Navy strike group moving toward Korean peninsula

April 9, 2017

The United States is moving a Navy strike group toward the Korean Peninsula amid rising concerns over North Korea’s weapons program, the Navy said in a statement on Saturday.

The Navy’s Carl Vinson strike group left Singapore on Saturday and will move into the Western Pacific Ocean near the Korean Peninsula.

A U.S. official told Reuters that the move is intended to put pressure on North Korea to curb its recent weapons tests

“We feel the increased presence is necessary,” the official said.

114 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Askjrsk says:

    Okinawa now. All relaxed knowing for a change we have a real president. A leader in PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. Many Australians folks from New Zealand here today. Folks from Vancouver BC commented Obamas made only one mistake about that line in the sand comment. We all laughed. They have a Muslim leader in Tradeau, which they are so propagandized and indoctrinated and full of fake news that they didn’t realize he their leader is Muslim. They complained how their taxes are so steep and increasing. In the USA our will go down. Wish we had all that money spend on legal fees some 25 million to seal Obamas records, cover up his foreign birth, and foreign exchange student status, and his illegitimate presidency. Interesting, President Donald TRUMP paid more in taxes than NBC parent company COMCAST.

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    That little moron “leading North Korea” is flirting with disaster if he thinks he can conquer the United States with that impressive “Parade” army that can be wiped out with one (MOAB)”Mother Of All Bombs” which will shock everything
    within a 1 mile radius. He has the same “illusions of grandeur” Hitler had and
    will reach the same end.

  • justinwachin says:

    Technically we are still at war with North Korea. If Kim Jong Un wants to end the cease fire the next thing that will end will be his grip on North Korea. Maybe the U.S. should be sending drones over North Korea to drop pamphlets preparing the people for the day their brutal dictator becomes buzzard feed.

    1. William Bilyeu says:

      If we could just drop pamphlets telling the North Koreans that if they will overthrow Kim Kong Un and the Communist government they could join a re-united Korea and enjoy the rewards of a free society. They would at least be able to feed the starving.

      1. justinwachin says:

        A South Korean PR firm could probably craft the content for the flyers. For North Koreans any sign of disloyalty toward Kim Jung Un qualifies them for the death penalty. They flyers could help if an attack happens. While they might not lead an effort to overthrow Kim they might stand down once an attack was underway.

        Pictures of the prosperity to be found in South Korea would go a long way in destroying peoples loyalty toward Kim Jong Un. The brutal Kim dynasty has impoverished and starved the North Korean people through their incompetence and general disregard for human life. Hopefully Kim will realize that his days of using the U.S. as his foil are over and he will settle down. Short of fleeing the country, that is the only thing likely to keep him alive long enough to see winter arrive.

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  • DrBillLemoine says:

    There has been a ‘necessity’ for American counter-NKorean action long before now. One trusts that military and national security officials have thought through this move more than simply striking limited targets in Syria over the weekend. Where is the red line that has now been crossed by Kim Jong An? What does America intend by this provocation of a ‘strike’ force; is it different from a ‘task force’?
    More questions than answers arise from this navy move. What is the plan for post-strike action when China refuses to take action, fears refugees entering China, and implies both removal of Kim and SKorean takeover of the North? Who will protect a response of NKorea by shelling or attacking SKorea with a million man army? How can we protect Japan from any missile attack whether nuclear or not? I’d like to see congress get involved in hearings about these nation-shaking questions, but Ryan and McConnell are more interested in following their own agendas than protecting American citizens, let alone allies.
    The world wonders, to paraphrase CIC-PAC Adm. Nimitz from WW2 over Adm. Halsey’s behavior during the Philippine campaign.

    1. snowyriver says:

      simply striking limited targets ??? Do you realize that Syria had much of its chemical weaponry stored beneath the airport that was destroyed?

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        Where are you getting that from–destroyed chemical weaponry after the cruise missile attack? I have seen that nowhere on reputable media. If that’s true, there would be no immediate use of the airport, said to be the next day, by any air force, Syrian or Russian, due to chemical residue. Source please. Most of the reports since the attack have been that there was no attack made on WMD chemical plants or production facilities. Are you being gullible?

        1. snowyriver says:

          it was a post on what the media and the president aren’t telling you about the missile strike.. sorry my memory on the address is reputable.. but I do remember most of the contents of the video.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Tell me–who and how can anyone tell what isn’t made by anyone as a public announcement or news? Are you watching a video that’s false news, faux news or somebody’s conspiracy theory du jour? Video images are long lasting but don’t count if its not real. Double check the reliability and validity of your source website. There are lots of phony ‘news’ purveyors including Russian sources that are trying to trick and fool you.
            Just think, it’s big news if all of Syria’s chemical weaponry were destroyed in one strike and nobody would want to hide that in any news organization; it’s a scoop of monumental proportions.

