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WE’RE IN SAFE HANDS

By Pete Moore On June 30th, 2019

The President is always reaching out, even popping up in North Korea to meet with recalcitrant socialists. He is so dedicated to peace. Or maybe he’s getting tips for his own southern border security issues?

72 Responses to “WE’RE IN SAFE HANDS”

  1. God bless POTUS and God bless America.

  2. I reckon that Trump is on a commercial mission on behalf of Boeing:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers

    It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

    The Max software — plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw — was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

    Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace — notably India.

    So Boeing sees $9/hour software engineers and reckons it will save money…….

    In offices across from Seattle’s Boeing Field, recent college graduates employed by the Indian software developer HCL Technologies Ltd. occupied several rows of desks, said Mark Rabin, a former Boeing software engineer who worked in a flight-test group that supported the Max.

    The coders from HCL were typically designing to specifications set by Boeing. Still, “it was controversial because it was far less efficient than Boeing engineers just writing the code,” Rabin said. Frequently, he recalled, “it took many rounds going back and forth because the code was not done correctly.”

    The idiots who run Boeing believed that they would save money by out-sourcing some of the most demanding tech-stuff to Indians, and ended up wrecking the company’s reputation. Now, they’ve sent Trump out to NK to get NK’s missile techs to do what the Indians couldn’t do – at a cheaper rate!

    Btw, the problem will soon be solved in the US itself……

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/video-hundreds-of-haitians-africans-wade-through-rio-grande-stroll-into-u-s-carrying-luggage/

    Groups of hundreds of Africans, Haitians and others from Central and South America continue to trudge across the U.S.- Mexico border in record numbers, despite promises from Mexico to help stop the massive migration.

    Footage from the Del Rio Sector of the border in Texas shows scores are making their way in mini-caravans, with many arriving well-dressed in designer clothes, toting luggage and backpacks with their children in tow.

    The future of the US is going to be so, so bright

    Border Patrol agents came across the first of the two most recent groups on June 22, when 105 crossed the Rio Grande River and into the United States.

    That group consisted of 82 Haitians, with the rest from South America and Africa.

    On Monday, another group nearly twice as big – 205 – waded across, undoubtedly inspired by the success of the first group. The second wave included 122 Haitians, with dozens of others from Africa and South America, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    “Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents have apprehended people from over 45 countries around the world,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz said. “Our agents, along with the assistance of our DHS partners, continue to meet each new challenge as the ongoing humanitarian crisis evolved.”

    Anybody from the 3rd-world can turn up at the southern border and walk in to receive nice things

  3. I agree with Patty !

  4. good to see you Patty

  5. Trump set this up perfectly…..

  6. Trump has shown that he will go anywhere, even putting himself at risk, in pursuit of peace. He has put his money where his mouth is.

  7. Great move also, Trump was there meeting with the south contrary to world opinion we don’t want to blow everything up the world forgets it’s the US that has kept the world from blowing up since 1947.

    Trump gave the little fatman a Victory he got an American President to come to him, now he can come back to the table face saved.

    and Trump at the same instant wipes the dem debate right out of the news….

  8. Pat, check your mail pls.

  9. After knuckling down to the Chinese and putting national security at risk the great negotiator goes to Korea and gets no commitment on reduction of North Korean nuclear activities. What a guy – he wins when he is losing!

  10. sure Paul give me a few minutes

  11. Just another vacuous photo opportunity with zero results except now turnip can say he was the first amurican president to go to North Korea

  12. I have to say, it certainly looks like PR photo optics with little substance.

    I’ll be more than happy to be proven wrong on this but I suspect that the only outcome of this will be future boastful bluster about being the first POTUS to step onto North Korea soil and little else.

  13. Patrick nailed this in one.

    Trump gave the little fatman a Victory he got an American President to come to him, now he can come back to the table face saved.

    So it’s not just a photo op. Kim saves face and will now be able to come back to the table. Remember, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

  14. Kim will never give up face or no face

  15. So it’s not just a photo op. Kim saves face and will now be able to come back to the table.

    I’m surprised that you’re naive enough to think that NK works as a normal democratic country and expect Kim to act as a normal democratic leader Charles.

