Trump On Attacking North Korea: “We’ll See”

The Hill reports:

President Trump said “we’ll see” on Sunday when asked whether the U.S. will attack North Korea. Trump’s comment follows the news that Pyongyang successfully tested a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit on a missile.

The president responded to North Korea’s announcement on Twitter earlier on Sunday. North Korea has advanced its aggressive military behavior in recent months, launching a series of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

  • coram nobis

    What was the text for today’s sermon?

    • Paula

      Hilary, e-mails, dId you see my numbers, bigly, fake news, and sad.

      • Chucktech

        That’s what he heard. What was said was Cast thy Bread upon the Flood Waters, or some other platitudinous bible crap.

        • Snarkaholic

          Minister: Love thy neighbor.
          Chump, to self: Hmm…yeah, that intern in the office next to mine IS pretty hot.

        • David Walker

          “Cast thy bread upon the flood waters and ye shalt give them soggy bread.” Phlipimoff 7:17
          “And, lo, a voice came from the sky. ‘Behold the woman wearing fuck me pumps, for she lays down with the orange beast on occasion. Beware digging for daddies, for I am the one true Daddy, and I find spray-on orange an abomination.'” Raul 7:14
          “Perhaps thy bands should practice ‘Waltzing Matilda,’ for it was written in the prophesy ‘On the Beach,’ it shall be the last place to kiss thine ass goodbye.” Nukernockers 1:18

    • Tomcat

      Fuck em with a big nuke.

    • Bryan

      Fire and fury something something.

  • Chucktech

    In Trump-speak, “We’ll see” means “No.”

    • thatotherjean

      Except for the times it means “I haven’t got a clue.”

  • FAEN

    Everything is a fucking reality show with Cheeto.

    • Chucktech

      You won’t want to miss another episode of Fake Presidents of the White House, so tune in next week to see if we’ll bomb North Korea.

  • zhera

    He will announce his decision in a Super Special Tremendous Press Conference on Thursday. Tune in!

  • SoCalGal20
    • Sam_Handwich

      lol

    • Lazycrockett

      He’s an idiot.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’m surprised the business community hasn’t pushed harder against him. His instability will inevitably lead to market instability and while many can take advantage of that, many can’t.

      • Lazycrockett

        tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          Most of them already don’t pay any real taxes.

      • SoCalGal20

        Greed. As not long as it’s not hurting their stock price and bottom line they don’t care.

      • Steverino

        It would be tempting for those who can get in at the right time to take a flyer on an ETF that is a double- or triple-short on the DJIA and the S&P 500.

        But you know if Dum-Dum tanks the market, he will just blame Obama.

        • David L. Caster

          Assuming that money is worth anything after closing out the position.

          • Steverino

            I know. I always get a kick out of investment newsletters whose hype essentially boils down to: “The world is going to end! Here’s what to invest in now…”

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        There’s been a slow but sure pushback from corportations. His Business Advisory Councils were a clear indicator that they’re cutting the cords. This tantrum will only flip more of them.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      That’s it! He’s gone too far.
      Walmart has no choice now but to take him out!

      • Tomcat

        You mean RURAL AMERICA WALMART? not likely.

        • Ken M

          Let him try. The estimated wealth of the 6 Walton’s that own and run Walmart is nearly $150 Billion. Buy Trump out and call it game.

    • Tomcat

      His or everyone’s?

    • Kevin Perez

      Where are all the #MAGA hats going to come from?

    • Despite being economically isolated, North Korea exports about $3bn worth of products and maintains trade relations chiefly with China, India, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Russia, Thailand and the Philippines.

      Uh huh.

      ( http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2017/08/north-korea-trading-partners-170807142149131.html )

    • StillALiberal

      About 85% of N Korea’s current imports and exports is with a single country, China. If 45 is serious about this then ONLY China matters, the others are irrelevant.

    • thatotherjean

      Want to bring this country to an abrupt, screaming halt? Stop trading with China. So much of the stuff we buy is made in China that he’d wreck the economy in one step. Walmart, where most of his base shops, would close down for lack of merchandise, and a lot of other stores would have nearly empty shelves when current inventory runs out. A deep thinker on economic matters, Trump is not. Is there anybody in the White House who ever took Econ 101?

