Are We Lazing in Liberty?

Newsweek reports:

North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) published Monday a commentary titled “Trump Should Cool His Jets and Face Up to Reality.” Citing foreign media reports, including Newsweek’s coverage of a poll that found nearly two-thirds of U.S. citizens were against going to war with North Korea, the state-run outlet called on Trump and his administration to rescind their threat to forcefully disarm supreme leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear and ballistic arsenal, which has continued to grow despite increased U.S.-led diplomatic, economic and military pressures.


“The public opinion opposed to the preemptive attack is getting stronger in the U.S. It can be viewed as a sort of advice that the U.S. administration should drop the adventurous and risky way of thinking and boldly make a U-turn in its policy toward the DPRK,” the commentary read, referring to North Korea by an acronym for its official name: the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


“The right to preemptive attack is not exclusive to the U.S. The U.S. should cool-headedly face up to the reality that the iron-willed DPRK’s preemptive nuclear attack against provocateurs is just not hot air,” it added.


Read the article.



I’ve a nagging feeling fumbling
with all that’s wise and all that’s right
I sense the tense of war drums rumbling –
and fear what thunders out-of-sight

Isn’t bragging unappealing
when facing facts and future’s fate?
It’s our freedom that’s revealing
procrastination must not wait!

© 2017 Joy A. Burki-Watson


Though the POTUS has tweeted a threat

Democratic Reps. Elijah Cummings and John Conyers, the respective ranking members of the House oversight and judiciary committees, requested from White House counsel Donald McGahn copies of all recordings between Trump and Comey.


“It is a crime to intimidate or threaten any potential witness with the intent to influence, delay, or prevent their official testimony,” the two wrote in a letter. “The President’s actions this morning — as well as his admission yesterday on national television that he fired Director Comey because he was investigating Trump campaign officials and their connections to the Russian government — raise the specter of possible intimidation and obstruction of justice. The President’s actions also risk undermining the ongoing criminal and counter-intelligence investigations and the independence of federal law enforcement agencies.”


Trump threatens Comey in Twitter outburst



Though the POTUS has tweeted a threat
to intimidate Comey, don’t fret…
it’s another lame ruse
and another lit fuse
for a smoke bomb he’s gonna regret.

Susan Eckenrode, 5/12/17