          2. NM Leon says:

            Okay BB, how can you tell that you are not a figment of my imagination, or how can you tell that you are not really lying in a coma and what you refer to as life isn’t just a dream?

            I haven’t heard anyone (other than Obozo, Kerry, Rice etal) say that all Syria’s chem weapons were destroyed “in one strike” and in fact Nikki Haley explicitely said that we would attack again if needed, presumably if Assad used more WMD.

            What an idiot you are.

        2. snowyriver says:

          What the media and president aren’t telling you about the missile strike on Syria… google this

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            No link came through.

          2. snowyriver says:

            I put that in my browser and get numerous places to read?? LOL.. copy and paste.. lol

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            There’s nothing to copy.

          4. snowyriver says:

            Try this one… I was just there.. ” Presidents Change, Policy Doesn’t: What the Media & Trump Admin are not Telling You About the Chemical Attack in Syria ”
            Copy and paste that in your browser, this is the one I saw before we started this conversation.

          5. Retired says:

            You will not get through to this liberal hard head .

          6. snowyriver says:

            As long as he is civil I will show him the facts.. Does he know about the 500 million that Obama confiscated from our Social Security?

          7. Retired says:

            The liberals do not care about the elderly , just like the year $100.00 was taken away and the age for max. SS was changed . People have forgotten about that . It is a loss of $1200.00 a year plus after that the way cost of living is calculated was also changed .

          8. snowyriver says:

            I noticed just this year.. We on Social Security got a raise.. about $15.oo per month, at the same time medicare went up $20.oo per month.. Nice raise.. Yes they blow smoke up many asses.

          9. Retired says:

            But Obama made sure the Gov. employees got more of a raise and free insurance for those not working . .

          10. snowyriver says:

            Obama was never a legal president.. Trump ran on a law and order platform.. We will see how it comes out.

          11. Retired says:

            Schumer came right out and said that he would make life miserable for Trump the next 4 years .

          12. bobnstuff says:

            Are you having a problem just giving a simple link, why all the BS.her you have the article or you don’t. Produce facts please.

          13. Retired says:

            You forget about the Camera in the sky that keeps a eye on what goes on, that is why the one single airport was hit. What the Military Knows is not the same as the Media . You must have noticed by now there are to many leakers in WDC.

          14. bobnstuff says:

            Produce a link, is it to much to ask. Are you or someone else making it up? Don’t hand me the google it for your self line. Either there is a reliable source or there isn’t. Without feet on the ground it’s kind of hard to prove that there was anything there worth $70 million dollars to blow up. If there is a story with facts saying that we destroyed valuable assets it would be interesting to see it. What we do know is they are flying out of that airport today so it looks a lot like we didn’t really change things.

          15. Retired says:

            I don’t have a link other than what has been made public as far as Planes buildings and the tower . the runways were not the targets . They were certain that planes from that field had the gas bombs . You do not have a wimp in control like the 8 years of Clinton and Obama . You have to remember that Trump has Russia and Iran to deal with as to what Hillary – Kerry and Obama set up . There is also the Issue of getting rid old the old weapons to be replaced with newer ones . Seeing you never served it is something to try to understand .

          16. bobnstuff says:

            As I said there is no proof that any gas was destroyed in this attack and the fact that they are flying out of it means that they most likely didn’t blow up any gas or they wouldn’t be able to go back to using it so fast.

            Also you need to go back and look at the facts on why Obama didn’t attack Syria. He made the mistake of asking Congress. Congress said no. Do you remember the grief they Congress gave Obama over his bombing Libya without asking..

            Russia said they had destroyed all the gas they had. There have been no stories in the real media about any gas been found and destroyed. All that is being said is that it was the airport that the planes took of from.

          17. Retired says:

            The runways were not a target, Buildings tower and planes . I did not bring up the gas Issue .Let me ask you this how many more decades do you want to see tax dollars wasted on the middle east while the Arabs are sitting by as long as their oil; flows .Since WW2 we have spent Billions there and for what ??? Obama was a wimp and Clinton was no better .The question should be where the gas came from and how much is left in the Country .

          18. bobnstuff says:

            You you understand what Sarin gas is. The missiles we used would not destroy the gas but only release it. Had Sarin Gas been released the base would have been unusable for some time and any people around it world be dead. It wasn’t you that brought up the gas but Snowyriver said
            “simply striking limited targets ??? Do you realize that Syria had much of its chemical weaponry stored beneath the airport that was destroyed?”
            As far as spending money in the Middle East you are right, We have nothing good in that part of the would since WW II. We have spent money defending the oil companies interests.
            We spent $70 million dollars to blow up a few buildings.

