Re: A friend in need...
"Sure, if it were done right, but we all know that's impossible at this point."
Explain how it is impossible. Most of the world is without the EU, yet seem to be ok (present pandemic excepted).
454 posts • joined 4 Dec 2012
? It was an election promise to get out of Syria. And rather than use emotive language like "hand bases over to Russia" why not use the more accurate "hand over some empty bits of surplus real estate to the Russians".
Are you sure that the Russians are now in bed with the Taliban..?
And how do you feel about Obama's Administration funding groups like ISIS, just to annoy the Russians? How's that littile bit of fun working out for the world?
"but in the big world it's only about a repulsive character who should not be in power in a great country like the USA."
True, but the choice was Clinton or Trump. By the time of the last election, only one of these two reptiles had aided in the supply of uranium to the Russians, deleted the contents of a server after a subpoena from the FBI, bombed Libya into the 18th century or stolen furniture from the White House.
And what about separating children from their parents at the border, AC? Or in that situation, does the buck stop at the top? Critics can't have it both ways: either "something" is down to the Trump Administration, or it's the fault/credit of some ranker down the chain.
(And yes, we are all aware that children were being separated and caged long before Trump took office, but that doesn't suit the narrative.)
"He's repeatedly said they should try to be friendly to Russia - true
- He's been criticised for that position by those who view Russia as an enemy - true"
Yes, Clinton is very critical of anything that might be seen to endorse or support Putin.
Except the supply uranium, of course.
"People with damaged equipment that doesn't support depth perception are simply banned from driving in most countries."
I had an elderly neighbour with only one functioning eye (she had lost sight recently in the other eye) and she was apparently allowed to drive. She knew all the local roads so maybe didn't need to worry about depth perception too much. But I swear she was oblivious to anything to the left of her. Scarily so.
To be clear: Scarborough didn't kill anyone.
Perhaps the Drumpf is still upset about being called a Russian agent for 3 years without any sign of Twitter (or Facebook or Youtube) doing any fact-checking? We saw the entire Democratic Party, vast chunks of the "Intelligence Community" and 90%+ of the mainstream media push this "fact", then just shrug when it came to nothing. And no one seemed to care about how weak it made the USA look to its enemies.
"the people around him are able to push him into whatever position they want."
Err, true of every President since...
Obama ran out of bombs in the Middle-east, was convinced to destroy Libya, sell illegal weapons to Mexican drug lords, bail out the banks, implement a healthcare system which was a monopoly auction-house for one of his health insurance election-funder buddies, not close GitMo, continue the torture programmes, sell uranium to the Russians, not investigate all the foreign money going into the Clinton Foundation, renew the Patriot Act.
"But yes, if he can't win then it's unlikely the ... security services will support him any longer. "
What planet do you live on? Security services have been trying to oust him since the 2016 election. On the basis that he's slightly less likely to invade countries than Obama, Clinton and the Bushes.
"Think what damage an angry narcissistic toddler could do in three months with that power."
Indeed, we only need to look at what Obama did:
- Place extra sanctions on Russia for "interfering" in the US elections
- Wire-tap the incoming administration and try and catch key members in perjury traps.
- Spread misinformation about Russian control of Trump
We may not like Trump, but the US "Intelligence Community" hated his guts and did a lot of bad stuff to get rid of him. And MSNBC, CNN New York Times, Buzzfeed, etc. all rooted for them.
"Donald Trump is not going to recognise the outcome of the US Presidential Elections if he doesn't win at least 75%."
WTF? Are you trying to illustrate an example of a conspiracy theory? Or demonstrating that you believe in one? Do you or did you believe that Trump was a Russian agent? That the evidence was "overwhelming"? Or did you believe he was "literally Hitler" and that Madonna was correct to call for the bombing of the White House?
"hides critical information about the means of intelligence gathering from your own side, especially politicians"
We tried that, it was called fascism.
(But you're not wrong,witness how Obama has got himself in hot water by acknowledging that he knew all about General Flynn's phone call to the Russian Ambassador to the US...)
Yeah, my first thought was "So this will be how civilisation ends: when Ryugu's new orbit brings it to earth in x years time" Now would be a good time for someone to point out that it is so small, it would simply burn up in our atmosphere. However, the larger asteroid it will nudge is the one I'm worrying about.
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