What We Have With Donald John Trump And Kim Jong-un Is The Cuban Missile Crisis In Reverse

During the Cuban missile crisis neither President Kennedy nor Russia’s Nikita Khrushchev wished to gamble away the lives of tens of millions of Americans, Russians and others around the world in a game of nuclear chicken. But of course all their advisors were not so levelheaded. For instance the bellicose General Curtin Lemay, overseeing The Strategic Air Command (SAC), was pushing young Jack to launch a first strike. Lemay was cut from the same cloth as our current president — crudely belligerent.

In the end Kennedy and Khrushchev worked feverishly under enormous pressure to find a face saving compromise to avoid a nuclear holocaust. In this latest potential nuclear game of chicken, however, it’s the leaders Trump and un that lack judgment, not so much their advisors. By the minute, Trump proves ever more so that there is absolute nothing he won’t risk to divert attention from Mueller’s investigation of his fat ass. And of course Kim Jong-un is a notoriously ruthless killer not likely to back down.

But even if Trump’s blusterous bluff seems to work for a time and un shuts up with his threats, it’s only going to embolden the Donald to play the same game with other world leaders like those in China and Russia, states that already have the capability in nukes to destroy America a hundred times over. In other words Trump is a force of annihilation that won’t stop until it’s too late. He is in his glory when inflicting pain and humiliation on others. This maniac simply won’t cease his threating of humankind until he himself is stopped.

Therefore all that can be said to our nation’s leadership is that time is fast running out. Throw a net over this lunatic or see the world perish. This is 1914 with human species ending nukes “locked and loaded,” as the president would say.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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