Friday, October 6, 2017

President Trump on North Korea Threat

The media and elite have incessantly told us that Donald Trump[ is going to start a nuclear war. 

Is it true?

"We cannot allow this dictatorship to threaten our nation or allies with unimaginable loss of life. We will do what we must do to prevent that from happening and it will be done, if necessary. Believe me.”

It is best to let President Trump's words speak for themselves rather than rely upon the main stream media's presentation.  A recent study stated that 95% of all media coverage of the President was "negative."

Thursday night he had dinner with military leaders and their wives and spoke to reporters. 

 President Donald Trump  called the press in  Thursday evening at the conclusion of this meeting when a photo was taken. 
“You guys know what this represents. Maybe it’s the calm before the storm. Could be the calm, the calm before the storm.
“What storm, Mr. President?  ISIS? North Korea? Iran?" asked a reporter. 
You’ll find out,” the president said.
He said,  “We have the world’s great military people in this room, I will tell you that.”
If you have been reading here, you know that Donald Trump's language reveals the lack of political experience we are accustomed to.  Understanding his language is to embrace the language of negotiation.  
The language of negotiation contains necessary elements of deception.  Trump's language shows that this is who he is; not what he does.  It is inseparable from him.  The article on "25% up or down" is found here. 

Earlier in the evening, the president had praised the group, including his defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and said they would be discussing the most pressing military issues facing the country, including North Korea and Iran.
Trump said “tremendous progress” had been made with respect to the Islamic State group, adding, “I guess the media’s going to be finding out about that over the next short period of time.”
He also denounced Iran, saying the country should not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons, and then turned to the threat posed by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.  The estimates of a single nuclear warhead are terrifying.  
The president of North Korea has threatened nuclear annihilation of South Korea, Japan and the United States.  They have both tested nuclear weapons and dry-ran missiles.  
President Trump then said: 
“We cannot allow this dictatorship to threaten our nation or allies with unimaginable loss of life. We will do what we must do to prevent that from happening and it will be done, if necessary. Believe me.”
In analysis, we recognize the sensitivity of a defensive posture.  With the recent report of 95% negative press coverage, often ignoring specifics such as economic positive news, jobs, etc, we must view the two contexts:

1.  The Greater Context
2.  The Lesser Context

The Greater context is a media that uses some outright fabrication  but often commentary and emotional manipulation that is both deceptive and personal. It often is absurd, as a "commentator", for example, finds a way to communicate illogical issues, such as Trump causing hurricanes, or "not hugging enough" or the First Lady's heels.  

 This leads to what we find regularly in Trump's language:  a highly defensive posture. 
The Lesser Context is closer to the sentence structure. 
The media is routinely stating that "Trump is going to destroy the world through nuclear war."
Recently I saw with a retired Cornel professor who, herself, exceptionally intelligent, struggled to shake off the narrative given by the media.  An example of Trump's intellect is the "Muslim ban", as the media calls the travel ban from countries known to export terror.  Universally condemned by the elite, Trump's first "Muslim ban" was specifically duplicating Barak Obama's.  Obama was portrayed by media to be sober minded and protecting of American lives. 
The almost identical restriction was said to be "racist", "Islamophobic" and "nazi like" by media.  

Q.  Is Donald Trump about to use nuclear weapons against North Korea?
A.  No 

Listen to his words:
“We cannot allow this dictatorship to threaten our nation or allies with unimaginable loss of life. We will do what we must do to prevent that from happening and it will be done, if necessary. Believe me.”

If we were to change the name of the subject, and analyze it on the surface, we would see:
a.  Unnecessary qualification 
b.  weaknesses 
c.  a Signal of deception 
We cannot allow this dictatorship to threaten our nation or allies with unimaginable loss of life. We will do what we must do to prevent that from happening and it will be done, if necessary. Believe me.
1.  "We" is appropriate.  In context, the military leadership is present.  He is speaking, here, not only as duly elected Commander-in-Chief, but with the actual presence of the military leaders who will recommend to him what course of action to take. 

