March 9, 2018

SEE, THIS STUFF EVEN CAN REACH OUT AND TOUCH THE REPTILE BRAIN OF KIM JONG UN: An oldie but a goodie, the USAF Bomber Trifecta.

UPDATE FROM ABOVE: Trump’s joke is priceless (See Glenn’s post immediately above). But it’s also psychological warfare. Hey, Rocket Man, Trump’s in charge of the Bomber Trifecta! This column of mine, written last Tuesday, notes Trump’s use of psychological warfare.

Trump has also engaged “Little Rocket Man” Kim in bouts of name-calling. Trump belittled Kim, and did so with humor. Insulting a dictator’s “dignity” is a potentially valuable act of psychological warfare. Dictators assert invulnerability by using physical threat to silence dissent. Kim’s inability to stop or ignore Trump’s taunts revealed a kind of vulnerability.

The Council on Foreign Relations types went ape when Trump gave Kim bombast for bombast. They missed it. Trump beat Kim in the bombast exchange. Per the Bomber Trifecta, Kim would also lose the bomb blast competition.

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