We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I'm holding out hope that none of this is as it seems. Heaven knows we can't believe what the most of the media tell us. Maybe President Trump is setting up a negotiation the likes of which we have never seen. If he has lost to the "deep state" then this just may be the end. At least for now.... Easter is just around the corner!!!
The author is Mr. Surrender Monkey - look, here's the real deal, these are boils long past due for lancing. The muslims are into world domination like the commies and the Nazis - right there in black and white for 1,400 years. Deny it at your own peril. The Norks are punks that don't even have the good sense to keep their mouths shut and feed their people.
There is such a thing as too much education and over analysis of situations. Bottom line - no one, not the Russians, not NATO, not the Chinese not even the domestic socialist idiots will benefit from the collapse of the big mutually beneficial world order that has evolved. They know it and Trump knows it.
Guaman: Bottom line - no one, not the Russians, not NATO, not the Chinese not even the domestic socialist idiots will benefit from the collapse of the big mutually beneficial world order that has evolved. They know it and Trump knows it.
See Barbara W. Tuchman, "The March of Folly", Knopf 1984. Tuchman defines folly as the "pursuit of policy contrary to self-interest," providing historical examples.
The problem isn't engaging in military actions. It's needlessly prolonging military actions. Bush was justified in attacking Iraq, but it should have been a brief all out blitz that destroyed them physically and mentally rather than the ill-conceived prolonged nation building bullshit.
The NoKos can be obliterated within 100 days - probably less. Once the fat kid and his lackeys are incinerated, the average citizen will be happy to adopt a peaceful regime.
Does Kim Jong Un remind anyone else of an adult Robin Arryn from GoT? I can just imagine him sending uncle after cousin through the moon door yelling "make them fly!"
On a more serious note, he repulses me. And agreed, I can't see how NK would be able to withstand a thorough US strike without external support from another country, and I think the Donald probably has China's attention with that trade deal comment.
Damned if you do and damned if you don't. Doing nothing is and was a mistake. arguably if Obama had taken some action over there to stifle the genocide we wouldn't have to do it now. The real question is what now? Trump took a serious action and sent a message and not just to Assad. Now what can he parlay this into? Time will tell and it is just too soon to judge the wisdom of this action.
We're in this mess because of 8 years of misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance by Barack Obama. We have yet to see the other shoe drop on the illegal deals he cut with Iran. Secretly and illegally delivering $1.7 billion in small unmarked bills of various currencies (plane loads of money) in the middle of the night was only the beginning.
President Trump was honest and correct in stating that he inherited a mess. Do I really have to give long long laundry list of Barry's ineptness and outright Marxist transforming endeavors of our country? He doubled our debt and gutted our military while embracing our enemies and disrespecting our allies. This fraud and saboteur was the biggest mistake ever made at the voting booth and that's saying a lot in light of a few other walking nightmares that made it to the White House in America's history. I'm not for putting boots in the Middle East or anywhere else unless, God forbid, another Axix of evil arose to threaten all of us. Anyone remember when good old boy Billy Clinton gave billions to the North Koreans as a means to simmer down their warmongering? Georgy W. Bush kicked the can down the road too. Now we have a certified psychopath running that place with the intention to use nuclear weapons at the drop of a pin. The President has his plate full. It's spilling over. Now imagine if that seditious old crook, Hillary had been President...I've left a lot out. Syria, Russian involvement..China etc. we are living in an ever changing more dangerous world. The threat levels have increased dramatically. Obama's method of leading from behind of which really means he was AWOL, did absolutely nothing to solve problems. He added an avalanche of them here and abroad. One more issue. We can no longer be the world's policeman. Perhaps a referee and at times send a strong message that we will not tolerate mass murder or weapons of diabolical mass destruction. Someone has to stop the insanity. No one else will...
me thinks there is more here than meets the eye. Trump may be smarter than given credit for. http://gcaptain.com/north-korean-ships-head-home-after-china-orders-coal-returned/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29