Trump’s policy doesn’t work

To the editor:

That shot that started World War I — the assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife, Sophie — by a Bosnian revolutionary named Gavrilo Princip led to what was at one time thought to be the war to end all wars. It left 17 million dead and 20 million wounded.

I keep hearing from Trump’s disciples about how he has to satisfy his base. That base consists of mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and the whole make-up of society that does not want World War III.

If, for any reason other than an attack on one of our allies, or America first, if we, the United States, would use a nuclear weapon first on an adversary — North Korea — it would inflict great danger to America. Millions dead would not sit well with the rest of the world.

America’s greatest generation was attacked first, at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and responded with a great proud and heroic victory during World War II, allowing America the beautiful to promote peace throughout the world for the next 75 years.

What’s shaping up with Trump’s foreign policy –nationalism — will not prevail with all of Asia and the Middle East against America.

Trump: “I don’t know why Kim Jong Un calls me old — I don’t call him short and fat.”

Now, in the 21st century, could it be a tweet that will start World War III and will end civilization as we know it? What a pity it would be.

Steve Kopa