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Author: Raine    Date: 04/19/2017 13:07:43

We've have learned that 45 probably doesn't know that Kim Jong Un is not Kim Jung Il .
Global observers with even the vaguest interest in the rogue peninsular understand these types of basic details about North Korea. US president Donald Trump, however, may not. Asked by Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt on April 17 whether he has ruled out a military strike on Pyongyang, Trump repeatedly referred to North Korea’s leader as “this gentleman”—and implied he was dealing with the same “gentleman” that former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama had grappled with:

“You know, they’ve been talking with this gentleman for a long time. You read Clinton’s book, he said, ‘Oh, we made such a great peace deal,’ and it was a joke. You look at different things over the years with President Obama. Everybody has been outplayed, they’ve all been outplayed by this gentleman. And we’ll see what happens. But I just don’t telegraph my moves.”

Unfortunately for Trump, the “gentleman” Clinton was talking to during his presidency was in fact Kim Jong-il—the now-deceased father of Kim Jong-un.


And a few days before that, in his interview with FBN Maria Bartolome this happened:



Yesterday, he tried to blame President Obama for the rise of the notorious MS-13 gang.
“The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. We are removing them fast!” the president wrote on Twitter at about 5:40 a.m.

The MS-13 gang, which is based in Central America, was formed by Salvadorans fleeing that country’s civil war in the 1980s. The FBI recognized that the gang was a growing threat in the early 2000s — before former President Barack Obama was elected — and in 2004 created a task force “to investigate this violent international street gang,” according to the FBI. In 2008, the FBI stated that MS-13 had expanded to at least 42 states and Washington, D.C.


A few hours later, we learned that the 'Armada' he was sending to Korea was thousands of miles away going in the other direction.
Just over a week ago, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal to North Korea and give President Trump more options in responding to the North’s provocative behavior. “We’re sending an armada,” Mr. Trump said to Fox News last Tuesday afternoon.

The problem was that the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the three other warships in its strike force were 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.

White House officials said Tuesday that they had been relying on guidance from the Defense Department. Officials there described a glitch-ridden sequence of events, from an ill-timed announcement of the deployment by the military’s Pacific Command to a partially erroneous explanation by the defense secretary, Jim Mattis — all of which perpetuated the false narrative that a flotilla was racing toward the waters off North Korea.

By the time the White House was asked about the Carl Vinson, its imminent arrival had been emblazoned on front pages across East Asia, fanning fears that Mr. Trump was considering a pre-emptive military strike. It was portrayed as further evidence of the president’s muscular style days after he ordered a missile strike on Syria that came while he and President Xi Jinping of China chatted over dessert during a meeting in Florida.


Last night while speaking in Wisconsin, he tried to cover up another major gaffe, while subtly threatening NATO.



This isn't funny. These are things that actually hurt national and domestic security. Not knowing who the leader is of a nuclear state-- a rogue and unstable state -- is incredibly dangerous. Even more concerning is the idea that we don't really know what is happening in North Korea.
Given the threats emanating from the DPRK—above all, the nuclear ones—it’s not surprising that our Intelligence Community devotes significant resources to trying to figure out what’s going on in that hermit kingdom. But that’s extraordinarily difficult in practice. IC professionals wanting an easy job avoid North Korea, since making accurate predictions there can be dangerous. This, after all, is a country that might do anything.

(snip)

Therefore, we face the dangerous situation where North Korea, a rogue regime possessing nuclear weapons and no shortage of aggression, remains a black hole for American intelligence. For decades, the IC has tried hard to get information to help our decision-makers in Washington deal more effectively with Pyongyang, yet time and again we’ve been surprised by North Korea’s latest gambit. As the stakes of this game are getting higher, with increased nuclear saber-rattling, the risks of missteps are too.


These gaffes are very worrisome, considering that 45 has said he won't telegraph whatever his moves are. This country deserves to know what kind of danger he would put us in if he wakes up one morning in a particularly foul mood.

This is not normal. It's not even Bush-league gaffes. That says a lot.

and
Raine


 
 

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Comment by wickedpam on 04/19/2017 13:18:42
Morning

Comment by velveeta jones on 04/19/2017 13:21:20
sigh......

I miss W.


Comment by Scoopster on 04/19/2017 13:22:36
Mornin' all!

Well color me confused. This guy was just acquitted of a double murder. It makes no sense for him to have offed himself.

Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 13:25:52
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

Well color me confused. This guy was just acquitted of a double murder. It makes no sense for him to have offed himself.


I am really not even feeling anything -- he should have been jailed before he was ever drafted.



Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 13:26:08
morning!

Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 13:26:31
Quote by velveeta jones:
sigh......

I miss W.

Never EVER thought you and I would be saying that, Vel.

Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 13:35:49
Comment by Mondobubba on 04/19/2017 13:39:51



He's a piece of shit.

Comment by BobR on 04/19/2017 13:42:41
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He's a piece of shit.