  • JWC

    he is back in Washington amd got all that dispicable filth washed off after visiting Texas

  • Do Something Nice

    Buying potassium iodide tablets today.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I’d rather not live in an irradiated world. If it comes to that, I’ll buy some fentanyl and I’ve got some nice Scotch.

      • Christopher

        A Zombie apocalypse however… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0d721aaa190671fe3d0bb4d4a8dc7724ceffe911b7aaf238f042a79f0574b49e.jpg

        (And after this regime, I’m gonna need it for therapy purposes.)

        • Treant

          Tell me about it. We’re a household with 15 swords, short and long, ten daggers, and several assorted sharp bits and pieces. Michonne ain’t got nuthin’ on us.

      • Treant

        I have a handful of homeopathic sleeping aids and I’m not afraid to use them!

        • Karl Dubhe

          Homeopathic?

          So, you’re less suicidal than I am. Good to know.

      • Do Something Nice

        The world is pretty big. If the US takes a hit, I move to Europe or wherever isn’t as affected from bomb-related radiation.

        • Karl Dubhe

          You assume only one bomb would be fired.

          I don’t.

  • Lazycrockett
    • SoCalGal20

      Well this banana high doesn’t bode well.

      https://twitter.com/BenNollWeather/status/904302722014363649

      • Lazycrockett

        But Irma is already under the “banana” This would look like it would push it towards FL. This would depend on the H located south of Texas.

        • SoCalGal20

          It looks like if that banana high is strong enough it will steer Irma toward Florida or the Carolinas rather than farther up the coast.

          • Chucktech

            Dixie takes it on the nose. Again.

    • Treant

      Crap, that looks like it might even have some effect here in Pennsylvania on many of those paths. I’ll lay in stuff we’ll use anyway and that will keep even without power.

      • Lazycrockett

        Yeah more projections are pointing towards a more inland run. Could be another Ike.

        • Treant

          And I did not like Ike.

          • Lazycrockett

            My parents didn’t have electricity for a week. Hell the whole county they live in pretty much didnt.

    • Todd20036

      Jut a 3? Sad. I don’t date anyone less than a 9

    • Cattleya1

      The Western tracks could hit Mar a Lago… Mayhap there is a God.

  • Gustav2

    Just a thought:

    As you fucking left church, after Passing the Peace?

    • Snarkaholic

      While everyone else’s heads were bowed in prayer, his was bowed over Twitter/his phone.

    • Lazycrockett

      had his lil cracker, had his little sip of wine. Never sinned.

    • David Walker

      After its whirled day of preyer with Mel by its side.

    • Uncle Mark

      Peace off, Twitler !! He’s one of the guys that Dane Cook is referring to as one of the guys you’re checking out to see whose hand you’re not going to shake.

      http://www.cc.com/video-clips/kfiuy6/comedy-central-presents-peace-be-with-you

  • kareemachan

    Gawd, NK knows how to play drumpster like a fiddle.

  • Treant

    When my mom said that, it always meant no.

    When he says that, I get the sudden urge to buy KI, multivitamins, and canned goods.

    Not that it’d help. As mentioned, I’m 3.2 miles from an international airport. Third degree burns and category 4 winds are going to happen.

    • Paula

      Get the KIO3.

      • Treant

        Is the iodate better for you?

        • Paula

          Yes. It has a longer shelf life and works better.

    • Tomcat

      When said to kids it usually means, I hope they forget about it soon.

    • JWC

      yoi east or west coast

      • Treant

        East coast. So it’ll take some time for Dump to nuke NK, and China to mobilize.

        If they bother, I mean. At this point, China’s gotta be muttering, “WTF?”

        • JWC

          ah he can only reach the west coast where i am

        • JWC

          Let someone keep Trump calm and let the fuck in NK make the first move Its All where China’s support will fall

    • Paula

      With NK, I would not worry about specific targets. I don’t believe they think that way. They would go for large scale targets. They would aim for Guam, not Guam Navy Base.

      • Chucktech

        I think if they hit Guam, the Navy base won’t fare too well…

        • Paula

          Of course. I don’t think they are that savvy. They wouldn’t aim for a specific target.

        • Treant

          Looking at it, it’s not awful unless you’re reasonably specific (and I’m quite certain the base has adequate shelters, given its location).

