Daily News Thread 3/13

Luis Wright
Luis Wright

Trump Fires Rex Tillerson, Says CIA’s Pompeo to Become Secretary of State

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was ousted Tuesday by President Donald Trump, ending a rocky tenure in an abrupt move that blindsided the former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO just hours after he returned from an almost week-long trip to Africa.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/trump-says-pompeo-to-replace-tillerson-as-secretary-of-state

Trump fired his longtime personal assistant over an unspecified 'security issue'

President Donald Trump's longtime personal assistant, John McEntee, was fired from his White House position for an unspecified security issue, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday morning.
businessinsider.com/trump-fires-personal-assistant-john-mcentee-security-issue-2018-3

Trump’s pick for new CIA director is female career spymaster

President Donald Trump’s choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.
apnews.com/3d66be5ec69e4b92be7aa87ef9a5d4ac

ICE Spokesman Quits, Disputing Trump Administration Claim on Arrests

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman in San Francisco has resigned after becoming frustrated by Trump administration statements about a recent sweep targeting illegal immigration.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/ice-spokesman-quits-disputes-claims-800-eluded-arrest

Trump Says Russia Likely to Blame for Poisoning Ex-Spy in U.K.

President Donald Trump said Russia was likely behind the poisoning of a former spy in U.K. that threatens to further strain relations between Vladimir Putin’s government and the West.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/trump-says-russia-likely-to-blame-for-poisoning-ex-spy-in-u-k

Britain gives Putin until midnight to explain nerve attack on former spy

Britain gave President Vladimir Putin until midnight on Tuesday to explain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used to strike down a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence.
reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia/britain-gives-putin-until-midnight-to-explain-nerve-attack-on-former-spy-idUSKCN1GP0PG

Gaza blast targets Palestinian PM Hamdallah's convoy

An explosion in the Gaza Strip has targeted the convoy of the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah.
bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43384737

Over 7 Million Cubans Vote for New National Assembly

"This is not an end of the revolution or legacy, it’s a continuation," Cubans are saying.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Over-7-Million-Cubans-Vote-for-New-National-Assembly-20180311-0015.html

Afrin: Turkish forces 'encircle' Syrian Kurdish city

The Turkish military says it has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the focus of an offensive against a Kurdish militia.
bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43384120

U.S. Posts Biggest Budget Deficit Since 2012

The U.S. recorded a $215 billion budget deficit in February – its biggest in six years – as revenue declined.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-12/u-s-posts-biggest-budget-deficit-since-2012-as-tax-income-falls

Trump blocks Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm on security grounds

US President Donald Trump has blocked a planned takeover of chipmaker Qualcomm by Singapore-based rival Broadcom on grounds of national security.
bbc.com/news/business-43380893

U.S. Employment Outlook Means Tough Recruiting for Trump’s Army

The lowest unemployment rate in a decade is good news for Americans, but bad news for an expanding U.S. military.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/trump-s-army-buildup-confronts-headwinds-of-tight-labor-market

There’s No One Steering the Ship at NASA

Drifting for a year without an administrator, the agency’s acting chief quits as manned missions are poised to resume.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-12/there-s-no-one-steering-the-ship-at-nasa

Junior high teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

A school district in Preston, Idaho is investigating an incident that took place at Preston Junior High last week.
fox13now.com/2018/03/12/idaho-junior-high-teacher-accused-of-feeding-puppy-to-turtle/

Deadly Texas parcel bomb attacks 'linked'

Two parcel bombs that left a teenager dead and two others injured in Austin, Texas are believed to be linked to a case earlier this month, police say.
bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43376316

