Mattis 'not aware' of North Korea taking any steps to denuclearize

Of course he hasn’t gotten the wall done yet.

His administration isn’t done yet finding new and better ways to seize the property of the folks who own land where the wall will go without paying them for it (typical Trump behavior on a federal scale).

That’s one of the things they’ve been doing while we’ve been mesmerized by the border controversy.

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Last week:

Today:

The existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula; the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea that destabilize the Korean Peninsula and imperil United States Armed Forces, allies, and trading partners in the region, including its pursuit of nuclear and missile programs; and other provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies of the Government of North Korea continue to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/presidential-message-congress-united-states-15/

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Please don’t put next week. Extrapolation of this trend does not have a happy feeling

He telegraphed this a few days ago. What? He thinks he got a victory for some reason, handed North Korea their greatest propaganda victory ever and now he’s done.

That’s some spin. It’s not that it isn’t completed, its that Trump hasn’t STARTED the wall on the southern border. There is no plan for it, and not only is Mexico not paying for it, there isn’t even US funding for it. That’s why it’s never going to be built.

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Who didn’t see this coming though honestly

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About a third of the country.

People don’t realize, most con artists are awful judges of character. They think everyone is dumb.

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Got me on that point, should said which reasonable people didn’t see that coming

Seriously???

What alternate universe do you live in? :roll_eyes:

Did Trump announce that he had ended the North Korean threat?

Actually I stand corrected. There are a couple spots where they are putting up some new walls. Missed that in the last couple months.

He did. Yes.

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In the short term he did exactly that. But I don’t recall him stating that NOKO’s nukes would be gone day 1.

I’m paying attention to the results. He has suspended the next round of military exercises. Now the hard work begins. Sanctions remain in place and the military exercises can be quickly started back up if NOKO isn’t serious.

That was pretty much Mattis’s message. He never meant to imply that he is clueless about what is going on or that nothing is being done. That is Trump hating frothing at the mouth.

What makes you say that he ended the nuclear threat “in the short term”?

Exactly what does that statement mean to you? It clearly means something different to me. To me, as long as someone has nuclear weapons, they’re a nuclear threat.

In your mind, Trump is a buffoon who can do nothing right. If you honestly don’t believe anything has changed, then there really is nothing else to discuss.

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But how exactly is North Korea no longer a threat? Just because Trump said so?

I don’t see what that has to do with my question.

Can you explain what you think it means to have ended the nuclear threat?

Exactly, as a Trumper you take Trump at his word

Non-Trumpers know that he is a lying piece of crap that will do anything to make himself look good.

Now when you put that into context of denuclearizing a country and the immense complexities behind that…well

No. In reality, Trump is a president who stated, unequivocally:

“There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”

He is also the president who (today) called North Korea “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States” in large part because of the “existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula” and that country’s “pursuit of nuclear and missile programs.”

So, sleep easy. I guess?

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Dats a gewd boy