          19. Retired says:

            No I don’t Understand ,I only did 25 years and many Chemical to Nuke drills supporting the sub forces .Do you have any Idea how old they were , 70 million used or turned into trash .Tech is moving faster than you realize in the weapon industry .

          20. NM Leon says:

            You are so ignorant and full of schitte it flows off of your keyboard.

            Sarin is extremely unstable and undergoes chemical change very quickly. As such it cannot be stored, but has to be mixed pretty much immediately before deployment. precursor chemicals and any store-able chem weapons (mustard or chlorine for instance) are always kept below grade for safety reasons. Any release by accident or attack would be “contained in the hole” by deliberate design.


          21. Retired says:

            Ignorance and arrogance go hand in hand , you are talking to two of the best in the field . Dr. + Bob

          22. NM Leon says:

            Yep, Bullschitte Bobby, or Lyin Lemoine if you prefer.

          23. NM Leon says:

            They are flying out of it because we didn’t destroy the runway, but they are not using any more gas.

            Obozo requested a NEW AUMF that restricted the use of troops, and Congress said no, but since they didn’t repeal or replace the original AUMF it was (and is) still in place.

            The grief the gave Obozo over Lybia was because he went over the time limit in the War Powers Act, not because he didn’t get an AUMF first.

          24. NM Leon says:

            Sure, we’ll get you that link to classified satellite or overhead data right away. The president and the pentagon say the gas was loaded at the al-Shayrat military airfield. They don’t tell us how they know that, because to do so would reveal sources and methods of intelligence gathering.


          25. DrBillLemoine says:

            I read your Sons of Liberty article and find it wanting in many respects. The worst indictment is the assembling of half a dozen disparate Middle East sources with a conspiracy story generated. The keyword that should alert you to faux news is ‘coincidence’. We don’t know if your article’s sources are in cahoots, but tying all these pieces together is lunacy, and fear mongering. I trust you are aware that presidents don’t ordinarily respond to double dare Turkish challenges of dubious repute. We know that Trumps ex-intelligence security head Flynn is working for Turkey’s dictatorial president Erdogan, so this is plausible, but not likely. Ditto, the spurious news sources used as the basis for the article about presidents and policies. None of this hangs together as the writer states for the alert reader. But careless readers or gullible and naïve ones get snookered. Stick to the reliable and reputable mainstream media for real news as they are onto the spin and outright lies from this administration and supporting websites. Otherwise you’ll drive yourself crazy with the nonsense, inconsistencies, speculations and fear mongering. I’ll trust our national agencies and media any day over that article’s circumstantial evidence.

        3. Retired says:

          Name a reliable source in the media .

        4. NM Leon says:

          Google Munitions Bunker, idiot. Almost all are underground or partially underground, especially chemicals.

          The gasses have to be heavier than air so that they stay where the people are, on the ground. For that reason they and their precursor chemicals are stored below grade so that in an accident or attack they are not dispersed.

          Explosive munitions are also stored below grade, because explosive force follows the path of least resistance. When an explosive is set off at grade, the resulting explosion is hemispherical, affecting everything to the sides as well as overhead. Put it below grade even a few feet, and the explosion is shaped like a truncated cone, with all of the force directed upward.

          Note the 10 yellow circles. Those are the underground bunkers we took out at the al-Shayrat military airfield.

          Heres the entire airfield.

          And here’s a news story showing before and after shots.

          You truly are an idiot.

      2. Retired says:

        He can not think that far .

    2. Retired says:

      Are you sick wanting the Idiot politicians involved , they would F UP a wet dream , that is why the world is in the mess today .You would want to give them a 30 day warning to strike ???

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        Unless you want the prez to violate the War powers act or constitutional provisions, they should be involved from congress. Does that mean you are an anarchist, or outlaw?
        It’s called checks and balances; you know, from the founders’ writings.
        I do think we have deterrence, but it isn’t perfect for missiles; and, SKorea is too close for much warning on missiles; ditto, Japan. What’s the Trump policy? Lob cruise missiles whenever he gets a frown on his head, sees tragic pix of babies gassed? Why did he tell Prez Obama not to get involved in Syrian, then shoots at them himself? You aren’t thinking any more than Trump and the White House.

        1. Retired says:

          There are no checks and balances with the present congress . I am sure he did not do this just to shoot Missiles and not a decision on his own like you are Implying . What did you expect him to do give a 60 day notice so he can gas and murder more ??? Are you a supporter of ISIS and wanting another 9/11 .Did you miss the Palm Sunday bombings , is that what you like to see .

