So cute.Rusty wrote: ↑Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:30 pmWhy would Trump point warheads at America? This is his latest madness, right?Del wrote: ↑Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:01 pmI have my own reasons for respecting Vanity Fair. I will give this article a good study.durangopipe wrote: ↑Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:27 amA timeline of North Korea's nuclear program for perspective:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timelin ... ar_program
An article exploring the US's options and the likely consequences of acting on those options:
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... th/528717/
I agree with Del that this situation is serious and requires thoughtfulness in the electorate beyond simple "blame." This situation has been decades in the making.
But regarding where we stand today, I also agree with those who are deeply concerned that our current president's often demonstrated lack of understanding of complex matters and distrust of those who have spent their lives in service to the nation gaining that understanding, his propensity for unvetted and ill-considered outbursts and this administration's failure to properly staff critical embassies and agencies like the DOE and the State Department are cause for legitimate concern regarding an unintended and catastrophic nuclear exchange.
I'll be asked for sources. There are far too many to cite and too little time, but this is not a bad start:
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/07 ... hael-lewis
Meanwhile.... I have not observed any "unvetted and ill-considered outbursts." He usually seems to know what he is doing, and with great effect. (well, there was that hilarious "covfefe" tweet.)
However, I have seen the leftist media accuse President Trump of these things, almost daily. These same people keep telling me that the Trump Administration is in "chaos." They also say "unhinged" a lot.
And now that there is a real international crisis confronting us (not just some empty-word "Paris Accord"), the media have no vocabulary to say "stand together for America."
A paranoid, psychotic dictator with a god-complex has ICBM's with atomic warheads, and he is pointing them at America.
Chaos and unhinged are commonly accepted words that do describe the White House. It's not just respected journalists, but respected Senators have also used those terms. Many in Canada are nervous about Trump and we use those terms too. Britain uses those terms, so do France and Germany. I think there's a good chance that some translation of them is used in Russia and China too to describe the White House.
Lots of media people and politicians say those words. As to whether those persons are "respected," it depends.