November 16th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #666

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2,094 Responses to November 16th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #666

  1. patrickhenrycensored says:

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Next up a congratulations to rick Scott,………………………..and a NO PIE FOR YOU, Bill Nelson.

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      • Deb says:

        Hoisted on their own petard again. The ballots in Broward were designed to give the impression of voter suppression so they could “fix” them during a recount and give Nelson the win. But a University of Florida professor studied the ballots and turnout and found that the poorly designed ballots have a larger disadvantage to Scott. Nelson doesn’t have a leg to stand on, and we uncovered one of their methods before 2020. This was a trial run, and it failed.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      Stacey Abrams fought dirty and is a sore loser.

      Liked by 4 people

    • MAGADJT says:

      Why is he complimenting that hag. Her speech to end the effort to overturn the election was not even a graceful concession. It was a militant, in your face, lecture of why she should have won.

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  2. Imagine the Extradition of Assange and subsequent PLEA DEAL that AAG Whitaker could reach in return for TRANSFERRING the entire WIKILEAKS DB to Trump’s NSC, DOD and DOJ (for mutually-assured safekeeping).

    No muss, no delays, no fuss:
    DEEP STATE TAKEDOWN with WIKILEAKS DB …
    • Globalist panic on K Street.
    • Congressional Gang of 8 disappears.
    • House flips to Republican.
    • Senate shifts to 60+ Republicans.

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    • Doppler says:

      Re Julian Assange, Politico has a good piece up describing what happened with the DOJ’s supposedly inadvertent inclusion of sections from secret pleadings dealing with sealed criminal proceedings against Assange, bizarrely cut and pasted into a pleading in an unrelated case (involving sex crime charges against one “Seitu Sulayman Kokayi” for trying to entice a minor), how they were discovered (a former US Counterterrorism official working at GWU named Seamus Hughes found them and posted them on twitter). https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/16/julian-assange-charges-wikileaks-997122

      Fascinating that it comes just as Mueller is squeezing Corsi and Don Jr about whether they had prior knowledge from Wikileaks, or its leaker, or the Russians, about the Podesta and Clinton emails Assange released in the run-up to the election.

      Money quote from the pleading:

      “The complaint, supporting affidavit, and arrest warrant, as well as this motion and the proposed order, would need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested in connection with the charges in the criminal complaint and can therefore no longer evade or avoid arrest and extradition in this matter.”

      Also from the article: “Joshua Stueve, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a statement the reference to Assange in an unrelated criminal case “was made in error.”

      “That was not the intended name for this filing,” he said.

      “A spokesman for Mueller declined comment.”

      All in all a pretty big shoe to inadvertently drop. What does it mean, Treepers?

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      • Avi says:

        i wonder how many on Muller’s blood relatives participated in Krystallnacht?

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      • covfefe999 says:

        From the Politico article: Assange’s reemergence at a time when Mueller has carefully studied how WikiLeaks obtained the Russian-hacked Democratic emails in 2016

        But Assange said the emails did not come from Russia. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/julian-assange-russian-government-not-source-of-leaked-dnc-and-podesta-emails-wikileaks-editor-contradicts-cia-claims-in-new-interview-35300175.html

        WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has again denied that emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta were hacked and leaked to his organisation by the Russian government. In an interview with Sean Hannity he was asked: “So in other words, let me be clear…Russia did not give you the Podesta documents or anything from the DNC?” The Australian founder of the whistleblowing website, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over four years, responded: “That’s correct.” Assange said: “We’re unhappy that we felt that we needed to even say that it wasn’t a state party. Normally, we say nothing at all.

        Am I missing something?

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        • covfefe999 says:

          Haha, from the article I linked to:

          Some Republicans argue that it is high time for Assange, who has been living under asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, to face justice. “This is cut and dried: WikiLeaks is an outlet for foreign propaganda, and Julian Assange is an enemy of the American people,” said Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican. “He deserves to spend the rest of his life in an American prison.”

          The “some Republicans” are always the obnoxious RINOs.

