Aside from continually paraphrasing the Wicked Queen in Snow White whenever he has a chance to speak by shouting “people, people, listen all, I’m the greatest president of all,” D.Trump tells us he will keep us absolutely safe.
We know this does not relate to the many killings by guns – did that dude who gunned down the Indian man in a bar after telling him to get out of his country need to be carrying? – since D.Trump is for more people having more guns.
Nor does he intend to save us from auto accidents, contaminated food, water or medicine as he crushes regulations having anything to do with interfering with the free market. Nor has he said anything about the desperate and ever-increasing opiate deaths among mostly white youth suffering from their lack of education and hope. And we can wonder about how safe people will be after the new health insurance plan will be put forth.
Strange isn’t it? He seeks to do nothing about these ongoing tragedies occurring daily in our country. How does America get great ignoring the things that drag it down? So what is he making us totally safe from?
It is something that rarely occurs. It is the attack by a person or persons from foreign Muslim countries who may come here and commit such an attack. Think how far down the list of deaths of Americans by foreign terrorists believing in a form of Islam unrecognizable to almost all others stands.
Maybe all you who think we are under a great threat would like to consider that. Outside of 9/11 over a 20 year period beginning in 1995 there have been 250 fatalities due to terrorist attacks in the U.S. or about 12 1/2 deaths a year.
Now get this. The number of American deaths by dog bites each year are more than double the terrorist attacks. Four times as many Americans die from lightning strikes. Yet under D.Trump many are convinced by the big lie we are in great danger from terrorist attacks on our soil. Perhaps rather than doing “extreme vetting” of foreigners, which is another word for barring just like enhanced interrogation was another word for torture, we should be doing extreme vetting on dogs.
All of this points to the nonsense that got him elected and the silliness of those thinking by keeping Muslims out of the country we will be safer. Had D.Trump not pursued his anti-Muslim crusade I’d suggest we would have all been safer.
Which brings me to my greater point. The events over the last few days have caused great consternation among those seeking to keep D.Trump safe. No one wants to talk about it publicly especially the Secret Service. Yet it now knows D.Trump is suddenly at great risk. This was the message that Kim Jong-un just telegraphed to D.Trump: “All your Secret Service agents and body guards cannot keep you safe any longer.”
That, of course, was the reason behind the denial of the visa by the U.S. to North Korean foreign ministry envoy Choe Son Hui and his party who were scheduled to come to New York. It all goes back to the shock felt by the murder of Kim Jong-nam at the Kuala Lumpur airport. He died by having VX nerve agent put on his face. Immediately the intelligence community recognized that North Korea has possession of one of the deadliest chemicals ever created by man but even worse it has created a means to transport it safely from its manufacturing point to its victim.
Any person carrying this cannot be detected through present day security methods. This means that anyone who can get close to D.Trump who is carrying it will be able to do so without hindrance. Stopping the North Korean envoy from coming here prevents him bringing VX, if that was his intent, to pass on to his agents here. But the Secret Service has to act as if sooner or later it will arrive on America’s mainland and its likely target will be D.Trump.
Anyone from a waiter or other worker at Mar-a-Largo to a visitor at the White House or a worker at a plant or a person in a crowd carrying VX who can get close to the president can bring about his sudden demise. There is nothing that can be done to save him especially considering his age and weight. He now stands in great peril.
A newspaper pointed out: “Trump suggested last year he could eat a hamburger with Kim Jong-un and sort things out face to face.” I can promise you one thing now. Trump is no longer planning to eat a hamburger with him.