          The link is, at best, slow and at worst, can’t connect. But here, it generated a 17 mile an hour wind in Dededo, 2.1 calories/cm2 heat, and that’s ignoring topology. You’d survive the initial blast.

          https://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/?&kt=500&lat=13.5452512&lng=144.851121&airburst=0&hob_ft=0&zm=11

      • Lazycrockett

        If NK is gonna hit anything its going to hit Seoul.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Guaranteeing NK’s own destruction. Unless it goes all in and suicides, they’ll focus on conventional warfare targeting Seoul.

  • PickyPecker
    • Christopher

      Which is painfully obvious to the entire world!

  • TrueWords

    Now this is where I have to put on my glasses:

    Reality.

    North Korea is a heavily armed country with nuclear weapons which borders the most populous nation on Earth. And is that nation’s ally. Any attempt to invade North Korea Korea and “liberate” its people would be one largest military undertakings since World War II.

    The death toll would be enormous, the stream of refugees from North to South would be a human tragedy in itself and any results would be, at best inconclusive.

    Life isn’t like a movie.

    If invading North Korea were a relatively simple task, it likely would have been done much sooner. Like in 1953-1954 when it was weakened in the wake of the Korean War. Or any time prior to the country becoming a nuclear power.

    At this point, most parties (China excluded) are simply waiting for the country to implode and collapse in on itself. The country can barely feed its populace, it is an economic basket case and it is lashing out verbally in a manner which may invite further sanctions which will cripple it even further.

    Reality is what is keeping North Korea from being invaded and its government from being toppled,regardless of the consequences for its people.

    • Gustav2

      It is heresy to say, “Life isn’t like a movie,” on a gay blog!

      😉

      • TrueWords

        It is a my homage to Quentin Crisp…I hope you get the reference…

        • Gustav2

          He was a heretic in so many ways.

        • Snarkaholic

          I do.

  • JWC

    Donny does not know the difference between negotiation and bullying. That he can achieve more with a quiet calm voice than he can by being loud and verbose. More with a feather than a club

  • another_steve

    What better way to divert attention away from Russiagate?

    • Tomcat

      Yet Russia will join NK if we do anything.

    • Chucktech

      Russiagate is never far from my thoughts.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Treant

      ??? I’m not intimately familiar with our trade status with NK, but I had thought we had a complete embargo of goods and services?

      • Rebecca Gardner

        He wants to stop trade with all countries that trade with NK. You know, like China, where we get all our stuff.

        • Treant

          Ah, I misread that.

          Yeah, that shit would work. Not. Plus the sudden shortage of Ivanka fashions and MAGA hats would shut that right down in about ten minutes.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            A move like that would put every major American company out of business. First to go would be WalMart.

          • Treant

            …go on…

          • Rebecca Gardner

            Well, think about it.

            I’m typing on my laptop that’s made in China.
            It’s connected to a router that’s made in China.
            If I go shopping it will be to buy more crap made in China.
            As I sit here typing this I’m watching a TV that’s made in China.
            I may turn on one of my gaming consoles made in China and play a game.
            More than likely I’ll just jump in the shower and get dressed in all of my clothes, and new super cute shoes made in China while I pack my made in China beach bag with my bathing suit (made in China), sunscreen and other things so I can head to the pool party.

            WTF is DJT thinking? Oh, wait, sorry. He doesn’t think, he just tweets like a petulant child.

          • Carl

            But on the plus side…. no more MAGA hats.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            …or Ivanka-wear. Very nice!

            https://youtu.be/5CaMUfxVJVQ

          • Andrew Iverson

            Don’t forget taking medication, made in China. Not a lot of people know that part, especially antibiotics.

          • Treant

            Yeah, but…Wal-Mart going down. Think about it. 🙂

          • Rebecca Gardner

            That would be a beautiful thing. Then Costco buys all their assets and gives every employee another raise.

          • Stogiebear

            Let’s not forget the current presiduncy Hecho en Russia.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            There’s always a silver lining.

        • Thorn Spike

          And where all his crappy stuff is made.

          • thatotherjean

            Except for the stuff made in Mexico. He doesn’t like them, either.

    • Uncle Mark

      Does the Idiot & Chief know that Russia has been stepping up their trade with N Korea recently? Curious how he’s threatening China, but not Russia /s

      • Rebecca Gardner

        It’s not curious because he has no idea that he’s threatening China. Honestly, do you believe he’s that intelligent?

        • Uncle Mark

          I’ve NEVER assumed nor accused Cheetolini of being intelligent. (That’s what he wants people to believe about his short-term planning or his immature & sometimes unexplainable reactionary, explosive behavior.). Most people who have worked with him have indicated he’s a moron. It’s also why I put the snark “/s” reference at the end of the last sentence.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            I know you were being snarky, I should have added the /s too. You wrote, “Most people who have worked with him have indicated he’s a moron.”

            When he announced his candidacy I told my closest friends what a moron he is. I spent 18 years on Wall St in NYC and the first time I was in a meeting with this idiot was 1996. I was actually, kinda excited because I was young and you hear the name, but the head trader, when I worked in Fixed Income, was pissed he was coming in. He turned to me and said, “His only accomplishment in life was winning the lucky sperm lottery.”

            The meeting, I think we were floating some bonds for one of his construction projects, seemed to be over before it started because he has the attention span of a gnat. What really bothered me is his treatment of women, we are stupid, inept, just existing for his pleasure. I! WAS! PISSED!

            I walked to the elevator bank and stood outside the elevator giving him the finger and staring him in the face until the door closed.

            Short story long, YES! He’s a fucking moron.

    • Carl

      Yeah, that took all of ten seconds to find the inherent absurdity in that tweet.

    • Nic Peterson

      Like China? Where would Ivanka have her shoes made? Sounds like a great place to start.

      • thatotherjean

        Aren’t her shoe factories moving to Ethiopia, where wages are much cheaper, but keeping their Chinese managers? They’re never coming to the USA–no OSHA regulations for that girl.

  • Kevin Perez

    In Trump-speak, “We’ll see” = “I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m in way over my head.”.

  • Michael R
    • Christopher

      Cool, but needs to be sped up. It’s too long.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Don’t give in to your ADHD!!!

        Seriously though, I’d love to see a study on how Television, and commercial marketing in general have influenced ADD, ADHD in children and adults.

        • David Walker

          The blame back in the ’70s and ’80s was placed squarely at the feet of Children’s Television Workshop because “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company” rarely stayed on one topic for more than a minute, employed all kinds of psychedelic graphics, and used non-traditional children’s music. Nevermind they were following their studies which indicated they should follow the lead of commercials, which never lasted for long (never more than a minute and more and more becoming :30)(:20s and :15s would come later), and constantly changed. I heard that many, many times. “Fuck you. Tell it to Kermit.”

          • Christopher

            Born in ’73 here.

            To this day, if I’m flipping channels and Sesame Street is on, I’ll pause. I’ll stick around and watch if it’s a sketch I remember from childhood.

            “Sunny days! Sweepin the clouds away…”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWwqxwUL-2s

        • Carl

          Oh it’s turned me into a skimming buffoon who can’t follow one tab at a time in my browser for sure.

        • Christopher
  • Karl Dubhe

    It almost looks like he’s trying to goad them into launching a first strike, or an invasion. The last time NK did that was in 1950, and MacArthur took almost their entire nation after they did that.

    It was MacArthur’s mistake that there’s a NK today. He threatened mainland China by approaching their borders, they reacted.

    I highly doubt that NK will do the same thing that they did in 1950. Even as crazy as they’re portrayed, they must know what would happen.

  • Adam Stevens

    I persoanly HAVE to believe he was responding to Barron off camera who asked if he could have an ice cream cone after lunch.

    • Chucktech

      Barron: Daddy Father, why are we all-of-a-sudden going to church?

  • Ken M

    He would be better off to simply say YES and then watch for the world’s reaction. The US might be surprised. A yes response might get more “go for it” than we’re expecting.

    • Chucktech

      And then when we do nothing?

      • Ken M

        How long do you think it will take for us to end all trade with China? The only reaction/threat that would have anything close to an “overnight ” reaction would be putting NK in it’s place. Anyone who actually believes they can threaten us is not dealing in reality.

      • David Walker

        The world goes all heavy-duty on thoughts n prayers.

    • billbear1961

      An attack on NK will result in mass deaths both north and south of the DMZ.

      Anyone who responds to the notion of an attack on NK with a flippant “go for it” is a moral MONSTER.

      • Ken M

        This type of weapon has historically been used to end conflict, not to start it. I agree on the level of devastation, but since when have morality and war been used as being on the same side, in the same sentence?

        • Karl Dubhe

          It’s only been used twice, and that was against a nation that wanted to keep their god emperor, so they delayed accepting an unconditional surrender until…

          If used on a larger scale, they’ll kill everyone. You, me, Joe and all the other posters.

