Cryptic Pronouncements

If a world conflagration, God forbid, should break out during the Trump Administration, its genesis will not be too hard to discover: the thin-skinned, immature, shallow, doofus who currently resides in the Oval Office!

 

The commander-in-chief – a potential source of radiation?

 

This past week, the Donald has continued his bellicose talk with both veiled and explicit threats against purported American adversaries throughout the world.  In a cryptic exchange with reporters during a dinner with military leaders, he quipped:

 

You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.  It could be the calm… before… the storm.*

 

A reporter asked if he meant Iran or Isis which the POTUS responded, “you’ll find out.”  Instead of threatening supposed overseas foes with nuclear annihilation, none of whom have taken any concrete military action against the US, why not go after someone who has actually compromised the country’s security, namely Hillary Rodham Clinton!

While some dismissed the comments as typical Trumpian bluster, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders added further ominous overtones when questioned saying they were “extremely serious.” Later in the week, Trump continued to threaten tiny North Korea, this time in not so veiled terms:

 

“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U.S. negotiators.  Sorry, but only one thing will work”.**

 

If war erupts either on the Korean Peninsula or in any other part of the globe that the U.S has wantonly poked its nose into, it can be safely assured that neither Trump nor any of the other “military leaders,” with whom he recently had dinner with will be in the midst of hostilities as the bombs and bullets are being cast about.

No, these laptop bombers will be in safe quarters far away from enemy lines, giving orders, making speeches, and praising the troops, while Congress will be hurriedly passing more “defense” funding legislation further lining the pockets of the military industrial complex.

 

Too far removed from the battlefield…

 

Curtailing the Warmongers

The Warmonger-in-Chief, who has repeatedly bragged about America’s military prowess, had a chance to become a part of the organization he constantly gushes over during his youth at the time of the Vietnam War.  Yet, he escaped military service, due to the machinations of his father, because of a mysterious foot/toe malady.

All those who avoided being conscripted into America’s disastrous imperial exercise in Southeast Asia during those years, whether it was from phony medical conditions, escaping to Canada or beyond, or going to jail, they did so for justifiable reasons.

The war was immoral, since Vietnam had taken no hostile action against the US and what made it worse, the government drafted thousands of America’s youth to fight it.  It is reprehensible that those who got out of military service then are now at the forefront in advocating mass murder (war).

One resolution that would certainly curtail warmongering in the future would be that any legislator, president, cabinet officer, or ambassador who promotes military intervention abroad should be required to directly participate in field operations.  This would quickly put the brakes on threatening talk from the likes of Trump and his crazed UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley.

A country’s leadership personally conducting military operations has a long tradition in Western history.  During the era of the crusades, princes and kings led their retinues and forces into battle risking their own life and limb – such as the great Norman prince, Bohemond, whose courage, tenacity, and military acumen won the day for Christian forces at the battle of Antioch.

 

From left to right: Bohemond I of Antioch, Bohemond’s troops scaling the ramparts of Antioch in AD 1098, Bohemond’s mausoleum in Canosa di Puglia. Bohemond was the son of Rober Guiscard, the count of Apulia and Calabria. His real name was Mark Guiscard. He was a nicknamed Bohemond after a legendary giant – the name was given to him because he was an unusually tall and strong man, dwarfing those around him. Even for a crusader, Bohemond’s life was unusually colorful. [PT]

 

This venerable ideal can still be seen in Russia when recently one of its generals and two colonels lost their lives in the Syrian quagmire.***   When was the last time a US general has perished in active combat?

It is apparent that the current POTUS does not understand the catastrophic consequences of what his threats, if carried out, would lead to – death to millions, unimaginable destruction, and the end of civilization.

 

A brief history of US-North Korean relations in the 2000ds

 

Maybe, had he actually suffered through the horrors of combat or had been the victim of US aggression as the peoples of North Korea, Vietnam and Iraq have witnessed, he might refrain from such bellicose language.

Hopefully, cooler heads in the Administration will prevail, however, a more peaceful world is unlikely with the likes of Donald John Trump at the command of the greatest destructive force in human history.

 

References:

 

*Tyler Durden, “President Trump Warns Ominously: ‘It’s the Calm Before the Storm.’”  Zero Hedge.  6 October 2017.

**Tyler Durden, “Trump Hints at War With North Korea: ‘Sorry, But Only One Thing Will Work.’”  Zerohedge, 7 October 2017.

***Alexander, “General Asapov Died Because as a Russian Officer He Led From the Front.”  Russia Feed.  30 September 2017.

 

Image captions by PT

 

Antonius Aquinas is an author, lecturer, a contributor to Acting Man, SGT Report, The Burning Platform, Dollar Collapse, The Daily Coin and Zero Hedge. Contact him at antoniusaquinas[at]gmail[dot]com https://antoniusaquinas.com/.

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “Donald Trump: Warmonger-in-Chief”

  • Hans:

    “Any article that argues against a pointless war that will cost yet more American lives is pro-American.”

    Jim, this article is “pointless” and neither is America progressing to war. Would you allow for
    your neighbor or a stranger to make countless bellicose comments and threats without acting
    in a firm and resolute nature? Or should there be more Dr Phil diplomacy?

    The author’s comments are just anti-Donald and anti-America, by a Socshevik. His ability
    to by cohesive and advance legitimate points are non-existent. His arguments lack any
    bases in reality or truth. All it is is his or her’s rather partisan agendas.

    Hear are some of hisher more diminutive and claptrap statements.

    “Later in the week, Trump continued to threaten tiny North Korea, this time in not so veiled terms:”

    Fourth largest army in the world !! https://www.mapsofworld.com/world-top-ten/world-top-ten-countries-with-largest-armies-map.html They do have tiny URLs.

    “It is reprehensible that those who got out of military service then are now at the forefront in advocating mass murder (war).”

    Only someone whom has a distorted view of world events, would make such a groundless assertion.

    It was neither Trump nor Amercia testing nuclear bombs and sending missiles over other state’s
    border. More myopathy. The author has a problem identifying the difference between good
    and evil, a well known deficiency of Leftist.

    “When was the last time a US general has perished in active combat?”

    “https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/world/asia/afghanistan-attack.html”

    More ignorant pose: not bothering to fact check because it would not
    fit his/her narrative.

    “It is apparent that the current POTUS does not understand the catastrophic consequences of what his threats, if carried out, would lead to – death to millions, unimaginable destruction, and the end of civilization.”

    More poppycock and hyperbole from his “writer.” His basement or bunker should be well
    provision to survive the “end of civilization.” A DVD play to watch all of Harvey Weinstein
    fabulous productions, along with the classic Dr Strangelove or How I learned to love the bomb.

    “Maybe, had he actually suffered through the horrors of combat or had been the victim of US aggression as the peoples of North Korea, Vietnam and Iraq have witnessed, he might refrain from such bellicose language.”

    Wherever the author received hisher history lessons from, you clearly have an actionable
    case against these offenders; for they have interloped your mind subjective nonsense.

    Herodotus University, has also withdrawn its scholarship funding in light or lack of
    intelligential cohesiveness.

  • Hans:

    AA, any plans in the future for a single pro-American
    article??

    Please hurry, as I am going to a rest home soon
    and the beautiful staff will keep me to occupied to
    read your non-partisan pieces.

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