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This was the scariest part of Trumpís State of the Union[N. Korea]
Vox ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Zack Beauchamp

Posted on 01/31/2018 4:05:43 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

This was the scariest part of Trump’s State of the Union

He talked about North Korea the way George W. Bush talked about Iraq.

By Zack Beauchamp

Jan 30, 2018, 10:28pm EST

President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech concluded with a powerful story about a North Korean defector who was tortured and starved by that country’s brutal government.

The president described Ji Seong Ho’s suffering in excruciating detail, painting the North Korean government as an enemy of humanity — and of Christianity.

“He woke up as a train ran over his limbs. He then endured multiple amputations without anything to dull the pain,” Trump said. “His tormentors wanted to know if he’d met any Christians. He had — and he resolved, after that, to be free.”

Trump’s recounting of Ji’s suffering served a very specific political purpose — to illustrate the core point of the speech’s discussion of North Korea: A country that mistreats its people so cruelly cannot be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons.

“North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland,” Trump said. “We need only look at the depraved character of the North Korean regime to understand the nature of the nuclear threat it could pose to America and to our allies.”

(Excerpt) Read more at vox.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; boogedyboogedy; defector; nkorea; trump; trumpsotu
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1 posted on 01/31/2018 4:05:44 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Liberals arev scared orTrump standing up to a dictator.

And CNN is still complainingn he didn’t mention non-existent Russian collusion in his SOTU address.

Wow. These people don’t have a clue and the President is running circles around them.


2 posted on 01/31/2018 4:14:17 AM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Apart from renewing my concern for the health and safety of the human beings in North Korea at the hands of the North Korean government, the president’s comments did not scare me at all. Maybe I heard a different speech.


3 posted on 01/31/2018 4:14:39 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

My wife was talking about this at breakfast this morning.


4 posted on 01/31/2018 4:15:16 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: sauropod

They’ve been talking about Russia since November 2016.


5 posted on 01/31/2018 4:16:45 AM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Wolverines!


6 posted on 01/31/2018 4:21:19 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hillary: Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 2 billion dollars.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ironic, since the “Alphabet Squad” falsely declared that there were WMD’s in Iraq.

They handed Democrats a talking point t that Bush couldn’t shake, much like this whole Russia falsehood.


7 posted on 01/31/2018 4:23:46 AM PST by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey playoffs season!)
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To: WayneS

I was never scared.


8 posted on 01/31/2018 4:24:29 AM PST by smileyface (Things looking up in RED PA! I love President Trump!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Are you scared, Zack? I know, it’s the peer pressure to be or to appear to be scared isn’t it?...and you are still weak enough as a person to be affected by it.


9 posted on 01/31/2018 4:32:07 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: goldstategop
They’ve been talking about Russia since November 2016

Heck, "Russia" was one of the first things mentioned in Droolin' Joe's response speech! He didn't get into any actual details, he just said the word "Russia" in his preamble, as if just the mere mention would get every Leftist in the room salivating like Pavlov's dog ....

10 posted on 01/31/2018 4:48:32 AM PST by Mr_Moonlight (Ich bin ein Deplorable)
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Well, I'm scared. I am terrified that the Democrats did nothing about NK instead watching and helping them along and now Trump has a real mess on his hands. I won't sleep until NK is dealt with and the collaborations traitorous anti-Americans in the uniparty are in jail.

I want my safe space. It used to be called America.

How is that for a scare scenario.

11 posted on 01/31/2018 4:51:23 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No wonder Hawaii liberal panic rats sent a false missile alert.


12 posted on 01/31/2018 5:07:56 AM PST by granada
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To: goldstategop

I was listening to NPR this morning and they were talking to a crowd of Precious Snowflakes (PS) about the speech. One of the things they complained bitterly about was that he didn’t mention the “dramatic” rise of white supremacist groups.

I must have missed that rise. Maybe I need to read those free newspapers they have stacked in all the coffee shops in the liberal enclaves in the Blue cities.


13 posted on 01/31/2018 5:10:55 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
as if just the mere mention would get every Leftist in the room salivating like Pavlov's dog ....

*shrug* He certainly started drooling!

14 posted on 01/31/2018 5:12:11 AM PST by null and void (The Martians fought global warming, all the plants died and the surface water froze solid...)
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To: Fresh Wind

The FLOTUS guests had a tour of the WH, heard they bowled, and had a couple of receptions. What a diverse group of people with such different stories. Looks like they all had such respect for each other. God bless them.


15 posted on 01/31/2018 5:23:34 AM PST by Rusty0604
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Most of her guests just broke my heart. The two sets of parents whose daughters had been murdered by the MS-13 gang brought tears, as did Otto Warmbier’s parents. Thinking on how Obama handled Warmbier’s detention, telling the parents to wait with ‘strategic patience’, raised my blood pressure. Obama didn’t want to to anything at all about Otto. Trump is doing great at getting the Americans held hostage released. Obama never cared. Otto’s parents had me in tears, too. And the heroes in the FLOTUS enclosure.......there are great Americans living amongst us. It was so refreshing to hear a pro-American speech. It has been 8 long years of hearing how terrrible we are, especially White Americans.....last night was a good shot in the arm for Patriots.


16 posted on 01/31/2018 5:35:31 AM PST by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell)
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Otto’s parents were afraid to speak out until Trump actually got their son out, unfortunately too late. Those poor people. And those poor parents of the girls killed by ME-13. Those people were very courageous sharing their pain with the nation in the hope of solving these problems.


17 posted on 01/31/2018 5:47:25 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: TigerLikesRooster

painting the North Korean government as an enemy of humanity — and of Christianity.

I sincerely doubt that the President is needed to paint NK as a enemy of humanity and Christianity and just about everything else! Unless you work for CNN or are a student at a liberal college you know those things already!


18 posted on 01/31/2018 5:56:24 AM PST by 48th SPS Crusader (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Well, it was a signal.

That everything in the speech could be discounted, because of Russia. That the FBI actively working against Trump is ok, Russia.

It is kind of like a blessing to do anything


19 posted on 01/31/2018 6:00:12 AM PST by redgolum
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To: 48th SPS Crusader

Beauchamp has to be a red diaper baby. Brown at Ivy League, London School of Economics. Works for Vox, the garbage left wing operation. Self-proclaimed “globalist” which is code for Marxist.

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20 posted on 01/31/2018 6:33:01 AM PST by Bookshelf
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