Trump: "We'll handle North Korea. It Will Be Handled. We Handle Everything"

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With Gen. John Kelly set to be sworn in as Trump's new Chief of Staff, just days after the latest and most advanced North Korean ICBM test yet, one which can reportedly reach as much as half the major metro areas on the continental US, President Trump on Monday pledged to "handle" North Korea's provocative belligerence, without specifying exactly how he would do so as he faces rising tensions and limited options.

"We'll handle North Korea. We're going to be able to handle North Korea. It will be handled. We handle everything," Trump told reporters at the start of Monday's first Cabinet meeting with his new Chief of Staff, flanked by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis.

The comments follow "guidance" from the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who on Sunday told CNN that the "time for talk" is over. As CNN noted, "it was a seemingly stark admission - the US ambassador to the UN suggesting the North Korean crisis couldn't be solved through diplomatic channels in the Security Council."

On Firday, the Pentagon confirmed that North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States. The missile, fired from north central North Korea, traveled 600 miles before it fell into the Sea of Japan. Following the missile test, Trump said Saturday on Twitter that he was "very disappointed" in China for not doing more to curb North Korea's missile program.

"I am very disappointed in China," Trump tweeted. "Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk."

Trump has repeatedly pressed China, North Korea's only major ally, to put more economic pressure on Pyongyang, lamenting that he has few other options left to try to check North Korea. Trump did not hint at what actions he could take on Monday, but recent comments suggest he could take more steps to try to get China to act.

On Monday, Reuters reported that a "frustrated" China hit back over Trump's weekend tweets, with the state-run nationalistic Chinese tabloid Global Times saying that "Pyongyang is determined to develop its nuclear and missile program and does not care about military threats from the U.S. and South Korea" adding "how could Chinese sanctions change the situation?"

China wants both balanced trade with the United States and lasting peace on the Korean peninsula, its official Xinhua news agency added in a commentary. "However, to realize these goals, Beijing needs a more cooperative partner in the White House, not one who piles blame on China for the United States' failures," it added.

Also over the weekend, the United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of "lethal, overwhelming force" on Sunday in response to the missile test and the July 3 launch of the "Hwasong-14" rocket, the Pentagon said. The bombers took off from a U.S. air base in Guam and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise.

"North Korea remains the most urgent threat to regional stability," Pacific Air Forces commander General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy said in a statement. "If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing."

As reported earlier, South Korea's Kospi stock index, oblivious of the constant threat of military action in its northern neighbor, closed 0.07% in the green, just shy of all time highs.

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InsaneBane's picture

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
Psalm 146:3

Yuri Bezmenov's picture

I hope the US military men and women will refuse orders, this is unconstitutional.

tmosley's picture

What is unconstitutional?

I think you are experiencing a hallucination in real time.

Yuri Bezmenov's picture

I could never believed it fourty five years ago when I landed in this part of the world the process would go that fast.

- crises, it will only take up to six weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis. And after crises with the violent change of power structure and economy. You have the period of so called 'normalization'. It may last indefinetely...

Result: Status quo achieved once again, this will happen in the United States if you allow the schmucks to bring the country to crisis. To promise people all kind of goodies and the paradise on earth. To destabalize your economy, to eliminate your free market competition and to put big brother government in Washington D.C.

Giant Meteor's picture

I do believe you just outlined "the plan" already in progress ..

I now return you to your regularly scheduled "programming."

True, true enough, it is still early in the game, but underway it is ..

tmosley's picture

What the fuck are you talking about with that word salad? I asked you a simple question.

Giant Meteor's picture

Strange, I understood every word ..

tmosley's picture

Do you understand that its a bunch of words that fail to form a response to my simple question?

"What is unconstitutional here?"

Giant Meteor's picture

Consitutional? That little scrap of paper?

I figure, the constitutional ship sailed many moons ago ..

Hell, we're not even a republic anymore.

I guess we couldn't keep it ..

Anyway, I was referring to his word salad response, to the constitutional question ..

tmosley's picture

Note that your empty words failed to answer my question.

Reminded of Bill Nye on Tucker Carlson. Cognitive dissonance in action. TBH, it's kind of embarrassing to watch.

Yuri Bezmenov's picture

It means FEMA camp for you..

tmosley's picture

Nah, you are just under the sway of cognitive dissonance. The default state of a human being is insanity. It actually takes work to rise above that state. Work the peanut gallery is not willing to put in.

I deride them, and you, for it.

Yuri Bezmenov's picture

Reading all what you have posted a lot of people disagree with you..Ah the all seeing tea mostly.

tmosley's picture

That isn't an argument, nor is it an answer to my question.