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apnews.com/3d66be5ec69e4b92be7aa87ef9a5d4ac
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/ice-spokesman-quits-disputes-claims-800-eluded-arrest
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/trump-says-russia-likely-to-blame-for-poisoning-ex-spy-in-u-k
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bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43384737
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bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43384120
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-12/u-s-posts-biggest-budget-deficit-since-2012-as-tax-income-falls
bbc.com/news/business-43380893
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/trump-s-army-buildup-confronts-headwinds-of-tight-labor-market
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-12/there-s-no-one-steering-the-ship-at-nasa
fox13now.com/2018/03/12/idaho-junior-high-teacher-accused-of-feeding-puppy-to-turtle/
bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43376316
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/13/pers-m13.html
apnews.com/41da2867897042399f3f9c55cfde3f16
nakedcapitalism.com/2018/03/hiding-tax-man-international-wealthy-style.html
morningstaronline.co.uk/article/failing-nhs-trust-fights-to-kick-the-fat-cats-out
theintercept.com/2018/03/13/the-young-karl-marx-a-film-whose-time-has-come/
thebaffler.com/latest/peace-as-armageddon-shorrock
washingtonexaminer.com/tillerson-mattis-mnuchin-forge-suicide-pact-in-the-event-trump-wants-one-of-them-gone-report
twitter.com/Snowden/status/973544168470515719
ecchr.eu/en/our_work/international-crimes-and-accountability/u-s-accountability/germany.html
twitter.com/Snowden/status/973558836748603392
twitter.com/ChinaDailyUSA/status/973642357999525888
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lorenzoae.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/on-russia-todays-liberals/#six
newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/15/how-fox-and-friends-rewrites-trumps-reality
apnews.com/5061a8e30e974e689a19e1f3d05c62c8/Trump-considers-ousting-his-VA-secretary-in-Cabinet-shuffle
thehill.com/homenews/news/378154-judge-manafort-could-spend-the-rest-of-his-life-in-prison
bbc.com/news/uk-43396008
dw.com/en/german-police-carry-out-nationwide-raids-on-turkish-nationalist-boxing-club/a-42965187
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bbc.co.uk/news/health-42871081

Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown

OP/ED

The CIA takeover of the Democratic Party

The entry of dozens of intelligence and military veterans into this year’s congressional primaries amounts to a takeover of the Democratic Party by the CIA and Pentagon.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/13/pers-m13.html

AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base

A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press investigation has found.
apnews.com/41da2867897042399f3f9c55cfde3f16

Hiding from the Tax Man, International Wealthy Style

Tax avoidance is an ever-evolving game. Some fresh information on which countries are willing to offer a helping hand to the rich.
nakedcapitalism.com/2018/03/hiding-tax-man-international-wealthy-style.html

NHS Trust fights to kick the fat cats out

An NHS trust has had to go to the High Court to uphold its decision to end the PFI contract for an unsafe £75 million mental health hospital.
morningstaronline.co.uk/article/failing-nhs-trust-fights-to-kick-the-fat-cats-out

“The Young Karl Marx”: a Film Whose Time Has Come

theintercept.com/2018/03/13/the-young-karl-marx-a-film-whose-time-has-come/

Peace as Armageddon

What is behind the liberal freak-out over the possibility of talks with North Korea?
thebaffler.com/latest/peace-as-armageddon-shorrock

Owen Carter
Owen Carter

ty OP

Junior high teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle
What the hell

Nathaniel Bennett
Nathaniel Bennett

Poor News user. Has to get up early for the dumpster fire.

Trump Fires Rex Tillerson, Says CIA’s Pompeo to Become Secretary of State

So the quest for the perfect "yes men" continues.

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Anthony Morris
Anthony Morris

THANK YOU BASED NEWS user!

Trump fires Tillerson
and awwaaay we go!

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David Jenkins
David Jenkins

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

these guys have become a privatized Pinkerton-style group over the last two years, full of angry, violent young people. and it wasn't an accident.
t. former texan

Matthew Myers
Matthew Myers

Poor News user. Has to get up early for the dumpster fire.
accurate.
mfw I rolled over this morning to see Tillerson was out
at least it was until I saw he is being replaced by fucking Pompeo

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Joshua Ward
Joshua Ward

trump spontaneously fires tillerson
trump replaces him with fucking CIA director
CIA spooks and Pentagon pigs pouring into high ranks of the democratic party all at once as midterms approach

Is trump getting A Very British Coup'd? His administration is basically letting the United States fall apart and lose it's status with rest of the world as third rate rival countries like Venezuela and the Norks are taking as much advantage as they can. I always thought the big heads in the pentagon must be crawling in their skin over it, but I really didn't think they'd go THIS far.

Prediction: if polls in 2020 indicate trump will win a second term, he WILL get impeached, even by a republican senate. Longer term, I think the Pentagon is willing to go to war as a last resort to save the empire. With who, idk.

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Jason Price
Jason Price

Trump’s pick for new CIA director is female career spymaster
President Donald Trump’s choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.

Anti-SJW MAGAtards on suicide watch

Carson Smith
Carson Smith

Getting the drums set up for an Iran adventure, supposedly that was one of the big reasons for the firing since Tillerson was opposed to any sanctions or other actions

the first female director
She also has arrest warrants out for her all over the world

nerve attack
Russia decides the best time to kill a former double agent is at the height of Russia-West tensions
Kill an agent who already served prison time and lived free for 8 years and also had no more value to the US or Brits
used a nerve agent more deadly than VX yet failed to kill him
hmmm

Elijah Brown
Elijah Brown

Getting the drums set up for an Iran adventure

You're giving Trump way too much credit.

