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Trump Turns Up the Heat on North Korea
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  • Nevis07

    The Syria strike is undoubtably a message to our adversaries and competitors – Putin, Xi, Khamenei, Kim. Whoever won the election was going to be taking over in a world that’s gotten badly destabilized and dangerous. I feel like the West just sat down to a final round of a poker tournament with a very skilled card player in Trump. He read his opponents well and hides his bluffs pretty well too. But still, there’s so much room for any given player to misjudge and call bluffs that are not actual bluffs. Definitely dangerous times…

  • Mike

    The only message in this firework display is that Trump and co have no guts to hit any real target. It will embolden the adversaries instead of deterring them.

    • Dale Fayda

      What would you call “real targets”? Please give examples applicable in this situation.

      • Mike

        The Russians, of course. They won this round and will go on winning until the idiot-in-chief and his cronies are shown the way out of town.

        • Dale Fayda

          Wait, you want Trump to start a shooting war with the Russians? Over Syria? Really? Are you seriously saying that the appropriate target in this instance should have been the Russian installations in Syria?

          Why the Russians and not Assad? Please expand.

          “They won this round and will go on winning until the idiot-in-chief and his cronies are shown the way out of town.” If you’re talking about Obama, that has already happened. Catch up.

          He’s the one who LOST to Putin, ISIS and Assad in Syria, not Trump. In fact, Obama lost to EVERYONE – the Russians, the Chi-Coms, the Norks, the Iranians, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, et al. Everyone of them has out-thought, out-maneuvered, out-lasted and out-fought Obama. There is not a single worth-while foreign policy accomplishment of Obama that you can point to. Not a single one.

          Now Trump is tasked with wading through the smoldering debris field that was Obama’s (Allah’s praise be upon him!) foreign policy. It’s disheartening to have to face the fact that your Messiah, the “smartest man to ever hold the presidency” was such a lying dolt, isn’t it?

          Oh, and this just in: Yet more evidence (as if we needed more) of Obama regime’s corruption and mendacity.

          • Mike

            Assad is merely a puppet. Without Russians, he would befbe long gone. I don’t see much difference between Obama’s refusal to act and this clown’s threats accompanied by declarations that he does not intend to fight.

            Now, it may surprise you, but one can be fiersly anti-Trump yet not pro-Obama.

  • D4x

    Another projection of power, besides the USS Carl Vinson carrier group, is that POTUS also deployed the VP, announced on Thursday, before the Tomahawk launch into Syria: “WASHINGTON, DC – Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Republic of Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and Hawaii from April 15-25, 2017. This trip will serve as the Vice President’s first official travel to the Asia-Pacific region. During his trip, the Vice President will emphasize President Trump’s continued commitment to U.S. alliances and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region, highlight the Administration’s economic agenda, and underscore America’s unwavering support for our troops at home and abroad.”

    Good to know Hawaii is still an ally of the USA.

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      “Good to know Hawaii is still an ally of the USA.”

      Ally?…was their secession approved?…we’re back to 49 now?…now I have to buy new flags….

  • KremlinKryptonite

    It’s more of a message to Beijing and the PLAN. Essentially, the message reads “you want to assume a greater global leadership role, well here is a perfect opportunity to show us and everyone else.”
    The implication is also clear, “give us a reason to draw down, since that’s what you all want anyway.”

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    Parking is tight in Seoul…so I think we should help out and turn NK into a parking lot for them….

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