America's place in the world has been the subject of much discussion since President Trump took office. His pledge of “America first” has been dubbed jingoistic—a belligerent nationalism—by mainstream media serving as an arm of the Democrat Party and more specifically the Obama Administration.
For eight years America’s standing in the world was obliterated by a community organizer who was routinely criticized for not waging war robustly enough against terrorist groups like ISIS and a pledge not to commit ground troops to the cause. The result is a world far more dangerous than we could have imagined just eight years before.
The same diplomat who negotiated the ill-fated 1994 nuclear deal with North Korea under President Bill Clinton was also the chief negotiator for the nuclear deal with Iran under President Barack Obama. Wendy Sherman, Obama’s Undersecretary of State, led the talks with Iran.
As counselor to then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Sherman worked with former defense secretary William Perry on a 1999 review of U.S. policy toward North Korea. That review warned that the team had “serious concerns about possible continuing nuclear weapons-related work in the DPRK.” The review also viewed with alarm the North’s continued efforts to improve its long-range missile capability.
Just as North Korea found a way to cheat, so has Iran.
The USS Carl Vinson was spotted sailing north offshore Nagasaki, Japan on Saturday local time in a show of force after North Korea’s latest test fire flop of a KN-17 ballistic missile.
Must see from earlier today! #USSCarlVinson & other #USNavy ships transit #PhilippineSea with Japan Maritime Self Defence Force destroyers. pic.twitter.com/PqARWcgnR7— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) April 28, 2017
The reported launch came hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on China, and the rest of the world, to help force the dictator-led country to give up its nuclear weapons during his address to the UN Security Council.
On Thursday, President Trump warned a 'major, major conflict' with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while China said the situation on the Korean peninsula could slip out of control.
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton noted in his USA Today op-ed from Friday, “For 25 years U.S. presidents, Republican and Democratic alike, have tried persuasion (through diplomacy) and coercion (through economic sanctions) to induce North Korea to abandon its nuclear-weapons and ballistic-missile programs. All these efforts have failed. A 26th year will also fail. North Korea sees deliverable nuclear weapons as its ace in the hole, synonymous with regime survival.”
The gutting of our missile defense capabilities by The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer has made pre-emptive action against the hermit kingdom the most likely strategy for ending this evolving crisis. Bolton points out only one non-military alternative now exists: convincing China that reuniting the Korean peninsula with South Korea peacefully absorbing the North serves both our interests.
Does anyone remember the 2004 marionette movie “Team America World Police”? It was a light-hearted lampooning of air-headed, left-wing Hollywood celebrity activism and said something about America’s historic role as watchman of the world.
The primary villains in Team America are a consortium of Islamic terrorists and the now-deceased North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Together, they plot to set off nuclear weapons across the globe in order to reset the world's balance of power. The only thing standing in their way is Team America who must win battles against the terrorists as well as public opinion wars against the international community and Hollywood pacifists led by the likes of Alec Baldwin, Michael Moore, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon.
We need a sequel to Team America World Police with Trump.
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