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38 North is a NGO comprised of academics, veteran diplomats and assorted experts dedicated to solving America’s issues with North Korea

Dear 38 North

I have read your open letter, In Strong Support of Ambassador Biegun, addressed to the American ambassador who will serve as envoy to North Korea. While it is noteworthy you had pointed out there will be difficulties with making progress with the USA side, not only North Korea, I think it is important to be specific; in regards to the formidable obstacles presented to North Korea in the Americans:

Large segments of the public continue to believe that America’s constitutionally established, dignified institutions are the locus of governmental power; by promoting that impression, both sets of institutions maintain public support. But when it comes to defining and protecting national security, the public’s impression is mistaken. America’s efficient institution [intelligence agencies] makes most of the key decisions concerning national security, removed from public view and from the constitutional restrictions that check America’s dignified institutions. The United States has, in short, moved beyond a mere imperial presidency to a bifurcated system—a structure of double government—in which even the President now exercises little substantive control over the overall direction of U.S. national security policy”

This preceding is a largely unchallenged assumption within the intelligence agencies, where there is little debate as to the fact, not the proposal, of the ‘Trumanite’ versus ‘Madisonian’ institutions or ‘double government.’ Where there is divergent opinion, concerns this next:

“Members of America’s efficient institutions have not secretly colluded in some dark plot aimed at wresting control over national security from its dignified institutions. What may appear in these institutions’ collective motivation as conscious parallelism has in fact been a wholly open and, indeed, unabashed response to incentives deeply rooted in the legal and political structures in which they operate”

In fact former Pentagon liaison to the CIA had disputed this nearly fifty years ago when he stated:

“By the end of 1962 this nation had gone so far down the line following the Agency [CIA], the new Special Forces doctrine, the MAP [military assistance plan], and the new U.S. philosophy as outlined in the President’s Committee report, that it was saying openly it was well on its way to carrying out as top national policy a major clandestine operation so big in fact that the entire government would be involved. Obviously, it could not be really clandestine in the sense that it would be kept secret from our enemies; on the contrary, it was a new kind of “clandestine”, so it would be kept secret from all Americans”L. Fletcher Prouty

This indicates the Trumanite network, or intelligence agencies, based on the National Security Act of 1947, the watershed event leading to today’s circumstance, had planned and subsequently pursued concerted effort to consolidate control over the civil institutions of these United States. Any honest analysis concerning the potpourri comprising the intelligence agencies should mention a longtime incestuous relationship with corporate boards (originally a CIA legacy of Allen Dulles, taken forward by GHW Bush) to present; where peace is not in the interests of McDonnell-Douglas and General Dynamics and the stockholders bottom line, examples given. Moreover, of even greater concern would be the related Christian millennialism (Doug Coe) cult behind the National Prayer Breakfast and its’ membership represented in Mike Pence, Dan Coats and Mike Pompeo (among others, notably Betsy DeVoss, sister of Eric Prince.) It is noteworthy the Military Religious Freedom Foundation‘s Mikey Weinstein is of the opinion the United States Air Force is under the near complete control of this cult or at least related cult personalities, with the other service branches well on their way to co-option away from Madisonian (constitutional) structures control.

In any case, what is relevant is, ANY president will ultimately have little or nothing to say in any accommodation of North Korean demand for a sense of security in the face of the USA’s track record (e.g. Libya) short of sea change in the influences surrounding him or that is the ‘players’ representing the national security apparatus (read military-industrial complex.) Rather the approach should be, to challenge (confront) the Trumanite network in open and straightforward way, demanding peace overtures from the American side be sincere, materially reciprocal and binding in practical application.

