Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent flyover routes of a missile fired by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
President Trump's debut speech today at the U.N. was one for the history books. The three-quarters-of-an-hour speech contained many firsts and covered a lot of ground.
No American president has ever threatened that if America is forced to defend itself or its allies, "we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." At one level, this is obvious. A nuclear attack would bring nuclear retaliation, and everyone knows it. The doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction demands it.
That prediction of Armageddon was followed with "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission," using a nickname of ridicule against the regime, as he did with Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush. I look forward to seeing how Pyongyang reports this to its people. I suspect that it will be portrayed as a compliment.
President Trump also attacked the regimes in Iran and Venezuela. But my favorite bits of the speech were two themes related not to other countries, but to ideas.
President Trump defended nationalism as an appropriate focus for Americans as for other countries and their leaders, including those assembled before him at the U.N. Implicitly, this is a rebuke to the E.U. in particular, but also other multilateral organizations. Sovereignty is anathema to the global financial elites.
President Trump also ridiculed socialism and communism, stating that the problem is not that socialism was badly implemented, but "that socialism has been faithfully implemented in Venezuela."
This is what you need to know about the unfolding situation
Climate change science implodes as IPCC climate models found to be “totally wrong” … temperatures aren’t rising as predicted … hoax unraveling
Are we about to see climate change alarmists owning up to the fact that real-world data show their software models to be rooted in junk science? The unraveling has begun, but there is so much political capital already invested in the false climate change narrative that it will take years to fully expose the depth of scientific fraud and political dishonesty underpinning the global warming hoax.
If the reports are true, then a felony has been committed — but not by Manafort. According to Jason Maloni, a spokesman for the former lobbyist and Trump presidential campaign manager, "it is a felony to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant, regardless of the fact that no charges ever emerged. The US Department of Justice's Inspector General should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks and to examine the motivations behind a previous Administration's effort to surveil a political opponent."