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          • Bull Durham says:

            Sasse and the RHINOS are the enemy. Assange is like Patrick Henry and Paul Revere.
            His organization is the most responsible, professional and important to our Republic and the citizens’ knowledge of what crimes are committed by the government Tyranny in DC.

            Wikileaks deserved great praise and support.

            Assange should be left alone and freed from captivity.

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      • Doppler says:

        And here’s the NYT report today on the secret Assange indictment:

        It mentions that the WSJ reported yesterday that there was an Assange indictment under seal, apparently without attributing its sources, and further quotes Seamus Hughes’s tweet, apparently boasting he’d found this by tracking the PAGER system for tracking federal court filings, “cheaper than a WSJ subscription.”

        Pretty big coincidence that the WSJ reports it at same time it is “inadvertently” cut paste into an unrelated filing. Do we believe in coincidences?

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        • covfefe999 says:

          OK, here to they are claiming that Russia was the source of the emails. But in the article I linked to above, it says this:

          Last week Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is a close associate of Assange, dismissed the CIA’s claims that Russia was the source of the emails as “bulls***”. [,,,] Mr Murray said: “I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.

          Probably the Awan bros. lol

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          • Doppler says:

            Of course they blame it on Russia, that’s their story and they’re sticking to it! It’s the 17 Obama intelligence agencies (who failed to examine the server in question, and actually didn’t really involve 14 of those agencies), vs Assange, plus people who’ve spoken to Assange and skeptics everywhere.

            To me, much more plausible is that the Dems had earlier decided they wanted Trump as their opponent, and agreed that “Best strategy is to slaughter Donald for his bromance with Putin,” then, when their emails were leaked by an insider, decided to roll up this embarrassment into their “best strategy,” with full credulity and support pledged by our no-longer-journalist journalists, who reported: it was all Trump colluding with Russia.

            And Thanks covfefe, for reminding us of the Awan family, America’s favorite Pakistan security connected, phony car company named CIA operating, full family employed Democrat congressperson IT team, who keep disappearing from public notice. They were caught red handed, given immunity, and granted anonymity. One of at least ten that faithful Americans await jystice for.

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    • Joemama says:

      Unfortunately, I think a more likely outcome is that Assange is murdered.

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    • From your keyboard to God’s ear….

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  3. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  4. alligatriot says:

    Border wall under construction in Texas. This is in an area known for heavy smuggling operations, in both directions.

    FTA:

    “They will be clearing all the trees and vegetation from this area to create their enforcement zone. They’re going to excavate the earth and levee, put in an 18-foot vertical concrete slab wall, and on top of that 18-foot steel bollards …”

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/landowners-in-rio-grande-valley-sound-off-on-border-wall

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  5. budmc says:

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  6. LM says:

    Epiphany:

    The way to turn the election steal from a victory for the left into a win for us would be to use it in a mighty way to galvanize the President’s base.

    We can use the stealing to demand secure elections for 2020 and as evidence that we must come together, pool our resources, put aside minor differences, and work like…um…heaven…to secure the President’s re-election.

    We can and should make them sorry that they ever tried any of this cr-p.

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  7. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Dan Bongino pointed this out the other day. I am telling you, there was massive fraud in Maricopa County.

    The “Emergency Voting Centers” Democrats Opened In Arizona May Have Been Illegal

    Arizona Republicans are pressing Dem officials as to the legality of so-called “emergency voting centers” that popped up in the last minute in places like Maricopa County.

    As the Arizona Republic reported, the centers, set up by the Recorder’s Office, appeared between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturday and Monday on the days leading up to the midterm elections.
    https://www.teaparty.org/emergency-voting-centers-democrats-opened-arizona-may-illegal-333478/

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  8. Truthfilter says:

    Arizona GOP will audit Maricopa County’s ballot counting and election procedures. A good rundown of the unexplainable late ballots.
    https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/16/arizona-gop-election-audits/

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  9. MAGADJT says:

    Anyone else heard that President Trump is looking to remove Wilbur Ross as Sec of Commerce? Why would he want to do that?

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    • Landslide says:

      Where did you hear this?

