North Korea: Trump Has Clearly Declared War On Us

The Associated Press reports:

North Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that President Donald Trump’s tweet that leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer” was a declaration of war against his country by the United States.

Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters that what he called Trump’s “declaration of war” gives North Korea “every right” under the U.N. Charter to take countermeasures, “including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers even they’re not yet inside the airspace border of our country.”

Ri referred to Trump’s tweet Saturday that said: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” Trump also used the derisive reference to Kim in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 19.

  • bkmn

    Trump, not the US. Fire any rockets you launch at Trump properties, please

    • ColdCountry

      And kill all the illegal immigrants working there?

      • TuuxKabin

        No one is illegal.

        We’re all human beings.

        “No one is illegal” is a loosely connected international network of antiracist groups and religious asylum initiatives that represents non-resident immigrants who stay in a country illegally and are at risk of deportation.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_one_is_illegal

        • Todd20036

          I’m a human? Can I get that in writing? My family doesn’t believe me.

          • TuuxKabin

            Okay. Gettin’ on that. /s

        • GayOldLady

          I remember when you and I were thought of as “illegal”. Sex between same gender couples wasn’t decriminalized in my State until 1996.

          • BJORN RAGNVALDR

            Ohio became the eighth state to repeal its sodomy statute in 1974. It remained a misdemeanor to express romantic or sexual interest to another person of the same sex, but in 1979 a state court decision narrowed that provision to cover only cases in which the proposition was “unwelcome”.

        • ColdCountry

          OK, I forgot the sarcasm tag. 😉 Totally agree with you, btw.

    • Chris Baker

      The best thing N. Korea could do is to send out people to put bedbugs in all Trump properties.

  • Gustav2

    We have been at war with NK since the 1950’s. No new non-declaration needed.

    • clay

      Technically, no. That was UN police action. A US General was a signatory to the Armistice, but as a representative for the UN forces.

  • Max_1
    • I’ve never heard that before! Thanks for the musical education.

      • narutomania

        He makes a brief appearance as a dinner guest at Mrs Madrigal’s in the “Tales of the City” omnibus that aired on PBS in 1993, and he sings a part of that song. I think it was episode 1 of the six-episode series.

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  • bzrd

    Mueller, it is past time to put a stop to the Racket-Man-Baby

    • TCinBerkeley

      And well past time for Kelly to take away the phone, turn off the wifi after 10 pm, have Twitter suspend his account, whatever – just make him stop.

      • clay

        (#notKelly’sjob)

        • Since cheetolini requires a full time minder, it has to be someone’s job, and I’d rather it be some one who is an adult and understands that war KILLS INNOCENT PEOPLE.

        • TCinBerkeley

          thought that is why he was made Babysitter-in-Chief.

          • clay

            Only in our dreams. He’s Trump’s gate-keeper, only

  • ColdCountry

    Jesus Fucking Christ will someone shut that Orange Asshole up!!

  • Harveyrabbit

    No need to feel privileged, non-president Dumbass has declared war on over half of America too.

  • MikeBx2

    Illegitimate Trump does not speak (tweet) for us. If he’s declared war, we’ll send him over to fight. Uday and Qusay can go too.

    • jerry

      And technically, only Congress has the authority to declare war.

  • JWC

    Is NK part of the UN??

    • TuuxKabin

      The Republic of Korea (commonly known as South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (commonly known as North Korea) were simultaneously admitted to the United Nations (UN) in 1991.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=when+did+north+korea+join+the+un&oq=when+did+North+Korea+join+the+UN%27&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l2.10205j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

      • JWC

        thank you for the update

        • TuuxKabin

          My pleasure. TuuXKabin, R&D*, LLC.

          *Research & Development /s

          • JWC

            its one thing to express comments on here but i am not a fan of fake crap

          • TuuxKabin

            Delete my account. /s

          • JWC

            Why would I want to delete your account

          • TuuxKabin

            “/s” = sarcasm/snark, JWC, I was being spoofy. I wouldn’t want you to because I constantly up vote and agree with you. ‘Kay? #;o)

          • JWC

            Thanx smooches

          • TuuxKabin

            Smooches. So under used. Right back at you!

    • GayOldLady

      They are not only members of the UN, the entire NK delegation walked out of the chamber in protest of Trump’s UN speech last week.