          Fuck that shit.

          • Ken M

            NK is claiming they have 1. I know quantity isn’t a major issue, but it can be an intimidation. The US has over 7100 (why I have no clue.) No one here, including myself, wants this to happen, but it sure beats, “we’ll see” against a looney like the leader in NK.

        • billbear1961

          I can only repeat what I’ve already said, Ken.

          The death toll would be HORRIFIC.

          It’s UNTHINKABLE (so, of course, an obscenity like Dump is thinking it).

    • Karl Dubhe

      I’m thinking that you’re saying “go for it” in the same way that I reply to people who ask me to hold their beer.

      As in “For the love of Bob, what are you thinking!”

      Right? 🙂

      • Ken M

        Our response would be for reaction purpose only. After NK shot over Japan, the UN imposed a whole new list of economic sanctions against them. “yes, go for it”, have no more weight than “we’ll see.”

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Radioactive fallout would inevitably fall on neighboring countries like China and South Korea and maybe even Japan. We’d be a pariah for giving deadly cancer to thousands of people because an orangutan had a snit.

      • Karl Dubhe

        China’s already implied they’d reply to a US led invasion.

        Billions would die in such a war, and the survivors would envy the dead.

    • Ken M

      I’m seeing the reaction (gratefully) is no, don’t do it. I agree. Next question…What do we do instead? Remembering the leaders we’re dealing with and their childish ways.

  • jsmukg

    O/T: Walter Becker, brilliant guitarist/bassist and co-founder of Steely Dan, just died. We are all poorer, yet again.

    • yes b’y

      oh no

    • DoctorDJ

      Bummer.

  • Tomcat

    OT: here is a idea for you christians.
    Instead of giving 10% to your church give them 15% and have it agreed that when the devil destroys your property the church will give you the money to rebuild.
    See how willing they are to help you.

  • Captain Jack

    I’m relieved to say “we’ll see” in mommy talk always means no…

  • Lazycrockett

    God now hes going to “church”???

    • Tomcat

      Only on his day of rest after his hard 6 day week.

      • Gustav2

        Isn’t there a Fox & Friends on Sunday mornings? Watching it is his work.

    • Sam_Handwich

      (by Presidential Proclamation)!

    • Christopher

      God told him not to, but like every child he does the opposite of what he’s told.

    • Chucktech

      Trump: Aw, do I have to?

      CoS Kelly: Yes, you do. Now you march your illegitimate president butt upstairs and put on your Sunday best.

    • yes b’y
      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Funny, happens to me every time I go near a church, too.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Biggest liar going to the house of lies?

    • Steverino

      He hadn’t visited his two Corinthians in awhile.

      • bambinoitaliano

        It’s buy one get one free day.

  • billbear1961

    reckless ass

    • ByronK

      And that’s a hell of a lot of recklessness!

      • billbear1961

        Monumental, sweetie.

  • Uncle Mark

    He has no idea what to do. His loud blustering earlier was proof of that. He still has no idea. Cue up his blaming of previous administrations for “putting us (him) in this mess.”

    • David Walker

      Administrations? Plural? With an S? Ain’t no S in Obama.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Gustav2
    • Karl Dubhe

      7.5 billion people in the world, and he’s worried about the white ones?

      Thank Bob I never gave wikileaks any money.

    • Uncle Mark

      So Assange is advocating for overpopulation…as long as it’s all white. Explains why he’s into rape

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly
    • Hue-Man

      Enquiring minds want to know.
      U.S. birth rate 2015 1.84
      China 1.57
      Japan 1.46
      India 2.4
      Canada 1.6
      Australia 1.83

      You don’t need to have any immigration – the Japanese have nearly zero. It just means that you have to work until you’re 80 or 90, no one will look after you when you become infirm, and the entire economy slows down – no hiring, no raises, no change. This is a viable choice, although most countries wouldn’t make it.

    • Edmund Allin

      Strange that the most feminist and least religious Scandis have birthrates above the average… I suppose they’re socialist, that’s why.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Treant

      Sweet Jesus fuck that looks…bad.

      The guy behind is all, “Donald, whoa! Wait for high school and her first blood the way you did with Ivanka!”

      • Lazycrockett

        That’s the FEMA guy.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Someone soak this poor kid in tomato juice for three consecutive days.

      • Treant

        Hydrogen peroxide and Bacitracin might be a better idea.

    • Tomcat

      Damn is he now turning on his base and going after the rest?

    • Tomcat

      Always wanted to taste one of those dark chocolates.

    • Chucktech

      He had probably just popped a TicTac.

    • ByronK

      No home and living in a shelter but the little girl felt so much better after the President slipped her the tongue.

      • Lazycrockett

        His thumbs are probably right on her nips.

    • bambinoitaliano
    • JWC

      Off camera bottles of “Prell” were immediately poffered

    • DoctorDJ

      He’ll be dating her in 10 years.
      (…poor child…)

      • Ken M

        Gotta love the little grey “camo” suit. I wonder if she was trying to hide. : )

  • bambinoitaliano

    John Kelly has not fed him the right words yet.

  • AtticusP

    Goddamnit, Twitter! Can’t you cancel this asshole’s Twitter account?

    Or someone take his goddamn phone away. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b497438ba072d448934f7dd8ab791ed09a44a824f528c326d76212e54838103c.jpg

  • Henry Auvil

    “We’ll see. I haven’t made My decision yet. But an announcement will be coming on Wednesday during prime time. Tune in. It’s going to be huge.”

    • Ann Kah

      I really hope he is the one making the announcement, but if he waits the announcement will come from Kim Jong Un instead.

  • AtticusP

    I am still amazed that we went from Obama to this.

    • Gianni

      Yuuge difference, and to our detriment.

      • grada3784

        Bigly so.

  • shellback

    I’m ready to scream! Why can’t we have an adult for president?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Because immature children voted for him.

      • Gianni

        He gave us the razzle-dazzle and some among us only focused on that, refusing to really see and understand the obvious.

    • Treant

      Russia, Hillary hate, Comey, Jill pills, and Bernie bros. Not necessarily in that order, but close.

      You’re welcome.

    • grada3784

      Unfortunately, we have to deal with the President we have, not the sane one we wanted.

  • Tiger Quinn

    “We’ll see.”

    We’ll just rock ourselves to sleep tonight with that.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Wait, did HE really go to a church?

    And the place wasn’t smitted by Gawd, so much for any deity’s.

    • Gustav2

      Well, even he can’t call for a national day of “thoughts and prayers” without showing up. That would be hypocritical.

      • Tulle Christensen

        has that ever stopped him before?

        • Gustav2

          He needs to keep his Teavangelical base.

          • Chucktech

            He could shoot his gizz all over the bible and still keep his Teavangelical base.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Been there done that by many.

          • David Walker

            The night before college graduation, I tore my bible to shreds. Then after getting drunk, tried to put the moves on the dorm monitor. That didn’t work, but tearing up the bible sure felt good. (This was the small xn college for small xns…explains it all.)

      • Gianni

        Now, you’re being snarky, aren’t you. I can tell.

    • JWC

      now you did NOT see him in the church only out side shaking hands with a guy in an odd sweatshirt . I siuppose in Donny’s world walking past a church qualifies as being in church

  • Carl

    Translation: The Generals will decide in the end and it doesn’t matter what I say or tweet.

    • The_Wretched

      I have some hope that the generals don’t really want a nuclear or even conventional war in NK.

      • Gianni

        First, I want it known that I’m not advocating any of what I say in this answer, but only if absolutely necessary. At this point, I don’t believe it would require a nuclear exchange if a sudden, preemptive strike was made with overwhelming force to destroy all his facilities at once. First, our so far successfully tested anti-ballistic missile system needs to be parked on multiple destroyers off his coastline to shoot down any kind of missile that they might manage to fire. Those anti-missile batteries already positioned in S. Korea need to be activated first and S. Korea would need to launch an all out destructive assault to destroy the artillery that Li’l Kim has aimed at Seoul and to prevent any N. Korean troop movements to the south. Massive air assaults would have to be first in to destroy any bunker protected artillery. All of it would have to be with absolutely overwhelming force.

  • David Bradbury

    Nothing we love more than ambiguity when it comes to nuclear war.

    • Halou

      Ambiguity like that is a good strategy for nations like Britain which possess a nuclear arsenal that is both relatively small and lacking in capability, they can’t rely on the “attack us and we will end all life on earth” approach so have to act differently when faced with a dire threat.

