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In Direct Affront to Diplomacy, Trump Declares 'Talking Is Not the Answer!'


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In Direct Affront to Diplomacy, Trump Declares 'Talking Is Not the Answer!'

Julia Conley, staff writer

In a direct affront to the diplomatic leadership advised by experts and desired by a majority of Americans when it comes to North Korea, President Donald Trump on Wednesday went in the exact opposite direction by declaring "Talking is not the answer!"

The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!


#2

I sort of disagree with the last paragraph. While yes this isn’t fiction or a “reality show” going on right now, as long as the media continues to pay spotlight to whenever Trump makes these comments he will be unfortunately justified in thinking that his dangerous comments get good ratings. The fact that the only openly positive things the news media said about Trump is when he conducts military actions is telling. Buckle up everyone.


#3

How ironic. The feces flinging orange haired buffoon has been taking extortion money for his whole life. I guess he doesn’t understand the concept of psychological projection. North Korea is not the threat. Trump and his enablers are the only threat to the US and the world. Trump’s need for constant attention will lead him to start a war sometime in the future. He just can’t help himself. He needs a padded cell with no mirrors and no attention. It would literally be a hell for him instead of the rest of the world. Put him away now.


#4

There is madness in the air with Trump and Kim having their virtually royal fingers on the apocalypse button! There is a suspicion that neither man quite possesses the same normalness typical of the human family but instead each looks at life from a rarefied otherness of spirit as if they were different from everyone else almost as if from another planet or another species.

Here there be dragons - here there be kings.

One man each with the power to destroy millions and perhaps initiate the final sequence of events that results in a nuclear sterilization of the world.

One each with an unprecedented physical power added to their madness.

One each who can contemplate their causing the end of the world.

Tolkien had it wrong. It wasn’t rings of power. It was buttons. Nuclear launch ‘buttons’.

One man each of the two stand contemplating their ending of our world,


#5

The voters who voted for Trump are looking more and more foolish every day.

It is up to Congress to declare war, not Trump. If he wants to start a war with North Korea let him go to Congress and make his case. I would predict he gets zero votes. This guy is on an island of craziness. If he had the least bit of character and self-respect he would admit that he can’t do this job and for the good of the country resign. Of course he would never do that but will continue to pretend as best he can that he is a president. As long he continues to stoke the dreams of this supporters that if they stick with him they will get their nation where whites are forever supreme he will get enough political support to stay in office. Dreams are not given up very a easily and a white nationalist state for the benefit of white Christians is one that many people are certainly holding on to no matter what.


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Of course talking, diplomacy is not an option for Mafia Don. He has limited vocabulary and a sick mind. Throwing tantrums and making threats are elementary. Following through and backing up the threats should be the concern for Americans and the world.
The Mango Mussolini needs to be impeached and removed from office along with his entire administration. I believe that requires A People’s Revolution. It’s past time. How low can The Loser In Chief go??


#7

Sounds like Mattis has made up his mind that he will defy a direct command. Does Trump’s possession of launch codes circumvent said defiance?


#8

The voters who voted for Hair Hitler THe Flaming Orange Satan always looked like useful pawn idiots for the rich. It’s the Party Of Stupid Republican way.


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DIPLOMACY definition: the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way.

Synonyms: tact, tactfulness, sensitivity, discretion, subtlety, finesse, delicacy, savoir faire, politeness, thoughtfulness, care, judiciousness, prudence

Since when has the orange butt nut employed ANY of the tenets of the definition of diplomacy…never in his life, not even when he was in diapers screaming for his bottle.

(copied from another comment I made regarding the demented dimwits lack of diplomacy in ALL matters)


#10

And take his phone away, please!


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And that ignorant dangerous comment- “Talking is not the answer!” - runs contrary to what most all American presidents have (usually) adhered to - at least up to recent profits uber alles times and MICC war machine big-money subversion - this idiot is a fool as well, and his astounding ignorance and utter lack of a historical understanding IS a clear and present danger to our republic and people, world peace, and common sense!


#12

The idiot speaks - as usual in the shallow words of a fool. Contrast his mindless idiot blather tweet-mind ravings with a person who experienced war and its consequences (the ginger chimp did not serve) - maybe his own stupidity or parroting the extremist shite of some also idiot military adviser…

"In this spring of 1953 the free world weighs one question above all others: the chance for a just peace for all peoples.
The way chosen by the United States was plainly marked by a few clear precepts, which govern its conduct in world affairs.

First: No people on earth can be held, as a people, to be enemy, for all humanity shares the common hunger for peace and fellowship and justice.

Second: No nation’s security and well-being can be lastingly achieved in isolation but only in effective cooperation with fellow-nations.

Third: Any nation’s right to form of government and an economic system of its own choosing is inalienable.

Fourth: Any nation’s attempt to dictate to other nations their form of government is indefensible.

And fifth: A nation’s hope of lasting peace cannot be firmly based upon any race in armaments but rather upon just relations and honest understanding with all other nations.

In the light of these principles the citizens of the United States defined the way they proposed to follow, through the aftermath of war, toward true peace". President General Dwight Eisenhower

He wasn’t perfect by any means, but what he did have is nowhere evident today…

http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/speeches/19530416%20Chance%20for%20Peace.htm

Where have all the leaders of experience, integrity, and wisdom gone? Gone to graveyards everyone…Certainly not in evidence at this point in time…alas…


#13

Great quotes! I would take Ike back in a New York Minute!


#14

Agreed…this moron-in-chief must be taken down before he takes us all down…are there no politicians of conscience, experience and even a modicum of wisdom left? Keep the faith John - what’s left anyway…


#15

Great quotes, but Ike.talked the talk and walked in another direction. To his credit, he worked with North Korea to negotiate and enforce an armistice, but he also ensured that Korea would not be reunited, despite the opportunity created by Stalin’s death. Ike refused to let Vietnam reunite. Ike presided over the permanent establishment of a “peacetime” military the size of a wartime military, despite his warnings at the beginning and end of his Presidency about the dangers of the military industrial complex. (Ike even drafted Elvis, which worked out great for PR. ) Ike also led the way in transforming the Cold War from a major war scenario into an armageddon scenario, and initiated and led the world into the Turko-Cuban missile crisis.

Talk is talk, but actions speak far louder than words.


#16

I would not go that far about Mattis. Based on his resume, killing a million people fits his definition of need and maybe fun. He is on record as saying killing civilians is not that big a deal. Maybe he has some reservations about going nuclear, but maybe not.


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I agree that no hope can be placed in Mattis. True, he has often spoken out against stupid or dangerous policy as he is currently doing BUT as a soldier he then carries out that same policy if ordered to do so. This was very evident at Fallujah where he opposed assaulting an entire city in revenge for the murder of four Blackwater mercenaries, only to subsequently direct a massacre of the city’s civilian population when ordered to do so by Bush.

And currently, Mattis is behind the massacre of civilian populations in ISIS-held cities, notably Mosel and Raqqa because Trump told him ISIS must be destroyed no matter what the cost. The idea that he would block a suicidal move by Trump is not supported by Mattis’s past history.


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“Talking is not the answer!”

The answer is tweeting, I take it.


#19

Talking, especially how Trump does it, is not the answer.

Respectful, open-minded discussions are, but he’ll never grok that concept.


#20

excellent webinar with US delegation to SK. folks included medea benjamin and jill stein and will griffin—all articulate. push is for “freeze for a freeze,” something NK has been willing to do in the past…until orangehole incites everyone.
http://stopthaad.org/urgent-petition-to-presidents-trump-moon-negotiate-dont-escalate/