Give Me Some Truth's picture

The last time I checked my Pocket Constitution a president arbitrarily deciding to attack or invade another sovereign nation without a declaration of war from Congress is unconsitutional.

Does your copy say something else?

Yuri Bezmenov's picture

Finally a true American citizen. and I do not even talk about the corrupt congress

PS: TeaMostly reads from the Talmud

tmosley's picture

>demanding that a question be answered directly is jewish

Jesus Christ, you people are delusional.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Get some fucking help dude.

Your projection and babbling is off the charts.

tmosley's picture

No, it's you guys who need help. I will provide it.

You WILL learn argumentation, or you will eventually be laughed off of this board.

Or maybe I will give up, because you all prove that you aren't worth the effort. But then, berating you while constantly being right is pretty fun.

tmosley's picture

FINALLY! Someone answered the fucking question.

Now riddle me this--where did Trump decide to attack or invade another sovereign nation, with or without a declaration of war from Congress?

tmosley's picture

When you said "this is unconstitutional", you were talking about something that happened months ago?

And I'm somehow the one making an ass out of myself.

Take your own advice. Humans can, with hard work, overcome the biases that strangle real thought.

Yuri Bezmenov's picture

quit the opioids:

Q: tmosley Give Me Some Truth Jul 31, 2017 12:30 PM
FINALLY! Someone answered the fucking question.

Now riddle me this--where did Trump decide to attack or invade another sovereign nation, with or without a declaration of war from Congress?

A: Yuri Bezmenov tmosley Jul 31, 2017 12:42 PM

you just made a total ass outta help


tmosley's picture

A fake attack on an empty airfield is all you can come up with?

Get real, kid.

Mr. Kwikky's picture

So in international law it doesn't count as an invasion of another sovereign nation? Okidoki, Kim lineup the nuclear footballs LMAO

tmosley's picture

The invasion happened under Obama. All Trump has done is bomb an empty airfield, to great positive effect.

ebear's picture

People died in that attack.

And the great positive effect was exactly what?

ebear's picture

Not fake to the people who were killed, or their families.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

The answer to your riddle can be found only in the future, my son. 

He has not yet invaded another soverign nation, so he has not yet violated the Constitution (unless you count the bombing of Syria and the insertion of American troops into Syria's territory but this is a post of a different color).

I think he is thinking about doing this though. If he does do this completely on his own volition, he should be impeached for violating the Consitution and his oath to uphold said document. Having opined this, I know full well he will be cheered wildly by 68 percent of the country and by 100 percent of the MSM. Which leads me to conclude - the dude is going to do it.

spastic_colon's picture

in other words put your trust in Him whom exists only in words??


how is your quoted statement any different than modern era fearmongering? basically telling the people to remove faith in themselves and throw their hands up and let someone else protect you (e.g. God, govt)

Fake Trump's picture

His asshole. He can't even handle a red-hot cunt with his tiny dick. All he can do is to grab them (pussies). 

dumluk's picture

Just like we handle everything?? Jeez.......I sure hope not.........I have a hard time remembering when anything was handled correctly........

abyssinian's picture

Trump means the Twitter handle..... 

BigFatUglyBubble's picture


Haven't seen you in a while. It's good to to see you.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

and dang did he make the 80's exciting.

FreeShitter's picture

The 80's were pure Heaven indeed. Tyson, the football, tennis lol, MJ, the rock music, the women, movies, etc....fuck I miss that decade. Rap music in the 90's started the demise of the culture now look at this shit

This is america?


logicalman's picture

A few I remember and still enjoy...

Wishbone Ash - great live band

Jethro Tull

Gentle Giant, my favourite band of all time

King Crimson - another great live band

There's so much!

Floyd, Zeppeelin, The Who, Zappa, The Clash............



HockeyFool's picture

Better music in the 70s

Better cars in the 70s

And we invented the sexual revolution.

The 80s invented AIDS, Madonna, and shitty American made cars.

stormsailor's picture

after 72 the cars had that smog shit on them and federal mandated fuel economy, etc. 70's music was outta site.  and a lid was not only a cap, but a coffee can lid piled high with good old columbian weed, a bit more than an ounce.  and it was an insult to a girl to take her out and not try to get that kitty.  ahh the good old days, when you went to the beach you got laid so much it nearly put you in traction and the only std's were killed with antibiotics.


birdwells and bikini's and tans with pale patches where the good parts were, when poontang without fluff was odd and you could drink, have a fire and even drive on the beach.


the really, really, good old days

logicalman's picture

The sexual revolution was what gave an existing virus its opportunity to spread, which is why it showed up in the 80s, but it was fun while it lasted!

I'd agree with the rest.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

I had some shekel business, war is good for business. Let the games begin...hehhehe