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Forget North Korea, Trump Might Go For Easier Meat Iran Instead



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Sep 25 2017
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Dotard – that’s the jaw-dropping word unleashed by Kim Jong-un. Instead of a missile, the Switzerland-educated North Korean dictator fired a rarely used word at United States. Like North Korea ballistic missiles, the word was so deadly that Americans were scrambled for dictionaries. It surely sounds like “retard” so the actual meaning couldn’t be too far from it.

 

The word “dotard” is a translation of a Korean word – “neukdari” – which is a derogatory reference to an old person. The original word – “늙다리 미치광이” – means “old beast lunatic.” Mr. Kim loves the word, probably because the word “dotard” also could be interpreted as the formation from “Donald Retard” (the combination of “do” and “tard”).

 

Apparently, Kim Jong-un unleashed the – “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” after the U.S. president delivered a combative and provocative speech in his first address to the U.N. General Assembly last Tuesday, during which he promised to “totally destroy North Korea”.

Dotard - Donald Retarded - North Korean Kim Jong-un Laughs At Donald Trump

Trump also awarded the nickname “Rocket Man” for Kim, while North Korea’s foreign minister countered by likening Trump’s words to the “sound of a dog barking.” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho also said in a speech to the United Nations on Saturday – “Our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland [is] inevitable all the more.”

 

This is perhaps the first time in the history of America that a U.S. president has – seriously threatened – to annihilate a nation, killing 25-million people in the process. That would make Adolf Hitler’s Nazi genocide and mass murder look like a child’s play. Trump’s speech was so screwed up that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s face palm went viral due to interpretation that he was so embarrassed.

 

In actual fact, President Trump has been extremely worried and frustrated with the Russian investigations that he would do anything, including the threat to kill 25-million North Koreans, just to divert attention from his domestic scandal. He desperately wanted to start a war, as past U.S. presidents had normally done whenever they were stuck in a scandal.

Destroy North Korea - Donald Trump's Speech and John Kelly's Reaction

Destroy North Korea - John Kelly's Reaction At President Trump’s Speech

His desperation for a diversion from his administration is so compelling that the U.S. president has even picked a fight with the sports world. National Football League NFL players across the country protested during the national anthem at Sunday football games after Trump suggested team owners should fire players who take a knee during the song.

 

And Iran’s new ballistic missile testing on Friday, just hours after it was unveiled at a military parade in Tehran, couldn’t come at a better time. Called the Khorramshahr missile, the weapon has a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometres) and can carry multiple warheads. With such a range, the missile would be easily capable of reaching Israel and Saudi Arabia.

 

Grabbing the opportunity gleefully, President Trump accused Iran of collaborating with North Korea to strengthen their missile technology. He tweeted – “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!” So, will Iran become the first country, as well as first Muslim country, to be struck by Trump administration?

 

 

The Iranian test-launch constituted a direct challenge to Trump, who last month signed a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. Earlier this week, however, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed Iran would strengthen its missile capabilities without asking for any country’s permission.

 

Between North Korea and Iran, the choice isn’t hard if Trump decides to go for a military strike. Unlike North Korea who possesses not only ballistic missiles which has proven to be able to strike Guam but also nuclear bombs, Iran hasn’t mastered the creation of any nuclear weapon yet. And unlike striking North Korea which could kill Americans in South Korea and Japan, such risk does not exist with Iran.

 

With very limited Middle East nations left for the U.S. to start a war, Iran looks like a fat juicy target. His strategic advisers might have had briefed him the importance of maintaining Iran to balance the Sunni-Muslim influence in the region. But Trump being Trump, such advice could fall on deaf ears. He wanted – desperately – a war to boost his plunging popularity at home.

Iran Launched Khorramshahr Missile – 1,250 miles (2,000-km)

However, a military strike against Iran would not be as easy as a walk in the park. Sure, Israel and Saudi Arabia would love a military strike on their common enemy Iran. But Iran isn’t alone in the Middle East. French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said that although the 2015 Iran deal was not perfect, the international community should stick with it or risk facing another situation like North Korea.

 

After all, the missile program is not a violation of the P5+1 Iran deal unless it is specifically designed to carry nuclear weapons. Besides the French, German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn’t expected to join Trump in his new war against the Iranians. With the exception of UK, it’s safe to bet that European Union might not agree to a U.S. plan to bomb Iran.

 

Although Iran is an easier meat than North Korea, Trump could be in deep trouble if military superpower Russia decides to play and sends ships and fighter jets to assist its ally. And unlike North Korea, the Iranian Navy isn’t decorative items, let alone sitting ducks for U.S. to bomb as they like. The Iranians have the capability to wreck havoc the world’s economy by simply mining the Straits of Hormuz.

Russian President Vladimir Putin & Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Additionally, Russian President Vladimir Putin could easily send his ships and submarines to help Iranians guard the Straits of Hormuz to cripple the U.S. Navy. Even if Russians choose to sit on their hands, Iran’s population of 80 million is more than twice than Iraq. If the U.S. couldn’t win the Iraq War despite spending 8 years there, how could they win a new Iran War?

 

US military has fired at Iranian ships in the Persian Gulf, obviously to provoke Iran to retaliate and subsequently starts a confrontation. Make no mistake about it. As much as Trump loves to, Americans are simply too tired for a lengthy war. Furthermore, the Iran didn’t threaten to unleash missiles on American soil, unlike the badass Kim Jong-un.

 

As Commander-in-Chief, if Trump throws tantrum and insists, perhaps his advisers could grant him a mini-war so that the U.S. president could brag and boast. That mini-war would be something like the unleashing of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian airbase in April this year. That hopefully could satisfy Trump’s ego and desperation to be respected, at least temporarily.

Trump's First War - Missile Strike on Iran

 

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