Trump: "Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MadeTheSwitch, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Oh man....this tweet should maybe win irony of the year award. :D And the replies have been brutal. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry..._595afc8ee4b02734df33db54?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

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    I got to wonder...does Trump think the North Korea leader is out there building rockets himself? North Korea is a relatively small poor country. What much is there for him to do besides saber rattle and kill a few political opponents?
     
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    I don't know, if I was a despot I'd be more like a 80s rock star than a fat man baby that lines up artillery batteries for future warthog practice.
     
  3. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    A fair question doesn't Trump have more important things to do that tweet outlandish, nonproductive comments?

    But I'd also raise the question does North Korea/KJU have more pressing issues than building ICBMs and nuclear weapons... like fixing the humanitarian crisis that is North Korea.
     
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    I was getting worried. Monday went without a new Donnie twitter thread.
     
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  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    What really annoys me is the second part of this two-part tweet, where he says South Korea and Japan won't put up with this much longer. Those two countries are way past the point of "putting up with it." If they had the military means to go into NK and take out Kim Jong Un, they would have done it about twenty missle tests ago. But they can't because Japan isn't supposed to use its military for offensive purposes, and attacking NK means a confrontation with China and maybe also Russia. Hey, that meeting with Putin? They should absolutely be talking about NK!!!
     
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    You may have described why Japan does not want to attack NK even if they could. :)
     
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    Basically, US, China and Russia all have to agree on if, when and how to take military action on North Korea, or we risk WW III.
     
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    Yes, we need level headed consensus, not a cowboy. Let's cross our fingers that the handlers have the wrangling ropes ready to go. :)

    Edited: typo.
     
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    Any kind artistic soul willing to create a meme of Trump as a raging bull and his various handlers hanging on to the ropes for dear life?
     
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    Ack, a significant typo in my post corrected... :oops:
     
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    I was getting worried, another twitter thread went up and you weren't whining about twitter threads in it fast enough.
     
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    I come here for info for my Apple gear. IF I need this kind of info (which I don't), I can troll over to MSNBC or Huffington Post.
     
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    So keep out of PRSI and current events subforums. These subforums exist so we can just follow the ones we are interested in.
     
  16. MadeTheSwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had you specifically in mind when I wrote it. I didn't want you to get lonely.

    Then don't read and don't respond. It's not difficult.
     
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    A direct quote from the forum rules, for your pleasure:
     
  18. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    A fair question. One that needs careful thought.

    If YOU were Kim Jong-Un, and you'd seen what happened to Saddam Hussein and Muammar Ghadaffi - two dictators who had given up their nuclear programs, and were subsequently violently overthrown with at least the participation of the United States - would you be in any sort of hurry to abandon your nuclear ambitions?

    We might not like it, but the lesson of the past few years has been quite the opposite. And I think, at least from Kim's perspective, building at least a credible nuclear capability is a pretty strong deterrent to having the United States intervene militarily to overthrow your regime.

    So, no: Kim Jong-Un doesn't have better things to do with his time than oversee nuclear and ballistic missile tests. It is actually a very good use of his time. Far better, and rational, than a US President rage-Tweeting his displeasure with TV talk show hosts.
     
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    If we wanted to take NK out, we could have done it many years ago. His army was more than enough for us to think it wasn't worth it. So he would have been just fine. But now? By pursuing nukes in a very aggressive way, he has only drawn attention to himself, and put a target on his back. It's a very stupid thing to do.
     
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    apples/oranges/green unicorns/potato.
    Hussein/Ghadaffi/Assad . the U.S wants to remove them to install their own puppets. 2 down 1 to go :(
     
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    Except everywhere in the ME that this has been attempted has turned into a complete disaster. smh. I don't understand why there's still this belief that we can spread Democracy across the ME.

    Either way yesterdays test is definitely a game changer, regardless of Trumps idiotic tweets.
     
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    Worked well for Obama, amiright?
     
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    no where did I say we are spreading democracy

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    I think you will find the situation is a bit more complicated than that.

    The capital of South Korea, Seoul, is located just a few miles south of the Demilitarized Zone that divides North and South Korea. Well within artillery range of North Korean army units stationed along it. Any military attack on North Korea would result in a rain of death and destruction falling upon the highly populated, highly industrialized center of one of America's most important military, political, and economic partners in the region. That's before we start talking about nuclear or other WMD that may be deployed by North Korea.

    Then there is the relationship with China. Which certainly doesn't want either a humanitarian catastrophe, caused by the military invasion of North Korea, on its southern border. It doesn't want millions of former North Koreans fleeing as refugees across the Yalu. And - slightly longer term - it doesn't want a unified Korea, backed by the weapons and military of the United States, right up on the Yalu river either. At the very least, any attack on North Korea attempting to topple the Kim regime would draw us very close to dangerous confrontation with China.

    So no: Any military attack on North Korea by the United States is almost inevitably going to have disastrous consequences.
     

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