The Moron and the Mad Dog Threaten the World

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Could it be? Are the people in charge of this country that crazy? Would they really risk a nuclear war based on lies?

Heh. You bet your ass they are and would.

But then again, they could be trying to get their way by acting all crazy and making threats. They're strangely painting themselves into a corner however because nothing is going to change as has nothing changed in the last 25 years unless the U.S. government does the right thing and ends it's war on North Korea. Since that won't happen, the end game here doesn't look promising.

Iran is in the picture here somewhere, as is China and Russia of course. It's all part of the big game, the Grand Chessboard with the Moron and the Mad Dog moving pieces so they can get their checkmate. The ever elusive checkmate.

The Moron in Chief was at it again with his early morning tweets.

"Yesterday, Trump echoed his threatening tweet on Saturday that “only one thing will work” with North Korea—namely, a war of total destruction. On Monday, he tweeted: “Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn’t work?”

Trump’s crude, ignorant and menacing threats evoke no significant opposition or criticism in the compliant American and international media, which once again serves as a propaganda arm for war, through its incessant demonisation of the Pyongyang regime. The real threat to the world is not North Korea and its limited nuclear arsenal, but US imperialism, which is on the brink of launching a war that could drag in all of the major nuclear-armed powers."

Then his Mad dog sidekick followed that up by telling the entire U.S. army that it must be ready for war against North Korea, a bloody, boots on the ground, genocidal war to wipe out the entire North Korean civilization and country.

"The defence secretary yesterday emphasised that “the US army must stand ready.” He pointedly urged his military audience to read T.R. Fehrenbach’s “This Kind of War”—a history of the bloody US-led Korean War of 1950–53—to make clear that the army could well be flung into another devastating conflict in the near future.

In a chilling indication of what is being planned and what would be required of the army, Mattis quoted Fehrenbach: “You may fly over a nation forever, you may bomb it, atomise it, pulverise it and wipe it clean of life. But if you desire to defend it... you must do this on the ground the way the Roman legions did: by putting your young men in the mud.”

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/10/10/nkor-o10.html

Prior to the Iraq war, which officially began on March 20,2003, major protests took place in this country and around the world in late 2002 and early 2003. Europe had the biggest protests with a rally in Rome of 3 million people (Guinness record for an antiwar protest.) Between January 3 and April 12, 2003, an estimated 36 million people across the globe took part in almost 3,000 protests against the Iraq war.

Of course it didn't matter, our rulers are going to do what they want, when they want, and what we think does not matter. They went ahead and had their Iraq war, still are as a matter of fact, along with their Afghanistan war, their war OF terror, their Syria war, Libya war, Yemen war, Ukraine war, and other assorted and sordid imperialist actions like regime change and country destabilization attempts and sanctions after sanctions, threats after threats. This bully knows no bounds.

Now the people are silent. No protests, just a 65% disapproval rating for the Moron.

Why? What's changed since 2002 when people filled the streets to try to prevent a war?

I don't know either. I guess it doesn't matter because the Moron and the Mad Dog are going to do what they want anyway. Our Congress certainly won't stop them, those that "represent" us. Maybe that's what's changed, we've given up. We couldn't stop any other wars, we elected Trump. Give it up man.

REPRESENT!

There's nobody we can call is there. Didn't think so.

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earthling1's picture

a war against the cee eye a.
Do I think they are reading this?
Fucking a.

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dkmich's picture

If any of them had a brain, it would be even worse.

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Big Al's picture

@dkmich I don't know. It says something.

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Sudden quiet is often a warning sign of a violent explosion. For individuals and for peoples.

Things are bad enough, I'm not even sure if I want to be wrong on this, or not.

