‘It Didn’t Have to Be This Way’: Just-Retired CENTCOM General – The Atlantic

The United States and especially the U.S. foreign policy is unrecognizable under Trump. We put tariffs on our allies and snuggle up to dictators that have always been our enemies. So what’s breaking news tonight that turkey is mounting an offensive against the Kurds with Russia. Yes the third-rate power that Russia has become is being propped up by Turkey. Russia really needs Syria because Russia has very few ports that they can put their Navy into. And the sacrificial lambs are our allies the Kurds.

it will take years to repair the damage that Trump has done to the United States and its Mission across the world. Look, I’ve never been a big fan of the u.s. being the policeman of the world but somebody had to do it, especially after the fall of the Soviet Union. But a complete capitulation to the Russian federation whose economy is 29th in the world, just to give you an example, if California were a stand-alone country it would have the 5th largest economy. Putin has used asymmetrical weapons against us. He is holding our president hostage because of the help that he gave Trump and getting himself the narrow electoral college win with 78,000 votes. Trump actually has a doctored electoral college map in the white house showing him winning more districts and he actually did. This is a cult of one and Trump will do anything to hold on to power and will do anything to the bidding of Putin.

There’s one more fly in the ointment of this story. The Kurdish forces have approximately 10 to 20,000 Isis prisoners in their midst. What happens when these people are glad loose? Do you really think their anger against us has disappeared while they’ve been prisoners?

Trump is throwing everyone under the bus but doing it to the Kurds amounts to genocide. If the Kurds looked like Norwegians Trump would not be doing this.

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Donald Trump Is Not Well – The Atlantic

We have to accept what the author of this article says. It’s evidence on a daily basis as we wake up every morning to see what else this man has done to our country. I love his analogy where he says if you’re driving a car that has smoke coming out from under the hood and oil dripping down onto the pavement you don’t have to be a mechanic to know that there is something wrong with the car. There is something wrong with Trump.

This is how the article describes Trump:

I think he is temperamentally unfit to be president. I think he’s erratic, I think he’s unprincipled, I think he’s unstable, and I think that he has a personality disorder; I think he’s obsessive. And at the end of the day, having served in the White House for seven years in three administrations and worked for three presidents, one closely, and read a lot of history, I think the main requirement for president of the United States … is temperament, and disposition … whether you have wisdom and judgment and prudence.”

He’s followed the dictator handbook very closely and has surrounded himself with sycophants who would never think of using the Escape valve called the 25th amendment. Also with Mitch McConnell in the helm of the Senate impeachment is a non-starter. I just hope and pray that if he does get elected the Democrats schedule hold of the Senate and keep him in check because, if not, I don’t know will recognize our country in 2024.

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Devin Nunes Seeks Intel on Christopher Steele in London – The Atlantic

It’s remarkable that a member of Congress, yes the US Congress, is believed to be a leaker of information and not just any information but information vital to the safety of our country. Devin Nunez has undermined his country’s ability to protect itself from Russians. It is seemingly that he is in some way compromised because of his behavior or actions. The Russians must have something on him. I have no information that says this but if one looks at Behavior then one can speculate. Even our closest ally the United Kingdom refused to meet with him because of fears that he would turn around and leave the information. is this truly someone we want representing us in Congress?

remember this is the Devin Nunes who is the chairman of the house intelligence committee. This is the same Devin Nunez that has done everything in his power to stop the Mueller investigation. This is the same Devin Nunez that has called in for questioning the two highest people fighting Russia in the FBI and tried to crucify them in front of eye closed hearing of Congress which was promptly leaked. This is the same Devin Nunez who should not be reelected as a member of Congress.

