There was a lot of speculation as to what our new president’s foreign policy would be. It appears he has learned that “the world is a mess.” I call that an accurate assessment. The Democrat Party, with its usual aplomb, is bouncing off the walls.
President Obama’s first UN Secretary was none other than the infamous Susan Rice. Her job was to implement the “concepts” of the Obama apology tour, the pivot to Islam, the reset with Russia, the reasons not to enforce red lines, etc. President Trump’s first UN secretary is Nikki Haley – a slightly different approach.
Who currently leads the list of dangerous idiots? This guy just threatened to nuke the west coast! The Obama administration’s policy toward this rogue nation was incomprehensible (footnote 1). I have finally learned what “unites” the “United Nations.” A desire to do absolutely nothing while talking a lot and spending OUR money. Apparently President Trump is listening to his Secretary of Defense (footnote 2).
Hopefully the cartoon below forecasts the future of the “the crazy fat kid.”
Footnote 1: [From: U.S. Policy toward North Korea, by Scott A. Snyder]
At the start of the Obama administration’s first term in 2009, there were many expectations that the United States might pursue direct talks with North Korea in order to break a two decade-long standoff over its nuclear program. President Obama promised in his inaugural address that he would offer an outstretched hand to those who will unclench their fists, making a public offer to dictatorial states of willingness to abandon adversarial relations. However, North Korea responded to this offer with a multi-stage rocket launch and a nuclear test in April and May of 2009. These actions meant that President Obama’s first North Korea-related policy decisions would be defined by the need to uphold the international non-proliferation regime against North Korea’s challenge and would involve winning international support for sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations Security Council. The resulting UNSC Resolution 1874 condemned North Korea’s nuclear and multi-stage rocket tests… Secretary of State Clinton described subsequent Obama strategy as “strategic patience in close consultations with our six party allies.”
What the hell is “strategic patience?” My interpretation is that the Obama “plan” was to do absolutely nothing with “our six party allies” and the “United Nations.”
Adm. Harry Harris, commander, U.S. Pacific Command, has directed the Carl Vinson Strike Group to sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean – i.e., North Korea’s back yard!
Carl Vinson Strike Group, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy, and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain. The cruisers and destroyers carry the Aegis combat system — the world’s most sophisticated air defense system. The carrier group also has nuclear-powered attack submarines. The United States hasn’t lost a carrier since the USS Hornet was sunk by Japanese dive bombers in 1942.