      On their first day in office the Prime Minister writes what are called “letters of last resort” that are sent to Trident commanders (one of which is always at sea somewhere in the world) and only ever opened if the nation’s capital city ceases to exist, the contents of these letters are otherwise never seen as they are destroyed whenever new letters arrive. Everyone is left guessing as to whether the PM has ordered a retaliatory strike or ordered the submarine crews to surrender themselves to the custody of the nearest friendly / neutral port, and nobody is going to carry out a first strike just to find out. It is one of the problems with the opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, he has stated for public record what he would write in the letters should he ever be writing them so every adversarial nation can factor this knowledge into their plans.

      America and Russia on the other hand, their capabilities are not in doubt and never have been as they both have fully operational ‘nuclear triads’, with ICBMs, submarine launched warheads and bomber aircraft. So if the effectiveness of one is in doubt the other two can still work.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Halou

    Just throw a phone at him, he will tweet a few things and that’ll be that. No war.

  • Adam King

    What an idiot.

  • billbear1961

    I’m so sick to death of this DANGEROUS BUFFOON.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    He went to church? LOL

    Cringy theatrics right there.

    WWJN?

    Who Would Jesus Nuke?

  • Ann Kah

    For goodness sake, won’t somebody feed him his lines? He’s dying on stage there!

  • Tomcat

    “If we have Nukes why can’t we use them”.
    “If we have billions of body bags with expiration dates why can’t we use them”

  • Mihangel apYrs

    Please
    KJU is a schoolboy bully seeing haw far he can push teacher. Unfortunately “teacher” has been replaced by another, bigger, bullyboy.

    Let China talk to KJU quietly and confidentially reminding him that he’s being silly and that PRC will not “let” the USA annihilate him.

  • ColdCountry

    “We’ll see.” He has to wait for someone to tell him what to do so he can do the opposite.

  • Ken M

    How it all starts…church..ok .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdG6gUUasVk

    • Lazycrockett

      It’s a fun movie but the way that church scene ended was rather out of nowhere.

      • Ken M

        I was going to play the whole scene. As you know, it gets quite bloody. Next one is due later this month. Looking forward to it : )

        • Halou

          Nice skipping rope.

          It’s a lasso.

          Whatever.

    • Edmund Allin

      Some of the best lines in film ever. 🙂

      • Ken M

        And her expressions are priceless.

  • Tomcat

    So how are you churchies at praying away nuclear missiles?

  • Galvestonian

    “We’ll see” ???? What are we going to see ? More dumb actions/goof-ups or a whole lot of vocalization by an idiot, full of noise and emotional disturbance but devoid of meaning.

    Does anyone remember history ?
    In the 1930’s and for many years previouslyJapan was buying huge amounts of scrap steel and metal and other resources from the U.S. supposedly for industrialization — they depended on this material – it became an absolute necessity because Japan has few natural resources, many of its burgeoning industries had to rely on imported raw materials, such as coal, iron ore or steel scrap, tin, copper, bauxite, rubber, and petroleum. Without access to such imports, many of which came from the United States or from European colonies in southeast Asia, Japan’s industrial economy would have ground to a halt. By engaging in international trade, however, the Japanese had built a moderately advanced industrial economy by 1941 — but in 1939 the United States terminated the 1911 commercial treaty with Japan. “On July 2, 1940, Roosevelt signed the Export Control Act, authorizing the President to license or prohibit the export of essential defense materials.”
    Roosevelt and his subordinates knew they were putting Japan in an untenable position and that the Japanese government might well try to escape the stranglehold by going to war. Accordingly, on December 7, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and we were in WWII and at War on two fronts.

    …so now we’re cutting off North Korea from essential necessities ? What the hell do you think North Korea will do ?

    • coram nobis

      Actually, through 1941 FDR seemed to be engaged in a lot of provocations in the Atlantic, a naval cold war of sorts with Germany, with casualties. If the Japanese hadn’t moved, there would have been some kind of hostilities with the US with some other causation.

      http://histclo.com/essay/war/ww2/cou/us/pr/41/unw.html

      • Galvestonian

        …from what I understand Pres. Roosevelt was trying to provoke Germany into declaring War against the U.S. through attacks on German subs harassing the ‘Lend/lease’ convoys to the U.K. ( and sinkings ) but Hitler wasn’t taking the bait … Japan had a treaty with Germany and the U.S. Had already broken the Japanese Military telegraph code thus knowing what Japan was planning in regard to Pearl Harbor well before it happened. Roosevelt wanted the War but the majority of the country didn’t want any part of it. The only way to get the country involved was through an unprovoked attack on U.S. soil.