          1. bobnstuff says:

            The Republican through a fit when Obama bombed Libya with out asking them. When it came time to bomb Syria Obama did ask and was to no. It’s Congresses call for us to go to war. That’s what the Republicans in Congress have said in the past.

          2. Retired says:

            That is why I say with the Circus in congress that has been going on for decades how will we get world peace .More have supported Trump on this than not .If people would have paid attention he did contact Russia this was coming before the strike . The Elected need to stop playing games and do their job instead of worrying were their campaign money is coming from and who they will run in the next election

          3. NM Leon says:

            The Republicans threw a fit when Obozo carried on the Libya action beyond the legal time limit to get Congressional approval. Don’t try to revise history.

            Try actually reading Article I Section 8 of the Constitution. It gives the Congress the ability to authorize offensive military action in a number of ways. The way they have chosen to do that since WWII is by funding the actions.

          4. DrBillLemoine says:

            I agree that congress is becoming more polarized every election. But the pendulum swings both ways and with Democratic anger over Trump, Garland and diminishing rights, it may start swinging back this month. Trump may very well have fired missiles on a whim if you watch news at all. There’s no discussion in congress (accountability; checks and balances) and UN Ambassador Haley says there may be follow up as needed. That’s pretty whimsical.
            Assad has been using gas for years. Who do you blame: Assad, Putin, or maybe it’s Obama’s fault?
            There’s no 911 in the cards if we support our intelligence agencies, something hard for Trump to do, as the prime decider. Remember 911 was in New York City, not Paris which has no borders or our intelligence apparatus. Stop the fear mongering and support congress reinstating communications storage of metadata and stop commercial internet service providers from doing it to make a dollar more from you with no governmental protections.

          5. NM Leon says:

            “As needed” is “whimsical”? What dictionary do you use?

          6. Retired says:

            Next to Congress the biggest problem the US faces is our media that has no clue on writing unbiased .Trump is a different breed that our elected have no clue about .You can not get the job done playing games like congress has done for decades .

          7. DrBillLemoine says:

            A hallmark and requirement for keeping our democracy going is the free media. Dictators shut them down first thing–Trumps ongoing effort. You should be told by someone, me in this case, that no press or broadcast media write without a point of view, often in support of democracy. That’s how you get coherent thinking–on a topic–that brings together available reports and data, as up-to-date as can be had with verifications by at least one other source. You may not like the data, news or point of view but that’s also democracy and our first amendment.
            Trump is certainly another breed–out of touch with ordinary Americans, promising what’s popular (he’s called a populist, not republican or democrat) and doing Executive Order’s because he has no mandate in congress to pass real laws the people want. Nobody has a clue because he’s a compulsive liar, always has been. You should also know that politics is the art of negotiating and getting things done. Freedom (Tea Party) Caucus doesn’t know that, so you get dysfunctional government. Politics is also installed for We, the People, to ‘provide for the common defense and promoting the general welfare, which republicans have forgotten careening toward regression in everything but tax breaks for their masters, the wealthy. Politics is precisely playing games like I’ve described for the common good. Everything else is promoting oligarchy and dictatorship.

          8. Retired says:

            Here you go again with your BS , Trump does not want to shut down the media . He wants honest reporting which has not happened for decades Some of you liberals just can not understand that concept .

          9. DrBillLemoine says:

            EVERY dictator, that’s what all Trump’s governance and personal moves indicate, attacks the media till it’s gone. He campaigned against the media. He said he would remove them from the White House. He minimizes press conferences. He gives them nothing but minimal contact in White House and Air Force One. What’s not honest in reporting is from right wing media including Breitbart. These conservative blogs are another example where half truths and spin prevail. I think you don’t understand that reporters are mainly college educated, great writers and editor directed in assignments.

          10. NM Leon says:

            Face it BB, you are a delusional fool. They say the first step to recovery is acceptance, you should seek professional help.

            “EVERY dictator, that’s what all Trump’s governance and personal moves indicate,”

            Yeah, because a Dictator would have allowed his healthcare insurance plan to fail in Congress (or would have sent it to Congress in the first place, lol).

            As usual, your grasp of the English language is marginal at best, and newsflash, Trump is not the first president to go to war with parts of the media. Remember Obozo trying to shut down FNC? Remember Obozo wiretapping James Rosen and the AP?

            Remember when the press vehemently protested JFK not briefing them on foreign affairs information, how they claimed it was censorship?

            Remember learning of Lincoln’s Executive Order of May 18, 1864; “Arrest and Imprisonment of Irresponsible Newspaper Reporters and Editors”

            And let’s not forget John Adams who had Congress pass the Sedition Act of 1798 which made it illegal to “write, print, utter or publish, or cause it to be done, or assist in it, any false, scandalous, and malicious writing against the government of the United States, or either House of Congress, or the President, with intent to defame, or bring either into contempt or disrepute…”. He prosecuted and convicted many newspaper editors under the law.

            Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day.

            Letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, Date: June 11, 1807

            “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”

            Mark Twain

            You really suck at history, don’t you, even when it’s stuff that happened within your lifetime?

          11. Retired says:

            You are just like the media with your Spin of half truth , it is people like you who educated those so called writers at the left wing universities . The media proved itself with the Clinton campaign as to how they tried to black ball Trump .

          12. DrBillLemoine says:

            Not a frat boy I see. Blackball is a secret veto preventing anyone for any reason from membership. In politics and elections there is no blackball. But you look in the wrong direction. Russian and alt right propaganda with timely ‘insertions’ by Comey from FBI DID smear Clinton along with decades old political hacks and stalkers of the lady to paint her in enough of a bad light that base Republicans could combine with regulars to win the Electoral College majority while losing the popular vote. Too bad as we are living with the aftermath now in Trump’s tribulations.
            I notice you are the master of half truth and innuendo as you smear me with nothing of substance; how about pointing to something–anything–specific that’s half truth. You righties don’t have the facts or precedents or law on your side in arguments so you have to smear.
            And you make another half truth mistake. My teaching is based on student research methods, facts and hypotheses, not spin, following the scientific method that’s brought you and me out of the dark past into the age of reason/enlightenment with what’s called technical writing. Except for Bob Jones and other so-called religious colleges and universities higher education is dedicated to truth; if you relate it to politics you are missing the point of edification for the bulk of Americans for 150 years.

          13. Retired says:

            Here you go again with story writing , what else can you call what the media did to Trump. Black balling fits and yes I know how it works in your secret societies . Where did students of higher learning get their views from other then the educators in left field .I am surrounded by the left wing Universities that try to control Government with their teachings and involvement in getting them to vote that way. It is you who can not handle the truth . The US has not had a election in decades where the choice was the lessor of two evils as many call it .

          14. DrBillLemoine says:

            No, no, no. KKK has a secret society, not college fraternities. I’m full of stories about politics, but never deigned to run despite requests from both parties and both parents being elected officials and friends with the Bush family patriarch in CT. You really have no idea about college and university learning where much independent reading on a professor’s theme and term paper research occurs. You are being told herewith that higher education appears ‘left wing’ because people learn about the world and delve in depth into issues with consequent reading, writing and speaking. It’s such learned students and teachers who are tapped to lead the masses because of their broader and deeper perspectives than many. That includes reporting and governing. There’s a difference you should appreciate between learning and indoctrination. You watch cable documentaries and get indoctrinated. You attend courses and learn to think for yourself. And wise up–politics is supposed to be a choice, whether evil or not is a personal judgment.

          15. NM Leon says:


            Sometimes your bullschitte is just too funny, BB.

          16. Retired says:

            You got one thing right that you are full of stories , BBS Stories from a liberal . Funny so many have you pegged .

          17. DrBillLemoine says:

            Yes, anything important requires context and/or background and/or facts to provide usable information. I call them stories, but it’s not the same thing as faux news and conspiracy theories found in abundance on the far right. Even our laws require facts, precedence and the statute for justice in application. Ask any writer, judge, editor, attorney or legitimate legislator or administrator. Those things are in short supply among Ryan, McConnell and Freedom Caucus Republicans.

          18. NM Leon says:

            You call them stories, we call your stories lies. Both the far right and the far left are replete with conspiracy theories, the difference is that the far left is 1000X larger than the few fringe wackos on the right.

          19. Retired says:

            You have sold your soul to the left wing and Satan , thinking the media is great except for Fox .

          20. DrBillLemoine says:

            If you ignore the Russian propaganda bot who follows me around the blogosphere and posting after me here, you can get a broader vision of America and the world. Actually Fox (comedy) News is shedding its worst elements thanks to abused women and departure of serial misogynists O’Reilly, Hannity, Ailes. Too bad they haven’t improved their sources for proper context, background and facts themselves. If you haven’t discovered my independent viewpoints yet, I can’t help you any more than the automaton. While I believe you are not a Russian lap dog like Trump, I think you are misinformed and disinformed, maybe by Russian bots. When anybody drags into a discussion Hitler, like Sean Spicer the Trump Spokesman, or Satan like you just did, it signifies one is out of their element, facts, truth and possibly the American Way. It certainly is no longer political or religious veracity that you possess.

          21. NM Leon says:

            Newsflash, Bullschitte Billy, no bot is following you.

            Your “broader vision” is just libtard socialist bullschitte.

            FNC is the most trusted, and 51% of it’s viewers are liberal or independent.

