US general says he would resist ‘illegal’ Trump nuclear strike order

GENERAL JOHN HYTEN. WOULD DISOBEY THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. TRAITOR OR PATRIOT?

A top U.S. general launched a psy op against American president Donald Trump on Saturday.

He stated that if President Trump ordered an illegal use of nuclear weapons, then he would “resist,” that is enter into a debate with the president.

This officer and gentleman clearly seems to be inferring that Trump is so unstable that he needs to be put on notice by General John Hyten that Hyten would not obey.

The funny thing is that the generals have been obeying unlawful orders issued by Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama.

As the swamp is drained, this general needs to go down the drain.

The Guardian

The top US nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons.

Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command (Stratcom), told an audience at the Halifax international security forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order.

“I think some people think we’re stupid,” Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario. “We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?“

Hyten, who is responsible for overseeing the US nuclear arsenal, explained the process that would follow such a command.

As head of Stratcom “I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” he said in his remarks, retransmitted in a video posted on the forum’s Facebook page.

“And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I’m going to say, ’Mr President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ’What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, of a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.”

Hyten said running through scenarios of how to react in the event of an illegal order was standard practice, and added: “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail. You could go to jail for the rest of your life.”

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Hyten’s remarks.

They came after questions by US senators, including Democrats and Trump’s fellow Republicans, about Trump’s authority to wage war, use nuclear weapons and enter into or end international agreements, amid concern tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs could lead to hostilities.

Trump has traded insults and threats with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and threatened in his first United Nations address to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people if it threatened the US.

Some senators want legislation to alter the nuclear authority of the US president and a Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike.

Arguing about whether Trump’s orders are illegal as one of Kim Jong Un’s missiles is about to hit the U.S. is treason.

Trump surprise trip to DMZ thwarted by fog

With American President Donald Trump you have a good cop and a bad cop all wrapped up in the same guy.

Some people say that Trump is crazy.

He is. Crazy like a fox.

It’s too bad his DMZ visit had to end with his chopper turning back because of fog. There would have been some good sound bites that we’ll never get to hear now.

MSN

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Softening his aggressive rhetoric, at least for the moment, President Donald Trump stood on South Korean soil Tuesday and urged North Korea to come to the negotiating table. But plans for a surprise visit by Trump to the heavily fortified Korean demilitarized zone on Wednesday were thwarted by fog.

Trump had been scheduled to make the unannounced morning trip to the DMZ amid heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. His helicopter was forced to turn back to Seoul due to bad weather near the border.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was disappointed he couldn’t make the trip — and “pretty frustrated.” A White House official had earlier ruled out the trip, claiming Trump didn’t have time on his schedule and that DMZ visits have become “a little bit of a cliché.”

Visiting the border that has separated the North and South for 64 years has become something of a ritual for U.S. presidents trying to demonstrate their resolve against North Korea’s ever-escalating aggression. Every American president since Ronald Reagan, save for George H.W. Bush, has made the trip, peering across the barren north through binoculars, hearing broadcast propaganda, and reaffirming their commitment to standing with the South.

The attempted visit was scheduled for a day after Trump made a striking shift in tone for a president, who for months has issued increasingly dire threats to answer any hostile North Korean action with “fire and fury.” In a recent speech at the United Nations, Trump said he would “totally destroy” the nation, if necessary, and has derided Kim as “little Rocket Man.”

But on Tuesday, his first day on the Korean Peninsula as president, Trump said he’d seen “a lot of progress” in dealing with Pyongyang, though he stopped short of saying whether he wanted direct diplomatic talks.

“It makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal that is good for the people of North Korea and for the world,” Trump said at a news conference with South Korean president Moon Jae-in. “I do see certain movement.” He also sounded an optimistic note on disagreements with the North, saying confidently, if vaguely: “Ultimately, it’ll all work out.”

Ever the showman, Trump had teased that he had a surprise in store, saying at a Tuesday evening banquet that he had an “exciting day” planned — “for many reasons that people will find out.” He did not elaborate on what turned out to be the aborted trip to the DMZ.

By now, you should know the routine.

Trump is not an Obama or a Bush. Actually, those two were rather similar in their policies and personalities, sometimes referred to as Bushbama.

The reporter who inserted the word “showman” into this story got it right. And with Little Rocket Man also being a showman, there’s every possibility that both Trump and Kim could grab headlines by becoming best pals.

GOP Senator Bob Corker: Trump is setting up the country for World War III

TRUMP AND CORKER. A FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP GONE BAD.

Either Tennessee Senator Bob Corker knows something that the public doesn’t know or else he’s irresponsibly scaring the public with his talk of World War III.

A frightened public is much easier to control. Controlling people is what government bureaucrats (and RINOs like Corker) are all about.