      • JWC

        Ya it was a fact that I had missed I guess

        • GayOldLady

          It’s like a giant pissing match. First Trump, then NK, then Trump, then NK. I suppose it doesn’t matter who pulls the trigger first, it will all end the same way.

          • JWC

            since we apparently can’t stop Trump is there any adults in Kim’s room who can be appealed to??

          • GayOldLady

            I’m sure his Generals know what will happen if it comes to a showdown, but they have little influence over him. He killed members of his own family for daring to oppose his wishes, the Generals know he’d sooner off them as look at them should they disagree with him. We have one 30 something narcissist, egomaniacal, lunatic, against one 71 year old psychopathic, sociopath with dementia. I’m hoping the Senate can stop him, because I’m not sure his Cabinet can or will.

          • JWC

            Two idiots the only hope is 3rd party

          • clay

            He’s even executed a General, but anti-aircraft gun.

          • Xuuths

            He killed family members for not applauding enthusiastically enough!

  • MBear

    This is why “businessmen” (using the term loosely in this case) make bad politicians, perhaps.

  • Uncle Mark

    I can’t help but to find it curious that Lil Kim feels he has the right to shoot down any US aircraft just outside NK airspace, while violating Japanese airspace with his missile tests. I wonder what kind of Weeble-tantrum we can expect if Japan exercises their right to defend their airspace the next time this happens.

    • grada3784

      Are you talking about their little Kim or our little Kim?

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Goodboy

      Wow. The only thing missing is King Louie and Marie Antoinette.

      • Christopher

        I’ll bring the Guillotine for the after party!

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      • grada3784

        The original Marie Antoinette movie was great. Even with King Louis having an English accent.

    • juanjo54

      That’s not true. A Cheesecake Factory is far more tastefully decorated. Trump’s place looks like a Hollywood set designer was drunk and designed an interior for a French bordello

      • David L. Caster

        Well, the movie was about a whore.

    • David Raymore

      This room is so ostentatious and tacky. Of course, he had to have a golden filled crappy place. Who did the painting Goldfinger?

    • Rambie

      Trumps still sore he was never on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”

      • Xuuths

        He’s only notorious, and has no style.

    • Kyle Deetz

      GOT HIM!

    • Damn! It does look like Cheese Cake Factory!

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    As the people’s President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, said “Trump is even worse than I thought he’d be’.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Both leaders are trying to goad the other into striking first. If trump can get NK to strike first, he can massively attack them without worrying about China getting involved.
    Oh, and everyone will forget about Russia.

    • clay

      /s

  • gaycuckhubby

    Ot. Rand Paul is about to do another press conference on health care vote

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  • iambu

    Who’s bringing the good weed to the bomb shelter death disco?

    • GayOldLady

      And the Vodka, the Cuervo Gold, the Dos Equis, music from the 70’s & 80’s and the Disco Ball.
      https://media.giphy.com/media/26FPJryBVaLXqp0Eo/giphy.gif

      • TCinBerkeley

        I can help with that. I have a prescription.

        I would like to request a few bottles of Lagavulin 16 as well (besides the bottles I will be bringing).

  • Tulle Christensen

    I need some help here, should I be watching Dr. Strangelove or MASH?

    • Bad Tom

      You should be watching Fail-Safe.

      Except we have Trump instead of incredibly wise and compassionate Henry Fonda for President.
      ——-
      This is the unfunny version of Dr. Strangelove. It will frighten the piss out of you. Made in 1964.

      • Mike__in_Houston

        It sure the hell scared the shit out of me when I saw it in the theater, even more than 13 Ghosts. Probably ruined me from ever enjoying Dr. Strangelove. (Not to mention Dom “sounds like steam escaping” DeLuise in a serious role.)

        • Bad Tom

          And a very young Larry Hagman as the Russian translator. It’s a hoot that Fonda plays a character named simply The President. Our current WH occupier may have ruined that possibility for the next generation.

    • Neither! If these are our last days of living in relative safety and contentment, we should spend them watching happy, joyful things. Looking at beauty, listening to music that fills our souls. This may be it for us.

  • GayOldLady

    The Bastard Is Going To Kill Us All
    #TBIGTKUA

    • ZhyKitty

      I can’t even watch the news anymore…
      I look here every few days and some days it’s so bad, I can only handle the headlines before I feel so anxious that I have to stop there with my reading.
      I’m living in an endless panic attack.