  16. Right, so Kim gets the prize of a first time ever summit with the US President in which he gives nothing up and gets rewarded with getting to meet the US President again this time briefly on North Korean soil to help him “save face” Yes I can see how this would have gone down with those now praising Trump for this if it had been Obama doing this instead. What happens if the next set of talk fail ? Will Trump fly Kim into New York and treat him to a ticker tape parade with gold glitter tumbling down from the top of Trump Tower. 😉

  17. Paul, you truncated my quote to fit your needs. The next sentence, s.v.p.,

    Remember, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

    I’m not naive about the Norks, far from it. The US has tried many things with NK, from Clinton trying to buy them off with food, to GWB trying to ignore them into oblivion. This President is trying a new approach, personal engagement. I’m all for it.

  18. Remember, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

    My point still stands.

    NK is not a normal state and Kim not a normal leader. I’ll be very pleasantly surprised if anything of sunstance comes of this.

  19. Yes

    If Obama had done it oh how they would be whining to the high heavens

    “ Treason”, “ giving face to he who starved millions and who killed an American man “ oh how the frauds would be yelling

    Maybe one authoritarian thug can charm another for the benefit of humanity. I’d love to see it.

  20. The only thing Obama would be doing is bowing to him. I half jest.

    It’s funny to me that all of you are talking like Bolton, or some other right wingers!

  21. The only thing Obama would be doing is bowing to him. I half jest.

    More distasteful than sword dancing with decapitators?

    I can’t see anyone here talking like Bolton. Commentary based on past experience and reality maybe but certainly no mention of rabid war mongering.

  22. Charles

    Not correct. I said from the outset that I hope that this kooky love letter strategy works

    And I have always said that Bolton is a problem. He is a warmonger, a menace. Trump should be condemned for having him as as adviser

  23. Not correct. I said from the outset that I hope that this kooky love letter strategy works

    Phantom, good man. I don’t know if it will work either, but at least we’re not putting our airbase on Guam on high alert like we’ve done in the past.

  24. Can I ask for those who support Trump’s strategy on these things what the major difference is between Iran and their nuclear weapons programme, and North Korea and their nuclear weapons programme? Why does one get detente and lovie dovie strategy and the other gets an increasingly belligerent strategy?

  25. If this problem could get solved, If North Korea could join the world, If it’s people could have some level of prosperity, if the military threat could be resolved, That would be one of the biggest accomplishments imaginable

  26. IMHO, NK has a nuclear programme just to shake down the West, as it’s a failed state that can’t even produce it’s own cooking oil.

    Iran, on the other hand is much more dangerous, because it is backed by a long held ideology whose sky-god demands world domination. Iran, with it’s terror network, would be much more likely to use a nuke.

  27. Kim has murdered many thousands of his own people as well as members of his family and brought starvation to his nation. Trump meeting him legitimizes this monster. If Kim gives up his nuclear weapons he is toast, therefore there is zero chance of him doing so. But giving up the nuclear weapons is the only acceptable outcome. As long as Kim is there containment is the only good policy.

  28. Charles, I’d be very surprised if anyone wouldn’t want this strategy to work. I for one will be the first to congratulate Trump is their are positive results of this.

    Seamus, I suspect that South Korea isn’t a neighbouring client state of the US where the tail can wag the dog.

  29. “Iran, on the other hand is much more dangerous, because it is backed by a long held ideology whose sky-god demands world domination.”

    Does it though? That seems to be bandied about by people wanting a fight with Iran but doesn’t tend to stand up to scrutiny when actually examined. Frankly if either side of the Iran / Saudi Arabia fight wanted world domination, or domination of any kind, it would be Saudi Arabia. There is no evidence to suggest that Iran wants to dominate the world.

    “Iran, with it’s terror network, would be much more likely to use a nuke.”

    Iran’s terror network, such that it exists, tends to be more nationalist groups than religious groups. Unlike Salafist terrorists, who are ideological religious zealots (and so can appear and disappear at will), Iran’s terrorist groups tend to be associated with a particular location (Hezbollah representing Shia Muslims in Lebanon, the Shia Iraqi militias etc…). As such they are less likely to use a nuclear weapon in a terrorist attack as there is a clear and obvious target for retribution.

  30. Trump meeting him legitimizes this monster.

    FDR met with Stalin. He did so because it was in the interests of the USA. We deal with nasty sons a bitches all the time.