Tillerson was ousted by the mere fact that he bucked Trump. He was fired right after he contradicted the White House, again.

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Carter Gonzalez
Carter Gonzalez

Trump really is a proto-fascist, in the sense that direct fascism out of the pentagon comes right after him. Prepare for a no bullshit one party state.

Hudson King
Hudson King

I think the CIA taking over the Dems is an exaggeration. The reason we're seeing so many veterans running as Democrats is because the party is trying to reconnect with the "working man" and those people have a fetish for men in uniform.

Ian Cox
Ian Cox

Trump fired his longtime personal assistant over an unspecified 'security issue'

According to sources, Johnny McEntee was fired because he is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes.

Add another crook to the list.

Easton Diaz
Easton Diaz

Longer term, I think the Pentagon is willing to go to war as a last resort to save the empire. With who, idk.
In all likelihood it's going to be China.

China keeps finding bubbles, getting neighbors + Africa in debt to jack up its economy, which is fast approaching US levels
Team red country, in direct opposition to USA (team blue)
USA soon finds economic collapse (bitcoin, the current bubble, Yellowstone annihilating a third of the nation, etc.)
America takes out loans from China to recover
Debt becomes unbearable
Racism towards Chinese mounts
"We've still got a military, and we need to get rid of this debt"
WWIII

Tyler Price
Tyler Price

it's going to be China.
It would end with HD Streams of the new hypersonic Chinese missiles wiping out 2 carrier groups in the first 24 hours before it goes nuclear

Carter Campbell
Carter Campbell

Yellowstone annihilating a third of the nation
that cloud is gonna wipe out most of humanity though

Matthew Butler
Matthew Butler

Would the Chinese military really be that capable by then? Even now, their soldiers are relatively well under-equipped in comparison to American ones, despite there being more of them. Also, the Chinese population is stagnating while the American one is rising steadily. Furthermore, would the American anti-missle systems really not be apt in taking Chinese missles out, particularly ones intended for taking out carriers? And with this, the USA has much more nukes and a more developed nuclear program than China does, however they both have a considerable amount which would certainly make an impact, given that at least a small portion of them land.

It'll really make about a third of the continental USA inhabitable, with the rest being covered with a considerable amount of ash. There will be spillover to Canada and Mexico, and maybe some sparse fallout elsewhere, but really it'll be just a North American thing it seems. If that does happen, though, the USA will be kneecapped, requiring martial law, large loans, and the like then.
Did you mean some different kind of cloud though?

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Angel Bell
Angel Bell

Life comes at you fast.

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Isaiah Powell
Isaiah Powell

tumbling down tumbling down tumbling down

Dominic Cox
Dominic Cox

Would the Chinese military really be that capable by then?
They already have them, in many areas they're ahead of the US military

American anti-missle systems
are mostly a joke, and there's no real counter to hypersonics at this point, they're too fast
The whole Russian reveal wasn't joking about making the USN obsolete outside of bullying no name countries

Did you mean some different kind of cloud though?
Volcanic eruption of that size would mess with sunlight globally, causing lower harvest yields and mass starvation eventually

Nathaniel Parker
Nathaniel Parker

As always, it gets worse.

Tillerson, Mattis, Mnuchin forge 'suicide pact' in the event Trump wants one of them gone: Report

washingtonexaminer.com/tillerson-mattis-mnuchin-forge-suicide-pact-in-the-event-trump-wants-one-of-them-gone-report

October 04, 2017 04:34 PM

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reportedly have forged a "suicide pact" in which all three members of President Trump's Cabinet would leave if one of them becomes a target of the president.

The suicide pact is now in play. Now we wait to see if Mattis and Mnuchin go along with it.

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Owen Harris
Owen Harris

globally, causing lower harvest yields and mass starvation eventually
Thereby finally establishing international socialism :^)
im jk mods pls no bulli

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Brayden White
Brayden White

we going uber neocon soon then. Mattis despite being a pentagon pig was one of the few people who recognized the US couldn't go willy nilly everywhere like the recent threat against Damascus

Adam Gutierrez
Adam Gutierrez

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS
WE WERE SUPPOSED TO WIN TRUMPBROS
THIS ISN'T HAPPENING

THIS

ISN'T

HAPPENING

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Benjamin Nelson
Benjamin Nelson

Come on, we were expecting this. Trump is just one man, he can't impede American imperialism for long by himself.

