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    Well, I daresay nobody saw this coming:

    North Korea tells Trump that Kim Jong Un will keep his nuclear weapons and US can blame Obama

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-kor...183403966.html

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    Not everyone is beginning the new year with hope and optimism:

    Former Joint Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen: Nuclear war with North Korea is closer than ever

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/31/politi...ham/index.html

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    I question whether Kim knows very much about "reality."

    Kim Jong Un: 'This is reality, not a threat'
    Reuters, Dec 31 2017 8:45 PM

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said during a televised New Year’s Day speech that the United States will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with its nuclear weapons. "The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a threat," Kim said. "This year we should focus on mass producing nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles for operational deployment," Kim said. "These weapons will be used only if our security is threatened."

    North Korea tested intercontinental ballistic missiles and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September in defiance of international warnings and sanctions, raising fears of a new conflict on the Korean peninsula.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...KBN1EQ0NJ?il=0

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    Why can't Donald Trump stay off Twitter? His idiotic 4:49 PM tweet today is only going to bolster Kim's resolve, anger, stubbornness and belligerence:

    "North Korean leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times. Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my button works!"

    Trump and Kim are like two ten-year-old bullies taunting each other on a school playground!

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    NBC's headline is misleading -- almost every Trump tweet stirs backlash.

    Trump’s 'nuclear button' tweet sparks backlash
    NBC News, Jan 3 2018 1:52 PM

    President Donald Trump closed out one of his most prolific days on Twitter — 16 tweets in 24 hours — with a taunt aimed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday night. Reacting to Kim's New Year's Day remarks in which he alluded to having a nuclear button at the ready, Trump asserted that his "Nuclear Button" is "much bigger & more powerful" than Kim's — "and my Button works!"

    Public outcry was swift. Richard Painter, former chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, said the tweet was evidence of Trump's instability — and grounds for impeachment. Painter lumped Trump together with the North Korean leader as "two psychologically unfit men crowing about their nukes. Congress needs to deal with one of them and the U.N. Security Council needs to deal with the other."

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed Trump's "foreign policy by tweet" in remarks from the Senate floor Wednesday, while Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell tweeted, "This is not normal behavior. Any House GOP members want to make sure Congress has some say before he pushes that button?" Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill today, deemed the tweets "not presidential." Some Twitter users are pleading with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to suspend Trump's account.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/whi...cklash-n834321

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    Please can we use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office before he winds up starting World War III?

    President Trump is reportedly considering launching a 'bloody nose' attack to batter and humiliate North Korea
    The strategy is incredibly risky and relies on Kim Jong Un correctly interpreting the attack as a limited, punitive strike, rather than the opening of a second Korean War.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/us-no...-attack-2018-1

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    Which Donald Trump do you believe? "Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea" (June 13) or "North Korea continue[s] to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat" (June 22).

    Trump now says North Korea is still an 'unusual and extraordinary threat'

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...reat/23466225/

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    Trump has referred to the North Korean president as "Rocket Man" -- 로켓맨 in Korean -- and the epithet is not without justification. Witness:

    North Korea reportedly still building new long-range missiles
    CBS News, Jul 31 2018 8:17 AM

    US intelligence agencies have found that North Korea is building new missiles, based on satellite photographs taken in recent weeks and other new evidence. Just weeks after a high-stakes summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Washington Post said, citing officials familiar with the intelligence. The factory outside Pyongyang in Sanumdong where the work is underway produced the North's first ICBMs capable of reaching the United States.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-k...-post-reports/

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    There have been dozens of variations of Aesop's snake parable from the 5th century BCE. Briefly, a man rescues a freezing snake and takes it home. The snake bites the man -- in many versions, the man dies -- and tells him, "You knew I was a snake when you took me in." Is Kim Jong-un a snake? Does he want to "bite" the United States? Do we dare trust him? Can we afford to trust him? 누가 알아?

    Kim Jong-un says he wants to 'complete denuclearization quickly and focus on economic development'

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kim-jon...ngyang-summit/

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    Dictators of a feather flock together. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are BFFs -- and now this. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

    Trump: Kim Jong Un and I 'fell in love'
    The Hill, Sep 29 2018

    President Donald Trump said today that he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un "fell in love." While speaking at a rally for Senate candidate and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia, Trump spoke about his evolving relationship with Kim: "I was really being tough and so was he. And we would go back and forth. And then we fell in love. No, really. He wrote me beautiful letters. They were great letters. And then we fell in love."

    Trump praised Kim at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, saying that he was proud of his courage: "I would like to thank Chairman Kim for his courage and for the steps he has taken, though much work remains to be done." A second Trump-Kim summit seems to be in the works.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...IEGP?ocid=AMZN

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