            You don’t have independent viewpoints, on the rare occassions when you are not outright lying, you are vomiting libtard talking points.

            Explain why a Russian lapdog would act against Russian interests…inquiring minds want to know.

            You are a member of a Satan worshiping church and one of the vilest creatures in modern culture, an internet troll. You are an ignorant, evil, fool.

          22. Retired says:

            We had 16 years of wimp Presidents ,Clinton and Obama . Trump showed both up today and blew your Demon mind about Russia . But then you probably did not listen to him today .

          23. DrBillLemoine says:

            That’s better posting. Wimp presidents??? Are you paying attention to Kosovo and the Balkans, or the P5+1 bearding Iran’s nukes? Those are American led successes by ‘wimp’ presidents. Simply throwing a few cruise missiles at empty planes and related facilities isn’t macho. Nobody was killed, no gas facilities were destroyed, maybe not even any sarin gas supplies taken out and certainly no soldiers, Syrian or Russian. They were warned ahead of bombing using the air warning hotline that Putin disconnected afterwards. Hardly macho by Trump, simply petulant listening to Ivanka whining. Did you listen to Tillerson’s presser with Lavrov where he said nothing of substance? These folks don’t have a coherent police that lasts more than a week, not thought out, not articulated for global stability, let alone American safety.
            BTW when you intake data from the full range of media, your thinking becomes better. Try it.

          24. Retired says:

            You ought to try what you preach, you live by the left side according to your posting. there is no right side with you . You have no understanding of what The Bombing purpose was other than what the media feeds . Are you one of the many Draft dodgers of your time hiding in the University system ????

          25. DrBillLemoine says:

            When posts turn from issues to personal attacks, it’s time for me to sign off the thread. I live by American values and mores, liberty and justice for all, more life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, truth and reality. If that’s on the left side, so be it.
            If you are referring to the 21 ton bomb in Afghanistan, it is curious that it comes now, just like the impotent 59 cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield–just for show, no substance or goal involved. Just more bluster and crashing about, military resembling their CIC Trump.

          26. Retired says:

            If you were up to speed the Big bomb was planed before Trump . It is evident you have no Military knowledge except what the left media presents you . The other thing you overlook is the Spending bill Ryan got passed under Obama that released funds to do things . So why did you not answer my Question about hiding in University instead of serving your country ????

          27. NM Leon says:

            You are the biggest liar on Disqus. You constantly use personal attacks and have been doing so for years. You are an evil libtard troll.

          28. NM Leon says:

            He is an ignorant, delusional fool, a libtard troll.

          29. NM Leon says:

            “You should be told by someone, me in this case, that no press or broadcast media write without a point of view, often in support of democracy. That’s how you get coherent thinking–on a topic–that brings together available reports and data, as up-to-date as can be had with verifications by at least one other source.”


            From EthicNet Journalism Etthics:

            ‘Like any other citizen, the journalist has a right to political and other convictions. However, in his/her professional activity he/she should remain neutral and objective…Journalists should present the facts and preserve their true meaning, demonstrate the major links and not allow distortions.

            Unbiased journalism does not mean that the journalists should abstain from expressing their personal opinions. However, the reader should be able to tell the difference between the articles stating facts and materials expressing someone’s opinion or interpretation of events.

            It is not allowed to hide publicly important information or distort the facts.

            Bias in commentary is a violation of the principles of journalistic ethics.

            Unconfirmed information, rumors and conjecture should be marked as such.

            The professional status of the journalist is not compatible with occupying a position in state bodies, or in the headquarters of political parties and other political organisations.

            Journalists and editors should not have additional jobs or occupy elected or administrative positions, in case it compromises their moral impaccability.

            If work in political parties, taking part in demonstrations and solving urgent social issues results or may result in a conflict of interests, raises or may raise the question of objectivity of mass media, it is not acceptable.

            Of course the list of “journalists” who were hired for positions within the Obozo administration is long, And of course the heads of a number of news organization had close ties to the Obozo administration through blood or marriage:

            David Rhoades, the current president of CBS News, is the brother of Ben Rhoades,

            Claire Shipman, senior national correspondent at ABC News, is married to Jay Carney

            The president of ABC News, Ben Sherwood, is brother to Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a special advisor to Obozo.

            CNN Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, Virginia Moseley is a married to Tom Nides, Deputy Secretary of State under Obozo (and Hildabeast).

          30. gvette says:

            Once again, we live in a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Gee Bill, you brag about knowing everything, and you still get things wrong. Oh, and the information you get from your liberal news, still isn’t worth a shit. Kinda like you!

          31. DrBillLemoine says:

            It’s a distinction without a difference. Try stating something we don’t know, Capt. Obvious.

