Don’t trust Trump’s North Korea bluff, bluster, and brinksmanship

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“US president Donald Trump put much of the world atwitter and ajitter Tuesday with his comment to the press: ‘North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.’ Trump’s certainly proving himself Kim Jong Un’s equal at foreign affairs smack talk. Is he serious? I believe so. I expect some sort of major military confrontation — possibly even outright war — between the US and North Korea before August ends. Naturally I hope I’m wrong, but matters do seem to be coming to a head. With that in mind, it’s worth examining some of the US government’s claims about North Korea and how they stack up against reality.” (08/10/17)