Donald Trump deploys warships to North Korea as a distraction from his Syria distraction

Don’t look over there, look over here! Donald Trump has spent his entire career in real estate playing three card monty, shifting money around that was never really his to begin with, entering one bad deal to distract from another failed deal. And now we’re watching him play out the same strategy with the United States military, placing us tonight on the verge of armageddon.

Three days ago Donald Trump fired fifty-nine sophisticated Tomahawk missiles at a primitive Syrian air base but somehow managed to leave it fully operational. As the questions have piled up, Trump had to acknowledge this afternoon that he wasn’t even aiming for the runways (link), tacitly admitting that he was going out of his way to keep Vladimir Putin happy – and that the Syrian strike served no legitimate purpose.

Syria is suddenly on the verge of becoming Trump’s biggest scandal yet, and the deeper it goes, the more it’ll circle back to his Russian election collusion. But the master con man can’t have that, of course, so tonight he’s making the deranged move of sending warships to the Korean Peninsula.

What will he do once the fleet is in place? No one knows yet for sure. All we know for now is that, incredibly, he’s making the dispatch just three days after his last bogus military action (source:CNN). Will Trump take out North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, thus risking World War III with China in the process? Or is this all just a bluff to take the focus off the Syria scam? Or will he fire fifty-nine Tomahawk missiles into Kim’s compound while making sure he doesn’t hit anything? After all, it’s precisely what he just did on the other side of the world. And so America – and the world – hold their breath tonight as an unstable con artist treats the fate of every life on earth as if it were just another game of three card monty. Contribute to Palmer Report

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  1. lisa berelson on April 9, 2017 at 7:02 am

    R u f@#!#!#@cking kidding me? So when are charges of war criminality coming to surface and how much longer can Congress support this madman?

  2. AnnaMaria on April 9, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I’m beginning to feel like Alice and have just fallen down the rabbit hole. It all sounds like one bad dream, everything is odd, surreal and nothing seems to add up. But guess that’s what happens when a mad man is put into the office of the president of the USA.

    I strongly suggest that we abolish the Electoral College, as it was the elector’s duty to prevent such a tyrant, such a fool from becoming our president. Instead they all shut their eyes and voted strictly partisan and the USA be damned.

  3. Gord Reynolds on April 9, 2017 at 10:53 am

    It looks dire in the Korean area given what you have said about unohoo, now the question is whether there is any constraint on what may quickly spiral out of control?

  4. Gord Reynolds on April 9, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Moderation? Is that possible these days?

  5. Ben Alcala on April 10, 2017 at 6:41 am

    The timing of Chinese leader Xi’s visit is very odd. Odder still is the fact that so-called President Trump hosted him at his Mar-a-Lago resort after railing at him and China all during the election season.

    Trump could have been asking Xi to get China to look the other way on North Korea the same way it appears he got Russia to do on Syria. I don’t think the Chinese will do it though. Or will they?

    It is possible that China will give Trump some slack on North Korea if in exchange “The Donald” promises that the USA will not lodge a protest in regards to the islands that China is creating in the South China Sea.

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