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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 05:17 PM

The War That Wasn't: Trump Claims Obama Was Ready to Strike North Korea

America was on the brink of war. As President Barack Obama prepared to leave office, he was contemplating yet another conflict in Asia, where the United States had already fought twice since the 1950s without winning. This time, the enemy had nuclear weapons. The potential for devastation was enormous.

Wait a minute — don’t remember Mr. Obama’s near-war with North Korea? Neither do the people who were working for Mr. Obama at the time. But President Trump has been telling audiences lately that his predecessor was on the precipice of an all-out confrontation with the nuclear-armed maverick state. The way Mr. Trump tells the story, the jets were practically scrambling in the hangars.

“I believe he would have gone to war with North Korea,” Mr. Trump said in the White House Rose Garden on Friday. “I think he was ready to go to war. In fact, he told me he was so close to starting a big war with North Korea.”
“That was going to be a war that could have been a World War III, to be honest with you,” Mr. Trump said at a cabinet meeting last month.

“Anybody else but me, you’d be in war right now,” he told reporters a few days later. “And I can tell you, the previous administration would have been in war right now if that was extended. You would, right now, be in a nice, big, fat war in Asia with North Korea if I wasn’t elected president.”

“We were not on the brink of war with North Korea in 2016,” Benjamin J. Rhodes, Mr. Obama’s deputy national security adviser, wrote on Twitter. John Brennan, Mr. Obama’s C.I.A. director, told NBC News, “President Obama was never on the verge of starting any war with North Korea, large or small.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/us/politics/trump-obama-north-korea.html

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 05:22 PM

1. How does the liar get away with this ...

when will the media call him out on every lie right on the spot. It's infuriating how many people believe that liars garbage. This has to stop.

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 05:25 PM

2. These days you can lie without any consequences. Americans have lost any critical thinking skills.

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 05:34 PM

3. Beyond lying..

...if Obama was even contemplating the possibility that maybe, maybe, preparation for such an action was appropriate, for this shitbrained fool to speak of it in any context would be revealing highly classified information.
Of course he makes up steaming piles of mule excrement, but his rambling fiction on this indicates he is capable of divulging all manner of secret information any time he thinks it makes him look cool.

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 07:04 PM

4. 25/45

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 09:56 PM

5. Trump's a fucking loon

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 10:45 PM

6. Trump is not a well man

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