Discussion in 'Political Opinions & Beliefs' started by Sandy Shanks, May 17, 2019.
You gotta work on brevity. No one wants to read all that.
You RESIST people are FINISHED OK? You are like the TV News, who should all close up the studios nation-wide and put on "F-Troop".
You TV News or RESIST talk you are always deliberately LYING or intentionally misinforming. Just stop. Close up and go home. ITS OVER.
News Media ....................................................... 'RESIST' ..................................DOA .....
So, if all of public news is fake, where do you get yours ?
Trump is as predictable as a spoiled 8 year old. He’s the biggest snow flake and whiner of any elected official this side of Ted Cruz.
He did threaten a war with North Korea if they fail to de-nuclearlize. I don't think he meant it, otherwise we would be at war with them. Since we have no interest in annexing North Korea there is nothing imperialistic about it.
You must have missed the wars with Iraq and the constant involvement in the wars of others. They have even killed American military personnel.
How do you know that? You said above that you don't know what is going on.
There is little doubt? That makes it fact? I was entertained by the terms mercurial and naive.
And you know this how?
Perhaps, this explains it.
Or perhaps not. You've built a case around uncertainty and a general lack of facts. Why waste the time?[/quote][/quote]
Here are a few facts Sandy conveniently ignores:
Since President Trump won the election 30 months ago:
1. The DJ skyrocketed from a stagnant 18,000 points and has challenged the 27,000 point mark - that's near nine thousand growth points while all that the idiot Obama could muster in his 8 years in office was about 4,000 points.
2. Unemployment at record lows
3. Sustained GDP of about 3%
4. A shrinking trade deficit from about a pre-Trump average of a half trillion dollars a year
5. Stopped paying most of the bills for NATO
6. Stopped kowtowing to the mid-east extremists
7. Survived more than 2 years of a fake investigation brought about by the Obama deep state
I could go on and on with Trumps successes - but one question keeps popping into my mind - What have the Democrats done to make America a better place to live and to work?
Let's face it - President Trump is not a diplomat - but he sure as hell is effective.
In closing I would point out that Iran has made a lot of noise and has used its proxies to commit violent acts - but they have not directly attacked any American interests while they beat up on all of those who can't, or won't fight back. In my opinion, the Mullahs are cowards
Put down the bong and slowly back away from the keyboard.
Seeing that I don’t think Christ is anyone special, I have no need.
How long did it take you to make this fakery up.
A piece of evidence in the Trump administration’s case against Iran may be less than it seems.
The Trump administration announced Friday that it is sending 1,500 new troops to the Persian Gulf and authorizing new arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in order to counter a rising Iranian threat in the region. But satellite images show that a component of the administration’s description of Iran’s aggressive behavior—an apparent positioning of Iranian missiles onto boats—may not be as clear as anonymous administration officials claimed it to be in statements to other publications.
The officials told The New York Times they saw Iranian troops loading missiles onto slow tiny boats known as dhows. The officials said U.S. intelligence picked up signs that looked like Iran was developing a capability to quietly launch cruise missiles and “attack oil infrastructure on land” from the boats. We have not heard a word from our intell agencies. This sounds like an abandoned Hollywood script.
Outside experts, however, have doubts about how strong the evidence of missile activity really is. Previously, sources familiar with intelligence about Iranian’s behavior said the administration appeared to be overstating the imminence of the threat. The satellite imagery, analyzed by experts from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, shows an unusual amount of vehicle activity on the docks beside small boats at the Bandar-e-Jask base on May 2.
However, Jeffrey Lewis, who analyzed the imagery, stated, “The trucks are relatively small and any missile would be inside a container. The problem is we don’t know what’s inside the containers, if anything at all. It’s interesting but at most it’s a small, niche capability.”
Another dog and pony show from Trump Productions.
Trump's supporters continue to avoid this thread. I don't blame them. Trump is acting like a jerk.
So Hezbollah attacks in Syria and Iraq shouldn't be used as an accuse for war on Iran then...true?
Baby Donald is coming back from Japan where he sided with a dictator after being played by him, broke with his advisers over N. Korea's violation of a UN resolution, and criticized a potential presidential opponent and former VP on foreign soil (breaking with long standing precedent).
No. We should **** and then we wouldn’t have to worry about Hezbollah attacks, now would we?
Obama is indeed very candid.
For an accomplished drone assassin of women and children, he's a pretty bad fellow.
Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq -
the accomplished mass murderer Barrack Obomber will live in on,
especially in Democratic Party infamy
for decades to come.
MUELLER COVERED UP A FEW THINGS .... BACK IN HIS PRIME ....