Ron West

http://ronaldthomaswest.com

“The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than a history of crime” -Voltaire

A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

 

2018 Summer Notes

“Yahoo is now part of Oath…

“By choosing “I accept” below, you agree to Oath’s new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy…

“This includes: analyzing content and information when you use our services (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications)…

Yep, folks, if you have a Yahoo mail account, the actual ‘oath’ appears to be a promise they are allowed to read your mails with impunity. I didn’t care to spend a lot of time on this but you also appear to give up your right to sue (including class action waiver, indicating real worry about the legality) and accept ‘arbitration’ if, for instance, some ‘oath’ employee(s) were to, let’s say, steal your girlfriend’s nude photos and hand them over to some ‘dark web’ virtual masturbation chat room populated with gang rapists (or whatever.) Oh, and then there’s the ever-present government interest in accessing anyone’s mail…

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The Balkans attracts spies like poop attracts flies:

http://www.minareport.com/2018/08/13/montenegro-accuses-ex-cia-officer-of-participating-in-attempted-coup/

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Facile Haspel‘s torture memos released, now it is confirmed, the USA’s CIA is run by a documented war criminal. The joke line in the story?

“Blanton says the release of the Haspel cables “shows the power of the Freedom of Information Act to bring accountability even to the highest levels of the CIA””

https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-08-10/cia-director-gina-haspels-memos-detailing-torture-declassified

Of course there will be no accountability, zero, zip, nada.

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North Korea deal unraveling on Trump, no surprises here:

http://globalintelhub.com/north-korea-us-summit-agreement-unravelling/

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On ‘the Russians did it’ (but actually the Israelis did it)’ front, Julian Assange is deservedly rotting in what amounts to (at this point) Ecuadorian solitary confinement. The incredible irony goes like this: The USA’s intelligence information operations claim Assange was a conduit for Russian hackers release of the DNC mails, immensely damaging Hillary’s chances (however deservedly so.) Recalling former CIA clandestine services officer Robert Steele stating “Assange has MOSSAD connections”, who actually benefited from Trump becoming president? Clearly the Israelis. No one else had been willing to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem on top of tearing up the Iran agreement so despised by Netanyahu. Meanwhile, when otherwise astute observers like Vanessa Beeley, Caitlin Johnstone and Raúl Ilargi Meijer cry over Assange’s confinement, I just scratch my head in wonder; how is it these people miss Wikileaks had been key in cooperating with the intelligence services that had set the so-called “Arab Spring” in motion, resulting in (among other things) the Syrian civil war? Oops. Nevertheless, this following is worth a read, even if it’s only about half right, at least the article manages to competently poke holes in ‘the Russians did it’ propaganda, even if the author can’t wrap his head around it’s more than likely (almost certainly) it was the Israel’s MOSSAD actually stole the DNC mails with a thumb drive via (the promptly assassinated) Seth Rich:

https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2018/07/julian-assange-and-the-dying-of-the-light/

Added perspective HERE & HERE

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Speaking of Russians and Israelis, how about Russia saving Israel from Bibi Netanyahu (who needs saved from himself.) Assessment by Ft Russ News Joaquin Flores is quite insightful and interesting:

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/08/israels-strategic-collapse-how-putin-sandbagged-netanyahu/

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Meanwhile, my readers of Jewish persuasion might find the photo of a Bibi Netanyahu government minister posing with a top Ukrainian Azov Battalion Nazi interesting…

http://novaresistencia.org/2018/08/09/na-ucrania-batalhao-azov-recebe-armamentos-de-israel/

…relevant to Ron Unz at American Pravda authoring an essay on the history of Zionist cooperation with Nazis, which provides a larger context to the photo:

http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-jews-and-nazis/

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“The Problem With Alex Jones” is the subject of an interesting take published at zerohedge and poses the question of why Jones had been allowed to live, let alone go on with his rants to now (they do raise the possibility Jones could be a useful idiot)…

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-10/problem-alex-jones

Well, Jones probably went too far and got himself kicked off youtube, facebook and twitter for calling out Robert Mueller as a pedophile:

https://www.newsweek.com/alex-jones-threatens-shoot-pedophile-robert-mueller-accuses-zuckerberg-1038500