  31. I don’t have a problem with this photo op or Trump’s strategy of lovebombing Kim, but if the North Koreans sense that such empty media stunts are the most important thing on Trumps agenda, they will just go on indulging him in this way while quietly and continuously building up their nuclear arsenal allowing the fanfare of smiling handshaking style to triumph over substance which will be to their advantage not the Americans.

  32. “Seamus, I suspect that South Korea isn’t a neighbouring client state of the US where the tail can wag the dog.”

    There is a certain element of that. Trump and his supporters do seem to be heavily in thrall to the Saudis and the (increasingly extreme) right in Israel. Likely in the absence of Israel and Saudi Arabia (or in the absence of their disproportionate pulling power in Washington) then Iran would likely not be anywhere near as big a “threat” as it is.

  33. North Korea has sold the Islamic republic arms, and it has given it nuclear technology

    And Iran Has not intentionally starved it’s people , while North Korea has done just that

  34. It is backed by a long held ideology whose sky-god demands world domination. Iran, with it’s terror network, would be much more likely to use a nuke.

    That’s an interesting analysis. Persia has held this ‘sky-god ideaology’ since before the creation of the US and any ‘terrorism’ that Iran may be involved in tends to be political and secular unlike the jihadi terrorist promoters and financiers of US ‘allies’ Saudi Arabia.

  35. Seamus,you make a good point about Saudi Arabia. The Wahhabi doctrine of domiation probably out weights Shia efforts.

  36. Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran are root of the terror problem

  37. I think truth be told there are many different forms of terrorism.

    For the most part Shia terrorism isn’t even really Shia. It tends to be either minority violence against a tyrannical majority (in the likes of Bahrain) or nationalist groups (Hezbollah for example). It tends to not be motivated by religion. Most Islamic religious terrorism has come from Salafist, and so most Islamic religious terrorism is Sunni.

    Arguably the only non-Salafist religious terrorism in the region is the Deobandi extremism in primarily Pashtun communities (the Taliban in both Afghanistan and Pakistan).

  38. The North Koreans physically abused the US press secretary.

  39. North Korea has basically been a hostage to China. What we see here is the beginnings of Kim being freed from the China hostage situation.

    Watch the China negotiations while you watch North Korea.

    or, continue to absorb nonsense on CNN – your choice.

  40. Poor Kim

    So glad that the fine man is being liberated

  41. There is another buzzword Paul could have included in his list. Disagree with The Donald, and any of his policies (even those that contradict previous policies), or any of his statements (especially those that contradict previous statements), and you suddenly get all your information from CNN.

  42. You are missing the point.

  43. I don’t think I know anybody that watches CNN very much

    All the juice is on the propaganda stations, Fox News or MSNBC these days

  44. CHINA, for decades : “ Let us do what we want or we will have North Korea threaten South Korea, Japan, California with missiles. “

    USA, for decades : “OK. And, we will pretend we don’t know that North Korea is under China control for all intents and purposes.”

    POTUS TRUMP: “I think I’ll try something different; let’s see if I can separate the North Korea threat from China.”

    CNN: “It doesn’t mean anything and furthermore Kim’s security guards were rough with the press.”

  45. North Korea have not been under Chinese control for decades. This isn’t Trump doing anything.

  46. Ignorance is bliss

  47. “Ignorance is bliss”

    How blissful you must be.

    Over the last two decades Chinese-North Korean relations have deteriorated to unprecedented levels, largely fueled by China’s growing relationship with South Korea, and North Korea’s unpredictable, bizarre behaviour. It is why China has backed in the last decade alone at least 8 separate UN Security Council resolutions condemned North Korea and placing sanctions.

    In fact if anyone has changed tack in the last few years it is North Korea. China’s reduction in their relationship with North Korea has made the regime very vulnerable, to the extent they are seeking other international partners other than China (namely South Korea and the United States).

  48. lol. China is just a simple country trying to make it in a difficult world.

  49. There’s reason to believe that China wasn’t happy with NKs missile hijinks in recent years

  50. …..and North Korea is a real powerhouse – sticking it to the nations of the world because they are CRA CRA CRAZY, with a GDP of………lol

  51. NK is a criminal communist monarchy

    The prosperity of North Korean people is not their objective

  52. and poor little ‘ole China can’t do a thing about it because……………………

  53. It is kind of like Israel’s relationship with the United States. In recent decades China has realised that no matter how much aid or support they give the North Koreans they don’t listen to them. And so have started to reduce their support to North Korea. America has yet to learn this lesson with their “puppet”.

