The North Korea Thread


#1589

#1590

How about Chickenhawk in Charge.


#1591

Most optimistic take:


#1592

What a braintrust we have.


#1593

Love it.


#1594

FTFY, broseph.


#1595

#1596

Goldfein, who is the Air Force’s top officer and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is asking his force to think about new ways that nuclear weapons could be used for deterrence, or even combat.

“The world is a dangerous place and we’ve got folks that are talking openly about use of nuclear weapons,” he said.

Talking about one’s self in the third person is never a good sign, I was taught.


#1597

By not using them. Not new though.


#1598

The Air Force, back to its old habits from the early days of SAC, I see. “We don’t need no stinkin’ Army! Just the threat of a nuke will keep everyone in line! Or maybe a few dropped on their pointy heads!”


#1599

#1600

Dad used to be part of SAC back in the 70s – I remember him laughing with some other USAF buddies at a party. I guess SAC was in the process of coming up with a new motto, and they were having a good time suggesting some.

“If it moves, we can nuke it. If it doesn’t move, we’ll nuke it twice.”

“You have a problem, and the solution is a mushroom cloud.”

“BOOM.”


#1601

Yonhap News: S. Korea, U.S. leaders to discuss military options against N. Korea: McMaster

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (Yonhap) – Military options against North Korea will be on the table when the U.S. and South Korean leaders meet next week, a top U.S. official said Thursday.

“It would be irresponsible not to talk about the potential for military efforts within the alliance,” H.R. McMaster, national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, said.

“The reason why that topic must be on the agenda is because of the behavior of this rogue regime and the threat that (North Korean leader) Kim Jong-un poses,” he said in a roundtable interview with news outlets from the five Asian nations Trump will be visiting starting Friday.

Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are to meet in Seoul on Tuesday.


#1602

The reason why that topic must be on the agenda is because of the behavior of the Trump regime and the need to distract the attention of the investigation on colluding with an enemy of our nation.


#1603

Is it just me, or would the best time for Kim to launch a Seoul-devastating strike would be while the American commander-in-chief is visiting? And if he doesn’t launch such a strike at such a time, it might be time to consider that the Kim regime will never attack first?


#1604

Kim Jong Un doesn’t look like a total fool and must be aware the US president is more of a liability to his own country than to the Supermega Democratic Totally Not Not Cool < insert random form of government > of Korea.


#1605

Trump: Crazy talk
DPRK Regime: Crazy talk
Joint Chiefs: Oh yeah? Hold my beer

edit: Their plan does seem to honest: A hard slog through nuclear strikes in a land war in a mountainous Asia against a fortified, military society and eat hundreds of thousands of casualties.


#1606

What they’re actually saying is: you can’t disarm NK. You need another solution.


#1607

It’s just as well the US doesn’t have a President that can understand and infer a conclusion from the data given and doesn’t have to be told things in simple sentences that take less than 2 minutes.


#1608

Yeah, pretty sure this is the message.