…but my take has been for a long time it’s the useful idiot scenario, Jones does a great job of discrediting a lot of valid stories and facts by associating with David Icke and lizard DNA, example given, that’s where the moron had long served the shadow government’s interest. When Alex Jones takes a story and runs with it, it’s like the story has been consigned to nutjobville, not much worry many people looking for alternative to mainstream will buy in what’s presented at the ranting lunatic’s fringe media, not to mention the obvious: why didn’t Jones go after Mueller with Mueller’s sordid history of corruption? That’d have maybe gotten him killed…

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/02/07/bob-manson-charlie-mueller/

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The bonus link; a long suppressed book discovered where it can be read online:

https://www.wanttoknow.info/plottoseizethewhitehouse

The Plot to Seize the White House. Think it hadn’t been attempted already? By now, people should understand, with time, subterfuge and subsequent attempt, it has actually happened, perhaps subject of my next (end of Summer) post.

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

 

 

dotard |ˈdōtərd|
noun
an old person, especially one who has become senile.
ORIGIN late Middle English: from dote + -ard.

The experts: “It can reach Washington DC”

President Dotard: “We will handle it”

The experts: No, we won’t (read on)

With North Korea’s latest Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch, at night, from a mobile system, in emergency meeting over at the Department of State’s Office of Religious and Global Affairs, black humor is ruling ruining the day:

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Dumbford: When is admission to Heaven allowed according  to scripture?

Mike Pence: One a-penny, two a-penny, three a-penny, four. With the embrace of prosperity gospel. I’m worth pence because Jesus loves me, it’s Soros has to pass with his camels through the eye of the needle.

Callista Gingrich: When you’ve lit a candle while watching vintage NFL, of Roger Staubach’s greatest Hail Mary, very intimately, with daddy.

Rabbi Levi Shemtov: Admission to Heaven happens when the kids are grown, out of the house and the dog is dead.

Of course, if President Dotard blinks first, in this game of nuclear chicken, and treats our allies like it was Radio Free Europe and Hungary, 1956, when South Korea and Japan feel compelled to take on North Korea, at USA’s urging, Uncle Sam will let our ‘allies’ know the real score:

But if our Christian Taliban at the Pentagon were to be ‘tempted’ to ‘convert’ the war games, pushed in North Korea’s face, into actual attack, well, that’s about what you’d expect from knuckle dragging:

‘Knuckle Dragging’

One wonders if Kim Jong Un is posing for James Mattis, as in a mocking pose along the lines of ‘hey, Mattis, look at us knuckle draggers, we’ve just popped a hydrogen bomb, and successfully tested a missile with multiple independent re-entry vehicles, how do you like those bananas’?

Now, why will I pick on Secretary of Defense, General Mattis, and his military cohorts, as opposed to Trump? Well, because of JRR Tolkien, and his character ‘Wormtongue’ whispering lies to the King of Rohan; and the fact the USA is no longer a Republic but a theocratic monarchy along the lines of the biblical kings, with an usurper on the throne.

To kick off our story,  Wormtongue, er, that is James Mattis and his generals, are a very big liars. This is evident in his Pentagon insisting the USA can intercept any nuclear armed  missile ‘rocket boy’ can toss at Guam, Alaska, Hawaii, or for that matter, Chicago. Did Mattis personally say that? No, that line of horseshit, following on the  Pentagon, is more recently coming from the Department of State. But in the USA’s system of jurisprudence, our Department of Defense’s chief philosopher, that is Mattis, is guilty of practicing a ‘lie by omission’ because:

“No, we won’t,” counter military experts to claims by the Pentagon that the US may launch and intercept any missiles launched by the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK).

“The United States will have a hard time trying to shoot down DPRK nuclear missiles, a point of view shared by Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation specializing in nuclear weapons, and Kingston Reif, director of Disarmament and Threat Reduction policy at the nonpartisan Arms Control Association.

“According to both experts, the United States touts its layered missile defense systems, even though almost none are capable of intercepting an ICBM.