Aiden Gray
Aiden Gray

in many areas they're ahead of the US military
In which ones, for instance?

are mostly a joke, and there's no real counter to hypersonics at this point, they're too fast
Aren't they at least somewhat capable? Furthermore, with everything there are measures and countermeasures – it's like a hand-stacking game, like rock-paper-scissors. The Pentagon, for one, will respond with laser systems. The Russia show will only lead to the development of new, more aggressive, and more technologically-advanced countermeasures that will likely in turn lead to increase military budgets as the big countries continually try to out-piss each other.

Volcanic eruption of that size would mess with sunlight globally, causing lower harvest yields and mass starvation eventually
I suppose so, however there might be adaptations despite initial losses in the decade-long chilly period. Perhaps they'll use the ash as fertilizer or something, and the hot countries might in turn take on the role of farming.

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Grayson Miller
Grayson Miller

Star Wars program actually worked but has been successfully kept secret until now. Trumps the only pres willing to test it, hes pushing for war cuz of it. Calling it now, cap this post.

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Aiden Williams
Aiden Williams

cap this post
I somewhat believed your post until you gave the universal indicator that it's not going to happen.

Lucas Moore
Lucas Moore

Ok, what the fuck is Trump's actual game plan? What is he trying to do? Is he gearing up for war with Iran? The North Koreans? Is Trump even taking the job seriously? Is he literally just memeing and being an ironic president?

Charles Smith
Charles Smith

This post is trash. Laser anti-missile systems do not exist.

Nathan Cooper
Nathan Cooper

In which ones
hypersonics, railguns, spaceborne systems, missiles, and naval design
People don't realize how far the US has fallen behind or how much the US military has degraded over the last 30 years

Aren't they at least somewhat capable?
Sure, against missiles from the 70s and 80s maybe

Parker Torres
Parker Torres

Trump is going a big job! Very huge work, believe me. It is tough, but it will be great!

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Adam Price
Adam Price

Why is left-wing internet so strongly anti Russiagate? It's pretty obvious that Trump is compromised by the Kremlin, or at least behaving like he is. Is it just because Hillary believes it that you all feel obligated to disagree with her?

Isaiah Brooks
Isaiah Brooks

??? Maybe not ones that can adequately take out hypersonic missiles currently, although it would be very naive to think America is just going to sit back and watch.

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Leo Brooks
Leo Brooks

Of course there's going to be an arms race, but that shit will take decades to develop competently. Not even our state-of-the-art anti-nuke systems work competently. Furthermore, most nuke experts aren't even sure if Russia's new toys even exist and, if they do, how well they'd actually perform. Your posts have been nothing but /pol/-tier Tom Clancy scenarios. Stop.

Grayson Watson
Grayson Watson

Even Mad Dog wants out

How fucking bad does shit have to be for this to happen? He's one of the biggest "take no shit" people out there.

Levi Lopez
Levi Lopez

It's certainly true, imo. However, the fear of Russian influence will be used to justify attacking leftist movements in the US. I think some people are looking at that and deciding it means the whole thing is bullshit.

Cooper Williams
Cooper Williams

Don’t you know user? Pandering to Soviet nostalgia is actually existing socialism, so that means Russia is socialist and is exempt from criticism or negative commentary of any kind.

Logan Williams
Logan Williams

implying Trump is impeding US empire and is not US empire
Implying that this level of instability isn't impeding it anyways
implying any of these fat rich entitled swine men are intelligent enough to posture even the slightest bit of political strategy or sense

lol

Mason Collins
Mason Collins

It's true that the American anti-nuke system is outdated, however that's because it won't be as necessary as lower-level defenses. If someone does nuke them, then it's likely not going to go so well for whoever did, and virtually nobody wants to do that so there isn't that much of a need to upgrade the system. Likely, China and Russia do have some new military features however are rudimentary, and the USA can always catch up borrow some ideas in this. China can foreseeably have an advantage because of its rapidly growing industry, influence, and massive labor force, as well as its intelligence which it uses to borrow ideas much itself.

Nolan Evans
Nolan Evans

However, the fear of Russian influence will be used to justify attacking leftist movements in the US.

I think that's a little overblown considering the GOP is balls deep in this scandal. "Russian Interference" will become synonymous with the right wing shenanigans.

Any attempt to attach it to left will just fall flat, like when they tried with Bernie.

Noah Bennett
Noah Bennett

So war with the Norks, Iran and Syria back on the table? Jesus Christ.

