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(Slate)   Former head of the Joint Chiefs says we've "never been as close to war with North Korea" as we are now   ( slate.com) divider line
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2017-12-31 11:23:09 PM  
except for when, you know, we actually were* at war with North Korea

/still are
 
2017-12-31 11:58:04 PM  
US Congress actually never declared war on Korea. Granted, it's a technicality.
 
2018-01-01 12:09:44 AM  
I'm not fighting another war.  I did my 2 combat tours in the gulf.  if trump wants to start WWIII, he can get the trumpers to fight it for him.
 
2018-01-01 12:37:19 AM  

Weaver95: I'm not fighting another war.  I did my 2 combat tours in the gulf.  if trump wants to start WWIII, he can get the trumpers to fight it for him.


That's what they've been waiting for.

They literally want the Norks to pull a Red Dawn on us, or for the nukes to go off, so they can shoot all the no-good [insert slurs here] and take their stuff.  After all, the cities are gonna get hit first, and that's where all the no-good [insert slurs here] live, so it'll wipe 'em all out, YEE-HAW!
 
2018-01-01 12:41:06 AM  
Cadet Bone Spurs will handle it, believe me.
 
2018-01-01 12:48:35 AM  
Father Vladmir would be very displeased with his puppet if we did.
 
2018-01-01 12:59:30 AM  
Reads subby's headline.  General Ridgway and General Smith would like a word with you:

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FTFA:
"We're actually closer in my view, to a nuclear war with North Korea and in that region than we have ever been,"

Ahhh, that makes more sense!  You can thank the two men above for that by the way.  They achieved victory in defending the South without the use of The Bomb after the Chinese got involved.  President Truman and General Bradley too for canning MacArthur.
 
2018-01-01 01:28:43 AM  

Weaver95: I'm not fighting another war.  I did my 2 combat tours in the gulf.  if trump wants to start WWIII, he can get the trumpers to fight it for him.


they all have guns anyway.  that'll save the army some money, at least.
 
2018-01-01 02:11:15 AM  
First time as tragedy, second as farce.

The Bush Administration was great at getting the U.S. media in line with their propaganda. I don't doubt the NYT will fall in line for a new we, they always do, but I'm not sure everyone else will.
 
2018-01-01 02:11:54 AM  

Weaver95: I'm not fighting another war.  I did my 2 combat tours in the gulf.  if trump wants to start WWIII, he can get the trumpers to fight it for him.


I just did one, but I'm with you.  I'm retired and ornery.  Let the loudest saber rattling rattle from the front for once.  Let them do it and let them pay for all of it.

I expect bulldog mouths to be found on puppydog asses in very short order.
 
2018-01-01 02:12:29 AM  

ManateeGag: Weaver95: I'm not fighting another war.  I did my 2 combat tours in the gulf.  if trump wants to start WWIII, he can get the trumpers to fight it for him.

they all have guns anyway.  that'll save the army some money, at least.


They have Hoverounds too.  That'll save on Humvees.
 
2018-01-01 02:13:44 AM  
Bah.

North Korea's gigantic leap forward in nuclear technology = Russia. I guarantee you our intelligence agencies already know Russia is behind this bullshiat, pulling the strings like a farking puppet master. Russia and the US has very few of the same economic interest. The past 8 year, Obama basically bent them over, working closely with OPEC and using sanctions to send their economy down the drain, as practically every other economy surged.

Behind Syria bullshiat = Russia
Behind North Korea bullshiat = Russia

China is not our enemy and they would not supply North Korea with nuclear technology that would enable them to destabilize life as we know it on earth. They know our economies are inter-woven and we are both better off together, in PEACE.

Russia is HYDRA. Putin has gotta go. fark Putin
 
2018-01-01 02:14:04 AM  
We've also never before had a President who thought that Iceland was "that fancy skating rink where they do the Ice Capades."
 
2018-01-01 02:18:34 AM  

LostTimeTraveler: Bah.

North Korea's gigantic leap forward in nuclear technology = Russia. I guarantee you our intelligence agencies already know Russia is behind this bullshiat, pulling the strings like a farking puppet master. Russia and the US has very few of the same economic interest. The past 8 year, Obama basically bent them over, working closely with OPEC and using sanctions to send their economy down the drain, as practically every other economy surged.

Behind Syria bullshiat = Russia
Behind North Korea bullshiat = Russia

China is not our enemy and they would not supply North Korea with nuclear technology that would enable them to destabilize life as we know it on earth. They know our economies are inter-woven and we are both better off together, in PEACE.

