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However Tenuous and Whatever His Motives, Trump's Summit Agreement with Kim is Praiseworthy

One cheer for Trump

And here’s hoping too that Trump can take inspiration from this first success and move forward towards a rapprochement between the US and Russia. The last thing the world needs is to see the start of a new missile race between these two nuclear-armed superpowers to produce swarms of hypersonic nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, each on hair-trigger alert and virtually unstoppable once launched at their targets, as increasingly appears to be the next crazy idea on the agenda of both countries’ military establishments. (This new race is itself fallout from the ill-thought-out Bush/Cheney decision, continued by the Obama administration, to pull the US out of the Reagan-era anti-ballistic missile treaty negotiated with the Russians, which has lead to justified Russian fears tat the US is working towards obtaining a first-strike capability against Moscow.)

Proposed New missile race? US hupersonic nuclear cruise missile, intended to 'catch up' with a Russian hypersonic weapon (USAF graphic)Proposed New missile race? US hupersonic nuclear cruise missile, intended to 'catch up' with a Russian hypersonic weapon (USAF graphic)
 

If only the narcissistic Trump could discover how much better and more ego-satisfying would be the adulation he’d receive, not just domestically but globally, for ending America’s war-mongering ways, and for defusing animosities between this country and both Russia and China, than are the raucous cheers of yahoos for his tub-thumping racist and misogynist MAGA outbursts and actions. Then he might improbably go down in history as a great president instead of as a buffoon and a charlatan.

Sadly, knowing we're dealing with a mentally unbalanced individual with a troubling fondness for military parades staged in his honor, I’m not expecting that to happen Still, that's no reason to deride what he's accomplished with North Korea.



story | by Dr. Radut