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Isaiah Rivera
Isaiah Rivera

t. liberal

Dylan Martin
Dylan Martin

Ok, what the fuck is Trump's actual game plan?

Get ratings.

Christian Reyes
Christian Reyes

still no intervention in Syria to topple Assad
actually sitting down with North Korea for peace talks instead of denying them
Yes, we know that you don't understand American imperialism.

David Morales
David Morales

The fact is most of these people are slipping and sliding from one room to another making decisions made on paper long before this time, but the fact is this Administration is too poorly staffed to make any headway being organized.

It's a fucking mess, if you can't see that, I don't know. They're operating off what they wanted to do during the Obama Administration. I must admit, I enjoy the idea of a decade spanning agenda, but beyond what you and I would probably agree with the US wants

these people are fucking terrible at their job and making the US government understaffed and generally weak. It's like watching the Titanic in slow motion.

I don't think Trump knows what the fuck he wants. Neither do all these fucking turkey neck pig like pink-red Republicans do either, they all just operate on gut and want war or aggression as long as it doesn't harm their personal fortune.

Really it wouldn't be that much different if we were run by intelligent Iguanas at the moment.

Noah Jenkins
Noah Jenkins

You were saying?

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Adam Ortiz
Adam Ortiz

Neither do all these fucking turkey neck pig like pink-red Republicans do either
muh stupidity>malicious intent bullshit
If you paid attention to the news, the fact that Congress overturned the veto on Russian sanctions, which Trump does not want to enforce, when they praised him for throwing some missiles at Syria and urging him to throw more, when the media condemned him for sitting down with North Korea, it would be clear to you that the US establishment is perfectly aware of what it wants and how to pursue it, i.e. continuation of American imperialism.

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Parker Fisher
Parker Fisher

Example on a bit of the staffing problem in the State Department, that is outside of what the US already has, that is currently crippling them already

After the dust settles today, and before Pompeo is confirmed, 8 of the 9 top jobs at the State Department will sit empty

Tillerson is out, Undersecretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon is retiring, Goldstein just got fired.

Six other top posts sit empty after this morning with no planned replacements: - >Deputy Sec for Management/Resources
Under Sec for Management - Under Sec for Arms Control & International Security/International Law Review
Under Sec for Civilian Security, Democracy & Human Rights/International Law Review
Under Sec for Economic Growth, Energy & Environment
Counselor to Secretary of State

The only thing to expect out of this is more aggression towards Iran, and an insane amount of aggression towards Syria. And a weaker US government flooded with spooks with their gloves off.

Ayden Bailey
Ayden Bailey

when the media condemned him for sitting down with North Korea, it would be clear to you that the US establishment
What US establishment? You seriously underestimate how much of this is just screaming interest groups who have a say, but ultimately little real power to do EXACTLY word for word what they want, why do you think they're so frustrated.

I'm not disagreeing with the fact America is an Imperialist power you fucking retard, I'm questioning their effectiveness at this point when entire halls of the government are currently empty and unstaffed and have no plan of being staffed.

And it gets worse every month.

These people are idiots.

Nathaniel Miller
Nathaniel Miller

Tankies getting shit on

Oh no, the poor babies.

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Blake Richardson
Blake Richardson

Ok, what the fuck is Trump's actual game plan?
He's trying to turn reality into a Chuck Jones cartoon so he can blow soot in Kim Jong Un's face with a shotgun.

Levi Davis
Levi Davis

Support Al-Queda boosters and Mother Jones magazine against the 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧red🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 menace.

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Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson

Any attempt to attach it to left will just fall flat
They won't attach it to the left, they'll just roll out an overt police action courtesy of Mueller and grab everyone who's not toeing the neolib line under the guise of "muh russia and china"

Aaron Thompson
Aaron Thompson

That's because Trump is not part of the establishment, and has little indication of playing ball with them.

Nicholas Smith
Nicholas Smith

What would police action even look like? You can't just imprison the thousands of American socdems without raising eyebrows, there's not enough virile hatred for it

Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson

You can't just imprison the thousands of American socdems without raising eyebrows
Yes you can.
there's not enough virile hatred for it
Yes there is.

Elijah Gomez
Elijah Gomez

That's because Trump is not part of the establishment
That's wrong, the establishment is just fucking retarded malevolent neocons who are only semi competent and just want to retire with as much money as possible and as much influence as possible. But it doesn't always work out.

Trump has been president for a year, there is nothing more "establishment" than that.