2.  Note the verb:  "cannot allow" is used instead of "we won't allow."  This subtle difference is the difference between commitment and the language of negotiations.  He never stops negotiating.  This is why someone is "a very very good person" in his language.  A negotiator has an end in mind and works towards it.  The "25% above and below" is used in context to learn what the negotiator wants and what he is willing to do to get it.  

3.  "this" dictatorship:  North Korea is pressing upon him.  It is psychologically very "close" to him, especially in the context of what was likely discussed. Iran has been given powerful traction in obtaining nuclear weapons, including currency from the United States.  The deal was put over the American people by a boasting deceiving Hollywood and has brought Iran closer to its openly stated goal of utter destruction of the nation of Israel.  It is of concern to the President but North Korea, at the time of this statement, is more pressing. 

4.  "our nation or allies". Note the order:  "our nation" comes before "allies."

Trump's "America first" is plain.  He has also plainly said that he expects every other country to act in its own best interests, even when negotiating with the United States.  This is philosophically opposed to the media and elite of "globalism" and the spreading of Islam throughout the western world via the moving of entire peoples.  

5.  Now notice commitment and expectation within his words:

We will do what we must do to prevent that from happening

"We will do" begins very strongly.  

Q.  What happens to the commitment?
A.  He qualifies it. 

It is now conditional which tells you:  he is making this statement on purpose so that North Korea will hear the message. 

He does not say "we will do this" but:

We will do "what we must do", with "must" being obligatory. This is a signal of lesser willingness.  It is not desirable, but a duty. 

Yet, he is not done there:

We will do what we must do to prevent that from happening

He does not say "we will prevent" but "will do what we must do", with the object being:


This indicates a psychological distancing from that which just brought him psychologically "close."

What does it mean?

"This", being psychologically close to the President, is the threat that North Korea has made to kill millions of citizens.  It is very much on his mind. 

"That", in context, is military use now, at the time of this statement. 

The immediate qualification (reluctance to commit) is followed by his own distancing from taking military action at the time of this statement. 

In other words, Donald Trump has something else in mind. 

We cannot allow this dictatorship to threaten our nation or allies with unimaginable loss of life. We will do what we must do to prevent that from happening and it will be done, if necessary. Believe me.

Let's look at the final three points:

1.  "and it will be done" is repetition of what he already said with "we will do..."  This is not only repetitive, but it is unnecessary.  This gives us two distinct points of sensitivity.  It is to weaken the assertion via these two sensitivity points.  

2.  He then qualifies his weak assertion with "if necessary."

This tells us that he believes, at the time of this statement, that options other than military still exist.  This explains why he has been pushing China repeatedly, both publicly (avoiding media) and through diplomacy means. 

3.  We then come to a point where, if the topic and subject were different, one might readily state, "deception indicated."

"Believe me."

This is a "need to persuade" that he is telling the truth when he does not believe his own words at this time. 

Q.  To whom is he speaking?
A.  To North Korea; not to the press.  

This is a phrase that one uses when they need to believed because of the weakness of his own assertion. It is commonly used in deceptive statements.  In this context, he is revealing his own belief in his threat to use military force against North Korea at this particular time.  Any event could change this, but at the time of this statement, Trump does not believe his own threat.  To change this, North Korea would have to take a more belligerent step.  This is a fluid situation.  

Corporate media and the elite are claiming he wants nuclear war. This is false. 

Analysis Conclusion:

Donald Trump does not want war with North Korea and he is doing any and everything to avoid military engagement by using the language of negotiation.  

It is his norm.  It is so engrained within his personality, that he is ceaseless in its employment; topic notwithstanding. 

He is a negotiator.  He is a builder.  He is likely to defeat, one way or another, North Korea and immediately set up trade. 

