Defense Secretary Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford Deliver Statement on North Korea…

If you’ve followed the entire strategy for a while you’ll note President Trump has no intention for direct military conflict with the DPRK. There’s simply no reason to use military intervention when the reality is: China driving N-Korea behavior to gain economic leverage.

The key to resolution is to defeat the economic objectives of Beijing. However, for purposes of providing the cornerstone for the Trump Doctrine, the military option must always remain available and visible.  The military option enables the economic leverage.

Secretary Tillerson is in Texas today and after calling numerous ASEAN allies he is communicating via phone and video links with the White House.  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman James Dunford appeared together outside the White House today to deliver a statement after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date.

Secretary Mattis said: “Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming.”

Mattis said Washington was not looking for the “total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea. But as I said, we have many options to do so.”

“The Trump Doctrine”

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125 Responses to Defense Secretary Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford Deliver Statement on North Korea…

  1. Pam says:

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  2. Summer says:

    The military industrial complex and globalists beating the drums of war. No American blood for Korea. America First.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Steven says:

      Wait a minute, is it not North Korea who is threatening us by aiming missiles at us, telling us how they will wipe us out, capturing our own Americans (yes, idiotic they were, but still ours, unfortunately), and beating drums about going to war against us continually? And you’re blaming military and globalists? I suggest that you go back the few weeks and read some of SD’s writings about PDNK. It’s all about Red China leveraging against us economically.

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      • Summer says:

        Haven’t you noticed every time Trump gets close to yanking the status quo rip cord on trade with China or South Korea there is a flare up in North Korea? Let me tell you advance how this will turn out. The outcome will be the exact opposite from what you are suggesting. China is using North Korea to blackmail Trump into keeping the status quo on with trade.

        More broadly, another important consideration here is the idea that North Korea is America’s problem at all is a globalist premise!.I thought MAGA was about getting away from using our blood and treasure police the world? That’s what it is supposed to be about, America, not Japan and South Korea first. This hysteria is just war propaganda by globalists/uniparty types designed to drag Trump’s attention away from trade and immigration. The Uniparty loves Trump to death when he “gets tough” on Syria, Russia, Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan — as long it isn’t Mexico. As long as it isn’t Mexico, it’s the antiMAGA agenda. Wise up!

        North Korea is also not a threat. This is absurd. The Soviet Union had 10,000 nukes aimed at us, and we survived. No American blood for South Korea and Japan.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Summer, the people you mentioned may beat any drum they wish to their heart’s content.
      The question is, who is listening to them?
      Not us. Certainly not Pres Trump.
      it is spring again in the U.S. We are witnessing winter settling in around China and America’s other adversaries who wish us ill and take advantage of us.
      Enjoy the view.

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    • carrierh says:

      They are not beating the drums of war but are stating that NK better shape up and China better decide to be economically secure with America, and no word about which of the many options besides these to stop Kim, the pig, from doing more damage to his half of Korea and his enslaved citizens who are starving and almost afraid to breathe. Did you see the picture of his family? Not a one smiling but all with looks of fear as he also loves killing off family members. Follow Trump and read The Last Refuge and get informed by truly listening and reading.

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  3. M33 says:

    OOF.

    How many gut punches can Little Kim take?

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  4. jrapdx says:

    The military options are a “big stick”. Of course, so are the economic measures that President Trump alludes to. No one in the administration is exactly “speaking softly”, but I think China and NK are getting the idea anyway.

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  5. mj_inOC says:

    Our years of fasting and prayer are being answered.

    As we continue in prayer today, this National Day of Prayer, may we look to El Elyon, The Most High God:

    I will go before you and level the exalted places,
    I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
    and cut through the bars of iron,
    I will give you the treasures of darkness
    and the hoards in secret places,
    that you may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.
    ~ Isaiah 45:2-3 [ESV]

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    • CharterOakie says:

      Jehovah Elohim
      El Shaddai
      Etc.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Lori Lee says:

      That was absolutely beautiful–thank you so much!

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    • John says:

      The retribution in Isaiah is strong indeed.

      I pray on this national day of prayer the Lord’s retribution is not needed.

      Because the Book of Isaiah describes some really kick ass bloody s**t.

      I pray President Trump and his advisors find a way through this.

