Big dicks from North Korea to Iran

While North Korean ‘pre-emptive strike’ rhetoric has ramped up the US has added Iran to it’s nuclear targets.

Reuters: North Korea warns of ‘super-mighty preemptive strike’ as U.S. plans next move

North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme.

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, did not mince its words.

“In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes,” it said.

This follows multi-pronged verbal attacks from the US.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on a tour of Asian allies, has said repeatedly an “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said during a visit to London the military option must be part of the pressure brought to bear.

Tillerson told reporters in Washington on Wednesday that the United States was “reviewing all the status of North Korea, both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as the other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang.”

And Tillerson has also aimed similar threats at Iran.

NBC News: Tillerson: Iran Left ‘Unchecked’ Could Follow North Korea’s Path

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States will conduct a “comprehensive review” of its policy toward Iran, including the 2016 nuclear deal, which he said had merely delayed Iran’s goal of becoming a nuclear state.

“This deal represents the same failed approach of the past that brought us to the current imminent threat we face in North Korea,” Tillerson said. “The Trump administration has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on Iran. The evidence is clear Iran’s provocative actions threaten the U.S., the region and the world.”

Tillerson notified Congress on Tuesday that despite finding that Iran was meeting the terms of the deal, the Trump administration was reviewing whether to break from the agreement, saying in part that Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Iran is closely involved in supporting the Assad government in the Syrian civil war. The US launched a military strike against a Syrian airfield recently.

The US also tried out their biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan last week. This didn’t go down well with ex-president Hamid Karzai.

Time: The Former President of Afghanistan Called the Recent U.S. Bombing ‘an Immense Atrocity’

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that the U.S. is using Afghanistan as a weapons testing ground, calling the recent use of the largest-ever non-nuclear bomb “an immense atrocity against the Afghan people.”

Last week, U.S. forces dropped the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb in eastern Nangarhar province, reportedly killing 95 militants. Karzai, in an interview with The Associated Press, objected to the decision, saying that his country “was used very disrespectfully by the U.S. to test its weapons of mass destruction.”

The office of President Ashraf Ghani said following the bomb’s usage that there was “close coordination” between the U.S. military and the Afghan government over the operation, and they were careful to prevent any civilian casualties.

But Karzai harshly criticized the Afghan government for allowing the use of the bomb.

“How could a government of a country allow the use of a weapon of mass destruction on its own territory? Whatever the reason, whatever the cause, how could they allow that? It just unimaginable,” he said.

Since the missile strike and the massive bomb drop the US has launched a war of words on multiple fronts, from Iran to North Korea.

This is a very risky strategy by the Trump regime. The threats and shows of military force may pay off. They could also end very badly if someone’s provocation (from any side) goes too far.

There’s also risks of perception of provocation and unintended consequences, especially if Korea or Iran or Syria or ISIS or Al Qaeda get reported on Fox News insulting the size of Donald Trump’s ego.

The well being of parts of the world, and possibly the whole world, is dependant on the temperaments and self control of a small bunch of bozos, some of whom (on the US side) have no experience with international diplomacy or military strategy.

Big dicks with big weapons are a worry.

24 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  April 21, 2017

    One thing I like about President Trumpy is he’s an equal opportunities type of guy. Wasting Iran after NK would be a great move. However, after Iran sees what Trump does to NK and how its people celebrate their new found freedom, Iran would only have one thing to say: ‘Yes,Sir.’

    • Blazer

       /  April 21, 2017

      as an armchair commentator…./you clearly have …no idea.China decides on N.K…guess who China hates with a passion…..Japan(U.S ally )right on its doorstep.As for Iran,another U.S ally sits on its doorstep.

      • Corky

         /  April 21, 2017

        Then why isn’t NK listening to China? You are a armchair commentator of little ability to process the information you read. Why do you think Pence is on the road? Why do you think there is a high level security meeting in NZ? Trumpy wants all his ducks in a row when his military takes out all missile sites in NK should that be his aim. If NK storm the DMZ they will be mowed done.

        • Corky

           /  April 21, 2017

          *down*

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  April 21, 2017

            If Trump bombs anyone he doesn’t like into oblivion, that doesn’t augur too well for the rest of the world. He can have nukes, but other people mustn’t.

            • Corky

               /  April 21, 2017

              Trump hasn’t bombed anyone off his own bat. NK has been warned time and again. Are you serious?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  April 21, 2017

              I read today that his Syrian bomb wasn’t done through the proper channels and may have been illegal, so I wouldn’t put it past him to pull a swifty.

              Why is it acceptable for some countries to have nukes and not others ? I have no time for Adorable Leader, but can see that he and NK don’t want to be sitting ducks-who would ?-with the US able to do a Hiroshima on them while they have no way to defend themselves. Nuclear power is an evil invention, but it’s unjust to have only permitted to a few countries. All or nobody-otherwise it’s like a duel in which only one person has a gun.

  2. Nelly Smickers

     /  April 21, 2017

    GAWD ❗ Wayne reckins with *that amount of medals*, these guys must have been around since the siege of Troy……

    • Corky

       /  April 21, 2017

      Armchair generals, all of them. Mad Dogg would have their medals hanging in his barn before these guys could say…hell, that’s a big plane.

      • Gezza

         /  April 21, 2017

        Mad Dog doesn’t even know where his freaking aircraft carriers are.

        • MaureenW

           /  April 21, 2017

          Maybe that’s why he’s called Mad Dog:)

          • Corky

             /  April 21, 2017

            Lol….Gezza would be unwise to eat cheese cake with Mad Dog.

    • Blazer

       /  April 21, 2017

      • Nelly Smickers

         /  April 21, 2017

        @ Blaze……LOL ❗

        And lets not forget….*His Excellency, Field Marshall, King of all the Beasts on Earth, Liberator of the British Empire, and President for Life – IDI AMIN DADA* VC, DSO, MC, CBE

        Here he is, (accompanied by faithful bodyguard *Dopey*), appearing before a parade of his assembled troops to present the *Medal of Bwallah*…..

    • Zedd

       /  April 21, 2017

      OR maybe they get a medal everytime they agree with Mr K ? 😀

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  April 21, 2017

        I don’t think that those are ‘medals’; they all have the same ones.

  3. Patricia Midwinter

     /  April 21, 2017

    Well that was a foregone conclusion! Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran were all on the list America was going to take out since way back.

    • MaureenW

       /  April 21, 2017

      That the was 7 countries in 5 years strategy I believe, which I had understood to be aligned to the project for a Greater Israel. They must be throwing in North Korea for good measure.

      You would have to wonder how bombing their countries and then allowing their people to claim refugee status in the West could ever produce a good outcome a good outcome.

      • MaureenW

         /  April 21, 2017

        Pardon the typos – pity there is no edit function:(

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  April 21, 2017

          PG said that having a diet nucfion would cost too much. Phat a wity.

          • Gezza

             /  April 21, 2017

            I do my best edits after I’ve posted.
            It’s when I do my best proof-reads too.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  April 21, 2017

              I hate it when I see a typo too late to stop it gong.

          • MaureenW

             /  April 21, 2017

            Exactly, it took me a couple of minutes, but I get it now 🙂

  4. Brown

     /  April 21, 2017

    I suspect the medals are more than window dressing. When you get to this level in Nth Korea you need a bullet resistant vest. These guys are just wearing it on the outside.