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A Real Signal

Colonel Bateman at Charlie Pierce’s place has identified a signal that things have gone critical with North Korea. He says, and I believe him, that if General Mattis resigns as Secretary of Defense in the near future and/or General McMaster resigns as National Security Advisor, it is probable that Drumpf wants an overt act against North Korea.

If Drumpf orders a strike against North Korea that is not a response to an actual attack, the truce that has held since 1953 will be over and thousands, if not millions of people will soon die. It is up to Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to prevent World War III, but Congress needs to act to repeal the blank check “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” that they gave to the Shrubbery. Declaring war is a specific function of the Congress, and the possibility of a President like Drumpf is the reason.


1 shirt { 08.10.17 at 9:43 am }

When smallpox raises its head in the Rio Grand Valley or El Centro will we blame Mexico or NK? And smallpox is the least of the biologicals that can be used against us all. It’s already weaponized, can easily be delivered and will rival nukes for body count.

Why is the focus on nukes? They’re pretty clean on the suffering index.


2 Bryan { 08.10.17 at 10:21 am }

As someone who has been vaccinated against smallpox multiple times I don’t think about it, but anthrax is a real threat in agricultural regions and we keep cutting funding for public health and let people avoid vaccinations.

The North Korean weapons are actually quite ‘dirty’ compared to US weapons, so there will be lingering death for people and the local biosphere.

Nukes are a symbol made more important by the actions of George W. Bush. No one is going to trust the US anymore and nuclear weapons are the only real defense against US aggression. Iraq and Libya shows what happens to dictators who give up their nuclear programs. That’s why North Korea finished its development and Iran won’t ever do anything that proves beyond doubt that it has no nuclear intentions.

3 Kryten42 { 08.11.17 at 3:24 am }

Have you seen the latest trump vid?

Don’t know if you have a Twitter acc’t, but shouldn’t need one to see this thread.


The most insane part isn’t Trump, though of course he is insane, but the comments of he even more ignorant & insane followers.


4 Bryan { 08.11.17 at 10:23 am }

People who can’t read a map claiming to know how limited a nuclear device hitting North Korea would be. Chernobyl or Fukushima Daiichi were reactor meltdowns, not explosions, and the fallout was wide spread. You start dropping radiation on Russia and China who both have borders with North Korea and they will be decidedly unhappy. You take out Kim Jong-Un and a cousin just as crazy takes over.In the meantime Seoul becomes a smoking pit from the North Korean attack. Neither Trump, nor his minions understand the real world consequences.

5 Kryten42 { 08.11.17 at 12:50 pm }

“Neither Trump, nor his minions understand the real world consequences.”

If that isn’t the understatement of the century, I don’t know what is!

Seems Pope Francis isn’t impressed:
Pope Francis calls out Trump’s hateful rhetoric: ‘This man is not Christian’

Of course, Trump posted a completely unhinged rant @ pope Francis:
Donald Trump just flung this insane rant at Pope Francis — and maybe just lost the presidency

And proving that his adoring drone arse-kissers are just as demented:
Pope Francis sends unhinged Trump supporters into a white-hot rage: ‘He’s prob a Muslim in disguise!’

I truly am just 😆 😆 😆

Of course, our pathetic waste of air, Turdbull, is all over supporting trump! He’s quite willing to send our military for the cause. The gutless coward!

6 Kryten42 { 08.11.17 at 1:07 pm }

Oh! Those three stories above are from Feb 2016. But appropriate now. Pope Francis was prescient, if nothing else.

I found this little *treatise* a while ago. I found it fairly amusing! 😆 And perhaps a little… curious. 😉

Is Donald Trump the Anti-Christ? What do the Bible Codes Say?

7 Bryan { 08.11.17 at 5:48 pm }

Even if you can’t establish that he is The Anti-Christ, he definitely qualifies as an anti-Christ in his attitudes and behavior. As the grandchild of an immigrant, son of an immigrant and husband of two different immigrants he is definitely a hypocritical schmuck when he talks about immigration.

File under ‘Old News’: The Sydney Morning Herald October 23 2015 , a scientific study shows that the loudest monkeys have the smallest testicles. So it isn’t just the tiny hands…

8 Kryten42 { 08.11.17 at 11:34 pm }

😆 I think I remember reading that story. There is some evidence to suggest it can be applied to Homo Sapiens. 😉 😀

it seems there are those who want to pour ethanol on the flames because they love fire.

Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Authorizes Him to Smite North Korea

US Insanity isn’t limited to the Trumps. But we knew that.

9 Bryan { 08.12.17 at 5:30 pm }

The ‘smiting’ ended in the Old Testament. The New Testament frowns on that sort of thing and recommends ‘turning the other cheek’. Of course there is also the problem of Drumpf’s money which is a major impediment if the Gospels are to be believed. No doubt the spiritual advisor has his/her pulpit in a broadcast studio with an audience rather than a congregation. 😈