Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

If You Need Me, I'll Be in the Backyard, Digging a Bunker.

North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam.
The North's official news agency said it was considering a plan to fire medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based.

It quoted an earlier military statement from Tuesday. President* Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury" on the same day.

The exchanges mark a sharp rise in rhetoric between the two countries.
What we have, now, are two unhinged men with the power to order nuclear strikes and who are yelling at each other. One of them is vicious enough to essentially be a Bond villain. The other is a semi-literate braggart who gets 95% of his news from a warmonger propaganda feed and whose thought processes have been described as "six fireflies beeping randomly in a jar".

We are so screwed.

16 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

Given the fallout impacts South Korea, China, Russia and Japan (just the short list of big economies/militaries in the area), I suspect some very clear messages will have been delivered to Donnie by those guys. At least, I hope!

Anonymous said...

"semi-literate braggart

dang, if only the halfrican was still shuck-n-jiven in the Whitehouse. Us white folks could rest easy!~

later,
-Moe

Comrade Misfit said...

Moe, please keep your blatantly racist shit to yourself. It is not welcome here.

But feel free to mutter it to yourself as you prepare for your monthly cross-burning.

Thomas Ten Bears said...

And feel free to hang yourself on the cross before lighting it off, I'm sure your dog will protect you.

deadstick said...

Meanwhile Trump's pastor is singing "Onward Christian Soldiers"...

dinthebeast said...

Damn, I know some folks who live on Saipan, and we have a military presence there too, don't we?

Fire and fury = shock and awe, only stupider and more dangerous.

Funny, but living on the West Coast doesn't make me feel all panicky about this. Perhaps that might be because I grew up here, and got used to the Coast Guard chasing Soviet submarines out of our territorial waters about once a month for so long that it just seemed like the way things were.
It did get scary at times, but what was I gonna do about it? You can't hide from a nuclear missile.
Although there was that one time we got spooked and drove over the top of Lord Ellis summit and slept in the car...

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

Having lived through the depths of the Cold War, color me less concerned. But the Soviets were far more rational than Trump or Kim.

CenterPuke88 said...

The good news is that the more sane of the two, Kim Jong-un, probably doesn't trust anyone enough to have anything close to a hair trigger system in place. Donnie, on the other hand, has a series of actions to take to do something, during which any of several people could probably save our asses!

As a bonus, how do the Chinese take us irradiating a portion of their country and killing a few million of them?

B said...

You should already HAVE a bunker, if you own your own house.

3383 said...

CP88, I am sure you are trying to be funny wiht the "sanity" "joke", but do you seriously think the US would nuke Best Korea in a first strike attack? Get your head out of your ass.
If China thinks Kim might attack South Korea or the USA enough to draw a response- and remember, these assholes have already invaded the South, kidnapped their citizens, attacked and captured a USN signals intelligence ship, and sunk a South Korean warship- then maybe they should yank on his fucking leash.
Nobody would bother those asshole Norks at all if they behaved in the way everyone else is expected. Their government performs the above actions, plus threatens nuclear war, to keep their own asses in power.

3383 said...

Re: my above; I may have overreacted to the notion than involved nations should be delivering clear messages to Donnie, not Kim and/ or his generals.
I regret my tone enough to click on more gorram tiny pics of vehicles.

CenterPuke88 said...

Yea, the photo shit is getting old. No, 3383, my point was Donnie might, but I believe others in the chain would balk. North Korea would likely use a more reliable method, perhaps a nuke in a shipping container...from the Philippines, perhaps. The U.S. Interventions with made up evidence in the recent past, plus the overall distain with which the U.S. is currently viewed worldwide, would make proving it was the North Korean's rather than some radicals difficult as long as Kim used the right style of weapon (low tech, fission).

A small atomic explosion in, say, Hawaii or San Francisco or Seattle would be pretty bad, and Donnie would demand an answer and then want to hit North Korea. However, they have de facto hostages in South Korea, China, Russia, Japan, the Philippines and so forth. Additionally, China and Russia would not be displeased with the impact of such an attack, and remember the entire Chinese heartland is in range of North Korea's older, more reliable and heavier lifting SCUD and IRBM derivatives...the Chinese want no part of hardball or yanking North Korea's leash.

dinthebeast said...

Lawrence Wilkerson doesn't seem to think the Kims are/were that crazy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huxRFVlWlm0


-Doug in Oakland

B said...

Spectroscopic analysis of bomb residue and fallout would show whose bomb it was

That is like a fingerprint to the reactor it came from.

3383 said...

B- if one has reference info for source reactors.

CenterPuke88 said...

Ding, ding, ding, 3383 for the win!