I worked in government in the Washington, D.C. area for 19 years. You run into interesting people. One fellow prepared the President’s daily brief, and we talked. I won’t say whether or not we kept up a relationship over the years.
Let me tell you what is going on. Why? Because The Donald already let the cat out of the bag when Director Pompeo, the new CIA chief, secretly met with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean Dictator.
Pompeo didn’t spill all the beans, just enough to have The Dictator completely reverse his belligerent, you-can’t-touch-this position. Kim pivoted on a dime. Survival will do that to you.
Whatever did Pompeo say?
Not much. It was show-and-tell time.
First, pictures of Kim appearing at several test missile launches. Then, pictures of Kim’s high-security caravan speeding through the empty streets of Pyongyang. Then, more time-date photos of Kim’s steel-plated personal vehicle outside one of his mistresses’ apartments.
Message? We know where to get you if and when we want to. And, we’re starting to get to want to.
Second, vague references to a grouping of laser satellites permanently positioned in geosynchronous orbit approximately 22,300 miles above Earth, coincidentally a bee-line directly to Pyongyang — if bees could fly in space and ride lasers down to us flatlanders.
Thank God, he didn’t put all our cards on the table. He could have referenced the secret cruise missiles equipped with electromagnetic pulse waves which shut down all electronic waves and connections in a several-mile-wide swath and to a depth of 3,000 feet underground. Can you say “Useless North Korean atomic weapons?” Pompeo didn’t offer any more detail.
But, Dennis Rodman did in a recent visit. He concluded his comments with “Supreme Leader, they told me to tell you this, but I think it’s just bullshit. They’re trying to scare you. We Brothers don’t play that game, do we, sir. Now, let’s go shoot some hoops.”
Ever hear the term reverse psychology?
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