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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by DooDoot » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:12 am

Cynthia McKinney PhD (six terms in the United States House of Representatives)

What's Wrong With This Picture: from Tillerson to Pompeo; From Pompeo to Haspel; from McMaster to Bolton? Every time @POTUS has the chance to DRAIN the swamp, he goes deeper INTO the swamp! He's lit up like a Christmas Tree with Swamp Monsters!
John Bolton is a Bush-era Neo-Conservative who helped sell the war in Iraq to the American people under the false threat of "weapons of mass destruction." The war would claim a million Iraqis and over 4,000 US troops and has left the nation in ruination to this very day. Bolton would go on to use "weapons of mass destruction" as a pretext for America moving on to a narrowly averted war with Iran.

Additionally, Bolton has spent years lobbying for the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq (MEK), an Iranian terrorist group that has killed US military personal, US civilian contractors, as well as Iranian politicians and civilians through decades of terrorist attacks both within and beyond Iran's borders. Until recently, and including during Bolton's lobbying activities, MEK was a US State Department-listed foreign terrorist organization, listed side-by-side Al Qaeda, the self-proclaimed "Islamic State," and Boko Haram.
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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by chownah » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:17 am

I think that bolton is not on board yet unless I have missed that news....so....at this point it is just rumors I think and it is best to not make too much of rumors....unless there is some credible information about trump actually considering him. Of course trump might announce considering him JUST for the fear, uncertainty and doubt it would create. On the other hand trump might be wanting to see the public reaction to bolton's inclusion so perhaps it is good to publicly express concerns or even outrage but it is still best to remember that at this point it is just rumor.
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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:25 am

Greetings,





Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by chownah » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:33 am

re: bolton
From yahoo news:
When Yahoo News asked a diplomat with a major U.S. ally for comment on Bolton, they made a crack about how previous officials have been unable to definitively express the president’s views.

“I look forward to a different person telling us he doesn’t know what the president will do,” the diplomat said.
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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by DooDoot » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:57 pm

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:25 am
Metta
Below is an ironic yet pertinent wise message for the anti-Iran brigade of sexual liberals, who, via not grasping male & female sexual morality, are anti-Iran & pro-Western elitist. Below, the anti-Muslim White British man dies in a British prison, over the harmless (yet rude) prank of placing ham sandwiches at British mosques. Yet the same British govt pardons ISIS terrorists. Iran is the enemy of ISIS. Like in this ironic British situation, the anti-Muslims end up pro-ISIS, i.e., pro-terrorist & dead. The anti-Muslims, instead of focusing their hatred or otherwise concern on the Western govts who foster Saudi-style Islam in the West, focus their confusion upon far away nations like Iran (because, due to ignorance, can't see the forest for the trees). As the anti-Muslim brigade become more concerned about Muslim-dysfunction in the West, they become anti-Iran & provide the popular support for wars against Muslim nations, like Iran, which results in more Muslim refugees into the West. Many, maybe most, of the "refugees" who flooded into Europe as a result of the Western military interventions against Libya & Syria were the nut-jobs (extremists). Some genuine Syrian refugees have returned to Syria from Europe solely because the communities they had to live in in Europe were full of nutjob extremists & they ended up fearing more for their lives in Europe than in Syria. In Australia, an anti-Iran-govt refugee, lauded for years by the Australian govt & used as an anti-Iranian spokesman, committed Australia's only terrorist attack on behalf of ISIS in Martin Place in Sydney. The Iranian govt informed the Australian govt this man was wanted for many crimes, including rape in Iran, but the Australian sexual liberals held this man was a freedom fighter. :roll: ;)


Man Haron Monis born Mohammed Hassan Manteghi Borujerdi (19 May 1964 – 16 December 2014) was an Iranian-born refugee and Australian citizen who took hostages in a siege at the Lindt Chocolate Café at Martin Place, Sydney on 15 December 2014, lasting for 17 hours, until the early hours of the following morning. The siege resulted in the death of Monis and two hostages.

