Tuesday, August 08, 2017

I Don't Want to Ponder This

We all lived through the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.

We heard about "shock and awe"from the Bush administration in 2003.

Now there's this:

“They will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” President Trump said.
On many levels I hope this is just saber-rattling bluster and hyperbole. To think that such fire, fury, and power would be limited to a small area of eastern Asia might well be the height of suicidal folly.

Why all this now?

Well, among other things, Kim Jong Un is not sane. He is a bully who likes to do his own saber-rattling. And he has started doing that now because?

Six months from today the 2018 Winter Olympics begin...

in South Korea!

Might it just be he is jealous and angry at all the positive publicity that South Korea will be getting? Might it be that his goal is to embarrass the United States by preventing the Olympics from happening or using that as a stage for his bullying? Will he hold the world hostage through Olympic-centered actions?

No one knows, of course, but if I were the Olympic people and NBC which will broadcast the games, some very special precautions and arrangements should be made. This is not a safe and secure situation. Let us hope calmer minds prevail.

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