Smoke is starting to billow out of the White House windows. Our president is looking for a nuclear fight with North Korea. He jacked up the defense budget to never before seen levels. Plus, he has begun threatening maybe the most insecure world leader on the globe. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, is definitely one card shy of a full deck. Standard foreign diplomacy has always been not to provoke such a loose cannon. Our president, however, continues to badger him.
Please America, restrain these republican warmongers.
At a conference with South Korean Foreign Minister, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposed military action against North Korea.
“Certainly, we do not want things to get to a military conflict … but obviously, if North Korea takes actions that threatens the South Korean forces or our own forces, then that would be met with an appropriate response,” he said. CNN article
President Trump then tweeted,
The banging of these war drums is a result of North Korea’s announcements of their missile testing. North Korea has been boasting of similar weapon testing for years, and global leaders have ignored him. Trump, however, does things his own way.
No one knows besides Trump, why he does some of the things that he does. For argument’s sake, let us say that I am correct, and our president is trying to profit as much as he can through his new prestigious title. That would explain his sudden General Custer persona.
During Trump’s campaign, some of his uneducated supporters reasoned that Trump would make a great president because he was already really rich. A common Trump campaign slogan was ‘The wealthy would never steal’. Apparently, that logic convinced a lot of people. Trump however, is proving that wealth and corruption are one in the same: the wealthier you are the more corrupt you become.
The war machine is very profitable. Ironically, the last republican president proved that to us. Like Donald Trump, Junior’s trigger finger was real itchy. He actually fabricated intel to justify going to war. Some analysts even consider the anthrax fear, was just another way to increase approval for war, Political Haze article. After our troops landed and we destroyed their city, turns out, that intel was wrong.
Junior’s war killed thousands of innocent young Americans. They signed up because they believed the president, when he told them that we were being threatened. They loved this country so much, that they were willing to risk their lives to defend it. The war in Iraqi was not a complete disaster. Lives were lost and our economy was shattered, but the war was great for a few of Junior’s buddies. They made a lot of money.
Trump is thirsting for war, as every money hungry republican president does. Trump is stirring a lot of trouble in the world. He has made stupid threats to China, the UK, Germany, Iran, North Korea and Mexico. Nothing is more profitable than the war machine. If Donald Trump is more concerned with money than your kid’s life, than war is just a push of a button away. Time will tell, but if I had to bet, I’d say we are tumbling to war.
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