On Tuesday, 1 August 2017 9:24:03 AM AEST Rick Moen via luv-talk wrote:
> > This would all be very amusing if the US was a small country without a
> > nuclear arsenal...
> FYI, ever since an occasion when Richard Nixon was drunk and erratic,
> there's been a silent arrangement to ensure that the President cannot
> _actually_ just to decide to nuke Paraguay because he or she is a
Even if we could be certain that was the case (and it's not something I would
choose to stake my life on), there's still the issue that tweets from the US
president are taken a lot more seriously than anything a leader of a non-
nuclear country might have to say.
> > He's religious! That appeals to Republicans!
> You're _utterly_ missing my point. What sort of extreme psychological
> weirdness does it take, such that the only thing you can say when you
What psychological weirdness does it take to be a Republican?
> > I expect his actions to result in some form of nuclear weapon deployed in
> > the US (probably a dirty bomb). So far he has been in the job for 6
> > months without that happening, he is doing well. But a nuclear reaction
> > to some action of Trumps may be delayed by some months or years.
> That seems more than a little melodramatic. The only people he's really
> induced special hatred in is the 72.8% of the USA electorate who didn't
> vote for him and Vice-President Torquemada. He hasn't even gotten his
> act together to foment another war, yet. He's been historically
> ineffective even at doing just about everything. So, actually, what I
Tweeting about North Korea is one of the ways that he can trigger a nuclear
reaction. Maybe Kim Jong-un won't be crazy enough to launch a ICBM at the US
(but I wouldn't bet on that), maybe he would instead send spies to smuggle a
dirty bomb into the US (which is technically a lot easier than launching an
Maybe Trump will mess things up in Kashmir, there are enough factions on all
sides of that dispute that there's probably someone who wouldn't stop at using
a dirty bomb. Both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons so it's plausible
that someone in one of those governments could allow a paramilitary group to
get some high level nuclear waste.
China seems to have a stable government and wouldn't do anything serious and
obvious against the US. But if Trump keeps messing with Taiwan the Chinese
government might incite Kim Jong-un or some other crazy person to do
Trump seems to have done something to provoke people in every one of the
world's trouble spots apart from Northern Ireland. But maybe I missed some
news about Northern Ireland.
There are many millions of people all around the world who didn't like what
the US was doing even when run by someone as competent as Obama.
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Oh, Russell, want to read something extra-twisty that sounds exactly
correct to me, and accounts pretty well for the most recent rounds of
craziness? Here's a piece by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich,
now Professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley: