Donald's Very Own Reichstag Fire | THE POLITICUS

Donald's Very Own Reichstag Fire

It's also an easy wager that, in the days to come, Trump and his minions will stoop to horrifically stupid and reckless depths in order to distract his already comically distracted fellow countrymen and women. I'm not conclusively saying that they're going to create their very own, Made-in-America Reichstag Fire, I'm just warning you not to put it past them. Cornered rats are known to be quite unpredictable. The "leader of the free world" has already shown his sociopathic tendencies. At this point, anything can happen. Brace yourselves for the shit storm.
From this blog, 8/5/17
"North Korea best not make anymore threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like world has never seen."
Donald Trump
I'm not an expert on the art of diplomacy. All I really know is that it is wrought with complexity. Here's what I do know: While it is essential that Kim Jung Un understand that a nuclear attack against any country on the planet would assure that both he and his tortured nation would cease to exist before the sun set on the day of the attack, it's also a pretty good idea that the warning should not be announced via a bullhorn with all the word watching. Apparently, the military (not to mention several politicians from his own party) are aghast by the Donald's unhinged saber rattling on Tuesday. He would have been wise to adhere to Theodore Roosevelt's advice. The United States is possessed of a pretty big stick - the biggest on the block. We need to "speak softly" when wielding it. These diplomatic subtleties are simply beyond the comprehension of someone as unsubtle as Donald Trump. This is why his presidency was doomed before it arrived at the starting gate.

My guess is that the only reason he would make such a reckless statement (other than abject stupidity) is that he is trying to deflect our attention from the growing metastasizing scandal that - day by day - is consuming his administration. The prediction on this site four days ago that he might pull something like this is really no big deal. I'm not the only commentator to predict as much - nor am I the only. Anyone paying scant attention to this disgusting sideshow could easily have seen it coming. This is what corrupt politicians do when they are cornered: they distract.

First of all, Trump has threatened the Infant King of North Korea with a hail of "fire and fury" if he "threatens" the United States. I'm not an expert on international law, but "threatening" another nation is not illegal. What's an unstable despot like Kim supposed to think? How will he react? Back channels could have let him know, in no uncertain terms, that ay kind of attack on the U.S. held territory of Guam would be disastrous for him. What is far more likely is that this idiotic provocation by Trump would humiliate him into making a strike against South Korea. Here's another prediction I made back in October, a full month before the election: If the voters of this doomed nation were foolish enough to send this silly sociopath to the White House, a lot of innocent people are going to die. I hope that I'm wrong. I don't believe that I am.



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