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WoodsDweller's picture

the South Koreans could do the "boots on the ground" part? Oh, wait, they'll be dead in the first half hour.
This would be what, simultaneous war number eight? Is anyone keeping count?
This is going to cost a lot of money, I guess tax cuts will have to wait. Oh, who am I kidding?
If the economy craters hard enough, will there be enough desperate young people to volunteer to fill all those boots? Or will it take a draft again?
I'm sure our President is giving all this the thoughtful, solemn, grave consideration due a decision to sacrifice the nation's blood and treasure on the altar of war. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
I'll be here until Thursday. Try the veal! Don't forget to tip your server.

EDIT:
Because in 1985, blind faith in your leaders, or anything, can get you killed.

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The lesser evil is still evil. Vote your conscience, not your fear.

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@WoodsDweller

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“Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ~ Sun Tzu

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@WoodsDweller

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“Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ~ Sun Tzu

@WoodsDweller

I think that's the point; Mattis wants the Koreans to keep boots on the ground so that they can bomb them from a distance, and he's pretending that he's going to bring in troops in the hope that they'll miss their chance of a nuclear exchange.

But the remaining still-independent and long-targeted countries logically have to start backing each other as they're attacked, so this logically ought to get all of the targeted countries engaged in fighting back before they're invaded themselves. And there's no reason that America should not be targeted with long-range weaponry rather than getting off Scot-free while everyone else has their countries destroyed by the US Psychopaths That Be.

I'm hoping to be on a direct hit, myself. I'd really rather not even know what hit me.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

CS in AZ's picture

Especially his twitter comments, but really everything he says, I've started to just ignore it. He's so dishonest and unpredictable and flighty, trying to take him seriously or react as if what he says today will mean anything by tomorrow, was exhausting.

I spent about the first six months of his presidency in a state of endless, ongoing anxiety, punctuated with episodes of full on panic attacks. Worrying ... what will he do, how far will he go, can anyone restrain him? Kept me from sleeping and was making me feel crazy. Unable to function crazy. I had to stop.

I'm sorry Big Al, but now whenever I hear the words "trump tweet" I just file it under the category of "things I can't control" and try to refocus and retreat to my own small worries, and my small joys like my pets, my butterfly garden, my books, my spouse and friends.

I understand this makes me part of the problem, for not being involved and speaking out and protesting Trump's bizarre threats and the instability of the world and the endless violence. It was just too much. I need to find some kind of balance, to become more engaged but not get sucked down into the pit of despair again.

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@CS in AZ

I'm sorry Big Al, but now whenever I hear the words "trump tweet" I just file it under the category of "things I can't control" and

..... reach for the toilet paper again.....

(Isn't that what one does when one needs to wipe shit off?)

Wink

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"Some members of the government are now investigating opioid pain killers but they are investigating the wrong thing. Despair-masking drugs are not the problem. Despair is."
-- featheredsprite

Big Al's picture

@CS in AZ his tweets, just pisses me off. In this case, I thought what Mattis said/did was pretty significant. He and the Army CoS told the Army to be ready for war with North Korea. I thought that was surreal. I was in the service and worked for DOD in Europe for five years on a military base. What Mattis is doing here is a big deal.

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@CS in AZ Trump just flutters around the White House like a demented gnat.

But he does keep the late night hosts employed.

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“Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who DO study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.” Unknown.

Steven D's picture

@ggersh They are having a show tomorrow on Here & Now about how Putin's military adventurism is the greatest threat to world peace. The anchor was dead serious.

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@Steven D
And refusing to enlighten the listeners about how Her wanted war with Russia years ago, among other things. They shilled for her during the primaries too, poo pooing Bernie early on. Pfft.

I still like Nina Totenberg and her SCOTUS coverage. Also, Houston's npr station airs a Latino show on Sunday nights at 10, that I really like. Can't rule out Car Talk, Wait Wait ..., This American Life, and The Moth either. The other stuff is poop, mostly. Sell outs and Koch money mongers.

I was seriously shocked they actually said on air that Berta Caceres named Her as responsible for the turmoil in Honduras just two weeks before her assassination. Of course, they stuck with the tried and true 'robbery gone wrong'.

