.

Thus it seems, for the sake of relations with China, we should be extra careful about being perceived as escalating tensions with North Korea.  Experts agree that one of the reasons the United States and North Korea could find themselves in a dangerous military standoff is that they don’t fully understand what each other is saying.  The flurry of apocalyptic statements by the countries’ outspoken leaders, President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong Un, raises the possibility of miscommunication and miscalculation.

“If you look at any situation in the past where there has been a major escalation risk between nuclear powers, understanding the intentions of the adversary has always been very important.” Unfortunately it seems that Trump is more interested in communicating with his caddy than easing tensions with North Korea.

4 thoughts on ““Fire and Fury” Wasn’t Tough Enough; Trump Announced from Golf Course “We are Locked and Loaded”

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  1. The folks in Asia are having fun disrupting Trump’s golf. Putin flies spy planes over D.C., Kim keeps taunting Trump, China has India massing troops on its border and could care less about Korea. These countries have thousands of years of history dealing with BS, hustlers, and real warriors. Trump is like a mouse a bunch of cats have captured and are toying with it for amusement.
    Just think about it. Kim is a young man full of adrenaline in his military suit, always watching military tests, and he’s being threatened by an old white guy on a golf course.


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