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Newsmax and OANN are reporting that Ross may be done by the end of the year and Linda McMahon may be his replacement. I don’t know if Trump is removing him or if Ross wants to leave.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Please not McMahon. Not that I dislike her, but she doesn’t have the credentials required. Ross has an MBA from Harvard (and not one that was given to him) and he also has a lot of banking experience and experience with the big industries.

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          If this is true the President should still keep Ross as a close “advisor”.

          Sort of like Kissenger ( yeah I know ) being the go to guy on foreign affairs.

          He won’t have the work load, but any inputs he has would be heavily weighed.

          What about that guy from Vegas…….Steve Wynn……him and our President are buds…..maybe not “heavy” enough…..

          Will be tough to replace The “Wilberine”..

          Dunno…..I’m not a commerce guy. …..😎

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          • Deb says:

            Steve Wynn is mired in scandal.

            I’m not sure if anyone will have the gravitas and spirit if the Wilburine. But he’s done more in 2 years than others could do in 10. I understand if he wants to turn over the reigns and enjoy his golden years.

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            • Landslide says:

              Gravitas. Ross has it in spades. Love Mulvaney like crazy, but not sure he is the right one for this….(Politico article said he wants the job—-of course, it is Politico…) More to pray about! Wisdom, wisdom, wisdom for our President. 🙏🏼

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          • TDU_Weight says:

            Rodney Dangerfield

            Somebody step on a duck?

            (RIP Rodney Dangerfield)

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          • TDU_Weight says:

            Gunny66,

            Did you go back and read the first page of this post like you admonished everyone to do time and time again?

            Have you not taken your own advice?

            Have you checked comments made to your posts throughout the day?

            You may find many now have a completely different meaning in light of the comments on the first page.

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          • TDU_Weight says:

            Gunny66
            Think logically.
            How many times did you admonish readers of this
            post to read the first page?
            How many times did you call out Tom Feral?
            Did you refer Tom Feral to the Mods?
            Did the Mods take any action?
            Why have you not called the Mods on TDU_Weight?
            Why haven’t the Mods acted on their own?
            Did you take your own advice?
            Did you read the first page?
            If you did not, why not?
            Think logically.
            Think for yourself.
            For poor is the mind
            That always uses the ideas of others
            And invents none of its own.
            You have a front row seat.
            Get some popcorn.
            Read the first page.
            Get some more popcorn.
            Read the replies to your comments.
            Enjoy the show.
            San Jai Quan

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      • MAGADJT says:

        Ugh. Not McMahon. Please. Get someone else like Wilbur. McMahon would be complete surrender.

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  10. Deb says:

    I’ve been comparing 2016 to 2018 in my head. My view is limited, but the differences that stand out from my small corner of the world are this. Conservative media was much stronger in 2016 than in 2018. We had a local conservative radio host who turned out to be NeverTrumper, but before this he was a huge help in getting out the vote for 2010 and 2014. He was fired over a year ago and his replacement is no where near as competent.

    This happened across the board, on radio and tv and internet. Many of the strong conservative voices during the Obama years remained NeverTrump. The newer MAGA voices on social media and YouTube that rose up to fill the void in 2016 have been censored. This has hampered our ability to get out vote during a midterm when turnout is lower in general.

    We need to be more active online. We need to fight the shadow banning and censorship on social media by being even more active. We also need to support conservative media voices that maybe was not MAGA or even NeverTrump last time but have come around. We need to watch, listen, retweet, buy books, and promote anyone who supports the President, no matter when they got on the train.

    This also means holding our noses and watching Lou Dobbs, Hannity, and Tucker Carlson. I know FoxNews stinks, but they’ll use any excuse to get these guys off the air. They need the ratings.

    This is a propoganda war, we can’t afford to lose the only pro-Trump voices we have. Even if they are employed by the Murdoch’s.

    Please support Rush, Mark Steyn, Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, and newer voices like Steven Crowder. Some of these names have not always been PDJT supporters, but they are now and we need to strengthen them.

    It’s time for us to be out and proud and bold and loud. We also need try to woo Republicans and independents who are not huge PDJT supporters. We do this by emphasizing the agenda and pointing out the totalitarianism of the left. Kill em with kindness and common sense.