        • coram nobis

          A U-boat sinking of the battleship USS Texas with all hands might have done.

          • Galvestonian

            Oh hell, yes !

  • Macbill

    I think Trump should meet with the leader of N. Korea and take him out with a suicide bomb, thus ridding the world of two threats

    • Gianni

      Now there’s a thought that has some merit to it.

  • bkmn

    There is something in his shit-riddled brain that makes him think he will go down in the history books for using a nuke AND that that is a positive thing.

  • Blake J Butler
  • OdieDenCO

    of course donny will attack north korea, a twitter barrage is sure to follow

    • coram nobis

      By the way, he asked inconveniently, has anybody in Washington read David Halberstam’s The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War? Those who don’t know history may very well repeat it, with nukes this time.

  • coram nobis

    Of course, this kind of tit-for-tat escalation never happened before.

    ANNOUNCER: … the Nightly NewsHour for June 28, 1914. The NewsHour is made possible by the Carnegie Endowment for Labor Relations; by the George Armstrong Custer Center for Advanced Military Studies; by the Gilded Age; and by viewers like you! Thank you!
    JUDY WOODRUFF: … the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo today. For analysis we have the late Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, now a partner at the Bland Corporation, and the late Judah P. Benjamin, former secretary of state of the former Confederate States of America and now a fellow at the Plato Institute in Washington. Welcome, gentlemen.
    MAX: Thank you, Judy.
    JUDY: So, a lone gunman and the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.
    BEN: Actually, Austro-Hungarian intelligence was certain that the gunman, Gavrilo Princip, wasn’t acting alone and this wasn’t a practice test.
    MAX: Yes, after the local police arrested that other fellow — the fellow who threw the bomb at the motorcade — and another gunman elsewhere – at least three other would-be assassins and maybe a dozen other conspirators.
    BEN: Traced back to the Black Hand organization in Belgrade.
    MAX: So, Austrian intelligence confirmed it.
    BEN: Easy enough to confirm once the Archduke is dead.
    MAX: Well, you can’t have everything.
    JUDY: And now Vienna is weighing its options. We asked Count Berchtold what the Austro-Hungarian government will do next after this provocation.
    COUNT BERCHTOLD: (film clip, emerging from church services) “We’ll see.”
    BEN: Which suggests that “we’ll see” a mobilization order on Monday.
    JUDY: Well, now what?
    MAX: Foreign Minister Berchtold is preparing an ultimatum. If the Serbs don’t bow down, the Austro-Hungarian military moves in.
    BEN: The Serbs don’t have sufficient artillery or reserves, says Field Marshal Conrad, their chief-of-staff.
    MAX: “You go to war with the army you have,” as Don Rumsfeld said.
    BEN: It also means Austria risks a fight with Russia, if Russia decides it doesn’t like a war on their border with an ally of theirs.
    MAX: Oh, well. They may have been mixed up in this anyway.
    BEN: Shame about their ambassador to Belgrade, dropping dead of a heart attack the same day.
    MAX: But, as you well know, Ben, your Confederacy decided it was a good time to push events after an incident like this.
    BEN: And your Napoleon III thought that was a good time to invade Mexico. With you as the figurehead.
    JUDY: What about unforeseen consequences, in a crisis like this? Events could get out of hand.
    BEN: Yes, well, we thought we could escalate our secession just a little, but Washington got all huffy about Fort Sumter and, well, then we told each other it’d be over by Christmas.
    MAX: And Napoleon III thought even if the war in Mexico escalated, it’s be manageable. Instead, his army gets run off and I got the 21-gun salute.
    JUDY: But what will come of all this?
    BEN: Who knows? In a hundred years, they’ll be a lot wiser, you’d think.
    JUDY: We now turn to the crisis over Irish Home Rule. For that we have Hari Srinavasan in London. Hari?
    HARI: Thank you, Judy. The Prime Minister’s office says that the matter can be settled without a civil war in Ireland …

  • -M-

    There has to be someone in government still who knows how to write a statement that sounds strong without over committing. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • thatotherjean

      Nah. Trump fired them all.

  • ultragreen

    Will we, or won’t we, have a nuclear war with North Korea? Let’s spin the bottle….

  • Gianni