      Because the alternative is something like:

      “For the LORD is enraged against the nations.
      His fury is against all their armies.
      He will completely destroy them,
      dooming them to slaughter.

      Their dead will be left unburied,
      and the stench of rotting bodies will fill the land.
      The mountains will flow with their blood”.

      Etc., etc.,

      Isaiah 34 (I prefer the ESV, but whatever)

      The prophecy gets a lot worse. Those old Jewish guys knew how to write some scorch the earth end of world kinda stuff.

      I pray we as a world avoid this, and I am not afraid.

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  6. sundance says:

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    • Gil says:

      What is the U.N. capable of doing at this point? Is this just to collect public statements from around the globe?

      Liked by 5 people

      • MIreilleG says:

        Yep but it looks good that our President is seemingly willing to follow the path.

        Liked by 7 people

      • trapper says:

        The UN is capable of putting an international stamp of approval on a total trade ban with North Korea, in effect an international blockade that would further isolate China and Russia should they be caught violating it. The noose further tightens around both of them.

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      • JohnnyII says:

        “What is the U.N. capable of doing at this point? ”

        Nothing.

        Our MAGA President Trump is going to show that they’re ineffective bed-wetters sucking their fingers under the blanket.

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    • highground01 says:

      This is the finial Economic/Diplomatic option left. Prior to yesterday’s nuclear test the DPRK only had bombs in the 15-25 kiloton (Hiroshima & Nagasaki size) bombs. Now the DPRK has bombs in the 100-120 kiloton range, this is enough to wipe out a modern metropolitan area. So if this economic option fails we are only left with two military options, a conventional attack or a nuclear attack (tactical nukes).

      Right now the DPRK has few if any 100-120 kiloton bombs ready for deployment, however in the future they will have more, and they will be on missiles that can reach the western coast of the United States.

      We’ve run out of time, the nuclear weapons must be removed one way or another. I pray the economic option is successful because the alternative is horrific.

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  7. John Doe says:

    (1) Let's talk some badly needed reality here, @dcfairbank. pic.twitter.com/j2OEhrMXTa— Thomas Wictor (@ThomasWictor) September 3, 2017

    //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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  8. John Doe says:

    Liked by 13 people

    • Wend says:

      Love love love me some Thomas Wictor!

      Liked by 11 people

      • Judith says:

        I know nothing about Wictor but have heard great things about him from the treepers. What I don’t like is when anyone purporting to be pro-Trump puts out negative/fake news for discussion. FAUX news does this constantly.

        Let’s promote and discuss all the great stuff that is actually happening in the White House instead of giving fake news articles like these more mileage than they deserve.

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          Wictor is educating people. His tweet threads help a lot of people to understand certain aspects of what is going on. Don’t dismiss his discussion regarding the fake news. He took pains to show why that particular piece was ridiculous. I applaud him for doing it. 🙂

          Liked by 5 people

        • auntiefran413 says:

          He went on for 20+ tweets cutting Dr. What’sHerName to ribbons. Here’s the link John Doe shared above: pic.twitter.com/j2OEhrMXTa

          Liked by 2 people

        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          Wictor is teaching people how to think again on Twitter. There are now several people who have emulated his use of tweet-threads to very effectively reverse narratives for large numbers of viewers. Powerful stuff. It is beating the other side to a pulp. It’s DEEP SUNLIGHT.

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        • ZurichMike says:

          But Wictor is good at showing how to deconstruct a leftist in a few tweets. Exemplary and edifying.

          Liked by 1 person

    • G. Combs says:

      Foot boo-boo = Heel spurs

      According to what President Trump says in one of his books they are heel spurs. That is spurs of bone on the heel. I have a bone spur on a thumb due to an injury in 1977. If I hit the dang thing it just about brings me to my knees. The doctors back in the 1977s refused to remove it saying if it was removed it would grow back even worse.

      I also have heel spurs that make it impossible to wear tightly laced ‘Nam boots that are my correct size. I did wear ‘Nam boots for caving but with the ankles and foot wrapped in elastic bandages to support my bad ankles and take the pressure of the &%$#% heel spurs.

      There is no way in Hades President Trump would be considered for the military in the 1960-70s with heel spurs.