Andrew Janz is running against him in November. It’s imperative that we donate to this wonderful candidate. This is not a normal election, 2016 has turned the tide on America and we are seeing our rights and Privileges and safety being the night. Whether it’s the Clean Water we drink or the Clean Air we wish to breathe. So I ordered you to go to his site and give them even one dollar because every little bit will help.

https://www.andrewjanzforcongress.com/

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U.S. Representative Devin Nunes of California JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)

White House Transcript Omits Key Putin–Trump Moment – The Atlantic

If you’re like me you watch Rachel Maddow religiously. Tonight was quite an eye-opener. An American Administration lying to its people in such a bold way is unprecedented. I watched the press conference in Helsinki live as they did millions of others. I heard the question very clearly being asked to President Putin as to whether or not he favored Donald J Trump in the 2016 election. He clearly said yes I did yes I did and that he had asked his government to help in every way to get Trump elected because it would help US Russia relations.

when the White House released the transcript of this press conference viewed Again by millions the question about whether Putin favor Trump has been admitted. When the White House released video of that same interaction the same question had been edited out of Putin’s answer.

We here the current occupant of the White House screaming out fake news all the time. Well fear is fake history. I along with millions of others heard and saw with my own eyes what was said and now it’s disappeared. it’s as if this white house does not understand the concept of recording. Obviously recordings are going to be the downfall of this president. But what is most outrageous to me is that the Russian government transcript of the same press conference has the same exact admissions as the one from the White House. This is not just scandalous, this is are waving a white flag to a second-rate country. And when I say second-rate country I mean it. Russia fell from the 29th largest economy to the 30th largest economy this year. Thanks to the crippling sanctions put on by the Obama Administration.

in addition, Trump released a retweet from Russian State television of a fake news article. This fake news article said that Hillary Clinton was Pro Russia when in fact we know the hatred that Putin had for Hillary because of her stance in implementing the crippling sanctions which have made Russia perhaps a third tier country.

Trump is running our country the way he ran his businesses with lies deceit and eventual bankruptcy.

I guess the next installment is when this fall our President meet with his komisar.

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Paul Manafort’s fate is sealed – The Atlantic

The indictments against Paul Manafortanafort by the special counsel are so telling. This was a man who owed money to someone that would gladly have him killed so he set up scheme after scheme to try to get the money he owed. He borrowed 16 million dollars from a bank that ostensibly only lends money to Veterans for home loans. Manafort is not a veteran. Yet he received alone which amounted to a quarter of the bank’s assets. Why would a bank do this? Well, the CEO of the bank was promised to be Secretary of the army. He was so sure that he was going to be Secretary of the army, he started calling to get briefings from the Army secretary’s office. He was not going to be Secretary of the army once again Manafort was being a grifter, just like the man he helped become president.

Attacking his Protege Rick Gates was unseemly. Rick Gates was trying to help Manafort but Hanafort like all other grifters is heartless. Manafort put out a statement saying how disappointed he was Enrique Gates. I’m sure we’re Gates has more disappointed in the person he looked up to and tried to help.

At the end of the day this 39 count indictment against this slimy man is meant to get him to flip on the present occupant of the White House. The special counsel is building a case just like one builds a house. Once you have the foundation you start putting the walls up and slowly but surely at the end of the day you will have a strong house or a strong case against the president.

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Can Clinton Build a Bridge to Trump Supporters With Infrastructure Spending? – The Atlantic

My answer is a resounding yes.
Hillary Clinton is the only candidate that has a complete plan for bringing jobs back to this country. With her emphasis on infrastructure and clean energy jobs she gives the meat that Trump supporters are saying they’re not getting from their candidate. Her pro-small business policies will win over disenchanted Trump supporters. Yesterday was a pivotal day. Trump supporters were on camera saying they were starting to become unhappy with their candidates. Beyond her good policies she is presidential, something I cannot say for the rest of the field whether it be Democratic or Republican.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/can-clinton-reconstruct-trump-supporters-hope/476319/

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The Lurking Menace of a Trump Rally-The Atlantic

Donald Trump except for that one infomercial after a he had won primaries on Tuesday has been acting anything but presidential. He incited  his crowds to violence.  Adolf Hitler incited his crowds to violence. Fascism has no place in American politics or its rhetoric.
If he cannot listen 2 Americans who disagree with him how will you deal with foreign leaders that hate America? He is not presidential material and should be nowhere near the White House.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/03/donald-trump-fayetteville/473169/

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