    We also need to be fighting back on the social media wars. We need to be posting memes like crazy. We need to promote websites like Twitchy. It may not always be friendly PDJT, but it does a great job of highlighting the hypocrisy and lunacy of the left. We need this more than ever.

    Please post on comboxes at sites like American Thinker, Hot Air, and other sites. We need more pro-Trump voices to promote MAGA with common sense and humor. We also need more combox warriors to take one for the team and post on liberal sites like Hugfpost, Wapo, even cesspools like Salon. This is a dirty job, but someone needs to do it.

    Also, please please volunteer now for 2020. Talk to your local GOP party and find out what you can do. Become a poll watcher. Be trained as an activist. Get to know the other volunteers and build up your network. This will help get out the vote in 2020.

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  11. eric says:

    Thank You Mr.President for awarding Elvis…The Greatest Entertainer of All-Time and a True American Legend…The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    Long Over-Due….AWESOME MOMENT TODAY!!!!!!!
    My Favorite Entertainer…Elvis.
    My Favorite QB…Roger Staubach.
    My Favorite President…Mr.Trump.
    AWESOME DAY…….’MERICA!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Bull Durham says:

    Sasse and the RHINOS are the enemy. Assange is like Patrick Henry and Paul Revere.
    His organization is the most responsible, professional and important to our Republic and the citizens’ knowledge of what crimes are committed by the government Tyranny in DC.

    Wikileaks deserved great praise and support.

    Assange should be left alone and freed from captivity.

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    • Deb says:

      I’ve heard from some who think that these charges are a way to get Assange to the US so he can testify at trial and blow the lid off the Democrat corruption. My sister seems to be optimistic that this is a way to get info on the Seth Rich murder out in the open. She thinks he’ll testify and then be pardoned.

      Part of me hopes he is brought to America and tried and then pardoned, and rides into the sunset. But he will always be a target for arkincide, so as horrible as his current situation is perhaps it is safer.

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    • Wikileaks Claims DOJ Charging Julian Assange – DOJ Confirms

      OK, during the reign of the usurper-in-chief, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, conservatives and then-candidate Donald Trump, were thrilled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was revealing the criminal actions of the US government against its own people. My, how things have changed since Donald Trump became president. Wikileaks tweeted out that a document dump containing information on Julian Assange also revealed with charges or drafts of charges against the Wikileaks founder, and the Justice Department quickly confirmed that the US was charging him.

      “SCOOP: US Department of Justice “accidentally” reveals existence of sealed charges (or a draft for them) against WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange in apparent cut-and-paste error in an unrelated case also at the Eastern District of Virginia,” was tweeted by Wikileaks with a link to the documents.

      What I find absolutely disgraceful in all of this is that the American people were promised a special prosecutor to go after real criminals against the people, namely Hillary Clinton, and we are seeing our government go after everyone but her!

      Julian Assange, love him or hate him, was instrumental in exposing the corruption of our own government and their unlawfulness against American citizens. The fact that American didn’t rein in its tyranny will now show forth in what will happen to Assange.

      He put his life on the line and has basically lived in exile to reveal the truth while many wishy-washy Americans praised him under Obama and demonize him under Trump”

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  13. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Bill Nelson’s recount comeback hopes slip from slim to ‘virtually impossible’
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article221776800.html

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  14. patrickhenrycensored says:

    House Republicans can ask me anything they want but I want the American people to watch, so let’s have a public hearing. Truth is best served by transparency. Let me know when is convenient.

    — James Comey (@Comey) November 16, 2018

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  15. dogsmaw says:

    So you are going to see this from rooters 🐷 tweeter page, and if you dont go any further into the story, assume that it is a fact…shame on you. 😛

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/trumps-attorney-general-appointment-challenged-at-supreme-court-idUSKCN1NL2KV

    Essentially the article goes into how they are replacing Sessions(as the defendant) with Whitaker and asking for ruling whether the appointment is an issue and telling the judge who should have replaced Sessions as AG.
    h/t Maryland leading Nevada by the nose right now.
    🙂

    excerpt ->
    Lawyers for Barry Michaels, who filed a lawsuit in Nevada challenging a U.S. law that bars him from buying a firearm due to prior non-violent criminal convictions, decided to make Whitaker’s appointment an issue in their pending appeal before the high court because Sessions was named as a defendant in the case.