Along came a spider: the web of corruption
revealed by Comey-Mueller friendship and so-called investigations
Here the spider web becomes quite obvious via more details about BCCI. Excerpts:
I: All Roads Go Through BCCI
Here is a partial list of the economic and political scandals that I investigated throughout the 1980s and early ’90s:
1. The Savings & Loan scandal;
2. Stock market manipulation and money laundering;
3. Iran-Contra Affair;
4. The October Surprise and Iran hostage crisis;
5. Iraqgate-BNL and the rise and funding of Saddam Hussein;
6. Pakistan’s nuclear program and the selling of bomb-making technology to Libya, Iran and North Korea;
7. The rise and funding of the Afghan Mujahideen (founding and funding of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network);
8. Illegal weapon sales to Iran and Saudi Arabia;
9. The proliferation of Middle Eastern terrorism;
10. The international drug trade run by people like Manuel Noriega and Pablo Escobar.
AND Bush/Cheneys along with Hillary Clinton faked nuclear excuse on her floor vote Senate speech (WMD Iraq)
War & Premeditated Genocide
by James Petras
Z magazine, March 2003
According to UN estimates, over 10 million Iraqis will be killed, injured, displaced, or traumatized by the U.S. war of aggression. It is highly likely that U.S. military intelligence figures coincide with UN figures. Washington has put in place a military plan involving hundreds of war planes and a sea armada directed to dropping thousands of tons of explosives on Iraqi cities, towns, essential infrastructure, and defense installations. The mass media around the world report each and every ground, air, and sea deployment in greater or lesser specificity. U.S. public officials openly speak of the systematic destruction, plunder, and prolonged occupation of Iraq.
Genocide-massive, systematic destruction of a people and a nation -is planned down to the last tactical detail. The minutely calculated costs of troop movements, bombing, and population displacement is determined by economists who then estimate the war's impact on the national budget, future oil revenues, and the length of the occupation and its projected costs.
This is scientific pre-meditated genocide, similar to what took place in Nazi Germany at the Wannsee Conference of January 1942 when the high command decided on extermination of the Jews. The major difference is that Washington's decision on genocide precedes the war and is widely publicized by its executioners.
The architects of annihilation come from a plurality of ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds: two are blacks, some are Anglo-Saxons, several are Jews, and one is Latin American. With the exception of Powell, all avoided military service or any combat role during the Vietnam War. All have been previously involved in planning or supporting previous wars of aggression or military atrocities.
During the Vietnam War, Powell wrote a report justifying the My Lai massacre - the U.S. Army's slaughter of hundreds of unarmed peasants. During the Reagan administration, Rumsfeld was a strong advocate of military intervention and support of terrorist surrogates in Central America, Asia, and Africa. Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle designed the strategy for the systematic destruction of the Palestinian state as advisors to Likud - a policy since put in place by the Sharon regime.
What in the past were theoretical exercises in ethnic cleansing, planning, localized massacres, and fabricated justifications are now fused into a systematic doctrine of international genocide.
What matters to the genocide elite is not primarily oil or Wall Street, but unlimited power and world domination. They see no evil on the extreme right, only allies like Sharon. They see evil and "obstacles" among critical NATO partners like Chirac and Shroeder. They patronize and promote their ignoble and servile vassals in Eastern and Southern Europe. Bush seeks the complicity of the American people in order to proceed with his genocidal invasion of Iraq. The militarist elite move in military formation toward the systematic destruction of an entire nation with a high sense of impunity and blind arrogance.
But their advisers and publicists have brought to their attention that the people are restless. Hundreds of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets in all the major cities and many of the small towns throughout the U.S. The genociders at first dismissed those reports as "the usual leftists." But then hundreds of thousands of others, including prominent writers, artists, former ambassadors, and generals joined their voices to those in the street. The genociders became shrill-they moved to deny the detonator of active public opposition: "ban the street protests," "deny them all media coverage." They fabricate more audacious lies, give more press conferences, write more belligerent speeches, and send Bush to read them wherever a safe audience can be guaranteed.
The genociders are becoming more hysterical as they face "obstacles" in NATO and the UN and growing opposition on the domestic front. They feel that they are running against the clock, the longer the Europeans delay the genocide, the greater the public awareness of the horror of the undertaking and its implications, the more likely that the opposition will grow to millions-beyond the control of the mass media and the police. They want genocide now: they are obsessed that all their planning, their fantasies of world power and a Middle-East under Anglo-Israeli control, free of Arab resistance will go to naught-that they personally will fail and go down in history as the genociders who were defeated by their own people.
At the cupula of power, the leaders of Europe and the U.S. argue over the conditions and timing of war: the U.S. mobilizes the Eastern European satellites it has inherited from the former USSR, while the French, German, and Belgian governments count on the vast majority of the voters opposed to war. Washington and Britain call up the military reserves and mobilize right-wing Christian and Zionist fundamentalists, while English, French, Italian, and Spanish trade union confederations threaten strikes and mainstream Christian churches join with millions of citizens locking arms across nations in civil disobedience and protest.
The pending war in the Middle East is not simply an imperialist colonial conquest, though it is all of that. It is a clash between barbarism and civilization: the outcome and consequences of which will not be limited to the military result in Iraq. We are looking at a historic confrontation between the advocates of genocide, who believe in one, two, many Afghanistans and Iraqs, and the burgeoning opposition of millions of humanity, their best writers and intellectuals, the noble and worthy among their religious and spiritual spokespeople and, above all, their natural leaders among the popular classes.
James Petras is the author of numerous articles and books. He teaches sociology at SUNY Binghamton.
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