While this distraction is engaging our attention, what are (((they))) trying to pull off elsewhere. You might conclude that they’re trying to divert our attention away from the Las Vegas massacre, which has drawn a huge amount of public scrutiny suggesting (((Deep State))) involvement.

The Hill

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said that President Trump’s threats to other countries could put the U.S. “on the path to World War III.”

Corker told The New York Times Sunday that Trump was treating the presidency like “a reality show” and acts “like he’s doing ‘The Apprentice’ or something.”

“He concerns me,” Corker told The Times. “He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”

Corker’s comments come after Trump attacked the senator in a series of tweets on Sunday.

“Senator Bob Corker “begged” me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without…..my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said “NO THANKS.” He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!” Trump tweeted.

“…Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn’t have the guts to run!” Trump added.

“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning,” Corker fired back in a tweet earlier Sunday.

Corker disputed Trump’s account to The Times, saying that Trump had asked him to run and promised to endorse him if he did.

Zerohedge

Prominent Tennessee Senator Fails To Disclose Millions In Hedge Fund, Real Estate Investments

His report for 2014 didn’t include a gain of between $304,000 and $1.4 million in hedge fund Gerber/Taylor.

In 2013, he failed to disclose a gain of between $100,001 and $1 million in hedge fund TSW II. And in 2012, he made a gain of $1.2 million in Pointer (QP) LP, though his previous statement reported income of $100,001 to $1 million from the hedge fund.

The amendments also show that he failed to disclose a 2014 investment in Gerber/Taylor of between $500,001 and $1 million and a 2013 investment in Pointer of between $1 million and $5 million.

The senator also underreported rental income from his commercial real-estate investments in Corker Properties, a company he founded years before being elected to the Senate.

As a result of the accounting error, Mr. Corker’s new forms show additional income of at least $3.8 million between 2007 and 2014 from his commercial real-estate holdings.

Drain the swamp, Donald!

Trump Rejects Diplomacy to Rein in North Korea, Says “only one thing will work”

When presidents seek to improve their standing in the polls, they go to war. All of them do it. Now, unless he’s bluffing in a high stakes game of poker where the loser is annihilated, President Trump has hinted that he’s going to war.

Trump ran for office on a peace platform. He should try harder to live up to the promises he made to the voters.

France 24

WASHINGTON (AFP) –
US President Donald Trump said Saturday that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work.”

Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump tweeted.

It “hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!”

The US has not ruled out the use of force to compel Pyongyang to halt missile and nuclear tests, and Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” the country.

The mercurial American president also told journalists at a recent gathering with military leaders to discuss Iran, North Korea, and the Islamic State group that this “could be the calm before the storm,” declining to clarify his remarks.

Last week, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew home from meeting with top Chinese officials, Trump tweeted that his envoy was “wasting his time” in trying to probe North Korea’s willingness to talk.

The message came after Tillerson had revealed there were backchannels between US and North Korean officials.

Ron Paul concisely describes how to end the “crisis”:

Here’s how to solve the seven-decade old crisis: pull all US troops out of South Korea; end all military exercises on the North Korean border; encourage direct talks between the North and South and offer to host or observe them with an international delegation including the Russians and Chinese, which are after all Korea’s neighbors.

The schoolyard insults back and forth between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are not funny. They are in fact an insult to all of the rest of us!

Twitter is responding to the escalating crisis.

White House: Trump’s “calm before the storm” Remark is “extremely serious”

Let’s suppose that President Trump’s mysterious remarks should be taken seriously and that they involve North Korea.

What have we got to work with?

Newsweek reports that according to the Norks, that the U.S. tried to kill Kim last May. Is another assassination attempt coming?

VOA raises the possibility of a Chinese takeover of the North.

The Sun quotes Russian sources as saying that Kim has a missile capable of hitting the United States.

Finally, consider a few of the wilder ideas floating around the Internet.

From the comments at Zerohedge

The Norks are preparing a launch they say can hit the west coast of North America. On October 9 (Monday), North Korea will celebrate the anniversary of its communist political party controlled by Lil’ Kim, his father, and grandfather. There will no doubt be a grand military parade showcasing North Korea’s military hardware — missiles, tanks, artillery, etc… and the massive number of North Korean troops.

WHAT BETTER TIME FOR THE U.S. TO STRIKE AND DESTROY MUCH OF THE NORTH’S MILITARY CAPABILITY?! My question is, Will anyone REALLY care if the Norks nuke LA or Frisco?!

Trump is a MUSLIM. He is working with his Jew daughter and Kushner to form an alliance between Muslims and Jews for the final battle against Christianity. Why was his first state visit to Saudi Arabia and then Israel immediately after, with his Jew-in-law and daughter in tow?

???

(Stop down voting, stop calling me insane, and think about it for a minute. The sooner you wake up, the sooner you can prepare.)