“When Pyongyang shot a missile over Japan, it flew high enough that no US system would be able to reach it, Cirincione wrote in a report for Defense One.

“The key word here is ‘over.’ Like way over,” Cirincione wrote. “Like 770 kilometers (475 miles) over Japan at the apogee of its flight path. Neither Japan nor the United States could have intercepted the missile. None of the theater ballistic missile defense weapons in existence can reach that high”

“The US missile defense consists of three layers, including the Patriot, THAAD and the Aegis systems.

“According to Cirincione, currently the United States has a “50-50 chance” of hitting a missile similar to North Korea’s Hwasong-14 while the missile is in flight. And those results are only possible if the DPRK used zero countermeasures, such as decoys (some as simple as a balloon), electronic jammers and chaff.

“The only system designed to defend the US homeland, known as the [GMD], has suffered from numerous technical and engineering problems, and testing in controlled conditions has not demonstrated that it can provide a reliable defense against even a small number of unsophisticated ICBMs,” Reif said.

“The success rate of the GMD systems in flight intercept tests has been dismal,” Cirincione quoted Philip Coyle, former director of operational testing for the Pentagon, as saying”

So, as Wormtongue, er, that is Mattis, practices the lie of omission on the very NOT sovereign American people of our theocratic monarchy, his lieutenant H.R. McMaster…

…takes his primate’s display of aggression public with:

“The U.S. has gamed out four or five different scenarios for how the crisis with North Korea will be resolved, and “some are uglier than others,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said as tensions remain high between the two countries.

“…McMaster said the threat from Pyongyang is “much further advanced” than anticipated and the Pentagon said the president has a “deep arsenal” to draw upon…”

What is interesting here is, the freaked out chimp McMaster stating ‘much further advanced’ than anticipated. Now, it stands to reason, if you’ve been caught with your pants down and just figured out North Korea not only has the H-bomb, but the means to deliver it, AND, YOU DON’T HAVE THE MEANS TO PREVENT DELIVERY, you shouldn’t be behaving like a freaked out chimp in aggression mode. But that’s what ‘McMaster’ can’t ‘master’ … he can’t seem to lay his hands on that 1% of DNA that differentiates chimps from humans.

And insofar as the recent ‘intelligence’ fed the western press by South Korea’s spy agency, the idea North Korea couldn’t see the USA’s ‘stealth’ B-1 bomber, well, that’s likely a fantasy because North Korea has a reasonably up-to-date (via China) cloned or home-grown surface to air system based on the Russian S-300 and that system profiles like this:

The S-300VM (“Antey-2500”) (SA-23 Gladiator\Giant) mobile multichannel ADMS is designed to destroy current and future tactical and strategic aircrafts (including those using Stealth Technology), medium-range ballistic missiles, theater, tactical, air ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as radar surveillance and guidance aircrafts, reconnaissance and attack systems and patrolling jamming stations

Now, there is some argument as to whether the S-300 can accurately hit the stealth technology aircraft, but they should be able to see the stealth fighters. And even if they couldn’t see a stealth bomber arriving, North Korea would know to initiate a nuclear launch from the first arriving attack on it’s air defense stations or other installations, as it is hardly reasonable to expect solo stealth bombers (any stealth fighter escorts would be detected for the fact they have a higher radar profile) except in case of a USA initiated ‘preemptive’ surprise nuclear 1st strike; which is likely the only ‘gamed’ scenario the troglodytes at the Pentagon can deceive themselves into believing stands a chance at preventing any North Korea nuke(s) heading towards their (soon to be demonstrated as failed) anti-ballistic missile shield in the event of war.

