‘Genocidal’ Trump Blasted for Threatening to ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’

Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments


For what he said—and also for what he refused to mention—President Donald Trump was lampooned by progressive critics as he delivered his first ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday morning.

“It's time for this charade to end: We need to stop this slow roll toward a catastrophic war, and work towards defusing the North Korean crisis diplomatically. Trump's U.N. speech represents yet another reckless escalation in the ongoing tit-for-tat between North Korea and the United States that does nothing but edge us closer to nuclear war.

While castigating Iran and Venezuela as failed and destabilizing regimes and threatening to “totally destroy North Korea” if he thinks necessary, Trump acknowledged nothing about the misery sowed by U.S. foreign policy around the world.

For many critics, Trump's war-mongering and bellicosity—though a bone to his domestic right-wing base—are enormously counter-productive in terms of reducing global threats and geopolitical tensions.  As Vox reporter Matt Yglesias put it, “If you want to know why [North Korea] wants a nuclear deterrent, just read Trump's speech.”

In a joint statement following Trump's speech, MoveOn.org, CREDO Action, and Win Without War blasted the remarks:

Donald Trump’s first speech to the United Nations General Assembly today – and in particular, his remarks about North Korea – was nothing short of a complete failure of American leadership. Instead of focusing on efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis surrounding its nuclear program, Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.”

It’s time for this charade to end: We need to stop this slow roll toward a catastrophic war, and work towards defusing the North Korean crisis diplomatically. Trump’s U.N. speech represents yet another reckless escalation in the ongoing tit-for-tat between North Korea and the United States that does nothing but edge us closer to nuclear war.

“The choice is clear,” the groups concluded, “either we let Trump’s incompetence and bellicosity drive us into a destructive conflict potentially more devastating than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined, or we can focus our efforts on negotiation. The United States and its allies and partners must immediately move toward easing tensions on the Korean peninsula diplomatically, and work toward ending this conflict peacefully. The fate of the region and the world depend on it.”

On social media, the president's critics were swift with their appraisals and condemnation:

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  1. Kradent@gmail.com' Ken says:

    I’m sorry but this is taking it to far, Blaming Trump who I don’t really care for either considering all the broken promises made, But to say he is escalating the situation is totally wrong in any sense of thought. How long has North Korea been threatening the US with bombing us ? Hmm I think I remember it happening all the way back in the late 80’s early 90’s … So NO I don’t feel he is escalating it they are by continuing to build the missles and fire them off after being told to stop many times in the past. No in my opinion this needs to be to get them to stop and if they still continue maybe it’s time for it to happen to show the world … when you’re told numerous times to end something or it’ll happen it will. But I think that this Mao character should get on world News so we can actually here his opinions and not just what Our media says.

  2. beage_pawan@yahoo.com' Pawan says:

    It is not America, it never was; Americans and other countries need to awaken and take back their country from the so called ELITE, ROTHSCHILDS, CORPORATIONS, and other underground dark societies whose Agenda is NOW, complete world control. Many world over have dreamed of controlling the world previously and failed; which these groups have succeeded to a good extent.
    People are just the sheep, Sheppard being these organizations; They have no religion and use every faith all over the world to their advantage, fulfilling their own agenda.
    Control over Federal Reserve; the inside job’ 911 is to create fear and brushed aside as Conspiracy Theories, as the control of Media, Financial and Elite Organizations/corporations are all controlled by them – citizens, people need to wake up.
    The amount/budget spent in the name of security, threat and terrorism by all countries is amazing. 10% of this budget should be enough for citizens of this world and every species on the planet to enjoy life.
    Iran & N. K. are the 2 countries still not under the control of ELITE and so they will do everything to get control – misinform, create fear, make you beg for protection and attack, etc, etc, etc.
    These speeches sound very nice and are quite rehearsed. They have fooled Americans enough with “God Bless America”. They are representing the same who crucified ‘Jesus Christ’ and set up a systematic Church set-up worldwide under the umbrella of Vatican. Please research…dig deeper.
    I love Jesus and practice his teachings; seek truth and healing; practice spirituality, not religion…
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9q10wsJSGcIgCaymVIgpg http://www.neonnettles.com/features/891-pedophile-priest-with-hiv-who-raped-30-children-forgiven-by-church

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