Trump's puts his mental fitness into question with nukes talk

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 04:30:37 AM. Robert Torricelli: His senior advisers and cabinet members need to be prepared, if necessary, to refuse an order for a pre-emptive strike and remove him as an unfit president by invoking the 25th amendment.
By Robert Torricelli Within months, the current national debate over taxes, health care and Russian meddling may be remembered as luxuries of a distant and simpler time. The United States and North Korea are on a nuclear collision course. Three U.S. Navy carrier battle groups are headed for the Korean Peninsula. The North Koreans may have as many as 15,000 rocket launchers and artillery pieces within range of Seoul. With over 1.5 million men, 6,000 tanks and over 1,000 combat aircraft facing each other, the Korean Peninsula might be the most militarized real estate in history. President Donald Trump's threats, along with his lack of experience, raise the chilling possibility that he could order a pre-emptive nuclear strike against military assets in North Korea, a move that would set off a holocaust, and raise serious questions about the president's state of mind, his motives and his fitness to remain in office. His senior advisers and cabinet members need to be prepared, if necessary, to refuse that order and remove him as an unfit president by invoking the 25th amendment. That job would fall to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chief of Staff John Kelly. Both nations have the wrong leaders at the wrong time. Military conflict might be inevitable because of irreconcilable national ambitions, but the tragic addition of Kim Jong Un and Trump may alter the coming conflict into a transformative event. The North Korean dictator is a...Read more
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