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    • The Doctor is clearly off her meds. @dcfairbank

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      • churchmouse says:

        She is anti-Trump. Her Twitter profile summary reads as follows:

        ‘#DemocraticSocialist VA physician w brain tumor #CLIMATECHANGE #MedicalCannabis #UniversalBasicIncome #MedicareForALL #ImpeachTrump #HonorHeatherHeyer #Resist’

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  9. Tim Tarr says:

    There are an awful lot of missles and bombs reaching max shelf life. Tomahawks, ICBM’s, guided bombs. Pull the nuclear warhead for recycling and put in a convential warhead. DMZ and 50 miles North could look like surface of the moon pretty quickly.

    So we’re supposed to know next missle “test” doesn’t have a Thermonuclear (H-bomb) warhead? Oh, we’re supposed to allow the first strike.

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    • Gil says:

      According to even people in our own country yes. Then theyll still bend over. Afterwards they will continue blame Trump in perpetuity.
      But thank God snowflakes arent in charge.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Stringy theory says:

      Kim and the Chicoms won’t commit suicide. There will on be threats.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Ploni says:

      1978. On the bulletin board next to his office, a political science professor of mine had one of those man-in-the-street, photo question-and-answer features from the local newspaper.

      The day’s question was: “Should the U.S. invest in a revamping of its nuclear ICBM arsenal?”

      The first three respondents answered “Yes” or “I don’t know” with some kind of know-it-all gibberish but the last guy, a 60-ish local farmer, answered:

      “No! We should use up the ones we already have.”

      Murica.

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  10. John Doe says:

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  11. PiCTH says:

    Sundance, please excuse my awkwardness, this is my 1st time posting. My question is this… You have said repeatedly that China sees no difference between War/Peace, Yin/Yang, etc… so my question is, how far does China push these events with NKOR? Is there not also a possibility that China simply allows NKOR to go nuclear??? (And no pun Intended)

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  12. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    Ideally I’d like to see the United States conduct a nuclear test and not announce it beforehand. It’s been like 25 years since we conducted one. But I’d settle for the announcement that we’re reinstalling fusing equipment on all B1 bombers.

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  13. Noah Bawdy says:

    So. The North Koreans’ have a Hydrogen Bomb and maybe an ICBM or two with which to strike the US. So let’s think about the possible targets. Honolulu, LA, San Francisco, maybe Portland Or. Huh. All Leftest places that love Socialism/Communism. They love beating up anyone that isn’t a Socialist, Communist or Anarchist. OK. Nuke them. You’d be doing us a favor.

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  14. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    I love the 3 Generals who surround Trump, particularly Mattis and Kelly.

    Whatever Trump does, he has to keep those two around.

    This statement by Mattis takes Trump off the hook. Trump doesn’t have to tweet anything, doesn’t have to talk fire and fury. Mattis did if for him.

    The more that Trump can be Don Corleone letting his “family” handle the dirty work, the greater his status and aura will become. Let others handle the dirty work while you rise above it all, and hug kids in Houston.

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  15. Howie says:

    What if China can not dictate to the Norks, or they refuse to listen?? Is it a good idea to put all our eggs in the China Communist Basket?

    Liked by 2 people

    • DoggyDaddy says:

      Exactly. So we’re putting economic pressure on the world’s number one manufacturing nation and expecting it to suddenly crumble and cave in to our wants…all the while NK steadfastly moves closer and closer (two years away, one year, or maybe even just months) to marrying nuclear weapons with a delivery system that can reach the CONUS. My bet is NK will reach its goal before we reach ours with China.

      The language of this whole fiasco is confusing — we have military people saying we will not be threatened, yet, NK is very close to having a workable system to strike our mainland…is that not a threat? Our generals seem to want to identify an action, like shooting at Guam, as a threat — it’s not a threat when you’re shot at, it’s an act of war. But they don’t seem to consider possession of weapons of mass destruction that can be shot at our nation to be a threat. “But we won’t be threatened!” is their mantra. So if these military maestros mean what they say, then the possession of such weapons by NK should be cause for military action against them.

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      • woodstuff says:

        DoggyDaddy, What action do you suggest?

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      • skipper1961 says:

        DD,
        Without raw materials i.e. global sanctions, just what would they “manufacture”?

