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Kim Jong-Trump

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12.08.2017

A man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump (left) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 10. North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North’s most provocative missile launch to date.

©Ahn Young-joon/The Associated Press

“I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed, Mr. President, but I do say not more than 10 or 20 million dead, depending on the breaks.”

So said Gen. “Buck” Turgidson, urging the U.S. president to carry out a nuclear first strike, in Stanley Kubrick’s 1963 film “Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”

But nobody in Kubrick’s movie talked like Kim Jong-un (“American bastards would be not very happy with this gift sent on the July 4 anniversary,” he crowed, celebrating North Korea’s first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM).

They didn’t talk like Donald Trump either (“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”)

Kubrick’s film came out the year after the Cuban missile........

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