Slick Nick wrote:Imagine if we had Hillary bombing the hell out of some shithole in the Muslimistan and the whole liberal press going bubblegum... we would be bin right now, because we're bin when the liberal press tells us to be bin.
You’re like much better than this, whatever this ironic parroting of alt-right platitudes is.
If Trump is pursuing/willing to settle for some form of containment strategy, then this is fine.
If he thinks he can buy Kim with promises of condos to denuclearize and will feel double crossed when his « deal » doesn’t materialize, then we are in a whole heap of trouble.
The problem is that it’s now become extremely personal for Trump. He’s staked his personal credibility on this. IMHO, the situation with NK is now vastly more dangerous than it was under a tense containment strategy.
Lindsey Graham was on tv yesterday saying that Trump (as he) has ruled out a containment option and this is basically a last ditch attempt by Trump to make a deal before military action. That could just be a bluff/messaging to NK, but look at the stupid prep that went into this, doesn’t it very much feel like Trump thinks he can sell this as a real estate development deal? That would be incredibly naive, but there he was in front of the whole world exuding supreme confidence (and staking his personal brand) on being able to sell this to Kim. It actually looks the reverse, Trump was actually sold Kim and bought it completely because he’s a narcissistic fool. How is that likely to play out when Kim starts reneging and feet dragging and Trump starts thinking he’s being made a fool of? With people like John Bolton as NSA?
Do you think this is a well thought out containment strategy or does it seem more like Trump being Trump thinking he can close this deal with his extraordinary salesmanship abilities...as witnessed by that cringe worthy video where he evidently thinks he’s talking to a poor peasant?