      • jmax

        I still wake up in the middle of the night and think/hope that the last 10 months were just a bad dream.

      • vorpal 😼

        I know how you feel.
        My Xanax consumption since Nov 8th has doubled.

      • GayOldLady

        It’s tough!!! Every morning I wake up wondering, WTF is going to happen today? I’m an old chick and I’m hoping we can get this maniac out of office so that I can die in peace.

  • Todd20036

    Get in line Un, Trump declared war on any US citizen who isn’t in his base, and even those in his base will lose their health care, just because.

  • thatotherjean

    If we have any remaining diplomats, now would be a good time to call on them to see if they can talk Kim Jong Un into taking his finger off the trigger. Maybe John Kelly can arrange for a dummy “nuclear football” to follow Donald Trump around. We really don’t need an accidental nuclear war.

    • Gustav2

      The SecDef has to verify the nuke order,

      unfortunately, if he doesn’t then a pres can fire the SecDef.

      • thatotherjean

        With this nutcase, that’s not all that reassuring.

  • joe ho

    But that warmonger Hillary would have been just as bad. Right, you Bernie or Bust and Green Partier fucktards?

    • GayOldLady

      Don’t you know Hillary could not be POTUS because she had a birth defect called a Vagina? She was not eligible.

      • MonochromeMouse

        That and she knew how to *shudder* send emails. We sure dodged a bullet with that.

    • Ish

      LIsten to her recent interviews. She is still warmongering about Russia. She would also be threatening North Korea. She is fundamentally a warmonger. Yes, just as bad, just differently.

      • don

        Keep telling yourself she’s as bad as tRump

    • downtownla

      Give it a rest. Yes, Comey had a role, as did the Russians, and sexism, and Republican vote purges, and a certain number of hardcore Bernie Bros. But at the end of the day, Hillary still could have (and should have) won. After all, she was running against a man with super high negatives. Ultimately, she lost because she was too cautious, thinking she was going to cream Trump, “As long as I don’t make any mistakes, I will beat this buffoon.” That meant a safe VP choice, no large rallies, no bold policy statements, nothing too earth shattering. She was content to let Trump hang himself. Instead, she should have ran a bolder campaign, as if she we were 2 points behind. She admits it herself in her book. She underestimated the voters anger (and Trump)

      • JAKvirginia

        And voter apathy. Just sayin’…

        • downtownla

          True. Hillary got 8 million fewer votes than Obama in 2008. Given the racial demographic changes of the country in those 8 years, she technically had a larger pool of votes to mine. Unfortunately, she just wasn’t able to turn out enough Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters. I really think a Latina/o or African American female on the ticket would have gotten her those extra votes. Heck, maybe even a gay VP! That would have said change, too.

          • Her pick for her VP was also a huge mistake.

          • downtownla

            I think that was the ultimate mistake. Kaine sent the message that Clinton was the status quo and not going to rock any boats. In a “change” election, that was not what America was looking for.

          • don

            not to mention, he was anti-choice in his beliefs.

            That said, fuck Bernie and Stein, and fuck the fools who voted for them knowing damned well in our terribly flawed system, a vote for the ‘alternative’ candidates was a vote for tRump and the utter filth offered by the ‘right’… just like a vote for Nader was in 2000. Wonder how many GI’s and old sick folks are gonna die because of Bush V. Gore v.2.0…grrrr

          • downtownla

            You’re fighting a losing cause, Don. There will always be a certain percentage of voters who will vote third party, just because. The point is to focus on the voters you are more likely to get. I don’t know if you’ve ever done phone calling for candidates, but there is a system by which they rank the likelihood that someone will vote for your candidate and then you allocate the appropriate amount of resources to register and get them to the polling booths. Those far-left people are out of reach. They were never going to vote for the Democratic candidate, at least not this one. So don’t waste any more time thinking about them. Instead, figure out how you are going to get all those 8 million voters who didn’t even bother turn out. And trust most of them were not Bernie Bros. They were just people uninspired to vote.

      • joe ho

        lol. Give your far-left wing apologetics a rest. This was an all-hands-on-deck moment for voters. Trump posed an existential threat. Bernie Bros and Green Partiers preferred to virtue signal. After happily helping to magnify the GOP Hillary-hatred which helped depress the vote.

