Duncan Hunter Calls For Millions To Die …

A name flew onto my radar this morning … Duncan Hunter … Duncan Hunter … the name rings a bell … {quickly scanning past posts}AHA!  I was right!  In January I wrote a post about Mr. Hunter, a member of the House of Representatives from California. At the time, he was under review by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) as well as the House Ethics Committee for misuse of campaign funds for such things as video games, extravagant trips, jewelry, etc.   As if all that weren’t bad enough, he tried to shift blame for his misconduct to the media, specifically the San Diego Union-Tribune.  He has since repaid $60,000 of the money he essentially stole, by taking a loan from convicted murderer Joseph Ignacio Salas.  Technically, he could have (and should have, in the opinion of this writer) been removed from his office, but that did not happen.  And so, he was left in office to perform more idiocy.

GOP Lawmaker Calls For Preemptive Strike On North Korea

And that ‘GOP Lawmaker’ just happens to be none other than Representative Duncan Hunter.

“Why would they not aim here, at Hawaii, Guam, our major naval bases? The question is, do you wait for one of those? Or two? Do you preemptively strike them? And that’s what the president has to wrestle with. I would preemptively strike them. You could call it declaring war, call it whatever you want. I don’t know how much more reckless [Kim Jong-un] needs to be and what the United States needs to see. This is a clear and present danger.”

Hunter is a member of the House Armed Services Committee.  He went on to say that North Korea should join the United Nations (UN) “in order to bring them into dialogue with stable countries.”  It is too bad that as a member of Congress, and as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Mr. Hunter did not know that North Korea has been a member of the United Nations since 1991! We sure know how to pick them, don’t we?

hunterThe escalation of tensions between the Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is already at an untenable high and the only thing that needs to happen right now is for cooler heads to prevail and try to tone down the rhetoric and de-escalate the stress level.  Duncan Hunter’s terribly un-brilliant idea would mean the deaths of millions of people in North Korea, South Korea and elsewhere around the globe within a very short time frame.  Who voted for this cookie crumb, anyway?  I thought Californians had better sense than this!

Fortunately, the majority in the country, and I believe even among GOP members of Congress, have far better sense than Mr. Hunter.  According to a Washington Post article this morning …

“Two-thirds of Americans oppose launching a preemptive military strike against North Korea, with a majority trusting the U.S. military to handle the escalating nuclear crisis responsibly but not President Trump, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

The Post-ABC poll finds 37 percent of adults trust Trump either “a great deal” or “a good amount” to responsibly handle the situation with North Korea, while 42 percent trust the commander in chief “not at all.” By comparison, 72 percent trust U.S. military leaders, including 43 percent saying they trust them “a great deal.””

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poll-2Duncan Hunter has, it would seem, voted against every bill that would protect humans.  He voted against equal pay for equal work in 2009.  He voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.  Of climate change, he says …

“Nobody really knows the cause … It could be caused by carbon dioxide or methane. Maybe we should kill the cows to stop the methane, or stop breathing to stop the CO2 … Thousands of people die every year of cold, so if we had global warming it would save lives … We ought to look out for people. The earth can take care of itself.”

He has also cast his vote against LGBT rights, real health care, and believes that there should be no restrictions … none … on gun ownership in the U.S.

Mr. Hunter’s call for a pre-emptive strike is not likely to see the light of day, for, as Defense Secretary James Mattis has said, a war with North Korea would be “catastrophic” and that Seoul would be thoroughly shelled. “It will be a war more serious in terms of human suffering than anything we have seen since 1953.” It is to be hoped that most still see value in the preservation of human life, although obviously Mr. Duncan Hunter does not.

I would issue a plea to the people in Hunter’s district back in California … please vote this cookie crumb out of office next year!

 

38 thoughts on “Duncan Hunter Calls For Millions To Die …

  1. Cannot, for the life of me, imagine what must be going on behind closed doors, when all this is happening in the public view. Its like watching the Sopranos…the corruption’s are scandalous, and the killings will be even more so! What has poor America done to itself?
    All those years of great leadership are to be sacrificed in the dotard bravado of idiots!

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  2. Jill, being a member of the Armed Services Committee and not knowing North Korea is in the United Nations is a metaphor of lack of awareness of issues. Our ideals must mean something, so attacking someone without provocation does not serve us well. We are already being considered more of a pariah under this President. Keith

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  3. Why wait till next year for this warmonger, and why wait till 2020 to get rid of Trump. Impeach these haters right now, then those with 20/20 vision don’t have to fear the past when they look ahead to the future. IMPEACH haters now!!!

