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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Syria attack enabled North Korea talks

My initial reaction to bombing the Syrian air base was hell no. Only time I doubted Trump. And I was wrong. Admitted it within hours.

And now we are seeing the fruition of the timing of the bombing.

It was brilliant.

Chairman Xi visited America, and President Trump gave him a nice dinner.

At Mar-a-Lago.

Now the press made a big deal about President Trump giving Xi a fancy dinner. On the campaign trail, Trump said instead of a state diner, he would give Xi a Big Mac.

Excuse me while I laugh.

The line was funny.

The press taking that line serious was even funnier. They think they are so much smarter than the rest of us. They are dumb. Duller than granny's gums.

At any rate, while they were eating dinner, President Trump bombed Syria, pass the biscuits, please.

Seriously, President Trump took a phone call, announced he had just bombed Syria, and said I'll have another piece of apple pie.

So fast forward four months later, and Trump told reporters, “North Korea best not make any more threats to the U.S. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state.”

And over in Beijing, Missus Xi asked her husband, Xi, what's happened to your appetite? I've been cookin' all morning, and you haven't touched a single bite.

From Iran's Press TV:
China has vowed to “fully and strictly” implement the latest round of UN sanctions against North Korea despite its close economic ties with Pyongyang.
On Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing would not hesitate to fully enforce the fresh sanctions, despite being the country to bear most of the brunt of the penalties.
“If we consider traditional economic relations between China and North Korea, it is China that will have to pay most of the price for implementation of the latest resolution,” he said while addressing the ASEAN forum in Manila.
He stressed that Beijing is willing to sacrifices its own economic interests “for the sake of supporting international system of nuclear non-proliferation and to maintain peace and stability in the region.”  
He noted that China has always adhered to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, and will keep doing so in the future. “China, as always, will strictly and fully comply with respective resolutions."
Wang went on to urge all parties involved in the Korean Peninsula dispute to restart the six-party talks among South Korea, Japan, China, the US, Russia, and North Korea, which are aimed at discovering a peaceful solutions to the crisis.  
That shot at Syria was heard by Russia, China, and now Iran.

Peace through superior fire power only works when you have a president who knows how, when, and why to use it.

Now excuse me while I go pick some flowers up on Choctaw Ridge, and drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge.


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  1. Unfortunately, we keep finding find more Harper Valley PTA members in the GOP.

  2. “China, as always, will strictly and fully comply with respective resolutions."

    That does not mean much given they can veto anything they don't want to comply with.

  3. "Duller than granny's gums"

    Actually, my granny used to say "this knife is blunter than a pig's ass."

  4. China has been known to say one thing and do the opposite. It's a bit more difficult with modern satellite surveillance. But Xi has seen personally how President Trump operates, and it has obviously made a very profound impression on him. - Elric

  5. China can fix everything simply by annexing N Korea. It would keep their economy safe and make sure The U S would not crush the North and wind up on it's border. And no one would stop them doing so. Just a thought.

  6. I recall saying some time ago that Mr. Trump needed to get the Chinese really interested in getting their thumbs on Kim Chub Un.

  7. There were some alt right types saying that attack was the beginning of a new war and I said just an object lesson.


    PS Love that last line.

  8. China may "bear the brunt" of the NorK sanctions, but they'd lose a whole lot more if they lost the U.S. as a trading partner and they damn sure know it. I am sure the aluminum foil dumping finding helped to get their attention.

  9. Ode to Billy Phat Un...GOC

  10. All we really know about the Nork ICBM's is that they are able to lob them way up high in the sky and then make them land somewhere in the general vicinity of the ocean. Whether this translates into them being able to launch a precision attack against major American city, or even the island of Guam, is open for speculation. Personally though, I doubt it. I think Trump is well aware of their capabilities and isn't about to let them off the hook like all his predecessors did. He's holding the royal flush and he knows it. It's Trump being Trump and I just opened a bag of popcorn.

  11. Don, I have put this comment on CTH but it deserves placing here too as this point is being missed.
    It is interesting that NK is now actually not targeting Guam, but the ocean 40 miles from Guam. What happened to it's threats to hit South Korea? Remember?

    If true, this is actually a big back down by NK already, and nobody has noticed it.

    “The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA [Korean People’s Army] will cross the sky above Shimani, Hiroshima and Koichi prefectures of Japan,” the statement said. “They will fly for 3,356.7 km for 1,065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40km away from Guam.”

    The statement said the plan for this show of force would be ready by the middle of this month and then await orders from the commander-in-chief, Kim Jong-un.

    1. And when you analyse this, the NK have gone from threatening to wipe out SK, nuke Hawaii or Alaska, and mainland USA, to putting some bombs into the Ocean 40 miles from nowhere (well Guam is somewhere but it is hardly anywhere with a large population which all the previous threats have been about). CM