FWIW, the following is my arm-chair quarterback pass at The Donald vs. Kid Kim showdown………..
Although it’s utterly unnerving, I do think there is method to Trump’s madness. The U.S. simply can’t stand by while Kim Jong Un weaponizes his long distant missiles with nuclear warheads. There can be no doubt that they are getting closer and closer on that score, if not already there. Clearly, our sanctions policy over the last 30 years has not deterred them……….
Thus, if Junior Jong has the nasty Nukes, that would leave our fate in the hands of a kid who may or may not be unstable, and we simply have no way of gauging his intentions. Certainly, America The Beautiful can not accept nor live under that condition. Therefore, Trump has decided to fight fire with fire by acting as an unstable loose cannon himself, even though he really has no real intention of starting anything.
He basically wants to scare the hell out of all the major players in the Far East by leveraging his own tweet freak factor, and most notably China, so as to force the regional players to get their heads out of their collective asses, in terms making North Korea stand down and agree not to weaponize their missiles. If you really think about it, this is an effective strategy. The alternative; doing nothing, is no longer a viable option, as they are simply too close to realizing their nuclear military ambitions, if not already there.
By acting as an utterly unhinged wingnut, Trump is simply trying to force China’s hand to make certain they reign in their dangerous and perhaps unstable little bat shit boy, who could be nuts enough to launch those terrible things on Japan, South Korea or even California.
I know it seems like Trump is acting like a loose cannon, but in some respects, he really has no choice and this is gambit is worth taking, as the alternative is no longer viable. The only remaining question is will his seemingly nuts power bluff be enough to do the trick.
At the end of the day, Trump should act over the top nuts, because by leveraging his tempest in a tweet pot, The Donald in Chief makes his bombastic bozo bluff that much more credible…………What could be a better strategy?
If the Chinese were acting like the adults in the room, as many are claiming they are, then they would muzzle the bat shit boy and take away his toys. They have not done that thus far, but perhaps Trump’s grand goofball gambit may finally get them to act the adult part that they should have played all along….
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