Russia is HYDRA. Putin has gotta go. fark Putin


I'm playing devils advocate here, but, what if, and remember I'm just playing devils advocate, what if, the advances and leaps in technology were provided by the US to NK to destabilize the region and encourage defense budget spending?
 
2018-01-01 02:19:02 AM  

Circusdog320: US Congress actually never declared war on Korea. Granted, it's a technicality.


You've never actually stopped being at war with them either. Another technicality.
 
2018-01-01 02:20:24 AM  
Ok, another deal.  We give North Korea Donald Trump and a promise not to invade, if they'll surrender their nuclear weapons and all of the tools to build more.
 
2018-01-01 02:21:35 AM  
'Weird Al' Yankovic - The North Korea Polka
Youtube a-lnPk5SFrk


PLEASE DON'T NUKE US NORTH KOREA

Would you annihilate us if you had the chance?
That's such an anti-social thing to do
You've got us crapping our collective pants
May I suggest you take it down a notch or two?

We're not exactly sure why you're upset
Did that Seth Rogen movie made you super mad?
You'd like us if you'd get to know us, I bet
We're mostly harmless, peaceful people
Hey, we're really not so bad
My point is...

Please don't nuke us, North Korea
Right now, we're all a little tense
We don't hate you
Frankly, we don't think that much about you
No offense!

You might call us blood-thirsty dogs
But that metaphor is not very apt
We're just a bunch of simple, fidget-spinning, goofy dorks
Who probably couldn't find your country on a map

So we're not savages or cannibals
Well, maybe just a really, really, really, small percent
So I think it would be best
If you'd knock down those missile tests
Don't turn us into cinder
While we're swiping right on Tinder

Don't jumpstart armageddon
Or our bed will soon be wet
Would ya think this through for a moment, please?
Now why would ya bomb our nice celebrities
Why in the world would you kill Tom Hanks?
'Cause nobody doesn't like Tom Hanks

So please don't nuke us, North Korea
That would seriously ruin our day
So remember
We're not evil, psychotic monsters
No matter what your news may say
We're just some goofballs from the USA
(please don't nuke us, please don't nuke us)
HEY!
 
2018-01-01 02:22:33 AM  
All I'm gonna say is, we should be more willing to go to war with the country that handed North Korea the loaded gun knowing they would point it at us VS. the useless idiot country who is chirping.

Everyone knows the only way the GOP avoids a bloodbath in 2018 is WAR.Putin has brought in the construction crew, knocked the wall down, and built a farking door for that path to happen.

If the Democrats are smart, they will start linking North Korea and Russia RIGHT NOW, instead of 6-months to years after the fact, when it's painfully farking obvious to anyone with a pulse. If you want to stay a step ahead of these farking snakes, THEN COME OUT AND PUBLICLY CALL THEM ON THEIR BULLshiat BEFORE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO PULL IT.
 
2018-01-01 02:24:20 AM  

HedlessChickn: [Youtube a-lnPk5SFrk image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/a-lnPk5S​Frk]

PLEASE DON'T NUKE US NORTH KOREA

Would you annihilate us if you had the chance?
That's such an anti-social thing to do
You've got us crapping our collective pants
May I suggest you take it down a notch or two?

We're not exactly sure why you're upset
Did that Seth Rogen movie made you super mad?
You'd like us if you'd get to know us, I bet
We're mostly harmless, peaceful people
Hey, we're really not so bad
My point is...

Please don't nuke us, North Korea
Right now, we're all a little tense
We don't hate you
Frankly, we don't think that much about you
No offense!

You might call us blood-thirsty dogs
But that metaphor is not very apt
We're just a bunch of simple, fidget-spinning, goofy dorks
Who probably couldn't find your country on a map

So we're not savages or cannibals
Well, maybe just a really, really, really, small percent
So I think it would be best
If you'd knock down those missile tests
Don't turn us into cinder
While we're swiping right on Tinder

Don't jumpstart armageddon
Or our bed will soon be wet
Would ya think this through for a moment, please?
Now why would ya bomb our nice celebrities
Why in the world would you kill Tom Hanks?
'Cause nobody doesn't like Tom Hanks

So please don't nuke us, North Korea
That would seriously ruin our day
So remember
We're not evil, psychotic monsters
No matter what your news may say
We're just some goofballs from the USA
(please don't nuke us, please don't nuke us)
HEY!