Now, about that usurper sitting on the throne…

…of our theocratic monarchy; rather than distance himself from ‘judge’ Moore who believes the USA is a Christian theocracy and our constitution says so (see liarsforjesus.com), King Dump has embraced his former ‘butt-buddy‘ Bannon’s choice for Senator from Alabama. Now, what this has to do with an United States military shoving unwanted Bible studies and prayers down the throats of its’ soldiers, sailors and airmen, has a lot to with a national ego sustained by just that: prayer. In the case of stopping Kim Jong Un’s nukes falling on us, probably the adage ‘nothing fails like prayer’ is most apropos to describe what happens next:

“You’re telling me 28 to 34 percent of our military want 7 billion people to die” [believe in literal Armageddon] … “The simple answer is affirmative”

With American posture of military supremacy literally based on a rhetoric of aggression, in this case more or less backed solely by prayers, I think we all can know who the supreme knuckle dragger is:

^ USA Secretary of Defense: General James Mattis

Kim Jong Un is calling Trump and his Generals’ bluff. Then what?

Do the world’s biggest egos back down and get their (ongoing for decades) hyper-aggressive war games out of North Korea’s face? Maybe they can’t. Because if they do, the whole illusion of their empire’s invincibility falls apart. And if they don’t … ?

Meanwhile, over at the CIA…

“In the intelligence community, we see supervisors wanting to hold Bible studies during duty hours”

Yeah, that might work, analyzing how marching in circles around Jericho, blowing horns, could be the model for bringing down Kim Jong Un:

^ at Langley, Virginia, an operation planning session

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Kim Jong Un versus The Generals
or
‘Knuckle Dragging’

One wonders if Kim Jong Un is posing for James Mattis, as in a mocking pose along the lines of ‘hey, Mattis, look at us knuckle draggers, we’ve just popped a hydrogen bomb, and successfully tested a missile with multiple independent re-entry vehicles, how do you like those bananas’?

Now, why will I pick on Secretary of Defense, General Mattis, and his military cohorts, as opposed to Trump? Well, because of JRR Tolkien, and his character ‘Wormtongue’ whispering lies to the King of Rohan; and the fact the USA is no longer a Republic but a theocratic monarchy along the lines of the biblical kings, with an usurper on the throne.

To kick off our story,  Wormtongue, er, that is James Mattis and his generals, are a very big liars. This is evident in his Pentagon insisting the USA can intercept any nuclear armed  missile ‘rocket boy’ can toss at Guam, Alaska, Hawaii, or for that matter, Chicago. Did Mattis personally say that? No, that line of horseshit, following on the  Pentagon, is more recently coming from the Department of State. But in the USA’s system of jurisprudence, our Department of Defense’s chief philosopher, that is Mattis, is guilty of practicing a ‘lie by omission’ because:

“No, we won’t,” counter military experts to claims by the Pentagon that the US may launch and intercept any missiles launched by the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK).

“The United States will have a hard time trying to shoot down DPRK nuclear missiles, a point of view shared by Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation specializing in nuclear weapons, and Kingston Reif, director of Disarmament and Threat Reduction policy at the nonpartisan Arms Control Association.

“According to both experts, the United States touts its layered missile defense systems, even though almost none are capable of intercepting an ICBM.

“When Pyongyang shot a missile over Japan, it flew high enough that no US system would be able to reach it, Cirincione wrote in a report for Defense One.

“The key word here is ‘over.’ Like way over,” Cirincione wrote. “Like 770 kilometers (475 miles) over Japan at the apogee of its flight path. Neither Japan nor the United States could have intercepted the missile. None of the theater ballistic missile defense weapons in existence can reach that high”

“The US missile defense consists of three layers, including the Patriot, THAAD and the Aegis systems.

“According to Cirincione, currently the United States has a “50-50 chance” of hitting a missile similar to North Korea’s Hwasong-14 while the missile is in flight. And those results are only possible if the DPRK used zero countermeasures, such as decoys (some as simple as a balloon), electronic jammers and chaff.

“The only system designed to defend the US homeland, known as the [GMD], has suffered from numerous technical and engineering problems, and testing in controlled conditions has not demonstrated that it can provide a reliable defense against even a small number of unsophisticated ICBMs,” Reif said.