While Monis had a warrant out for his arrest in Iran, he sought political asylum in Australia in 1996, which was granted in 2001. Monis variously promoted himself as an Iranian intelligence official, a political activist, a spiritual healer and expert in black magic, an outlaw bikie and a Muslim cleric.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Haron_Monis
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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by Kamran » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:27 pm

Bolton actually made Iran the power it is today with his disastrous Iraq war.

Now he will give Iran even more power in the region by removing the Nuclear restrictions at a time when Europe, Asia, Russia and rest of the world refuse to re-impose sanctions - his want to remove restrictions but let them do business.

"John Bolton helped lie our country into an illegal war of aggression that killed several hundred thousand Iraqis, wounded over a million, and displaced 4 million from their homes, helped deliver Baghdad into the hands of Iran, and helped create ISIL, which blew up Paris."

https://www.juancole.com/2018/03/crimin ... wkish.html

Did you know Bolton gets paid by an Iranian terrorist organization that helped gas the Kurds in Iraq ?
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Post by DooDoot » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:36 pm

Kamran wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:27 pm
Bolton actually made Iran the power it is today with his disastrous Iraq war.
What is more ironic is Trump previously condemned Bolton. It appears the Trump administration is becoming like the Obama administration, namely, the opposite of the principles & promises made when seeking election.



Kamran wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:27 pm
Did you know Bolton gets paid by an Iranian terrorist organization that helped gas the Kurds in Iraq ?
What is ironic is the MEK lady leaders wear hijab. Are MEK Wahhabi-style extremists or are they Shah-style liberals?

Also, what is typical tragic ignorance is these ex-pat Iranians (similar to many ex-pat Syrians) promote government change in their former nation, completely oblivious to the consequences of the wars. Why would you, simply because you disagree with the majority government, promote Western intervention when it will cause great destruction & death in the nation? :shrug: :|

Its similar to Buddhists who believe they are practising Dhamma; who support Western (military) intervention that results in large scale mass killing, looting, raping & lying.

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Haaretz keep spamming my computer. Are they spying on me? At least Haaretz has a sense of humor. :)
Analysis: Bolton Is Gary Cooper in High Noon for Israel, Dr. Strangelove in Apocalypse Now for Everyone Else

Trump’s new national security adviser never saw a war he didn’t love, an enemy he didn’t want to blow up or a diplomatic agreement worth the paper it’s written on

Chemi Shalev Mar 23, 2018 11:43 PM

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premiu ... gn=General

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Post by Virgo » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:02 pm

Some news concerning the wall:



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Post by Virgo » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:03 am

More interesting news:


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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by DooDoot » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:37 am

I might as well also put the boot into Trump:


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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by No_Mind » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:12 am

The Stormy Daniels interview from CBS 60 minutes with Anderson Cooper - for those outside US who have heard all about it but not watched it.

The video under the top banner takes bit of time to load

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stormy-dan ... interview/

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by chownah » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:39 pm

Maybe this song expresses trump's mood in recent days as he remembers a time that was....

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by Justsit » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:32 pm

Interesting poll results presented this morning in WaPo: Why Christian evangelicals aren't rejecting Trump despite his adultery with porn stars and Playboy models.

Basically, he tells them what they want to hear - that the US is a Christian country and he will work to keep it that way.
In reality, he is not a Christian and doesn't care one iota about Christian values.
But he's a good salesman with great spin doctors, so they buy it. :rolleye:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mon ... 1a3fd5715f

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by pulga » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:50 pm

Conservative Christians support President Trump because he is a champion of religious liberty.

Stormy Daniels vs. Trump -- Here's why conservative Christians are sticking with the president

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Post by Justsit » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:11 pm

pulga wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Conservative Christians support President Trump because he is a champion of religious liberty.

Stormy Daniels vs. Trump -- Here's why conservative Christians are sticking with the president
Perfect example of the spin doctors at work.

"Religious liberty" is a dog whistle for "everyone must live by Christian standards and values." Conservative Christians have exactly no interest in religious liberty for anyone but themselves and those who believe the same way they do.

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