There is nothing in his language nor history that media elite should claim he is out to destroy.  He is a builder.  

According to his own words, Donald Trump continues to believe that there is a financial negotiation that he will find to successfully reduce the threat.  He has focused upon China mostly, but also Russia and may be considering more steps to intimidate North Korea into standing down. 

Please note that any action by North Korea that warrants a military response would change this immediately.  This is why I have repeated that this is his belief at the time of the statement.  

This same language of negotiation is used intuitively in business.  Trump sees the danger in terms of what he has lived by:  "the art of the deal." 

He will use all tactics without concern of political ramification, including trying to soothe, provoke, isolate, invite, ridicule, praise, and other such common tactics in an overall strategy to bring about his end. He cares not for its appearance, but its end result.  He does not show any familiarity with the language of politics.  If "Rocket Man" gets everyone's attention, it will help his goal, without any care who makes fun of him for using it.  Sometimes it works ("Little Marco, Crooked Hillary") and sometimes it backfires, as with the case of John McCain who will stop at nothing, including provocation of international relations, just to get personal revenge. 


*The language of negotiations'  priority is outcome.  

*The language of politics' priority is appearance. 

Should North Korea continue its escalation, Trump may yield to the military but it will likely be in an attempt to prevent the launch of a nuclear missile.  If North Korea were to even attempt a nuclear launch, Trump is likely to yield to the military. 

Short of this, expect "negotiations" to continue, including attempting to pressure North Korea through any and all means. His language indicates that any means that will work will be employed. 

Given his history and language; should he take out the facility militarily and the people gain a new leader, he is likely to help engage North Korean and American businesses in investing into the economical depressed region. It is what he does and what he says should be viewed as goal orientated. 

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LisaB said...


What do you think of this "hate" letter?

Statement Analysis Blog said...


when we have hate letters, we need those that are not light on the hate.


Nic said...

Peter said,
In other words, Donald Trump has something else in mind.

I think NK is a distraction to what is going on/will be going on in the Middle East. [They] have fanned the Russian flame for as long as possible. Now it's NK. Trump is definitely lesser of the two evils; however, he still makes me very nervous.

Statement Analysis Blog said...

Clarification: he has something else in mind for North Korea; not Iran. North Korea is a major concern. He wants to solve it without military intervention.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this analysis Peter. I live in Korea and this puts my mind at ease. I understand that this does not mean that there will never be a nuclear war but to get the perspective of leadership without the media propaganda is so valuable. Thank you for taking the time in uploading your priceless work for anyone to see.

Anonymous said...

Lmao, now that is funny! John Kim, wow you got internet signal in North Korea? Has Peters channel broken through the Dear Leader propaganda? LMAO!!!

General P. Malaise said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Lmao, now that is funny! John Kim, wow you got internet signal in North Korea? Has Peters channel broken through the Dear Leader propaganda? LMAO!!!

John Kim did not say he lived in North Korea, I will go out on a limb and posit that he is in South Korea, hence his concern.

Statement Analysis Blog said...

I hope this is evident:

the article does not state that there will be no military conflict with NK (or Iran), but that President Trump is specifically using the language of negotiation and his language reveals a

distinct and clear negative disposition towards Nuclear War: the very thing main stream media is claiming.


Anonymous said...

Good Analysis!

Nadine Lumley said...

That's a infamous mistranslation that Iran wants Isreal wiped off the map. That myth debunked and all over Google sud one care to look.

Israel has a massive HUGE stockpile of nukes that funny enough most don't want to talk about that. Israel's nukes are way beyond Iran. As far as I last checked, Iran doesn't even have nukes.

Trump's a builder? Really? His dad was a builder and extremely man. Donald Trump was handed millions and millions of dollars from Fred that Donald didn't have to pay back. When Fred died, Donald carved up his dad's empire and sold it off thereby losing decades of passive income. Donald is good at branding aka lying like an MLM scam. DT is no builder.