North Korea

User avatar
tencats
Posts: 269
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:09 pm

Re: North Korea

#876

Post by tencats » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:19 am

Trump claims parents of Korean War vets lobbied him during 2016 campaign. There’s just one problem. :o
There’s just one problem — American involvement in the Korean War ended in 1953. If we most generously assume that the parent of a future solider was 18 when their child was born, and that their child was 18 when he was killed on the last day of the war, that means a parent would have been 99 in 2016.

While almost all parents of fallen Korean War veterans would’ve been much older than that in 2016, it’s not inconceivable that a 99-year-old parent of a fallen Korean War veteran might have approached Trump during the campaign. But note that Trump claimed multiple parents approached him to say, “we’d love our son to be brought back home.” That seems exceedingly unlikely, at best.

Not only does Trump’s story reveal how easily he lies, but the lack of follow up by host Bret Baier says something about how Fox News covers the president. Instead of trying to get the president to explain his implausible anecdote, the interview immediately moved on to other topics.
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-parents ... f572e9174/
WATCH: Trump Insists Parents of Fallen Korean War Soldiers Begged Him to Bring Sons Home
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-trump ... sons-home/



User avatar
Addie
Posts: 27405
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: North Korea

#877

Post by Addie » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:52 am

Newsweek: Jong Un Meeting Achieved Nothing and North Korea Isn’t Destroying Weapons Sites, Classified Report Reveals
New York Daily News: North Korean cyber attack campaign detected days after historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un


¡Sterngard! come home.

User avatar
Turtle
Posts: 2554
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:27 pm
Occupation: SPACE FORCE COMMANDER

Re: North Korea

#878

Post by Turtle » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:06 am

Dotard has wandered down to the lawn where Fox and Friends is broadcasting




User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 18280
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Texas Gulf Coast and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Re: North Korea

#879

Post by Volkonski » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:26 am



Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 18280
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Texas Gulf Coast and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Re: North Korea

#880

Post by Volkonski » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:29 am



Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

User avatar
Turtle
Posts: 2554
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:27 pm
Occupation: SPACE FORCE COMMANDER

Re: North Korea

#881

Post by Turtle » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:39 am

I guess we know now how he plans to distract the day's news from campaign intern Paul Manafort and "not my lawyer now" Michael Cohen.



User avatar
pipistrelle
Posts: 5161
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:26 am

Re: North Korea

#882

Post by pipistrelle » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:41 am

Has President Flim Flam Kim Lite signed the Executive Order canceling the 2018 mid-terms yet?



User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 18280
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Texas Gulf Coast and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Re: North Korea

#883

Post by Volkonski » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:41 am


The New York Times

Verified account

@nytimes
Following Following @nytimes
More
"The streets were overflowing with people adoring our great leader, who is driving complex international politics with supernormal political acumen," the North Korean state broadcaster said in a documentary film

10:00 AM - 15 Jun 2018
A documentary film released by North Korea makes the most of this week’s Singapore summit meeting between Mr. Kim and President Trump, which was the first-ever meeting between the leaders of two nations that have been sworn enemies for seven decades.

Though it portrayed Mr. Trump in a positive light, the film made clear that Mr. Kim was the main attraction at what it called “the meeting of the century.”

“Numerous heads of state have visited Singapore, but there have never been in its history so many people crowding its streets welcoming a visitor than this time,” Korean Central Television, the North Korean state broadcaster, said in the 42-minute film, which showed pedestrians waving and taking smartphone pictures of Mr. Kim’s motorcade.

:snippity:

“The film’s message to the North Koreans is clear: Kim Jong-un is a daring leader dealing with the Americans as equals, holding himself with confidence in the global stage,” said Kim Yong-hyun, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul, the South Korean capital. “Another message is that he is an honest leader willing to learn from the outside world.”


Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 18280
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Texas Gulf Coast and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Re: North Korea

#884

Post by Volkonski » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:42 am

Trump made himself a mere supporting actor (or maybe a prop) in Kim's story. :(


Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

User avatar
TheNewSaint
Posts: 1504
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:05 am

Re: North Korea

#885

Post by TheNewSaint » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:17 pm

Meh. Ludicrous, self-congratulating propaganda videos is what North Korea does.



User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 17314
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:52 am
Location: Near the Swiss Alps

Re: North Korea

#886

Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:45 pm

Addie wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:52 am
Newsweek: Jong Un Meeting Achieved Nothing and North Korea Isn’t Destroying Weapons Sites, Classified Report Reveals
Newsweek wrote:according to a classified Israeli government report.


Does this mean the Israeli are very unhappy with their US ally ?

too, also:
Newsweek wrote:The Israeli foreign ministry report also says that the Trump administration backtracked on many of the demands



User avatar
bob
Posts: 24538
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:22 pm

Re: North Korea

#887

Post by bob » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 pm

WH press briefing:
Q Sarah, can you tell us why the President saluted the North Koreans when he was over in Singapore?