He's like George Lucas, doing the prequels 20 years after the original.

'Weird Al' Yankovic - Christmas At Ground Zero
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2018-01-01 02:26:47 AM  
Someone needs to tell Two Scoops that the phrase 'light 'em if ya' got 'em' does NOT apply to nuclear weapons.

kthx.
 
2018-01-01 02:28:10 AM  

derpes_simplex: ManateeGag: Weaver95: I'm not fighting another war.  I did my 2 combat tours in the gulf.  if trump wants to start WWIII, he can get the trumpers to fight it for him.

they all have guns anyway.  that'll save the army some money, at least.

They have Hoverounds too.  That'll save on Humvees.


Imagine the terror the Best Koreans would feel when the ground begins to rumble as a multi mile long line of Hoverounds starts to close in on Pyongyang. A 5mph brigade of obese Walmart workers with their pew-pew guns that have less accuracy than our trained police. They'll hear the breathing of the fat asses from miles away and the opening of Doritos bags to keep them from going into diabetic shock. The stench that will be remembered from this war will not be death and burning flesh from napalm like Vietnam, it will be the stench of stale Bud Light, dirty Depends, and burned out Rayovac Hoveround batteries.
 
2018-01-01 02:29:40 AM  
I'll say it once again before I hit the sack.

Please for the love of god Democrats, do not sit on your dicks as the GOP WAR DRUMS pick up. Do not tunnel vision only on Mueller, he is only 1/2 of the equation. The other half is WAR and the GOP knows it's their only valid path to salvaging 2018. When they start rattling their sabers, and the Fox News, Sinclair, Brietbarts start chirping.... for the LOVE OF GOD have a plan to hit them publicly, TYING North Korea to Russia and the GOP. Do not sit idle and let these fark heads lead us into WWIII in order to win elections.
 
2018-01-01 02:33:09 AM  
I don't think it would be a good time for Trump to ask the UN to legitimize a war with NK.
 
2018-01-01 02:34:22 AM  
1952 called, wonders why no one remembers them. They hung up, then went back to watching Rocky King on the Dumont Network.
 
2018-01-01 02:37:01 AM  
Challenge accepted
 
2018-01-01 02:39:22 AM  
So I guess this means that Trump's oldest sons are gonna be the first to hit the yellow footprints at Parris Island, right?
 
2018-01-01 02:42:24 AM  
What makes me edgy is that Trump surely recalls the effusive praise he got for hitting Syria back in April. I really could see him launching "preemptive" strikes on NK just to get some praise or, at the very least, distract from scandal. Which is surely what he believes Bill Clinton did during his impeachment.
 
2018-01-01 02:43:33 AM  

Voxper: What makes me edgy is that Trump surely recalls the effusive praise he got for hitting Syria back in April. I really could see him launching "preemptive" strikes on NK just to get some praise or, at the very least, distract from scandal. Which is surely what he believes Bill Clinton did during his impeachment.


and knowing how stupid trump is, he'd probably giggle and admit he started WWIII just to slow down Mueller.
 
2018-01-01 02:45:51 AM  

Weaver95: Voxper: What makes me edgy is that Trump surely recalls the effusive praise he got for hitting Syria back in April. I really could see him launching "preemptive" strikes on NK just to get some praise or, at the very least, distract from scandal. Which is surely what he believes Bill Clinton did during his impeachment.

and knowing how stupid trump is, he'd probably giggle and admit he started WWIII just to slow down Mueller.


As someone who lives in Japan and has repeatedly seen NK missile test warnings on TV this past year, I really can't recall things being this bad. Ever. All bets really are off this year.
 
2018-01-01 02:45:59 AM  

derpes_simplex: ManateeGag: Weaver95: I'm not fighting another war.  I did my 2 combat tours in the gulf.  if trump wants to start WWIII, he can get the trumpers to fight it for him.

they all have guns anyway.  that'll save the army some money, at least.

They have Hoverounds too.  That'll save on Humvees.


Where are they going to recharge them? We've all seen those nighttime pics of NK and SK, the North has maybe five places with lights on: Un's house, probably three Cracker Barrels and a liquor store. The scooters fail and we've got Stalingrad all over again.

/ I'm drunk enough to believe that's what happened at Stalingrad
 
2018-01-01 02:49:01 AM  

LostTimeTraveler: I'll say it once again before I hit the sack.

Please for the love of god Democrats, do not sit on your dicks as the GOP WAR DRUMS pick up.


