TRUMP SHOULD BE HOWLING AT THE MOON
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Trump is having his thunder stolen by South Korea’s overly pacific Moon Jae-in who is looking for another Presidential term. “Unification” is his game which can only lead to greater North/South enmity. PP has said from the start that Kim will never give up his nuclear toys and his partner in crime, Iran, will never give up theirs. I think it was Mao Tse-tung who said that, “power comes out of the barrel of a gun”. He was right!
Nuclear capability is a permit for power, prestige and compelling persuasion.
Those who believe Little Rocket Man will denuclearise need an appointment with their shrinks… and Moon Jae-in cannot be trusted to take over from where Trump left off. He is already signalling a capitulation to Kim (his newfound cuddly best friend) in suggesting that sanctions should be lifted, when Trump insisted they would not be lifted until denuclearisation was complete.
A red light alert was flashing immediately after the Singapore Summit when, on the very next day following the conclusion of talks, Pyongyang State News declared that their dear leader had “negotiated” a deal where Trump had been forced to agree not to engage in joint war games in the area.
That news item was unusually accurate, Trump had agreed to that but only while denuclearisation was shown to be in progress. State News made no mention of any denuclearisation agreement at all… and that should have been a moment where Secretary of State Pompeo and Trump had said, “Hang on, WTF is that little bastard up to?”
They probably did ask each other that, but so far, the kudos of cementing a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula has not been allowed to diminish.
Let’s face it, Kim is nowhere near having the ability to deliver nuclear warheads. Instructions on making a nuclear bomb can be found in the latest edition of, “101 Things a Boy Can Do” but getting an ICBM out of, and back into, the atmosphere without disintegrating, and with a semblance of accuracy, needs more expertise than NK will have for years.
But the greatest threat to tyrannical regimes is invariably their militaries. They can only survive with military backing on a knife edge of precarious compliance.
The "reward" medals of honour on the coats of Kim’s military are so ridiculously numerous that they stretch to their trouser legs. But eventually food will prove just as honourable.
The dual nuclear nutcases of Iran and NK have been dealt a dire death blow with Israel ready to take out Hassan Rouhani’s facilities (and not for the first time) and Trump ready to take out Kim’s.
At least Obama and Kerry can no longer encourage either of these budding rocket boys.
Although Kerry is prancing around Europe undermining Trump with assurances that his and Obama's Iran deal had virtue. And Europe is infatuated with anything Democrat.
This love-in between Moon and Kim spells disaster and Trump needs to quickly take back the reins and stop pretending that all is okay.
It will never be okay with Iran’s Hassan Rahouni until his military wrests back the old, more stable, Persia. And that is looking slightly likely.
In the meantime Trump will bathe in the glow of a temporarily united Korean peninsula.