Politics/Law/Government

Donald threatens nuclear war against North Korea at the UN

Donald essentially threatened to commit greatest act of mass murder in history before a body dedicated to world peace.

Yesterday, before the United Nations General Assembly, Donald vowed to “totally destroy North Korea” if it threatened the United States. Given his prior threat to rain down “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea, Donald’s statement before the UN sounded a lot like “I’ll nuke a nation of 25 million people back into the stone age.”

As short-sighted and ill-advised as it is to threaten North Korea (since our threats put our allies South Korea and Japan at greater risk of military attack or reprisal), generic threats to respond to aggressive action by another nation are normal and reasonable in poor international relationships. Threats to nuke someone are a different matter entirely, however. As is issuing those threats before the United Nations General Assembly, a body created after World War II specifically to advance peace and reduce the risk of a nuclear World War III.

This is another example of Donald not caring about anyone but himself and leaving a wake of devastation (a la health care, misogyny, LGBT rights, civil rights, and anti-immigrant sentiment, to name a few) to mark his passing.

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