        Anyone too lazy or too righteous to vote for Hillary–despite her campaign’s mistakes–owns the Trump catastrophe.

        Now find a very tall building and make the world a better place. You fucktards have done enough damage. 2000. 2016.

        • downtownla

          Thankfully, others are starting to voice their own opinions and experiences. Only then, can we win in 2018 and beyond. http://www.justjared.com/2017/09/24/george-clooney-explains-the-problems-with-hillary-clintons-campaign-slams-idea-of-hollywood-elite/

          • joe ho

            lol. Not until the far-left relinquishes their purity tests and the infantile narcissistic expectation that the universe owes them a candidate that makes them feel tingly all over. Until they develop a more mature politically disciplined attitude toward voting, they’ll continue to sabotage progressive change–especially in third-term elections. 2000. 2016.

          • downtownla

            There will always be a far-left that won’t vote Democratic. The party just has to accept that instead of sounding surprised or upset that it happens. The problem is structural for Democrats. Democratic voters are less reliable because 1.) they move more often and need to register and re-register 2.) they often are working more hours and having transportation issues getting to the poll booths 3.) they are scared off by Republican lies. It’s not always that they are being lazy or petulant. They just need more motivation to overcome these barriers. Thankfully, Obama was able to do that so it shows it can be done. We just need to find a candidate in 2020 who can bring out our voters. And when I say “our voters,” I am not including the far left because those are not Democratic votes. And that’s okay, we can win with out them.

          • joe ho

            You’re still in denial, infantalizing the liberal voter.

            Pinning your party’s program on finding a messianic leader for every major election is a self-defeating attitude. That is exactly why the GOP wins even though their ideas are less popular.

            Conservatives are strong in tribal loyalty. They will eat their own vomit in order to keep the other tribe (the Democrats) out of power. Liberals are weak on tribal loyalty. They will storm off and pout or worse–actively sabotage their tribe if their feelings have been hurt or if the candidate doesn’t meet their purity test.

            Until fucktards like you start changing the voting behavior, Dems will continue to lose. You are part of the problem. It’s a matter of inculcating the message of show up for every election and vote blue no matter who into the democratic electorate that will change things–not hoping for a charismatic messiah for every election.

          • downtownla

            No one said we needed a perfect candidate. Hell, I would have been happy with a C-level candidate. At least they could have beaten Trump.

          • joe ho

            lol. Clinton got more votes than any other candidate in history except Obama 2008.

            It took Wikileaks, Russia, a rogue FBI, a sustained vicious attack from the far-left, and GOP voter suppression to bring her down.

            Delete yourself. You are the problem. You are a worthless imbecile doing Putin’s and the GOP’s work for them. Your infantile attitude is why Dems will continue to lose, Especially in third-term elections.

      • Friday

        STFU. The radical Right needed *everything* to drop their way. You were a part of that. If you’d done differently, if you had half a moment of common sense,…. you’d still be able to bitch about how you hate Hillary for some reason instead of wondering why shit’s so absolutely batshit.

        • downtownla

          I don’t know why you think I hate Hillary. I voted and donated to her campaign. I just think she ran a really ineffective campaign. If we are going to learn any lessons from 2016, it’s that 1.) the Republicans will continue to cheat 2.) Green party folks won’t vote Democratic and 3.) Democrats need to nominate someone who can inspire young and casual voters.

          • Friday

            That excuse doesn’t really count, because half the “Greens” and Berniebots were admitted fakers in the first place. *I* was a Green until the brain-drain got too bad and I had no idea how flaky it’d gotten till Stein tr tried running against Hillary in the general (insanely.)

          • Friday

            “Green Party folks” essentially don’t exist in this country. It’s not like the Greens elsewhere, certainly not anymore. *I* was a Green at least nominally for years, and simply put, this Stein nonsense ain’t what that was about, what, double-dipping the voter suppression for Putin cause she’s crazy? Forget about it. In *Amrica, we actually got progressive policies being pursued by a major party, the only mistake was someone left the lights on for Russian trolls and collaborators while the rest of us were working or trying to live.

        • MichaelJ

          WTF is with the STFU? Is there a party line that we all must agree to on JMG? Are comments about the election that do not curse out Bernie Sanders, his supporters and third-party voters the “third rail” of JMG?

