Saturday is April 15, the 105th anniversary of the birth of Supreme Leader Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s founding father, as well as sire to Dear Leader Kim Jung Il, and grandfather of noted basketball fan Kim Jong Un, the latest
sadistic psychopath tyrant of that impoverished and barely extant dictatorship.
North Korea has traditionally used the date as an excuse to parade their latest weaponry before the world. Indeed, NK has long planned to present its latest in ICBM technology.
However this is a bonus year! That’s right, NK monitoring service 38 North states: North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Primed and Ready.
Woo hoo – party!!!!
Because OMP is still peeing his pants over dropping The (Pen)Ultimate Bomb on a mountainous cave system in Afghanistan. Major wood, y’all! AND AND AND!!!!! If OMP drops another MOAB on NK AND NK fires back with nuclear missiles AND China and Russia nd Japan and ROK also get involved, why, those pesky investigations of Russia’s involvement in OMP‘s presidential campaign just goes away!
AND AND AND AND!!!!!!!! VP Pence is set to arrive in Seoul on Sunday. If the timing is just so, he can huddle with the other survivors…
But, hey! No real worries. We dispatched an aircraft carrier and a small armada to cruise the Korean waters since Tuesday. Also? We’ve got literally dozens of military aircraft on Okinawa, just a quick Jet-Ski away.
leakers Benedict Arnold’s intelligence officials relayed to NBC News that should OMP the Pentagon become convinced North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, the US will launch a preemptive strike.
Fun times, kids! One day we can look back on this and tell our mutant offspring that this was the day WWIII started…
Wake up, people.
Amidst months of rumors of infighting within the Republican administration, Bannon’s removal from the NSC has been celebrated, as it ought to be. However, as happy as the news may be, it should also be noted how small of a victory this is in the face of such sobering circumstances. Bannon remains Chief Strategist, Donald Trump is President, and the two are backed by a terrifying collection of Republicans with a proven track record of inefficient and violent policies.
While some outlets have focused their coverage of the palace intrigue on claims that Trump greenlit Bannon’s demotion out of jealousy, others have chosen to celebrate General McMaster’s rising star within the Republican administration. Whereas Bannon may have advocated military decisions based on political popularity and an Islamophobic clash-of-civilizations worldview, McMaster is an experienced counterinsurgency expert who respects Islam and will prevent us from blundering into war in Syria, or so the argument goes.
The problem, of course, is that we are already at war in Syria, and have been for some time. Trump has continued to escalate US troop deployments to Iraq and Syria since McMaster’s appointment to National Security Advisor in February…
I’m left to wonder whether OMP will run both his escalating wars, as well as the upcoming North Korea fiasco, like Shrub did – off the books
Either way the ongoing conflicts of the nest four years will be a boon to the war mongers and their ilk, while the rest of us continue to take it in the shorts.
Brian Williams’ tone deafness, while deplorable , does not upset me as much as OMP‘s eagerness to prove his manhood.
I expect when told that tossing that many Tomahawks Syria’s way would “only” cost a hundred mil, and that there was zero chance of US casualties (and only a slightly larger likelihood of Syrian civilian deaths), OMP adopted his best “manly” pose and offhandedly responded “Let’s do this thing.”
OMP is exactly the type of short “fingered”, low intelligence bully most likely to lead us into World War III simply to assuage his ego, “There, Melania! See what happens when you don’t move into the White House with me?!”
If the jackass tries something similar with Dear Leader’s offspring, all bets are off.
The Pentagon has deployed several hundred Marines to northern Syria, the Washington Post and CNN reported this week. Their mission: firing long-range artillery to help recapture Raqqa, ISIS’s self-proclaimed capital city.
The Marines are equipped with M777 howitzers, which can fire GPS-guided explosives up to 25 miles.
That’s a big change from the “train, advise, and assist” role U.S. forces have been playing so far — although as with many previous troop deployments to Iraq and Syria, it was not debated, let alone authorized, by Congress.
But the White House press secretary brushed off a question about the move, saying that sending “several hundred advisers” did not amount to “hostile action.”
Right-wing radio host John Fredericks asked Sean Spicer on Thursday whether Trump was committed to seeking congressional authorization for new deployments.
“I think there’s a big difference between an authorization of war than [sic] sending a few hundred advisers,” Spicer replied. “And I think most in Congress would probably agree with that as well. I think that’s a big difference between a hostile action and going in to address some certain concerns, whether it’s certain countries in the Middle East or elsewhere.”
Spicer referred the question to the Department of Defense. But when reached by The Intercept, a Pentagon spokesperson disputed Spicer’s characterization.
“This is fire support,” said Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a public affairs officer for the Marine Corps, explaining that the new deployment would fire long-range artillery in an assault on Raqqa. “They will be providing partner support for the Syrian Democratic Forces.”
First: Spicer has turned out to be the most craven coward ANY White House has ever sent out to put lipstick on a pig.
Second: Fire support = boots on the ground.
Get used to this; we’ll be sending in first hundreds, then thousands more “advisors.”