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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Monty92 View Post
    Of course, but the bar for judging Trump's madness should be higher than it is Kim's and should be considered relative to the fundamental requirements for being President of America. The simple fact is that we can't rule out the possibility that Trump is sufficiently psychologically unhinged that he could lead us into a nuclear confrontation with NK for reasons more about his own psychological comfort than bumbling politics. That is a mad situation, at the very least.
    Of all US Presidents, Kennedy came closest to tipping the world into nuclear war. Was he mad? Could you argue that even to consider the use of nuclear weapons is a sign of madness? He certainly had some very odd ideas.

    Ultimately, I don't believe the whole armchair psychiatrist bit is very helpful. It's a stick to beat Trump with and nothing more. Viewed objectively, there is nothing inherently unhinged about the US making it clear that it is prepared to use its military capability to protect its allies and interests against what is plainly and explicitly a real threat posed by a belligerent power.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Vegas View Post
    Come on Rich. Wenger has made this strong 'he will stay' stance in order to fish for a big offer. also makes the fans thing he is staying.

    Now the season has started he is mysteriously injured.

    Plus 'competing' spending money with other clubs is a myth that Arsenal fans like to use. We don't need to spend that money. We've been a better team than united for a few years and they have spent **** loads.

    We are good squad with a few additions we'd be right up there. Leicester City won the league how did they compete?

    tottenham don't spend huge but they are doing well too.

    he will be sold at the deadline and not enough time to replace him.
    Alexis will be an Arsenal player in May. When his contract expires, he will cease to be so.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Alexis will be an Arsenal player in May. When his contract expires, he will cease to be so.
    He will never play for us again imo

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I assume that Kim is actually a very intelligent man
    I have literally no idea why you would assume that. His actions have increased his regime's chances of annihilation, not decreased them.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    I have literally no idea why you would assume that. His actions have increased his regime's chances of annihilation, not decreased them.
    Wasn't he educated in one of the finest schools in Switzerland? Granted, that doesn't give you intelligence but he's certainly had all the assistance he could want for.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Wasn't he educated in one of the finest schools in Switzerland? Granted, that doesn't give you intelligence but he's certainly had all the assistance he could want for.
    He was educated in a very expensive school in Switzerland, from which he emerged without even the equivalent of a single GCSE, with OK English and poor German.

  7. #27
    If the Koreans attack they will end up eating dog.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Monty92 View Post
    Of course, but the bar for judging Trump's madness should be higher than it is Kim's and should be considered relative to the fundamental requirements for being President of America. The simple fact is that we can't rule out the possibility that Trump is sufficiently psychologically unhinged that he could lead us into a nuclear confrontation with NK for reasons more about his own psychological comfort than bumbling politics. That is a mad situation, at the very least.
    Not really. That's just what the news business wants you to think, as their bogus anti-Donald narratives are a yuge money-spinner for them right now.
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    Of all US Presidents, Kennedy came closest to tipping the world into nuclear war. Was he mad? Could you argue that even to consider the use of nuclear weapons is a sign of madness? He certainly had some very odd ideas.

    Ultimately, I don't believe the whole armchair psychiatrist bit is very helpful. It's a stick to beat Trump with and nothing more. Viewed objectively, there is nothing inherently unhinged about the US making it clear that it is prepared to use its military capability to protect its allies and interests against what is plainly and explicitly a real threat posed by a belligerent power.
    You would describe the Cuban missile crisis as Kennedy coming close to tipping the world into nuclear war?

    You could make a pretty strong argument that he did very well to stop it from happening.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by World's End Stella View Post
    You would describe the Cuban missile crisis as Kennedy coming close to tipping the world into nuclear war?

    You could make a pretty strong argument that he did very well to stop it from happening.
    In response to a nuclear threat to US territory, he chose to escalate the situation to the brink of nuclear war. That he may have been right to do so and the fact that we got back from that brink don't alter that fact.
    My point is that nobody calls him mad for those actions.
    Last edited by Burney; 08-10-2017 at 01:16 PM.

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