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The Fallout
Author: Raine    Date: 08/09/2017 13:16:31

I am, once again at a loss for words when it comes to what is happening to our country -- and the world. What 45 said yesterday was indeed dangerous and scary. He's as recklessly impulsive and irresponsible as Kim Jong Un.

What 45 said yesterday has very few if any, historical parallels according to some historians and analysts.
“It’s hard to think of a president using more extreme language during crisis like this before,” said Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian. “Presidents usually try to use language that is even more moderate than what they may be feeling in private, because they’ve always been worried that their language might escalate a crisis.”

Mr. Truman delivered his muscular message at a time when the United States had an overwhelming military advantage over Japan, which did not have a nuclear weapon; Mr. Trump’s threat was aimed instead at a government that has developed nuclear weapons and has been testing intercontinental ballistic missiles.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower used to say that the more shrill the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was in the language he used against the United States — promising “we will bury you” and “we’re turning out missiles like sausages” — the more tempered he would be, Mr. Beschloss said.

President John F. Kennedy was similarly restrained in his rhetoric in the run-up to the Cuban missile crisis, which was prompted by the discovery that nuclear missile sites were being constructed by the Soviet Union in Cuba, Mr. Beschloss said. In an address on Oct. 22, 1962, he called upon Khrushchev “to halt and eliminate this clandestine, reckless and provocative threat to world peace and to stable relations between our two nations” and “move the world back from the abyss of destruction.” As for the United States, Kennedy said, “the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing.”


Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy were people schooled in the way of the world. they understood diplomacy. They were statesmen.

45 is none of those things, and to be quite honest, he is the one escalating tensions between North Korea and the world.

To be honest, as I said yesterday I am wary of the reports that N. Korea has developed a nuclear weapon small enough for a ballistic missile. I am wary because N Korea is one of the most difficult nation is the world to obtain information.

I am reminded of the WMD claims during the Bush administration. That led us into the invasion of Iraq. The playbook is there, thanks to Cheney and his shadow government, and that administration was filled with people who actually knew what they were doing.

Here, almost 14 years later, we have a SoS that has sliced the State department so much it looks like a going-out-of-business sale.

I pray that cooler heads prevail --- or Mueller gets shit done fast. 45 will do anything to not be revealed as the criminal he is. According to this Op-Ed, his very own organization could prove to be his undoing.

Happy Hump day!

and
Raine









 
 

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