He's a hemorrhoidal asshole with a gob of shit hanging from it.

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/19/2017 13:46:07
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:



He's a piece of shit.

He's a hemorrhoidal asshole with a gob of shit hanging from it.


That escalated quickly!



Comment by Scoopster on 04/19/2017 13:52:38
Brady is skipping the Patriots WH visit citing 'personal family matters'.

In other words, Gisele threatened to cut off his wang if he met with those anti-immigrant assholes.

Comment by TriSec on 04/19/2017 13:56:58
Morning, comrades!

Sat through the morning briefing and dispatch. Getting everything out of the garage and rolling is not that dissimilar from naval carrier ops. I am not riding today, but I note one type of bus has an all-glass nose that almost looks like a B-29 if you squint.



Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 14:03:13



Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 14:03:57
Quote by Scoopster:
Brady is skipping the Patriots WH visit citing 'personal family matters'.

In other words, Gisele threatened to cut off his wang if he met with those anti-immigrant assholes.
.



Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 14:05:06



Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 14:11:21
o.O That alex jones clip....




Comment by Scoopster on 04/19/2017 14:40:50
ffs...




Comment by trojanrabbit on 04/19/2017 14:45:35
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

Well color me confused. This guy was just acquitted of a double murder. It makes no sense for him to have offed himself.


I am really not even feeling anything -- he should have been jailed before he was ever drafted.


Found next to Hernandez was the bill from his legal team.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 04/19/2017 14:54:07
Looks like O'Rly may be gone. Looking for confirmation.

According to CNBC, one of the chief traitors, Brillo-Head Chaffetz will not seek re-election.

But wait, there's more.

According to a NYC Public Employees Retirement Fund board member, they are about to file suit against News Corp over falsely filing the settlements News Corp paid to O'Rly's victims as wages, going afoul of the SEC.

Comment by BobR on 04/19/2017 15:05:39
Comment by wickedpam on 04/19/2017 15:07:43
Quote by BobR:
Chaffetz not seeking re-election

He's out in 2018


He want's to spend more time with his family?


Comment by Scoopster on 04/19/2017 15:09:27
Quote by BobR:
Chaffetz not seeking re-election

He's out in 2018

Poor snowflake clearly couldn't handle criticism from his constituents.

Comment by BobR on 04/19/2017 15:11:04
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Chaffetz not seeking re-election

He's out in 2018


He want's to spend more time with his family?

Says he's considering a run for Governor. Good luck with that.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/19/2017 15:17:18
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Chaffetz not seeking re-election

He's out in 2018


He want's to spend more time with his family?

Says he's considering a run for Governor. Good luck with that.



Hope he gets his ass handed too him

Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 15:26:01
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Chaffetz not seeking re-election

He's out in 2018


He want's to spend more time with his family?

Says he's considering a run for Governor. Good luck with that.
is interesting as they are already trying to recruit rMoney to run for Senate (in case hatch doesn't run)

Hatch may not be able to run if Pence tRump & Ryan go down -- Hatch would become President.

I personally believe that his run for govorner might be a ruse.




Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 15:41:02
Breaking via the SNShow!

O'Reilly has been canned from Fox.

Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 15:42:58
Quote by Raine:
Breaking via the SNShow!

O'Reilly has been canned from Fox.

Source!

Comment by wickedpam on 04/19/2017 15:46:31
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Breaking via the SNShow!

O'Reilly has been canned from Fox.

Source!



Also heard on Stephanie Miller Show - "Bye Felicia"

Comment by BobR on 04/19/2017 15:50:27
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Breaking via the SNShow!

O'Reilly has been canned from Fox.

Source!

I guess he'll have time to write another book: "Killing My Career"

Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 15:52:24
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Breaking via the SNShow!

O'Reilly has been canned from Fox.

Source!

I guess he'll have time to write another book: "Killing My Career"
.


Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 15:53:46
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Breaking via the SNShow!

O'Reilly has been canned from Fox.

Source!



Also heard on Stephanie Miller Show - "Bye Felicia"



Comment by Mondobubba on 04/19/2017 16:14:50
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Breaking via the SNShow!

O'Reilly has been canned from Fox.

Source!


Normally I would say firing a guy while he's on vacation would be cold, but given that it is Bill-O, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Comment by TriSec on 04/19/2017 16:31:25
I see Sharty Spice is leading the Daily Follies. Geography is hard.

Comment by BobR on 04/19/2017 16:32:52
Quote by TriSec:
I see Sharty Spice is leading the Daily Follies. Geography is hard.



Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 16:59:33
Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 17:00:00
Quote by TriSec:
I see Sharty Spice is leading the Daily Follies. Geography is hard.

That was a damn hot mess.

Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 17:10:52
Quote by Raine:


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9yTmuLVoAAK6IF.jpg


Comment by BobR on 04/19/2017 17:50:44
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9yTmuLVoAAK6IF.jpg

"it will get there in 3 months..."


Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 19:23:14
Comment by Raine on 04/19/2017 20:22:57