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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mutual Assured Lunacy

Inherited power, imperial arrogance, surrounded by yes men.
Donald Trump is Kim Jong Un with worse hair.
- John Fugelsang

The explanation, per British talk show panel, for Trump's latest infatuation with Kim Jong-un . . . 

He was bored of people with competent haircuts and thought he would pick on the fat kid next.

Hilariously terrifying.

Mutual Assured Destruction, a doctrine of military strategy, formulated by people with competent haircuts, based on development of weapons so devastating that no leader would initiate an attack because of the assured retaliation. 

Senator John Foster Dulles
Note the competent haircut.

As tenuous as that doctrine was, there are obviously a few additional issues playing nuclear chicken with crazy people.

Let's start with the assumption that knowing who and where the enemy is may be beneficial.  While POTUS probably knows all of the Kardashian sisters, he is unsure which of the Kim dynasty is currently "Supreme Leading" North Korea. 

Does she have a good body? No. Does she have a fat ass? Absolutely.
And if it weren’t Kim, they’d say, 'Wow, I don’t want to go out with her.'
- Donald Trump
when asked whether Kim Kardashian is "really a beauty".

Within milliseconds, Google revealed that Kim Jong-un, 33 years old, assumed leadership in 2011, post death of his daddy Kim Jong-il who assumed power after the death of his daddy Kim Il-sung in 1994. 

Previous to the Kim confusion, the President was unsure where he had launched missiles. "So what happens is I said we’ve just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq and I wanted you to know this. And [Chinese President Xi Jinping] was eating his cake. And he was silent." Fortunately the nice Fox lady correct the missile-targeted country as Syria.

A quote from Assad that I agree with.

He was also unsure of the level of damage done in Iraq . . . and by Iraq I mean Syria. 

The Secretary of Defense reported that 20% of the Syrian government’s operational aircraft had been destroyed. Our buddy Rex then clarified that by 20% they might have meant 20 planes were destroyed and by 20 it was eventually determined to be six planes.

Don't make eye contact!

This week, Trump was corrected by his National Security Advisor, the one not currently embroiled in treason, that the US would NOT be reversing the 2016 agreement to pay the $1 billion bill for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) anti-missile system protecting South Korea from the delusional leader to the North . . . 
meaning the Kim Jong-un delusional leader and not the geographically challenged leader of the US . . . 

Our leaders can't feel compelled to tell their bosses what they want to hear.
- Army Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond McMaster

although not a bad proposition . . . 

the US offering $1 billion dollar anti-missile systems to allies just in case Jared has an oops moment.

If [Jared and Ivanka] are the reason you are sleeping at night,
you should probably still be awake.
- John Oliver

When asked this weekend what his response would be if North Korea conducts a nuclear test, the commander-in-chief reported that he wouldn't be happy . . . 

but didn't clarify if he would be unhappy like disappointed dad in younger daughter who isn't on the White House staff unhappy or unhappy like Megyn Kelly is mean to me unhappy.

An attempt was made to clarify if unhappy included military action. The clear, no-nonsense, take-me-seriously stance was, "I don't know. I mean, we'll see."

Kim Il-sung, his wife Kim Jong-suk and son Kim Jong-il

Then, throwing out his ultimate World Leader, Ace In The Hole response, Trump indicated that the President of China . . . 

the one who earlier this month engaged Trump's attention for an astounding 10 minute history lesson . . . 

will also be unhappy . . . 

possibly unhappy enough to do global management stuff like just take care of the fat kid with the bad haircut.

So Kim Jong Un is basically the Lady Gaga of despots, right? - Nicholas Moryl @nmoryl

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