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    • If only it were so simple! Sadly, it takes an act of Congress … a Congress dominated by the republican party who have shown that they are unwilling to upset their profitable little apple cart. Meanwhile, we keep trying to keep them from doing irreversible damage until we can see to their ouster. But I quite agree with you, if only we could!

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      • I feel for you, Jill, I really do. But somewhere there have to be enough reasonable people in America who can see how close Trump is to starting World War III. Yes, he has help from Kim Jong-Un, and together they will both go down in history as insane people with way too much power in their respective countries, but this is not just about North Korea and The USofA. The whole world is involved. Every living being on our planet is involved. Life itself on this planet can end. This is SERIOUS STUFF. It has to be stopped in its tracks.
        I know I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, but the only weapon I have at my disposal is words. Trump and Kim have arsenals of nuclear weapons. Those weapons are all capable of destroying this beautiful planet we live upon. I have to try to make my words count to prevent World War III from happening. I need to goad on those who have bigger audiences than I, and hope those folks can inspire people with even bigger audiences. To sit on my hands and do nothing is to be just as responsible for World War III, should it happen, as are Trump and Kim. And that responsibility falls on all of us. No one is immune to it, no matter where they live or how big or small their influence is. The sandbox Trump and Kim are playing in is called the Earth. That is MY sandbox too. And that is YOUR (every being on Earth’s) SANDOX whether you like it or not.
        I cannot say it loud enough.

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        • On this, we are in complete agreement! I have been trying long and hard to make a difference, to make people sit up and take notice. I am trying to make them see that Trump is not strong, but instead has weakened our nation, and our standing in the world. And yes, what you say is true … it is not just us, but in this day of nuclear capabilities, it is the lives of every living creature on earth that are at stake. One thing I have learned, though, is to moderate what little voice I have with this blog and the other venues where I occasionally publish, for if I push too hard, if I rant too loudly, people tune out. So, I try to be always respectful, yet firmly state my opinions. If I thought it would help, I would be ranting and cursing, but I have learned that isn’t the way to get people to listen.

          My next goal is going to be trying to hit hard to get the dolts in Congress who are Trump’s boot-lickers out next year and get some people of good conscience in.

          I try my best, my friend … and I am in complete agreement with you.

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          • Go for it. I know you try but I personally think you have to push the envelope a bit harder. Sure, you might upset people, they aren’t the ones to help you accomplish your goals, our goals, life’s goals. The ones you want to upset are the ones who are sleeping through this president’s term, the ones you CAN wake up. For them you can never be loud enough, because one the sleeping giant is awoken, only then will you get others to pay attention, and actually do something.
            We’ve both been through the mill several times, and I hate to say this, but you have learned how to temper your voice so as not to create waves. But it is WAVES that are needed to wake up enough people to act. For me, the louder you scream, the more people will take notice. THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR REASON! No! but this is the time for PASSION!!!!!

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            • You do have a way of making me think, making me step back and re-assess. Yes, I have learned to temper my voice, for I found that when I yelled, when I ranted, people backed away, turned away and tuned out. What is the point in standing in the middle of town on a soapbox pontificating, if everybody has left and gone home? I still have the passion, but am trying to … get people to listen to clarity, purposefulness, reason. Perhaps I need to work harder to find the right balance between passion and reasonableness? The other part of the problem, of course, is that the majority of my readers already agree with me to begin with. My voice is not reaching those who are asleep or hypnotized. I have personal/family friends who are in that category, and even they will not listen to me, but either hate me or treat me as an errant child, saying, “there, there … calm down … it’ll be fine, you’ll see”. I can almost picture them patting me on the head! I will give my tone some more thought … try to find a better balance. And thanks … I appreciate your comment!

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    • Ahhhh well … glad you asked! See, it takes the chamber in which he is a member, in this case, the House of Representatives, to vote by a 60% majority to remove a member. Now, given the partisanship we are currently seeing, and a majority in the House … need I say more? Sigh. IF he had been a democrat and been caught with his had in the cookie jar, I guarantee they would have voted to remove him quicker than I can eat a sandwich!

      xxx Cwtch xxx

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  4. Brilliant! China has vowed to side with North Korea if we attack them first — but not if we retaliate. That would be the start of the Third World War — though it wouldn’t last long. This man is daft as are those who a free with him.

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