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        • DoggyDaddy says:

          China has plenty of raw materials, but China’s greatest strengths are financial — it has enormous economic muscle — and building infrastructure. China holds lots of foreign currency, owns the debt of many countries including the US, and continues to accrue more and more financial leverage in the world, especially in the underdeveloped world where western agencies don’t want to go. Infrastructure-wise, the Chinese drive to the Arabian Sea is not something to be dismissed. China’s “Belt & Road Initiative” with a highway linking Kashgar (western China) all the way to Gwadar (Pakistan) on the Arabian Sea has enormous economic potential for China. From Mongolia to Malaysia, Thailand to Turkmenistan and Indonesia to Iran, there are billions of dollars of Chinese projects, including power plants, highways, bridges, ports and high-speed rail links, all being built in countries welcoming the support they’re receiving from China’s banks and work force (China’s greatest raw material) that they didn’t get from western sources.

          And what of sanctions? Well, historically sanctions are just “feel good” actions that don’t really amount to anything because they are so easily skirted. Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, countries like apartheid South Africa were boycotted/sanctioned by the rest of world. But that didn’t slow down South Africa’s development a bit (other so-called pariah states, at the time, like Israel and Taiwan did a booming business with them). More recently, Iran has done pretty well getting around global sanctions (with the French and Germans exposed as secretly ignoring sanctions to do business with the mullahs). Pariah states are good at beating sanctions and some, like North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, would be willing partners for China to work with [just look at NK today: in spite of “sanctions,” many countries of sub-Saharan Africa continue to do business with NK (they are a great source of currency for NK), as does even an EU/NATO partner – Bulgaria].

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    • woodstuff says:

      China rules over North Korea. China provides 90% of North Korea’s needs. The fat boy does what he is told by China. Fat Boy is but a puppet. The Puppet Master must be dealt with. What *basket* are you referring to?

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      • DoggyDaddy says:

        Too many people think China is fragile — they are the leading manufacturing nation in the world…ahead of us! Now we can surely hurt their economy over time (and they might do the same to us in retaliation), but during that process NK moves closer to having a nuke and a delivery system that can hit the US — and until recently, our goal seemed to be to deny them that capability. So I am wondering just what we are doing now? Do we really think, as some on this site suggest, that China’s powerful economy will crumble so fast that they will immediately stop NK’s weapons advancement? If it happens, then woohoo!…we’ll get what we want. But it just doesn’t sound realistic to me. If China doesn’t buckle quickly enough (within the year or so NK needs to mate bomb with missile), then what do we do about NK?
        We’re inundated with all this rhetoric about “we won’t be threatened,” but just what does that mean? Obviously, if they shoot at us that is an act of war. But what does “threaten” mean to us? Does it mean we will not tolerate an ICBM-capable NK? And if that’s so, then what, apart from going to war, do we do against NK if our China strategy doesn’t work fast enough to keep NK from becoming armed and dangerous? On the other hand, if in spite of all of our bluster, we don’t really consider an ICBM-capable NK as a threat, then what’s all the fuss about?
        You see, at least to me, we are not getting a true assessment of this situation from our political/military leadership. If our leadership was being honest, they would say we have failed for more than 60 years in our policies toward NK and could not keep them from going nuke. Having failed to keep NK from going nuke, then we must decide if it’s worth going to war with them, and if so, let’s be honest and prepare the nation for war while at the same time ratcheting up the pressure on China by more direct means in the hopes of an eleventh hour intervention. I believe civil defense exercises, military movements and posturing, deliberately stern talk from politicians that unequivocally says that we will consider an attack by NK on any of our positions or those of our allies as an attack by China on the US and we will respond accordingly will grab the attention of NK & China & Russia a lot faster and with more meaning than shutting down a Chinese bank in the US. On the other hand, if we don’t think it’s worth going to war with NK over their new capabilities, then our leadership must prepare the nation to live with being in the NK nuclear weapon/ICBM crosshairs.

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        • ZurichMike says:

          It only seems confusing to you, necessiating your becoming a thread hog. Go back and read Sundance’s multiple analyses.

