Bluster hasn’t worked, so the God-King has a new plan: be the Mad Bomber. (More)
I’ll keep this in a nutshell, because I like things in nutshells and there’s really not much to say.
NBC News reports that the God-King may bomb North Korea if Kim Jong-un follows through on his planned nuclear test, even though Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, says military action against North Korea won’t work without Chinese cooperation.
Yes, it’s true that last month North Korea’s Foreign Ministry told U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that North Korea will “reduce the bases of aggression and provocation to ashes with its invincible Hwasong rockets tipped with nuclear warheads and reliably defend the security of the country and its people’s happiness in case the U.S. and the South Korean puppet forces fire even a single bullet at the territory of the DPRK.”
But most analysts think that was bluster. North Korea has no missiles that can reach Hawaii, let alone the U.S. mainland, and a nuclear attack on South Korea or Japan would invoke a worldwide response.
Of course, this news comes two days after the God-King ordered the military to drop the Mother Of All Bombs on Afghanistan, and barely a week after he told Chinese President Xi Jinping, while eating chocolate cake, that he’d ordered a missile attack on Syria.
Predictably, wingnut chicken hawks are boasting that the God-King is shifting “decisively from the supine Obama administration. This is why Russia, Syria, Iran and North Korea are whining hysterically about war. They liked having an inept American administration, and would like to lock in fecklessness as a permanent condition. Trump has made it clear that this isn’t going to happen, so they are howling, hoping no doubt to stir up domestic opposition to the administration.”
Never mind that a Council of Foreign Relations study found the U.S. dropped a total of 26,172 bombs on Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan … in 2016 alone. President Obama didn’t brag about ordering those strikes while eating chocolate cake, so all of those bombs were just “supine … fecklessness.”
Right-wingers don’t really care about foreign foes. That’s why they can move effortlessly from cheerleading for Trump the Russia-lover and apparent war skeptic to getting a thrill up their collective leg when Trump drops the big one. It doesn’t matter, because even if they hate Muslims and commies, their ultimate enemy is always the Democrats. They loved it when Trump was portrayed as the antithesis of mad warrior Hillary Clinton and they love it when Trump is portrayed as the blood-and-guts cowboy who’s banishing the memory of prissy metrosexual Obama.
But I guess his new calculation is the Bomb ‘Em Back to the Stone Age wingnuts outnumber the Let ‘Em Kill Each Other wingnuts. Or maybe he just really hates Easter.
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Good day and good nuts