Man, hundreds of thousands of people protested all over the country and the world against W's Iraq catastrophe, to no avail.

I hate to think it's gonna take violence, but nonviolence didn't work. Wut du?
 
2018-01-01 02:50:47 AM  

Voxper: Weaver95: Voxper: What makes me edgy is that Trump surely recalls the effusive praise he got for hitting Syria back in April. I really could see him launching "preemptive" strikes on NK just to get some praise or, at the very least, distract from scandal. Which is surely what he believes Bill Clinton did during his impeachment.

and knowing how stupid trump is, he'd probably giggle and admit he started WWIII just to slow down Mueller.

As someone who lives in Japan and has repeatedly seen NK missile test warnings on TV this past year, I really can't recall things being this bad. Ever. All bets really are off this year.


for what its worth, I don't think trump has the balls to actually start a war tho.  he's just too much of a coward.
 
2018-01-01 02:52:17 AM  

cmb53208: So I guess this means that Trump's oldest sons are gonna be the first to hit the yellow footprints at Parris Island, right?


No, they have spur scars on their buttocks.
 
2018-01-01 02:55:38 AM  

LostTimeTraveler: I'll say it once again before I hit the sack.

Please for the love of god Democrats, do not sit on your dicks as the GOP WAR DRUMS pick up. Do not tunnel vision only on Mueller, he is only 1/2 of the equation. The other half is WAR and the GOP knows it's their only valid path to salvaging 2018. When they start rattling their sabers, and the Fox News, Sinclair, Brietbarts start chirping.... for the LOVE OF GOD have a plan to hit them publicly, TYING North Korea to Russia and the GOP. Do not sit idle and let these fark heads lead us into WWIII in order to win elections.


Don't worry, the Democrats will be handed this mess and it'll be their fault for not fixing it and the republicans will get back into power once it is fixed.

Just like every other American crisis.
 
2018-01-01 02:56:11 AM  

Weaver95: Voxper: Weaver95: Voxper: What makes me edgy is that Trump surely recalls the effusive praise he got for hitting Syria back in April. I really could see him launching "preemptive" strikes on NK just to get some praise or, at the very least, distract from scandal. Which is surely what he believes Bill Clinton did during his impeachment.

and knowing how stupid trump is, he'd probably giggle and admit he started WWIII just to slow down Mueller.

As someone who lives in Japan and has repeatedly seen NK missile test warnings on TV this past year, I really can't recall things being this bad. Ever. All bets really are off this year.

for what its worth, I don't think trump has the balls to actually start a war tho.  he's just too much of a coward.


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2018-01-01 03:00:25 AM  
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2018-01-01 03:03:17 AM  
Two minutes to midnight,
The hands that threaten doom.
Two minutes to midnight,
To kill the unborn in the womb.

/So much for "pro-life" Republicans
 
2018-01-01 03:06:27 AM  
Mullen said that the current dynamic with North Korea is an example of how President Donald Trump's leadership has been "incredibly disruptive," bringing about an era of unpredictability that the country's adversaries are able to use to their advantage. "Those who have been our friends for many years ask questions about our commitments to them," he said, "and our enemies, those that would do us ill, seem to be able to take advantage of the uncertainty."

Aw, but what does he know? The Flim Flam Führer knows more about war than the generals do, after all.
 
2018-01-01 03:07:31 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: The Flim Flam Führer knows more about war than the generals do, after all.


they'd have to get case NIGHTMARE ORANGE off the golf course long enough to start the war first, and I don't see that happening any time soon.
 
2018-01-01 03:08:08 AM  
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2018-01-01 03:11:49 AM  

SFSailor: LostTimeTraveler: I'll say it once again before I hit the sack.

Please for the love of god Democrats, do not sit on your dicks as the GOP WAR DRUMS pick up.

Man, hundreds of thousands of people protested all over the country and the world against W's Iraq catastrophe, to no avail.

I hate to think it's gonna take violence, but nonviolence didn't work. Wut du?


My, hundreds of thousands of people. In a country with over 300 million people. Clearly that was the vocal majority
 
2018-01-01 03:18:37 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: The copyright police wouldn't let me embed this.


"The uploader has not made this video available in your country. "

I feel your pain.
 
2018-01-01 03:19:23 AM  

Weaver95: I'm not fighting another war.  I did my 2 combat tours in the gulf.  if trump wants to start WWIII, he can get the trumpers to fight it for him.