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        • PNWLifer says:

          DoggyDaddy, You’re commenting on theconservativetreehouse.com yet your comments seem to indicate that you don’t actually really read much here despite a bounty of insightful analysis at your disposal.

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          • DoggyDaddy says:

            So tell me, when do you expect China, an economic powerhouse, to buckle under our pressure and stop NK’s advancements? It had better be quick or else NK will have the bomb and the missile. If our China strategy fails to stop NK from marrying the bomb to the missile, what are we going to do about it? Go to war? Accept NK as a nuclear power? All the insightful analysis, as you call it — I call it peddling a load of rubbish — hasn’t answered those questions, but maybe you can.

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        • John Matrix says:

          Hey Doggie daddy,
          China’s manufacturing economy is very fragile, and incredibly dependant on the United States as their primary market.
          North Korea is nothing more than a proxy, hell, almost a province of China. This little stunt today has me pissed off, not so much towards the fat little bastard in Pyongyang, but towards the mendacity of his Chinese masters. We need to hit them hard economically for this…

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Our President knows damn well that China 🇨🇳 controls North Korea 🇰🇵. Once we impose the sanctions against Chinese banks and their exports into our country, North Korea 🇰🇵 will be resolved within a month. Our eggs are exactly where they need to be!

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      A criminal owns a pit bull. He profits if the pit bull attacks you on its own, and he profits if the pit bull attacks you on his order. Most of the time, he profits by intimidating people with the dog.

      If the dog jumps at you to the point of biting, it doesn’t matter WHY the dog jumps you. You shoot it. Then you point the gun at the owner and wait for the cops.

      We don’t want the criminal to be our neighbor, no matter what happens. Whether he goes to jail or not is only a tactical reality. No matter what, we just go on, making sure justice is done.

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  16. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs reminds me of the USN Admiral talking about the USN ship rammings. Both do not stand at attention. They look like rag dolls. Another gift from O?

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  17. Lucille says:

    TOP 5 WEAPONS OF U.S: THE BIG GUYS-DOOMSDAY WEAPONS
    Defense Updates

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    • Anyone who doubts whether or not we can turn North Korea into one continuous parking lot should watch this video.

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      • DoggyDaddy says:

        No one I know is doubting we can incinerate NK with ease. The question is, at what price? Seoul, the 16th most populous city in the world, is within bombardment distance of NK’s most powerful weaponry — artillery (much of it hardened). So if we decide to attack NK, how many of Seoul’s 30 million will be casualties to NK artillery that survive a preemptive US strike and are we willing to condemn those people to that fate? Using nuclear weapons is also a problem, not because they don’t destroy (they do very well), but because of all the things that come with nukes — like fallout, which doesn’t recognize uniform color, national boundaries, etc. Are we prepared for radioactive dust and debris falling on China, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Alaska,…? Remember when Mt St Helens erupted — the ashfall circumnavigated the earth several times (I was stationed in Germany when ash fell there).
        I may have been the only one to see the rock opera “Viet Rock” back in the mid-60s, but they offered a solution to nuclear weapons: a nuclear bulldozer. The idea was, given the war in Vietnam, to use an atomic bulldozer to push the Vietnamese jungle into the sea, blacktop the country and we would have the world’s largest SAC base. Perhaps it’s time to revisit that idea and apply it to NK.

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        • JoAnn Leichliter says:

          How much fallout and how deadly it is depends on a number of factors. Radioactive debris and fallout are what they are–but radiation and its consequences are widely misunderstood.

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    • auntiefran413 says:

      WOW!!! That’s more fire power than I want to think about.

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  18. Southpaw says:

    As I read these posts by Sundance on this NK topic, I visualize a knowing smirk 😏.

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  19. filia.aurea says:

    On this Day of National Prayer, even ( or should I say especially) in light of the total disaster wreaked on Texas, war drums and evil voices pound and scream louder, and Gen. Kelly rules the Oval Office. With so many rogue domestic and foreign interests controlling our government’s actions, I pray that President Donald J. Trump is surrounded by angels in the shadows, guarding his every move.

    For the first time in over two years, I personally saw the President yesterday without his MOST trusted man, Director of Oval Office operations Keith Schiller, who is ‘reported’ to be quitting for ‘financial reasons’. To me, that is more alarming than North Korea’s antics. I saw Schiller protect the President as the US SS scratched their butts.

