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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:01 AM

Trump again appears to take North Korea's side against his own military, allies

Source: Washington Post

President Trump offered further warm words for Kim Jong Un on Saturday, appearing to accept the North Korean leader’s justification for a series of missile tests and offering no defense of U.S. military exercises with key Asian ally South Korea.

Just hours after Trump declared Friday that he has received another “very beautiful letter” from Kim, North Korea conducted its fifth test of short-range missiles in a little over two weeks.

Pyongyang has repeatedly insisted the tests are a reaction to joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, as well as Seoul’s import of F-35A stealth fighters from the United States.

Trump appeared to accept that explanation.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/trump-again-appears-to-take-north-koreas-side-against-his-own-military-allies/2019/08/10/e5e50620-bb6c-11e9-8e83-4e6687e99814_story.html

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Reply Trump again appears to take North Korea's side against his own military, allies (Original post)
Zorro Aug 2019 OP
machoneman Aug 2019 #1
empedocles Aug 2019 #2
ancianita Aug 2019 #3
bucolic_frolic Aug 2019 #4
Iliyah Aug 2019 #5
Flaleftist Aug 2019 #6
robbob Aug 2019 #7
Dixc Aug 2019 #12
IronLionZion Aug 2019 #13
Kid Berwyn Aug 2019 #8
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2019 #9
Maxheader Aug 2019 #10
Eugene Aug 2019 #16
KPN Aug 2019 #11
mpcamb Aug 2019 #14
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Aug 2019 #18
Grasswire2 Aug 2019 #19
DavidDvorkin Aug 2019 #15
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #17

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:04 AM

1. What a fool believes!

Imagine if you will the military ignores a Trumpian command to say strike Iran. Can you say 'coup d'etat'?

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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:10 AM

2. trump on NK, putin, et al, - is astonishingly relentless

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:17 AM

3. Trump keeps giving the military reasons to remove him.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:34 AM

4. If there were a Deep State they would have been all over this

There is no last resort, no long term bridle on the whims of our electoral process, no controls on the wayward politicians elected to the highest office. Members of the intelligence community assured us, and they've had some major successes, but we are still headed into the abyss.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:42 AM

5. Appears?

shithole is on NK side and against SK.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:48 AM

6. I used to think elements of our intelligence agencies would do certain things

in certain situations, I guess I was wrong.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:15 AM

7. Wait for it; we're not there yet...

I posted on another forum (about how the GOP brand was ruined because of tRump) that taking him out in a false flag operation, one that pinned the attack on an Antifa left wing radical could be the parties salvation. The ultimate October surprise that catapults Pence into power as a wave of anger against the left spurs massive turnout for the GOP.

Sounds crazy, but sometimes I wonder how far they would be willing to go in order to cling to power.

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Response to robbob (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:16 PM

12. call me crazy

I have had this thought!

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Response to robbob (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:49 PM

13. That's a disturbing thought

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:30 AM

8. It's not like he's Putin's Puppet.

Oh, wait.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:33 AM

9. tRump the narcissist will never admit to being a loser.

He absolutely will do anything and everything in his power to turn the NK deal into a win for him - NK's people and the US's reputation be damned.

Trump's biographers and many former employees have said he can never admit to being wrong or to having lost a deal......

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:52 AM

10. Can't access the link...



What is stumpy saying, specifically that counters the military?
Playing kissy kissy with the n. korean dickhead doesn't imho
say anything against anything..except that its a fucking traitor...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:52 PM

16. Here are The Dotard's tweets. He echoes Pyongyang's narrative:

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

In a letter to me sent by Kim Jong Un, he stated, very nicely, that he would like to meet and start negotiations as soon as the joint U.S./South Korea joint exercise are over. It was a long letter, much of it complaining about the ridiculous and expensive exercises. It was.....
7:58 AM · Aug 10, 2019

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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7h
Replying to
@realDonaldTrump

....also a small apology for testing the short range missiles, and that this testing would stop when the exercises end. I look forward to seeing Kim Jong Un in the not too distant future! A nuclear free North Korea will lead to one of the most successful countries in the world!





From the OP article:

Pyongyang has repeatedly insisted the tests are a reaction to joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, as well as Seoul’s import of F-35A stealth fighters from the United States. Trump appeared to accept that explanation. He offered no rebuttal to the idea that the exercises were not worthwhile, even though his own military say they are vital to maintain combat readiness.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:33 PM

11. Geezuz! Just ITMF right frigging now!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:52 PM

14. Maybe trump sees NK as a bail-out opportunity for after the 2020 election.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 01:04 AM

18. Maybe he'll convince Kim to let him build a golf course on those beautiful beaches

he admires so much.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:28 PM

19. That is his reason for wooing Kim.

Those pristine beaches he yearns to develop.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:11 PM

15. "His own"?

Odd choice of words by the Post. It should be "US".

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 05:35 AM

17. Good catch. Media echoing Trump language now.

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