Posts in category "war"

Addressing Kim Jong Un, Trump out-Herods Herod

“The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.”        Lyndon B. Johnson   “Locked and loaded,” Trumps says, is the nuclear bomb; The red line according to him will be Guam. Such fury and sound In a dictator’s found. What we need in our leader’s... Read more »

Will Trump let slip the dogs of war?

  With fire and fury Trump warns Pyongyang. The dark clouds of war overhead seem to hang. Will cool heads prevail Or totally fail, And our worlds come down with a bang?    

Korean War 2.0?

  North Korea has Trump on the brink. It’s a case  of which madman will blink. Don’t expect any patience, Says Pence, with these Asians; But this Kool-Aid is  too hot to drink.

Trump evokes the ghost of Black Jack Pershing

  © Getty Images “The White House on Thursday confirmed that President Trump told Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto he might send the U.S. military across the border to deal with drug cartels and illegal immigration if Mexican authorities do not.”  []   Invasion of Mexico? Only a jest? A sprinkling of humor, a fillip,... Read more »

General Trump is passing the buck

  Than all the generals, Trump knows more. A genius like him  suffices. So why is he asking the general corps Its plan for beating Isis?

Trump will bring a climate change: Lots of stormy weather

  Tillerson? Sessions? Flynn? Bannon?  It’s plain Fundamentally we will experience pain. How can Putin but grin After Trump’s sworn in As dark clouds overshadow his reign.

The bridges we needed to build were just Trumped

  The election was jaw-dropping, stunning; It’s too painful for me to look back. There’s good reason that scared we are running; As the future we try to unpack.  

On Isis, Trump defers to the generals who used to know less than he

  “A retired army general is slamming Donald Trump’s remarks that as President he will ask the US military to come up with a plan within one month to defeat ISIS. ‘I had to ask myself, what the hell does he think we’ve been trying to do for the last 14 years in terms of... Read more »

Afghanistan: the graveyard of empires (and democracies?)

  “President Obama said Wednesday that he planned to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term, further slowing the drawdown in a 14-year war that Mr. Obama pledged to end on his watch but now seems likely to grind on indefinitely.” []   Obama’s not leaving Afghanistan. I think we’ll... Read more »

Trump is the latest epiphany of the Republican chickenhawk

  Foreign policy is not Trump’s calling; On it he sounds like Henny Penny. That everywhere the sky is falling. Except for this he hasn’t any.