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"The gatekeepers must change."
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@Deja

...I was seriously shocked they actually said on air that Berta Caceres named Her as responsible for the turmoil in Honduras just two weeks before her assassination. Of course, they stuck with the tried and true 'robbery gone wrong'.

There's a lot of it about, or at least a lot of it about Hillary...

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Steven D

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“Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who DO study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.” Unknown.

mimi's picture

@ggersh @ggersh
being rude. Sorry.

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"“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?” - Ghandi

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@mimi

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“Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who DO study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.” Unknown.

@ggersh

Of course she is. Psychopaths hang together so that they can hang whole countries separately.

Unless the targeted countries are smart enough to hang together to fight back, all at once, before the psychopaths/their lackeys forming government in multiple countries kill us all off either separately or all together through radiation and nuclear dimming. And I believe that they are. Why not go down fighting for their freedom and their people, rather than as lambs submitting to slaughter?

Another thing is, do The Psychopaths That Be really expect all of these countries to wait and expect this illegal attack to begin - as these notorious liars are very publicly advertising - "next year", when TPTB/lackeys might start nuking other people's countries any second?

Do they really think that their intended victims will wait for signs of troop movements and miss being ready to react to Mutual Assured Destruction initiated by these maniacs? Or will these countries coordinate an attempt to take out missile sites and military airports, etc. first?

What makes these lunatics think that they can threaten First Nuclear Strikes and not have to worry that everyone on their lengthy target list will try to prevent this by a coordinated defensive attack on North America/Britain, since they've been forced into it and are going down anyway?

Like the American people, they have been left with nothing left to lose, since it's being taken away regardless.

And if the idiots causing this are lucky, they won't make it to those luxury bunkers in time to live through any of the aftermath...

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing.

25 years of not being in a hot war ought to count as "something".

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@MichaelSF all over the globe, we were bombing Iraq during Billy Bob's rein as well as parts of Africa, along with Bosnia and God only knows where else. They're only not hot wars in that they aren't known about by Murkans, ya know, we haven't been attacked and it's not on TV so ie, no real hot war.

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mimi's picture

Why? What's changed since 2002 when people filled the streets to try to prevent a war?

I don't know either.

Don't ya know how it is when a woman couldn't stand the man, who loved her, anymore, meets a wonderful "other", gets seduced by that guy's charme and intelligence, happens to get pregnant, can't believe it happened, sticks up to the baby (because "yeah, we women, we can do it") and realizes now she is stuck with the baby and does everything to make sense out it? (And no, that is not my story ...)

You just live with the consequences, because you can't deny the baby. So, you do nothing. You are shell shocked, deny everything and let the "bad times roll". Makes sense?

Na ja, you are a man, so you don't understand. I forgive you. Wink

Peace, manno. There is no other option.

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"“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?” - Ghandi

@mimi

Good analogy! Really explains the behaviour of so many people beautifully! Except that most people are not really left holding a baby to love, just a heavily used diaper...

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divineorder's picture

Heh.

Rand Paul

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

@divineorder

Except that North Korea has been frantically trying to develop nuclear weapons in an effort to deter the US PTB from again bombing them flat and, as far as I know, not to invade anyone else.

They have enough problems with US military warplanes and the like threatening them - as has Trump, in a very Hillary-Clinton-like fashion - with annihilation, without starting a war with their neighbours.

People are entitled to defend themselves against murderous bullies.

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@Ellen North @Ellen North

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

@divineorder

This fascist lunacy has to be stopped... how, though, I've no idea...

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

... In a chilling indication of what is being planned and what would be required of the army, Mattis quoted Fehrenbach: “You may fly over a nation forever, you may bomb it, atomise it, pulverise it and wipe it clean of life. But if you desire to defend it... you must do this on the ground the way the Roman legions did: by putting your young men in the mud.” ...

So obviously the best way to defend America is to keep the troops home, starting enough organic farms to put predatory poisoners like Monsanto and Dow out of business.

Edited to add block-quotes.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.