    Every single incumbent in Congress MUST be removed, unless they stand up NOW to be counted as 100% supporters of POTUS’ agenda. We need a nationwide recall of traitorous elected officials, a PURGE of the Pentagon and rogue intel agencies. As a late forty-something female, I’m not exactly “the right stuff” to be criticizing esteemed Generals, Admirals, Congressional officials and the like, but they all swore a sacred Oath, they break it at their peril.

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    • reenahovermale says:

      I assure you that I mean no disrespect when I say that this is the type of post that assumes that President Trump is not capable of making his own decisions and having stellar instincts.

      He is. And he does.

      Trust Trump.

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      • DoggyDaddy says:

        I understand your post and agree that Trump has great instincts and can make his own decision. But I think what filia is saying is that in order for our Republic to stand and for our Constitution to continue as the law of the land, we need people throughout government (at the WH, in Congress, in the Depts, in the Judiciary, etc.) who are reputable, honest, and committed to the ideals upon which this country was founded. She, like me, is tired of the career politician and career bureaucrat who put self before country. For me the most damning identifier is not Rep or Dem, it’s incumbent — as SD has repeatedly pointed out, we have a Uniparty and it is bent on self-preservation at the expense of the rest of us.

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      • Dorothy Marcum says:

        Keith leaving also has me VERY WORRIED … I noticed a little short SS guy with POTUS yesterday …it would be hard for him to shield 6ft 2 POTUS in case of a bullet
        I HOPE THAT THIS IS FAKE NEWS about Keith

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      • filia.aurea says:

        I am not questioning President Trump’s integrity.

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        • reenahovermale says:

          I never assumed that. Please don’t come away thinking that from what I’ve written. I think that you’re worried and I am assuring you that he’s on top of this. That’s all.

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      • filia.aurea says:

        “This type of post” – condescension is unseemly, and unnecessary. President Trump is one of the few men ever to be in elected office that I trust

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        • reenahovermale says:

          So you’re dead set on being offended. There’s the truth of it. If condescension was interpreted, it is because you’re viewing this emotionally instead of categorically as I intended and tried to express. However, my apologies for offending your sensitivities and my forgiveness for your attempt at thinking I had the same issues.

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          • filia.aurea says:

            Please be assured I am neither “sensitive” to your critique nor am I offended by it. Assuming I’m an emotional female (in this circumstance) would also be inaccurate.

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  20. bour3 says:

    Every time I see James Mattis my impulse is to squeeze a bit of Preparation H onto a fingertip and rub it into the lower periorbital areas under his eyes. They’re so heavy and deeply wrinkled they freak me out. Now watch Karma strike BLAM and inflict me with the same prolapsed hemorrhoidal eye sockets.

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    • chbailey says:

      Your lack of charity toward yourself shows in your superficial obsession with the material body showing the effects of aging…and yeah, if you still lack charity toward yourself in old age, you will really suffer because then what will matter is what’s in your brain, not what you look like.

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    • CiscoKid says:

      The face is the face of a man that has seen the horrors of war and combat on a personal level.
      And the face of a man who shouldered the weight of command.
      The face of a man that sent troops, his troops on missions praying that they would all come back alive, but knowing that some won’t
      Try that for 30 or more years bour3 and send us a picture of how you look then .

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  21. TexasDude says:

    You know, if Tillerson, Mattis, Kelly, target de jour, is against Trump, why in the heck do they all carry out his policies and have their own versions of what Trump states? Heck, even those that have left are fighting for the administration.

    if you have not noticed, the entire top admin, from Sessions on around work not just at Trump’s behest, but for his agenda.

    The N Korea issue, amongst many others, clearly demonstrates this.

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  22. The Boss says:

    I wonder why Mattis chose to wear a purple tie? My guess is he’s trolling obama’s “Organizing for Anarchy” assholes to make them stay up at night. Sweet dreams Mr. Secretary!! 🙂

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  23. Pam says:

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  24. jstanley01 says:

    “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.” -Gen James “Mad Dog” Mattis

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  25. Realist says:

    The biggest act of INSANITY would be to wait until after N. Korea has ‘USED’ its Hydrogen bomb before doing anything about it.

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