Military Power has got this country into problems…Open Thread for April 13, 2017

I just saw something that I think is crazy and dangerous….

There are reports that the Trump Admin is ‘leaking’ threats to attack North Korea attempts to put together a nuclear ballistic missile test…

Yes …ATTACK , like the Israeli’s did back in the day in the Middle East…

I hope this isn’t a game of chicken…

North Korea is country that has a huge military…

Soeul, The main city in South Korea is only 30 miles from the DMZ, which has tens’s of thousands of US and South Korean soldiers….

A strong push by more than 100,000 communist troops is gonna be a problem…

Trump and the General’s have surely been emboldened by their Syrian and Afghanistan military actions…

But neither country is anywhere close to the ability of the North Korean military which is thought to have simple nuclear weapons and military in the millions…

I hope cooler heads prevail….

America does NOT need to go back to World War II fighting two military actions on both sides of the planet…

In a statement Thursday, North Korea issued a warning to the U.S. — should it take action — of a “merciless retaliatory strike.”

“By relentlessly bringing in a number of strategic nuclear assets to the Korean peninsula, the US is gravely threatening the peace and safety and driving the situation to the brink of a nuclear war,” North Korea’s statement said.

South Korea foreign minister Yun Byung said U.S. officials have “repeatedly reaffirmed that” the U.S. “will closely discuss with South Korea its North Korea-related measures.”

“In fact, the U.S. is working to reassure us that it will not, just in case that we might hold such concerns.”

President Trump on Thursday tweeted that he has “great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea.”

“If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! USA,” the president tweeted….

More…

The NY Times has a detailed look at the on the ground action by the North Korea’s that has alarmed American Intelligence and military people...Here…

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80 thoughts on “Military Power has got this country into problems…Open Thread for April 13, 2017”

  1. Trump’s disapproval climbs again in RCP average….

    Military action ‘bump’ in the polls fading….

  2. I just read James’s initial comments before the article. See his third from the bottom sentence. Are you suggesting that North Korea’s military has more ability than the American military?

  3. North Korea has anywhere from 1 million to 5 million people in military uniforms depending on who check with….

    They HAVE several low yield nuclear device’s…

    They have a concentration of troops on the North/South Korea border called the Demailitarized zone…

    America has 25,000 troops in South Korea…
    South Korea has about 600,000 troops..
    Not all of them are actually combat troops…

    MY feeling is like the Borg?
    If the the North Korea’s want to overrun South Korea in retaliation against an American preemptive strike on their nuclear assets?

    South Korea’s major city Seoul, 30 miles form the border is GONE….

    With thousands of American and Korea troops ran over in valaint efforts to ‘hold the fort’?
    China , Japan and EVERYBODY else in the South China Sea is at risk…
    And China is gonna get MILLIONS of North Korea’s marching over their borfer just like what the Bush’s caused in the Middle East…

    So Z?

    It doesn’t much matter whose balls are bigger….

    IF the leader of North Korea decides he wants to go for broke?
    We have ANOTHER World War in the Pacific…
    Led by generals with a Commander-in-Chief who has NOT Idea WTF he’s doing….

    It is NO coincidence that Trump didn’t have any actual mass US military assets sitting off of the North Korea border…
    The general’s where caught flat footed by Trump usual bull shit throw down…

    If you check?
    You’ll read that the South Korea’s, China , Japan and a LOT of other countries put in call’s to Trump and his aides (And North Korea) to ‘cool it’….

    Nobody need’s this shit…The size of the American military didn’t work in Viet Nam and it ain’t working in the Middle East…KNOW YOUR History

  4. Barack Obama is currently speaking in Chicago in his first public speaking engagement….
    I will be doing a post on his return to spotlight…
    His appearance will be sold as the first REAL counter by Democrats against the Trump and GOP….

  5. Follow-Up on my earlier answer to Z….

    ….In his phone call with Trump, China’s Xi called for restraint from both Washington and Pyongyang, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, but he also stressed that China “resolutely opposes activities that violate U.N. Security Council resolutions” and is willing to work with the United States and other countries to keep the peace.

    Japan’s Abe had a 30-minute call with Trump to discuss North Korea, whose actions he called an “extremely serious threat” to international society and to his country….

    More @ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/trump-gets-on-the-phone-to-as-asia-another-north-korea-flashpoint-looms/2017/04/24/60946f58-28c8-11e7-86b7-5d31b5fdc114_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-more-top-stories_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.a9b897416324

  6. I hear there is some info out there that Rachel Maddow is pulling HIGHER rating numbers than Fox????

    Republicans…
    Be AFRAID….
    VERY AFRAID!

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