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    Trump and His Generals - The Cost of Chaos

    This article mentions some instances that show how Trump's scrambled thoughts, inexperience and lack of organized thinking left the adults/Generals frustrated and our government in chaos. Unfortunately he is still unhinged, only now he's surrounded by "Yes Men"....dangerous combo IMO.

    The Generals Tried to Keep Trump in Check. What Happens to Foreign Policy Now That They've Left?

    Early in his presidency, in mid-April 2017, Donald Trump and his top national-security officials gathered in the Oval Office for a briefing on North Korea. Trump sat behind his massive Resolute desk as officials crowded in around him. The briefing consisted largely of highly classified images of North Korea’s nuclear facilities and military sites.

    The briefers knew Trump was more a visual learner than a briefing-book kind of guy, so the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency had made a three-dimensional model of a secret North Korean facility that they brought to the Oval Office.

    Trump focused on the image of South Korea and its capital, Seoul. The distance from the North Korean border to Seoul was only 15 miles.
    Trump remarked, “Why is Seoul so close to the North Korean border?”
    The President had been regularly briefed that North Korea possessed vast artillery batteries that, in the event of war, could kill millions in Seoul. The photo seemed to bring the briefings home.
    “They have to move,” he said, referring to the inhabitants of Seoul.

    The officials in the Oval Office weren’t sure if Trump was joking. Trump repeated, “They have to move!” Seoul, with a population of 10 million, has roughly as many residents as Sweden. Was the President seriously suggesting 10 million people needed to leave their homes in Seoul and move elsewhere? No one knew what to say.

    In this previously unreported episode, Trump demonstrated what his supporters admired so much about him: his unorthodox thinking. To his critics this was the kind of idea that underlined just how ignorant and impetuous the President was.

    Trump could change his mind on a dime about any issue, something more likely to happen after the departures of the axis of adults. This was demonstrated by his abrupt decision to pull U.S. forces out of Syria in December 2018. Trump changed his mind on Syria, opting to leave a residual force there, then changed his mind again, announcing a total withdrawal in October. He then re-reversed himself by leaving several hundred soldiers in Syria. On Iran, he whipsawed between offering talks with the Iranian regime and authorizing a military strike against Iranian military targets, which he then called off.
    What Trump'''s Lack of Generals Means for U.S. Foreign Policy | Time
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    Re: Trump and His Generals - The Cost of Chaos

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    This article mentions some instances that show how Trump's scrambled thoughts, inexperience and lack of organized thinking left the adults/Generals frustrated and our government in chaos. Unfortunately he is still unhinged, only now he's surrounded by "Yes Men"....dangerous combo IMO.



    What Trump'''s Lack of Generals Means for U.S. Foreign Policy | Time
    This is utterly chilling.
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    Re: Trump and His Generals - The Cost of Chaos

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    This is utterly chilling.
    I agree, I've never been a political junkie or news buff, but I learn more and more each day especially with what is happening now in our government and to our country and its allies. As I become aware of more little bits and pieces, the picture becomes very dark due this current administration and those who are turning a blind eye or deaf ear to the reality of the facts.

    If there are no longer any adults supervising the goings on, and only blindly loyal enablers, we're in deep trouble until this character is out of office. Even then, the mess he's left and chaos he's caused for the American people will take years to clean up and straighten out, if that will even be possible.
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    Re: Trump and His Generals - The Cost of Chaos

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    I agree, I've never been a political junkie or news buff, but I learn more and more each day especially with what is happening now in our government and to our country and its allies. As I become aware of more little bits and pieces, the picture becomes very dark due this current administration and those who are turning a blind eye or deaf ear to the reality of the facts.

    If there are no longer any adults supervising the goings on, and only blindly loyal enablers, we're in deep trouble until this character is out of office. Even then, the mess he's left and chaos he's caused for the American people will take years to clean up and straighten out, if that will even be possible.
    Agreed. I encourage others to read the entire article. I did. Then I poured a stiff drink.
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    Re: Trump and His Generals - The Cost of Chaos

    Quote Originally Posted by Old 'N Chill View Post
    This article mentions some instances that show how Trump's scrambled thoughts, inexperience and lack of organized thinking left the adults/Generals frustrated and our government in chaos. Unfortunately he is still unhinged, only now he's surrounded by "Yes Men"....dangerous combo IMO.



    What Trump'''s Lack of Generals Means for U.S. Foreign Policy | Time
    saying the residents of seoul should move is a rediculous statement. However as pointed out already north korea has enough artillery and missiles to wipe seoul and the northern most ameriican military bases in south korea off the face of the earth. That artillery would never win them the war, it is a deterrent to invasion, and they would use it as soon as possible and not old on to it in order to prevent something like carpet bombing from disabling them.


    Every president should know seoul can not up and move, and that without nukes north korea has long had the means to make any war against north korea a losing one even if the invader wins just through shear loss of human life and infrastructure. Fyi this is a reason I am glad bolton is gone, he has advocated in the past war with north korea, and he is a man who holds human life as disposable to meet his goals, I imagine bolton would have tried to talk him into an invasion which would be at the expense of millions of south korean lives just at the start plus however many soldiers stationed in the northern part who are killed in the process.
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    Re: Trump and His Generals - The Cost of Chaos

    Quote Originally Posted by Old 'N Chill View Post
    This article mentions some instances that show how Trump's scrambled thoughts, inexperience and lack of organized thinking left the adults/Generals frustrated and our government in chaos. Unfortunately he is still unhinged, only now he's surrounded by "Yes Men"....dangerous combo IMO.



    What Trump'''s Lack of Generals Means for U.S. Foreign Policy | Time
    It's a decent opinion piece, though we could use a bit more reality in the next one.
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