Skip to comments.Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver
Posted on 09/24/2017 4:35:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as Little Rocket Man.
Among diplomats and national security specialists, the reaction was decidedly different. After Mr. Trump repeated his taunt in a tweet late Saturday and threatened that Mr. Kim and his foreign minister wont be around much longer if they continue their invective against the United States, reactions ranged from nervous disbelief to sheer terror.
Mr. Trumps willingness to casually threaten to annihilate a nuclear-armed foe was yet another reminder of the steep risks inherent in his brute-force approach to diplomacy. His strengths as a politician the ability to appeal in a visceral way to the impulses of ordinary citizens are a difficult fit for the meticulous calculations that his own advisers concede are crucial in dealing with Pyongyang.
The disconnect has led to a deep uncertainty about whether Mr. Trump is all talk or actually intends to act. The ambiguity could be strategic, part of an effort to intimidate Mr. Kim and keep him guessing. Or it could reflect a rash impulse by a leader with little foreign policy experience to vent his anger and stoke his supporters enthusiasm....
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Reagan didn’t have to back up his talk. Just ask the air traffic controllers. From then on everybody knew. Every new administration gets tested. We are at that time.
Uncertainty is the key to victory you Slimes nimrods.
Exactly, you want them to really believe they are on the edge of being turned into a piece of soot.
To borrow a phrase from a Britisher, with the New York Times, the shiver will be searching for a spine to run down.
Probably will be nominated for a Pulitzer.
“Mr. Trumps willingness to casually threaten to annihilate a nuclear-armed foe was yet another reminder of the steep risks inherent in his brute-force approach to diplomacy.”
So it’s ok for a crazy communist to threaten to annihilate all or part of the USA, though.
Love it. So would Freud.
Shiver and wring your hands, you insane, snowflake libtards.
We’ll bail your sorry azzes out......again.
The NYT needs a safe room for it’s staff.
Yes, typical liberal reporter writing propaganda.
Believe President Trump will not strike until a bomb goes off on our West Coast killing hundred of thousands. Then we will get serious. My reason is that how many of NK missiles have we shot down? None. And none will be.
If Kim aims for Los Angeles the people in Alaska and Baja California need to be worried.
You really love that gif. You post it in every thread.
You and the NY Times are on the same page of stupidity.
Better pick up a subscription fast, so you can have your childish pouting backed up by their deranged commentary.
Only the NYT can accuse President Trump of being a dangerous bully in one breath, then a timid blowhard (`Obama’) in the next.
No, actually they will all be doing it from now on, taking their cues from the old gray whore.
You mean those meticulous calculations that got us to where we are now?
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