  54. The US relationship with Israel is one way

    We give them billions of dollars, and they give us headaches

    I don’t think has China currently gives economic aid to North Korea, not much in any event.

  55. Not anymore. Go back a decade or two and they were largely the only thing keeping the DPRK afloat. Though the still provide them with the majority of their humanitarian aid (food primarily).

  56. We are talking about China.

  57. What about totalitarian dictatorship with world domination aspirations (China) don’t you understand?

    Obviously, if they wanted North Korea disarmed, North Korea would be disarmed. It has served their purpose, however, to have South Korea and others under an umbrella of existential fear.

  58. Trump is correct to be confronting China on various things

  59. Trump is correct to be confronting China on various things

  60. “Obviously, if they wanted North Korea disarmed, North Korea would be disarmed.”

    How would they go about doing it? If they wanted North Korea disarmed?

  61. No one controls A regime that has zero concern for the welfare of its own people

  62. Trump backed down on China by postponing tariffs and allowing tech companies to do business with Huawei. Trump said Huawei was a national security threat and insisted other countries not do business with them. In return for these concessions Trump got a handful of soybeans. There need to be major changes in trade with China but so far Trump has failed to get them. China tells Trump to back off and in return we will buy some soybeans. China tells Trump it is critical that Huawei be able to do business with US tech companies and Trump says OK. After telling our allies and others Huawei was a security threat, somehow they are no longer one. China obviously knows how to play Trump based on their success getting what they want from him for some unknown reason.

  63. After telling our allies and others Huawei was a security threat, somehow they are no longer one. China obviously knows how to play Trump based on their success getting what they want from him for some unknown reason.

    I’m disappointed with this move. If Huawei was a threat before, it still is!

  64. Charles

    Yes. It either is or is not. What will our allies think next time we tell them of a security threat? It lowers our credibility and that is bad.

  65. Cmon

    War is peace and peace is war

    You must follow what the dear leader says

  66. Facts matter. At least to me.

    “Under the new regulations any company wishing to engage in a commercial transaction with Huawei has to apply and gain pre-approval from the U.S. Commerce Department. Hence, the issuance of a 90-day license. Any product or service not approved by the license is not allowed to be exchanged.

    This process began on May 20th and still exists today. This process is what President Trump was referencing when he announced the U.S. and China would restart trade negotiations as it related to Huawei. Specifically when the president said: “Ross will evaluate each request”.

    Nothing can be purchased from, or sold to, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd and/or its sixty-eight non-U.S. affiliates, without getting permission from the U.S. commerce department. Nothing in the agreement between President Trump and Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping changes that process.”

  67. NY –

    You mischaracterised that.

    The concern is over Huawei supplying equipment to the UK’s 5G network. What Trump did is row back on a US sales ban to Huawei. They’re different scenarios.

  68. Exactly, Pete.

    But Fake News is saying otherwise, assuming The People are idiots – and many, apparently, are.

  69. See my comment at 9:58 – all Huawei transactions are subject to individual review.

  70. Pete Moore

    I did not refer to the UK 5G situation, but to US tech companies as is clear above.

    Patty

    How difficult do you think it will be to get permission from the commerce department for a chip maker to sell to Huawei especially with Wilbur Ross? Not very, I suggest. Do you know anything about Ross? Look up his history.

  71. Trump thinks that Kim has promised to denuclearize.

    There is no evidence that this is so. Their nuclear program continues.

    They are continuing to work in missiles including testing.

    I wish Trump luck in these negotiations, but so far the only real thing that has happened is that the US / South Korea joint military exercise have been cancelled -an incredibly major concession, not commented upon here — and Kim has been given an enormous increase in stature after three meetings with a US president in a year.

    In return we have received a pocket full of promises.

  72. Another moment of honesty from…Fox News

    Fox News hosts have been celebrating President Donald Trump’s meetings with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, including one at the DMZ this weekend.

    And some now admit they’d handle the situation a whole lot differently if President Barack Obama had met with Kim.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fox-news-rip-obama-praise-trump_n_5d19bd3ae4b082e5536bcfb3