    The lawyers told the justices that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be the acting attorney general.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      That’s crazy. Seems like Reuters could have come up with a better headline. I would advise others to not make the same mistake I did and click on the link. 🙂

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    • NC Patriot says:

      Won’t be hard to show the court how conflicted Rosie is —-and entirely unfit to supervise Mueller.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Everybody gets to appoint the Acting Attorney General except the one entity with the constitutional authority to do so? Their evil plan: after you assault and ignore the constitution in every way possible, someone suggesting replacing the constitution sounds more reasonable.

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  16. Piper77 says:

    I bet the Democrats gain about 50,000 to 100,000 extra votes in a state like Florida due to cheating and non-Citizens voting every election cycle. It’s probably over 500,000 or more in states like California.

    Does anyone seriously doubt that at this point? It’s amazing Republicans still manage to win some of the time.

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  17. WiVoter says:

    Question to everyone on CTH. Does the USMCA implement the Law of the Sea Treaty? If so, there is no way USMCA should be passed into law. We don’t want the UN telling us what we can or cannot do in territorial waters of the United States.

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  18. JX says:

    The judge ruled that Acosta’s Fifth Amendment right to due process was violated.

    “Due process” is not an isolated phrase.

    5th Amend. – No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

    Acosta has not been deprived of life, liberty, or property. In fact no violation of law has been alleged, so of course there is no due process requirement.

    What the hell is the judge talking about?

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  19. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  20. Troublemaker10 says:

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  21. LM says:

    No way that Mueller should be allowed anywhere near Julian Assange without plenty of military present and acctively (safe)guarding Mr. Assange.

    Mueller has a past that bears a closer and more public examination.

    If anyone had reason to recuse from the “Russia” investigation it was Mueller. He has been compromised from the get go.

    He had a close and long-standing relationship with the President’s political opponents. Ghr same people wh9 illegaly spyied on the President…using Russia as the excuse.

    Not only that, but Mueller”s activities, including his time at the FBI are….questionable, as is the recent and oddly convenient death of Whitey Bolger.

    https://saraacarter.com/robert-mueller-andrew-weissmann-the-fbi-and-the-mob/#.W-9h6BpOmhC

    http://washingtonbabylon.com/whitey-bulger-and-the-fbi-what-did-robert-mueller-know-and-when-did-he-know-it/

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  22. mashall says:

    She must wake, America, or she will surely stumble.”.
    “Arm yourselves…..Protect yourselves.
    When they never stop trying to undermine your God Given rights you know they are the enemy…
    “An Appeal to Arms and the God of Hosts is all that is left us.”
    Patrick Henry

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  23. Very, very interesting interview that gives a Russian perspective to President Trump ending the INF Treaty. They even admit that the former USSR and now Russia found ways to circumvent the treaty without outright violating the word of the treaty. Seems the U.S. also did so with sea based Tomahawk missiles.

    The also refer to the fight for bases in the Ukraine and Syria. I thought it was very interesting and filled some context that I was not aware of. Granted, this is in Russian and it is always a good idea to take what they have to say with a grain of salt. But, so much seemed to make so much sense.

    Although I am ex-military, I am not an expert on military history. So, any additional information/critique is welcome. 😀

    The video is about 22min. with English subtitles.

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    • Wow! Mind-blowing theory if true! John Bolton was WARMLY welcomed in Moscow AFTER the treaty was terminated. Why?

      Could it be that ending the INF treaty was not a warning to Russia…but a direct shot at China? After the treat was signed in 1987, several other countries, including China, gained nuclear capabilities that were not covered under the treaty.

      Hence, the INF Treaty became a national security threat to both the United States and Russia. Now, with the treaty null and void—does that not give President Trump more leverage over China? Russia is also not tied up in a treaty that hinders them from dealing with a nuclear threat right in their back yard.

      VERY INTERESTING! Could be more 64D chess tag-team Eagle/Bear vs China/Pakistan/Iran!

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