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The Lamps are Going Out in Asia

Posted on September 26th, 2017 at 3:47 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News -- Write a comment


US President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 19 may well come to be viewed as “historic,” but not in a good way. This article will leave for others the impact of Donald Trump’s and Kim Jong Un’s reality TV show rhetoric. But the substance of Trump’s speech—including threats to both North Korea and the Iran deal—may have closed any remaining doors to a diplomatic resolution to this crisis surrounding North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Moreover, Trump’s speech and the North Korean reaction seem to have set us on a path that could very well end in a major war in Asia. The escalating threats and the closing off of diplomatic options by both sides makes it now more likely than ever that President Trump will have to make good on his threat to “utterly destroy” a nation of 25 million people. The strategic consequences of carrying out this threat, even if successful, will be felt for the remainder of this century, largely to the detriment of the United States and the Western World.

If anyone else tells me that “One politician is the same as another!” and “Don’t vote, you’ll just encourage them!” I’ll puke.

  1. One million and one ways to say “votes have consequences.”

  2. I can imagine Trump voters telling their grandchildren, “Yes, he DID bumble his way into a nuclear confrontation but hey, there were some sick burns on Twitter before that!”

  3. Excuse me for asking but is this “The Daily Trump”?

  4. @Gene: Well, in other news, there are some good things going on in the world.
    Saudi Arabia is going to let women drive.
    Australia might let same-sex people marry, if one bunch of people decide that another bunch of people should have the same rights as the first bunch.
    Ireland might let women choose to have abortions if their lives depend on it.
    So perhaps we can get through this the same way we got through the Cold War:

  5. @Gene If Trump has one skill, it’s to be talked about. Comedy writers in Hollywood know they need to make jokes about other things but Trump is very much the elephant in the room – it’s damn-near impossible NOT to talk about it – and given the way he manages to look and sound like he’s for racism, fascism etc, and inclined to start wars with North Korea, Iran etc, every other topic seems rather unimportant in comparison.
    There’s a lot of sites out there today that know they’re spending too much time on Trump but just can’t NOT mention his latest shenanigans.

  6. @Gene This is probably too late for anyone to notice but check out https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/2/1697145/-Cartoon-So-much-material (If I knew how to post the image, I would but…) this image best illustrates the problem that most of the internet is facing right now.

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