We've all been brainwashed. We've all been inundated and drenched in national patriotism all our lives.
We haven't, in fact, been taught the full truth...or the full truth is so horrible, we don't want to face it.
Take the North Korean situation, for instance. Why do they hate us? That might explain a bit.
What about the Islamic terrorists? Why do they hate us?
Did you ever stop and think about how many bombs you hear about in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, the countries in Africa, etc compared to the number of verified Islamic terrorist attacks in the UK or the US?
Tragedy anywhere is tragedy. Not just when it happens to Americans and on American soil.
I can't imagine Trump pulling out a compassion card. Even when he allegedly felt moved by the plight of children in Syria, his response was to toss $59 Million worth of missiles at Syria.
There's no chance he'd be likely to make friends with the North Koreans. There are many reasons, Trump's thundering ego not least of which, but to me the biggest reason is that North Korea simply doesn't (and cannot) forget.
We're in for a tough time here. The North Koreans are still angry (with some justification) for the past evil inflicted upon them. Surely those bombing runs must have been seen as over the top even by the Americans performing them.
I don't see an easy way out.
Considering that North Korea is holding near 2 billion people hostage to nuclear attack right now it's very dangerous indeed to send in the troops.
Considering the past, North Korea will do anything to make sure that it doesn't happen again, which means they'll get to a nuclear capable missile that can reach the US eventually.
After Trump's performance in Syria, there's every chance that he's going to give Kim a chance to demonstrate his nuclear weapons...the only question is where it will be aimed.