We both know it won't end like that. The soldiers will go to war. Americans will go to the mall. The families will either receive the spent shells of men or tightly folded flags to place over the mantle. When the soldiers get back we will thank them for their service but when they ask us to fulfill the promise made to them before they departed to fight we will simply say "we're sorry, but it's much too expensive".
 
2018-01-01 03:35:01 AM  
I'm gonna have to predict Apocalypse on this one. Wisest move - invest heavily in deep underground shelters and cases of high tar cigarettes. The end being imminent, I may file for an income tax extension. If there's something you'd like to leave behind, for future moonmen to find, I recommend a titanium plaque with an engraved message. But doom is near, the death cult out front should have told you, and we're all going to suddenly die, probably within moments. Grip your chair, grip it tight, wait for the hot blast of nuclear hell to consume your flesh as you melt like an Indiana Jones Nazi.
So long, you human suckers, it's all over, the fat lady died singing, and the cockroaches are anxiously waiting for their turn at planetary dominance. Oh, and Happy New Year!!!
 
2018-01-01 03:36:50 AM  

lucksi: SFSailor: LostTimeTraveler: I'll say it once again before I hit the sack.

Please for the love of god Democrats, do not sit on your dicks as the GOP WAR DRUMS pick up.

Man, hundreds of thousands of people protested all over the country and the world against W's Iraq catastrophe, to no avail.

I hate to think it's gonna take violence, but nonviolence didn't work. Wut du?

My, hundreds of thousands of people. In a country with over 300 million people. Clearly that was the vocal majority


You'd have a point. I guess. If most of three hundred million people ever showed up for _anything_.

I'd post pics of Iraq war protests vs. W hoverround support rallies, or comparative inaugural ceremonies, perhaps, but it's NYE.
 
2018-01-01 03:54:30 AM  

Weaver95: for what its worth, I don't think trump has the balls to actually start a war tho.  he's just too much of a coward.


I really wish I could think that. Trump is a coward who is a toxic stew of weak-minded, corrupt, vain and malevolent. It looks as if the Syria missile strikes-- which could certainly have been launched hours earlier or later-- were timed to impress Xi Jinping during dinner. If he gets cornered by domestic scandal, I would not be shocked if his worst instincts were to take over. I really, really hope that I am wrong and that you are right.
 
2018-01-01 04:19:35 AM  

LostTimeTraveler: I'll say it once again before I hit the sack.

Please for the love of god Democrats, do not sit on your dicks as the GOP WAR DRUMS pick up. Do not tunnel vision only on Mueller, he is only 1/2 of the equation. The other half is WAR and the GOP knows it's their only valid path to salvaging 2018. When they start rattling their sabers, and the Fox News, Sinclair, Brietbarts start chirping.... for the LOVE OF GOD have a plan to hit them publicly, TYING North Korea to Russia and the GOP. Do not sit idle and let these fark heads lead us into WWIII in order to win elections.


Oh great, now we have Chinese bots.....
 
2018-01-01 04:41:37 AM  

Weaver95: I'm not fighting another war.  I did my 2 combat tours in the gulf.  if trump wants to start WWIII, he can get the trumpers to fight it for him.


I suggest that if Trump wants to start WWIII, we go down the voter rolls and press a unifrom into every Republican's hand.  And then we put them on a boat destined for the Korean Peninsula.  This is their war.  It is a direct result of their illicit alliance with Vladimir Putin, the man who gifted North Korea their advanced missile technology.  While Republicans were marching in the street with Tiki torches chanting Russia is our friend! Vladimir Putin was giving the Korean Nuclear program the technology it needed to carry their warheads into the heart of the United States.

This is their mess.  Let it be their boots on the ground.
 
2018-01-01 05:28:43 AM  

Weaver95: Voxper: Weaver95: Voxper: What makes me edgy is that Trump surely recalls the effusive praise he got for hitting Syria back in April. I really could see him launching "preemptive" strikes on NK just to get some praise or, at the very least, distract from scandal. Which is surely what he believes Bill Clinton did during his impeachment.

and knowing how stupid trump is, he'd probably giggle and admit he started WWIII just to slow down Mueller.

As someone who lives in Japan and has repeatedly seen NK missile test warnings on TV this past year, I really can't recall things being this bad. Ever. All bets really are off this year.

for what its worth, I don't think trump has the balls to actually intentionally start a war tho.  he's just too much of a coward.


FTFY
 
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