“The success rate of the GMD systems in flight intercept tests has been dismal,” Cirincione quoted Philip Coyle, former director of operational testing for the Pentagon, as saying”

So, as Wormtongue, er, that is Mattis, practices the lie of omission on the very NOT sovereign American people of our theocratic monarchy, his lieutenant H.R. McMaster…

…takes his primate’s display of aggression public with:

“The U.S. has gamed out four or five different scenarios for how the crisis with North Korea will be resolved, and “some are uglier than others,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said as tensions remain high between the two countries.

“…McMaster said the threat from Pyongyang is “much further advanced” than anticipated and the Pentagon said the president has a “deep arsenal” to draw upon…”

What is interesting here is, the freaked out chimp McMaster stating ‘much further advanced’ than anticipated. Now, it stands to reason, if you’ve been caught with your pants down and just figured out North Korea not only has the H-bomb, but the means to deliver it, AND, YOU DON’T HAVE THE MEANS TO PREVENT DELIVERY, you shouldn’t be behaving like a freaked out chimp in aggression mode. But that’s what ‘McMaster’ can’t ‘master’ … he can’t seem to lay his hands on that 1% of DNA that differentiates chimps from humans.

And insofar as the recent ‘intelligence’ fed the western press by South Korea’s spy agency, the idea North Korea couldn’t see the USA’s ‘stealth’ B-1 bomber, well, that’s likely a fantasy because North Korea has a reasonably up-to-date (via China) cloned or home-grown surface to air system based on the Russian S-300 and that system profiles like this:

The S-300VM (“Antey-2500”) (SA-23 Gladiator\Giant) mobile multichannel ADMS is designed to destroy current and future tactical and strategic aircrafts (including those using Stealth Technology), medium-range ballistic missiles, theater, tactical, air ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as radar surveillance and guidance aircrafts, reconnaissance and attack systems and patrolling jamming stations

Now, there is some argument as to whether the S-300 can accurately hit the stealth technology aircraft, but they should be able to see the stealth fighters. And even if they couldn’t see a stealth bomber arriving, North Korea would know to initiate a nuclear launch from the first arriving attack on it’s air defense stations or other installations, as it is hardly reasonable to expect solo stealth bombers (any stealth fighter escorts would be detected for the fact they have a higher radar profile) except in case of a USA initiated ‘preemptive’ surprise nuclear 1st strike; which is likely the only ‘gamed’ scenario the troglodytes at the Pentagon can deceive themselves into believing stands a chance at preventing any North Korea nuke(s) heading towards their (soon to be demonstrated as failed) anti-ballistic missile shield in the event of war.

Now, about that usurper sitting on the throne…

…of our theocratic monarchy; rather than distance himself from ‘judge’ Moore who believes the USA is a Christian theocracy and our constitution says so (see liarsforjesus.com), King Dump has embraced his former ‘butt-buddy‘ Bannon’s choice for Senator from Alabama. Now, what this has to do with an United States military shoving unwanted Bible studies and prayers down the throats of its’ soldiers, sailors and airmen, has a lot to with a national ego sustained by just that: prayer. In the case of stopping Kim Jong Un’s nukes falling on us, probably the adage ‘nothing fails like prayer’ is most apropos to describe what happens next:

“You’re telling me 28 to 34 percent of our military want 7 billion people to die” [believe in literal Armageddon] … “The simple answer is affirmative”

With American posture of military supremacy literally based on a rhetoric of aggression, in this case more or less backed solely by prayers, I think we all can know who the supreme knuckle dragger is:

^ USA Secretary of Defense: General James Mattis

Kim Jong Un is calling Trump and his Generals’ bluff. Then what?

Do the world’s biggest egos back down and get their (ongoing for decades) hyper-aggressive war games out of North Korea’s face? Maybe they can’t. Because if they do, the whole illusion of their empire’s invincibility falls apart. And if they don’t … ?

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