          I supported Clinton and argued with people who said they were not going to vote for her. But I don’t know why saying the Clinton was not the greatest candidate and that she ran a campaign that was too cautious and took to much for granted is something that warrants a “STFU” response (which is exactly the response I once got after making similar observations about the election). Disagree and argue, but don’t tell anyone to shut up if they have a different opinion.

          • downtownla

            Thank you, Michael. I’ve been getting personally attacked left and right and told to jump off a building more than once on this site. I appreciate your kindness.

          • MichaelJ

            Your welcome, though being kind to you was not why I wrote what I wrote. I’ve gotten real tired, to put it mildly, with the more than a few JMG commentators who in the majority of threads, no matter what the topic, need to express their hatred at one group of voters and only one group of voters that did not turn out to vote for Clinton. And to anyone who voices an even slight different opinion, perhaps a more nuanced and less simplistic opinion, the anger level gets ratcheted up, and people are told to shut up or worse.

          • Friday

            Or, we got bigger problems than you trying to displace the blame right now?

          • MichaelJ

            We need to deal with bigger problems more than we need to obsessively express hatred toward one group of people (and only group of people) who didn’t vote for Clinton, and toward people on JMG who express a different opinion than your own.

          • Friday

            It’s totally not about ‘hatred.’ Pissed-off-for cause, maybe. More importantly, we can’t afford to blow the strategy like that again. Especially not with all the Republican and foreign ratfucking.

  • JAKvirginia

    Oh, NK! Chill out. He does that to everybody. Really. EVERYBODY.

  • safari

    We’ve been at war for 70 years. We’re technically in a cease fire.

  • clay

    I, for one, am perfectly fine with Tillerson, the US’s top diplomat, correcting them both, publicly, that the US president canNOT unilaterally declare war.

    • Friday

      Admittdedly, it’s a surprise Tillerson gives a shit, but standards are low right now.

  • stvnc44

    I think I am going to watch “The Day After” I have it on DVD!
    You can see it on YouTube here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yif-5cKg1Yo

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95f1a952d47a3d63ff54881f4e45822633f23796b3c14dc0849d26f40e0a060c.jpg

    Its supposed to be kiss your ass goodbye, not stick your head up your ass, but then what has our leader done correctly?

    • Treant

      For a real trippy experience, add Threads to the mix.

      For the suicidal triple feature, include When the Wind Blows, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. That movie shocked and depressed even cynical me.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I was just going to post about ‘Threads’, I found ‘Threads’ and ‘Testament’ for more disturbing because it dealt so much with the aftermath. As you say, shocked and depressed.

        • Treant

          Both bothered me. The third one on my list, however, has broken people.

    • Friday

      Seriously, how bout we don’t pre-terrorize ouselves over this bullshit? They just ain’t that good. And that movie was actually bullshit in the first place. There was a Brit movie called ‘Threads’ which was a little more realistic about freaking *cholera.* Which we should be looking at Puerto Rico about *n*now* before it gets bad.

      I’ve been praised recently for seeming to have encyclopedic type knowledge, but the wayit’s looking, I’m actually crying when I put topgether ‘Puerto Rico’ and ‘Cholera.’

      This is bad an the Republicans are just usingi it for cover to rip people off while whining about foottball playerss.

      This administation is a complete disgrace, but if nothing else, we made Puerto Rico’s people *promises.*

  • Mike

    “They won’t be around much longer” sure sounds like a threat to me. That’s what happens when morons vote for a man specifically because he is a vulgar, ignorant goon.

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen
  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Friday

      Technically, we’ve been in a formal state of war against North Korea since 1953. All they ever signed was an armistice. That’s why the border between north and South is so fortified and manned.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        True enough. But Trump is clearly pushing for a new start up.

  • I was hoping that Kelly could keep Pustule In Chief from tweeting. It’s time to forcibly remove all phones from cheetolinis deranged self. Will the stupid GOP just blindly go along with this idiot and allow him to start a war with North Korea? What the fuck will it take for them to say “ENOUGH!” and remove him from power?

    • JAKvirginia

      Time to check Twitter’s Terms and Conditions. I can’t believe he hasn’t repeatedly violated them… yet.

  • andrew

    Trump’s insecure bombastic attitude make every problem way bigger, whether it’s a fairly small protest by football players at the singing of the National Anthem or the potentially catastrophic North Korean nuclear problem.