Trump warns North Korea will see ‘fire and fury’ if nuclear threats continue

There’s a fine line between going down in history as an appeaser like Neville Chamberlain (who probably got a bad rap from historians) and a warmonger like Winston Churchill or the evil John McCain.

President Donald Trump’s blustery style so far has not been marked by any major military action. His “fire and fury” words are making headlines around the globe, but his less inflamatory rhetoric suggests he’s willing to take a peaceful, cooperative approach with China and Russia as partners in reining in the little fat boy dictator of the North.

If peace is maintained, it will show that Trump is his own best propagandist.

Washington Post via NOLA

By The Washington Post
President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a stern warning to North Korea, saying that if its threats to the United States continue, the outcast nation will be “met with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen.”

Trump’s comments came as North Korea spurned a new round of sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council and pledged to continue to press forward with development of nuclear weapons that could reach the U.S. mainland.

Appearing at an event at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, where Trump is on a 17-day “working vacation,” he said that “North Korea best not make any more threats of the United States.”

“They will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” Trump said.

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, according to a confidential assessment by U.S. intelligence officials.

Trump’s warning on Tuesday further raises the stakes for the U.S. president and other world leaders, who face limited options in dealing with North Korea’s aggression.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump suggested on Twitter progress is being made with the cooperation of China and Russia, both of which supported the Security Council resolution offered by the United States over the weekend.

“After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea,” Trump said. “We must be tough & decisive!”

Trump also used Twitter to amplify a Fox News report, based on anonymous sources, that U.S. spy satellites had detected North Korea loading two cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country’s coast in recent days.

Without adding any comment of his own, Trump, who regularly decries leaks to the media, retweeted to his more than 35 million followers a link to the day-old story, which was featured Tuesday morning on “Fox & Friends,” a program on the Fox News network.

A White House spokesman did not respond to a question about whether Trump’s retweet amounted to a confirmation of Fox’s story, which was attributed to unnamed “U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region.”

Trump’s decision to disseminate the report came amid a larger push by the White House to call attention to the president’s efforts to contain North Korea’s military ambitions, including an unanimous vote by the United Nations Security Council over the weekend on a U.S.-sponsored resolution imposing tougher sanctions.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, according a confidential assessment by U.S. intelligence officials.

The report by Fox highlighted a far less significant threat than those posed than the long-range missiles, known as ICBMS, that have been central to escalating tensions in the region.

One intelligence official said that the report itself was insignificant and not a sign that North Korea was preparing to test a missile or make any other provocation. However, the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, was chagrined that Trump would retweet a report about “something unimportant” that nonetheless “reveals something about our surveillance capabilities.”

Trump, who receives daily intelligence briefings, including while on his current 17-day “working vacation” in Bedminster, would presumably be in a position to know whether U.S. intelligence officials have reason to believe Kim Jong Un’s regime in fact did load cruise missiles onto a patrol boat recently.

Asked about the report Tuesday morning on Fox, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said she couldn’t comment.

“I can’t talk about anything that’s classified, and if it’s in the newspaper, that’s a shame,” Haley said. “It’s incredibly dangerous when things go out to the press like that.”

There’s so much background that fake news leaves out of the story that Twitter and other alt sources are needed to put the story in its proper perspective.

20 thoughts on “Trump warns North Korea will see ‘fire and fury’ if nuclear threats continue

  1. So, is N Korea going to send their massive navy across the seas before or after they launch their missile that will be shot down over the Pacific before it reaches the fucking Midway Islands? Who is buying this utter bullshit?

  2. “AIiceInTwitLand🍰 @American1765

    N Korea
    North Korea #TuesdayThoughts

    Dear Kim Jong-un,
    August 8, 2017, will be the day that #IRememberWhenYouHadTo back down or die.
    11:50 PM – Aug 8, 2017 ”

    Alice in Wondertwitland does not know about the traitor (((Harry Dexter White))) who caused 36 million deaths in the WWII Pacific War. He wrote a document in 1941 which was forced by Roosevelt on the Japs. “Back down, sign this, leave China, or your nation dies”. An illegal oil embargo on Japan was started at the same time – this was an act of war. The USA legally started the Pacific War – not Japan.

    The Japs attacked. What choice did they have, thanks to a criminal Soviet Jew spy employed by the USA State Dept.? The same guy wrote the infamous (((Morgenthau))) Plan for Germany (he reported to Morgenthau). White was named the first head of the IMF in 1946 and was never tried for treason. He also gave the Soviet Union original printing plates for US occupation dollars in Germany. This led to massive corruption amongst US soldiers and hundreds of millions of dollars (in 1940s money) stolen from the US taxpayers via huge overprinting by the Soviets (counterfeiting in effect – but with the genuine plates lawfully given to them by a traitor US Jew).

    “History does not repeat but it rhymes”.

  3. A boatload of replies to this tweet/video clip from 18 WHOPPING YEARS AGO, many calling it “pure gold” & asking if Trump is a Time Traveler, lol.

    FROM 1999 INTERVIEW WITH TIM RUSSERT, TRUMP re NORTH KOREA, 2:10-mins.:

  4. Very odd in the Trump “fire & fury” video clips that he has his arms crossed with hands tucked in while speaking, which is a defensive pose (body language). I’ve never seen him do that before.

    That, or maybe the AC was too cold in the room & he’s trying to warm up his hands.

  5. I don’t know if I buy this… Trump’s Fire+Fury message was re Economic Missiles vs. Nukes ???

      • If that is true, why didn’t POTUS “economically nuke” Syria vs. literal bombs/missles?

      • Ok, good, agreed that is “economic nukes” nonsense.

        Some odd stuff comes out of “Sundance” at CTH once in awhile. Maybe he/she is simply an overzealous “apologist” for Trump, somewhat like Mitchell, feeling that they have to explain-away his bloopers for fear of losing his base of supporters.

      • I don’t go to CTH much because when I first discovered the site, everyone there was caught up in pretty irrelevant fine details, while missing the big picture. A lot of it was speculation that seemed far out to me. I think you’ve nailed it. There are Trump “apologists” who by trying to help end up not helping much.

      • PS: I meant to also say, did you see the short video clip of Tim Russert & Trump from 1999 re North Korea, further above? Pretty good!

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