          32. gvette says:

            I guess you don’t see it. If we lived in a democracy, we’d have your hero Killary as our president. That’s a big difference.

          33. NM Leon says:

            It’s a distinction with a HUGE difference, you are just too stupid to be able to comprehend it.

          34. Roy Fredrichsen says:

            I’m afraid Nancy Pelosi and that bunch she “hangs out” with are in for a rude awakening If North Korea decides to send missles into Japan or South Korea when they find out North Korea no longer exists due to a large explosion over Pyonyang.

          35. DrBillLemoine says:

            Americans beyond the ‘military class’ are against war, including the officer corps. Trump speaks to those militants and may make a mistake with Kim. If we have a little more time before Trump strikes the North, anti-missile defenses may be beefed up and minimize his impetuous and knee-jerk militancy indicated so far only by threats. We do however need to prepare for the worst as NKorea is advancing rapidly toward capability to hit American soil. SKorea and Japan are already in jeopardy without adequate air defenses that will take a little time to install.
            But your focus on the NKorean capital and no other sites like military and nuclear installations, artillery near the border and underground tunnels near Seoul is too limited. Any attack by America must finish the Kim regime, protect our allies completely and set the stage for reunification of the entire peninsula.

          36. Roy Fredrichsen says:

            Bill – As a military veteran we trained for war in the hopes we did NOT have to prove we had the ability to defeat any enemy that attacked us. I am still sworn to the Constitution by virtue of being an American citizen/soldier.

          37. DrBillLemoine says:

            Roy, yours as a veteran is a different attitude than most who post here. All of us citizens support the Constitution, most without any oath. That’s a false dividing line used as a shield for much nasty and non-Constitutional discourse in these pages and other conservative blogs I read. As a fellow citizen, I am NOT anyone’s enemy as your oath-takers seem to think after separation. There seems to be a gap between enlisted and officers. You don’t say which you are.

          38. Roy Fredrichsen says:

            Dr. Bill- When I was in the military officers and enlisted men worked together as a team. Just for the record I was an enlisted man and got along fine with our officers giving them the respect due them as commissioned officers.

          39. DrBillLemoine says:

            It’s good to see not everyone posting is a yahoo or has PTSD in retirement. Thanks for your service. I’m sure NCOs and enlisted work together, but rank is much different in attitude I’ve found here and from friends whether academy or ‘wonders’. I trust you will test my thesis reading anyone self-styled as ‘retired’ in moniker or prose. And there is some difference among the branches but my thesis still seems to stand. Aside from service, I know many ‘patriots’ who work every day for a better America, not whining, or criticizing or berating others, or calling non-vets the ‘enemy’. I count myself among them. There’s a positive, a forward leaning, a ‘can do’, an improvement attitude that separates in a wide gulf the people I’m referring to from the military and ordinary hard working citizens. A corollary to my thesis/hypothesis is that learning to kill, living with fellows who are together in traumatic combat, following orders coming down the chain makes a particular mindset that’s dysfunctional in retirement and ordinary living post-service. It’s all in these conservative blog page comments. Plus you don’t say if you were part of the volunteer military or more recent professional cadre though there doesn’t seem to be much difference decades after separation.

          40. Roy Fredrichsen says:

            DrBill- After attending San Marcos Texas Military Adademy (Infantry School) I volunteered into the Air Force knowing what to expect. Instead of being a rifleman, I became a jet aircraft mechanic and enjoyed
            it. After six yeasr of military service, I went to work at the new Johnson Space center from the Gemini Program through Space station. The most exciting
            part of my career.

          41. DrBillLemoine says:

            It must have been very satisfying for you to do what you liked. In college I was briefly in the AF ROTC, later determined to volunteer in that branch if drafted, but changed colleges. Back then in the volunteer military, ordinary citizens were all together, around your time served. I decided if drafted to enlist in that ‘clean’ branch, relatively speaking. I was interested in rocketry, but was ruled deferred for national emergency only, so no service here. Still maintained an interest in teaching math, computers and science, the old Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM subjects now organized together. I’ve been to both Johnson and Kennedy space centers, watch rockets blast off from Canaveral nowadays at a distance and on the NASA channel. Nearly volunteered for teacher-in-space that cost Christa McAuliffe her life but my central city secondary students were in too much learning trouble to spare me from the classroom.

            I wrote, taught and evaluated and administered curriculum in math and computers taking classes on field trips to Michoud to see shuttle fuel tanks made, getting unique programs approved by the state board, lobbying the legislature for better school involvement of parents. Still kept close contact with Army recruiters who always had the latest portable computer equipment to show for me and with in-house Jr. ROTC personnel. The folks who followed you into the military don’t believe in these pages that they refused to match shooting expertise with me, ever.
            I might have made a good soldier or sniper but rejected military academy appointment by Pappy Prescott Bush, a friend of both my partisan elected father and mother, for engineering and teaching. Too much discipline for me. Hence, my interest in politics and writing here today in retirement. Exciting in its own way. Trust you are well and happy today.

