Trump rattles seaborne saber at North Korea, but his fleet was in wrong ocean headed the wrong way


by Daily Kos

Great powers never bluff. They just lie outright about the location, direction, and intent of entire carrier groups. As the New York Times reports, a few ships are not where the Trump White House said they were.

As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal and give President Trump more options in responding to the North’s...

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CNN reports:

Trump: 'Armada' heading toward North Korea

Trump described the US warships heading toward North Korea as a powerful "armada" in an interview with Fox Business News.

The Inquisitr reports:

North Korea Tension: US ‘Armada’ Was Heading Towards Opposite Direction Of North Korea

The tension between North Korea and the United States has been growing steadily in the past weeks, leading to a worrisome video released by the North Koreans. The said video is a mock-up presentation of the country’s missiles destroying an American city, all the while being part of the celebration marking the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Jong-un’s grandfather.

The rather explosive mock-up video may lead people to wonder how things have escalated to this point, apparently, the North Korean...

The Inquisitr News reports:

Trump On North Korea: ‘We Will Solve North Korea’ With Or Without China’s Help

The Financial Times published an interview on Sunday, April 2, 2017, with President Donald Trump taking a firm line with North Korea and talking about trade with his upcoming meeting with China. Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and the President of the People’s Republic of China, is due to visit with President Trump in Mar-a-Lago later in the week.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump this week. [Image by Lintao Zhang/AP...