Not knowing the nature of the threat, how do you prep? Do you buy more beans and rice? Do you build a bomb shelter? Do you buy bullion in anticipation of a currency collapse? Do you buy another thousand rounds of ammo? What the hell do you do? Comments like this, raise the level of anxiety without providing a single bit of useful information. Then again maybe it was a wink and a nod to the ones that were listening to do all of the above.

Fake Threats: terrorists, EMPs, nukes, Syria, NK, Russia, China, guns, nationalism, tribalism, white men.

Real Threats: government and its massive swarm of parasitic lackies/lickspittles.

Trump Tells Tillerson to Stop Wasting His Time Trying to Negotiate with Little Rocket Man

Donald Trump sent a message to Little Rocket Man, not really aimed at his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

That message has liberals riled up, as usual.

Being nice to dictators is the liberal way, not the Trump way.

Excerpt from CNN

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday again mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should not bother trying to negotiate with him in an effort to stop the country’s development of nuclear weapons.

“I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man…” Trump said on Twitter.

He continued, “…Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!”

CNN refers to Trump’s Tweets as “undermining” Tillerson. That’s a ridiculous characterization of the Tweets. Trump and Tillerson have been playing good cop/bad cop since Tillerson took office.

Trump’s tweets undermining his secretary of state follow his attacks Saturday on San Juan’s mayor over the Puerto Rico hurricane crisis and come a day after Tillerson said the US had direct lines of communication with North Korea and that he was trying to “calm things down” following months of escalating rhetoric over Pyongyang’s continued nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests.

Tillerson, speaking at a press conference in Beijing, said the US made it clear through its direct channels to North Korea that it was seeking peace through talks.

“We’ve made it clear that we hope to resolve this through talks,” Tillerson said.

“I think the most immediate action that we need is to calm things down,” Tillerson added. “They’re a little overheated right now, and I think we need to calm them down first.”

Asked about Trump’s own rhetoric, Tillerson said the entire situation was “overheated.”

Trump’s tweets on Sunday seem to directly counter Tillerson’s stated goal to use direct communication to lower tension between the two hostile nations. The US and North Korea have ramped up their rhetoric about one another as Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear weapons program.

Asked if the President’s tweets indicate he has decided to abandon the diplomatic track on North Korea, a senior administration official told CNN: “We are still committed to a diplomatic approach.”

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert tweeted about the US channels to the North Korean government shortly after Trump’s tweets Sunday.

“#DPRK will not obtain a nuclear capability,” Nauert tweeted. “Whether through diplomacy or force is up to the regime @StateDept.”

The most significant thing that Trump Tweeted is that Clinton, Bush, and Obama failed. Trump may fail too, if the goal is to disarm Rocket Man. Unless Trump has a surprise up his sleeve and not just Tweets.

Trump Administration Revises Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries

President Trump is learning.

His new travel ban extends not just for 90 days as the original did, but indefinitely. And since he knows he’s going to be sued, he’s added two non-Muslim countries to the new ban in order to avoid accusations of discrimination against Muslims.

The new non-Muslim countries added to the ban are North Korea and Venezuela.

Ha. I doubt the U.S. gets any visitors from North Korea. I’ve never met one, for sure.

Excerpt from NPR

The Trump administration is updating its travel ban, just hours before it was set to expire. In a proclamation signed by President Trump on Sunday, the travel restrictions now include eight countries, a couple of which are not majority-Muslim, as had been the case with all the nations in the original ban.

Five countries in the previous ban remain under restriction: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. Chad, North Korea and Venezuela have been added. The latter two are the first nations included in a version of the travel ban that do not have majority-Muslim populations, which has been a key point in litigation challenging the ban as discriminatory based on religion.

Sudan has been dropped from the order. Restrictions for Somalia will be relaxed for non-immigrant visitors, and restrictions for Iran will be relaxed for students and other exchange visitors.

The new restrictions on Chad and North Korea are a broad ban on nationals from those countries entering the U.S. For Venezuela, restrictions apply to government officials and their immediate family.

These changes are set to take effect on Oct. 18, though the restrictions on Sudan will be lifted immediately, as a result of security baselines defined by the administration.

The White House said in a statement, “The President has also determined that while Iraq did not meet the baseline, entry restrictions are not warranted under the September 24 proclamation.”

“Following an extensive review by the Department of Homeland Security, we are taking action today to protect the safety and security of the American people by establishing a minimum security baseline for entry into the United States,” President Trump said in the statement. “We cannot afford to continue the failed policies of the past, which present an unacceptable danger to our country. My highest obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the American people, and in issuing this new travel order, I am fulfilling that sacred obligation.”

The White House also hailed the proclamation as “aimed at creating — for the first time in history — minimum requirements for international cooperation to support visa and immigration vetting and adjudications for individuals seeking entry to the United States.”