SANDERS: It’s a common courtesy when a military official from another government salutes, that you return that.


Imagex6 Imagex2 Imagex4 Imagex2

User avatar
HST's Ghost
Posts: 510
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:58 pm

Re: North Korea

#888

Post by HST's Ghost » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:25 pm

bob wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 pm
WH press briefing:
Q Sarah, can you tell us why the President saluted the North Koreans when he was over in Singapore?

SANDERS: It’s a common courtesy when a military official from another government salutes, that you return that.
Image

He gots confuzled by the oversized hat...


Either give me more wine or leave me alone. - Rumi

User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 18280
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Texas Gulf Coast and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Re: North Korea

#889

Post by Volkonski » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:04 am


@guardian
Following Following @guardian
More
Kim Jong-un: The story of the boy dictator who bested the US president

7:53 AM - 16 Jun 2018
Trump is going to hate this headline. ;)


Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

User avatar
Slim Cognito
Posts: 5074
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:37 am

Re: North Korea

#890

Post by Slim Cognito » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:02 am

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:04 am

@guardian
Following Following @guardian
More
Kim Jong-un: The story of the boy dictator who bested the US president

7:53 AM - 16 Jun 2018
Trump is going to hate this headline. ;)
Kelly will make sure he never sees it.


ImageImageImage x4

User avatar
p0rtia
Posts: 1799
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:44 am

Re: North Korea

#891

Post by p0rtia » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:51 am

Volkonski wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:26 am
FYI, The little appearance of the tongue / quick swipe of the lips is a tell for lying.


No matter where you go, there you are! :towel:
ImageImageImage

User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 17314
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:52 am
Location: Near the Swiss Alps

Re: North Korea

#892

Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:23 am

What N.Korean propaganda showed its citizens about Kim's visit to Singapor, a few days after the fact.



Hidden Content
This board requires you to be registered and logged-in to view hidden content.



User avatar
Kendra
Posts: 10064
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:53 am

Re: North Korea

#893

Post by Kendra » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:03 pm


Pictures of President Trump and Kim Jong Un in the West Wing of the White House. A few weeks ago, these frames surrounded pics of Trump with Emmanuel Macron, president of France, one of America’s closest allies.



User avatar
kate520
Posts: 14930
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:02 pm
Location: Dark side of the Moon
Occupation: servant of cats, chicken wrangler
Contact:

Re: North Korea

#894

Post by kate520 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:35 pm

HST's Ghost wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:25 pm
bob wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 pm
WH press briefing:
Q Sarah, can you tell us why the President saluted the North Koreans when he was over in Singapore?

SANDERS: It’s a common courtesy when a military official from another government salutes, that you return that.
Image

He gots confuzled by the oversized hat...
Perfect shot.

Look at Kim’s mouth, hanging open in slack-jawed shock at the salute to his General. That right there is a powerful image, the moment he knew for sure...Trump is only a lucky moron dotard, a Chauncey Gardener, not the most powerful man in the world. The world knows it, too.


DEFEND DEMOCRACY

User avatar
Suranis
Posts: 15876
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:04 am

Re: North Korea

#895

Post by Suranis » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:19 pm

Twu wuv.


Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

User avatar
Slim Cognito
Posts: 5074
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:37 am

Re: North Korea

#896

Post by Slim Cognito » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:54 am

Suranis wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Twu wuv.
OMG! I almost fell out of my chair :rotflmao:

I needed that.


ImageImageImage x4

User avatar
Sterngard Friegen
Posts: 43902
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:32 am
Location: Over the drawbridge

Re: North Korea

#897

Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:36 am

p0rtia wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:51 am
FYI, The little appearance of the tongue / quick swipe of the lips is a tell for lying.
So are the moving lips.



Sunrise
Posts: 740
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:29 pm

Re: North Korea

#898

Post by Sunrise » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:43 am

Image

I know we're not supposed to body shame, but does EGOTUS have any idea how fat he's gotten? Can't be good for his health.

NADT


"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept."
Angela Davis

User avatar
Sterngard Friegen
Posts: 43902
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:32 am
Location: Over the drawbridge

Re: North Korea

#899

Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:02 am

Sunrise wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:43 am
Image

I know we're not supposed to body shame, but does EGOTUS have any idea how fat he's gotten? Can't be good for his health.

NADT
You only live once. My advice to Trump is to enjoy himself and eat up! If he finds comfort in junk food, who are we to judge?



User avatar
bob
Posts: 24538
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:22 pm

Re: North Korea

#900

Post by bob » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:35 am

LOOKING GREAT AT 239 POUNDS!


Imagex6 Imagex2 Imagex4 Imagex2

Post Reply

Return to “Foreign Policy”