        2. NM Leon says:

          The president legally has time to get AUMF, and there is no need for open hearings in Congress.

          You are incapable of rational thought, leave it to the adults.

    3. NM Leon says:

      Yes, there has been a “necessity” since WJC screwed us over and gave N. Korea $billions in return for their advancing their Nuke weapons program.

      Kim Jong-un (not An) has not crossed a red line yet that would legally allow us to attack him. If he fires a missile that is aimed toward Japan (for instance) we would be legally justified in shooting it down, and if he actually hit Japan with a missile we would be legally justified in attacking him.

      Assad crossed a red line by using proscribed weapons.

      This “provocation” is a response to N Korea. Only a libtard idiot would think that putting on a gun and vest is provocation of the guy in the neighborhood that’s been firing weapons and openly saying he planned to kill you and your family.

      A “Strike Team” is normally a part of a “Task Force”

      McConnell and Ryan and Trump are smart enough to know that public Congressional hearing would be worse than useless. Much better to keep the intelligence close so that libtard idiots like you could slow down or needed actions and broadcast our plans to the enemy.

      1. Retired says:

        That is why Trump goes to Florida , down there he can control media access and conduct business, it’s not golf all weekend like many think .Trump is one of those rare 24/7 workers .

        1. bobnstuff says:

          Lets see, he plays golf while he is down there, he watches golf while he is down there. When Obama played golf it was a problem, why is Trumps golf any different? The White House is built to impress. It give the man sitting behind the desk power just by being there so Trump goes to Florida to a golf course.

          1. Retired says:

            What part of 24/7 don’t you understand , NM Leon posted pictures of the Airfield and Trump at play with a bunch of his fellow workers .

          2. Roy Fredrichsen says:

            Just exactly who said he was playing golf?

          3. bobnstuff says:

            They take his picture doing it all the time. People keep count you know. 13 times and counting.

        2. NM Leon says:

          Yeah, Reince Priebus said that the way he has always gotten ahead is by working longer and harder than everyone else…and that he had finally met his match in President Trump.

          1. Retired says:

            I would say he is one of those that operates on around 4 Hrs. of sleep .

  • matjoe76 says:

    Was in Korea’s waters in 51 Would go back today if Possible. We have to stop this Madman and do it NOW.

    1. jim says:

      I was on the ground there in 65/66 hated it but would go back if needed BUT a little to old lol

      1. matjoe76 says:

        If I was straight legging it back then really don’t know how I would think now.

  • pappy450 says:

    “Peace through a show of strength” again. How refreshing after all the years of the “fairy princess” OSCUMBAG cowering in the shadows.

    We NOW have a REAL “Commander in Chief”!

  • vietnam6871 says:

    had 225 Vietnam combat missions off the USS Kitty Hawk in VF-114. Love to be in a carrier fighter squadron again. I’m 73 going on 53 and I know I would pass the physical. We were just into Hong Kong when we had an emergency recall and the Hawk and her strike group moved off the shores of North Korea over the Pueblo incident. I got to the dock and the boatswains mate handed me a 45 and said “You have command, sir”. My only command and it was over an LST full of angry, drunken sailors that got maybe 4 hours of liberty. Other than several of them losing their lunch over the side, we made it back to the Hawk safely.

  • Askjrsk says:

    Obama and Clinton really have set us up. Thank God a billionaire has given up his life and salary to come to the aid of his people and the country he loves so much. Insulted my low life and in the clutches of greedy evil crooks and cons like Obama and CLINTONS God bless America God Bless PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

    1. Auburnmanfrom TN says:

      amen brother!!

      1. Askjrsk says:

        And amen

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    2. jim says:

      I agree with you totaly

      1. Askjrsk says:

        It’s truth isn’t it?

    3. Retired says:

      China needs to remove the mad Boy Kim and the problems will slow down .

  • donl says:

    Spent 4 years on carriers, yes, i would do it again. VF- 62.

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Thankyou for your service

    2. Webb says:

      From an old vet…Thank You!!
      Looks like N. Korea has been put on Notice…

      1. jim says:

        I hope they get the message , this is long over do, just glad O shit head is gone and Hitlerly is not involved, let the miltary run this show of force not the dumbos in DC

        1. Retired says:

          Lets hope it does not go that far and China takes care of that little tyrant .

      2. Walter Flatt says:





        IF NOT,








      3. Askjrsk says:

        Thankyou 2.

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