Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pentagon Pissed

Pentagon officials are in shock after the release of a transcript between President Donald Trump and his Philippines counterpart reveals that the US military had moved two nuclear submarines towards North Korea.

“We never talk about subs!” three officials told BuzzFeed News, referring to the military's belief that keeping submarines' movement stealth is key to their mission.


By announcing the presence of nuclear submarines, the president, some Pentagon officials privately explained, gives away the element of surprise — an irony given his repeated declarations during the campaign that the US announces far too many of its military plans when it comes to combatting ISIS.


[Even] saying that submarines are in the region is not the same as saying how many there are and that they are near North Korea, as Trump did during the phone call.


Finally, it is unclear why Duterte would need to know the specific number of subs in the region.

This misses the point. There IS no reason that Duterte should know. Trump is a braggart, and he can't keep his lips sealed. He's pleased with what he gets to have and know as president, and he wants other people to know how important and powerful he is. Apparently, he can hardly believe it himself, because the rest of the world takes it for granted that the US president has unprecedented powers and ultimate weapons.

Trump is our biggest national security threat.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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