This is about strategic skill like a 5 year old old playing fucking, some grand strategy game. They don't have a clue, the answer is always relying on the Pentagon for answers at this point. There is very little beyond that.

This 'Trump isn't the establishment' shit is retarded, cut that shit out.

Grayson Morgan
Grayson Morgan

Most people haven't heard of the DemSoc organizations nor do they present any threat to the order

Justin Martinez
Justin Martinez

The new CIA director was a key part of the torture program and its illegal cover-up. Her name was on the Top Secret order demanding the destruction of tapes to prevent them being seen by Congress. Incredible

Snowden this morning.

twitter.com/Snowden/status/973544168470515719

Elijah Walker
Elijah Walker

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Cooper Myers
Cooper Myers

Obama and the 2006 Dems are such fucking cucks. They should have thrown the entire god damn W administration in Leavenworth.

Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill

We must support American liberals and Islamic fundamentalists in their struggle against red fashists.

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David Clark
David Clark

Donald not forming his own kiss my ass club

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Jayden Lewis
Jayden Lewis

Trump isn't that good at the spectacle like /ourguy/ Vince is

Jaxson Lewis
Jaxson Lewis

Most people haven't heard of
makes it even easier
Breaking news: X organization found with ties to Russian/Chinese government

Oh and in Syria news, Afrin is completely surrounded, so Kurd genocide soon

Noah Harris
Noah Harris

What happened to the American soldiers that were with them? What is even happening there anymore?

Justin Brooks
Justin Brooks

VIA Snowden on Twitter

"The new CIA Director Haspel, who "tortured some folks," probably can't travel to the EU to meet other spy chiefs without facing arrest due to an @ECCHRBerlin complaint to Germany's federal prosecutor"
Details: ecchr.eu/en/our_work/international-crimes-and-accountability/u-s-accountability/germany.html

twitter.com/Snowden/status/973558836748603392

Aaron Young
Aaron Young

What is even happening there anymore?
Kurds thought the Americans would save them, turned down the offer from the Syrian gov't and got their shit pushed in
Rumor is right now that the US is going to force the Kurds to abandon Manbij to the Turks and move further away from the border

In tariff related news, looks the EU might get exemptions too, but none for China
twitter.com/ChinaDailyUSA/status/973642357999525888

Brayden Phillips
Brayden Phillips

yfw the AKP is actually going to succeed in remaking the empire

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Nicholas Ramirez
Nicholas Ramirez

Surely Trump has broken some record for number of dismissals and resignations in his cabinet?

Trump’s pick for new CIA director is female career spymaster
suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique
MEDIA BROWNNOSING INCOMING

Britain gives Putin until midnight to explain nerve attack on former spy
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Drifting for a year without an administrator, the agency’s acting chief quits as manned missions are poised to resume.
Nope, no sabotage of a historical public institution in favor of private enterprise here, no sir.

Junior high teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle
how the fuck

So you're saying Obama started it?
I think you're missing a key aspect of Trump's personality her, as in, he has no personality. There's no need to coup him at all to get all his power. He's a void in more ways than one. Have you noticed how he always agrees with whomever he's speaking, so long as it's not already an enemy of his? That's how he does business and governs, he does whatever the person he trusts the most amongst those who voiced a proposal tells him to do. In case of conflict, he sides blindingly with the side he trusts the most, and next morning you see the other person got dismissed. Endear yourself to him and mind your place in the pecking order, and you're golden. If anything, couping, impeaching, killing etc. him would mean a sane person on the top spot, which would be much harder to control. Trump is the perfect puppet, because he actually does say what whomever is farthest up his ass wants him to.

Corbyn is the one who'll get A Ver British Coup'ed

Cameron Carter
Cameron Carter

Wait so she would be banned from the EU for violating International Law, if she decided to step foot in the EU? How the fuck was this a wise choice for a CIA director hahahahaha

Angel Lopez
Angel Lopez

Is there a NazBol edit of this?

Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen

Trump told Cabinet secretaries and top advisers during a meeting at the White House last week that he wanted to soon hit China with steep tariffs and investment restrictions in response to allegations of intellectual property theft, according to three people familiar with the internal discussions.
During the meeting, which hasn’t been previously been reported, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer presented Trump with a package of tariffs that would target the equivalent of $30 billion a year in Chinese imports. In response, Trump urged Lighthizer to aim for an even bigger number

aides said the administration is considering tariffs on more than 100 Chinese products ranging from electronics and telecommunications equipment to furniture and toys. Those tariffs are expected to be rolled out as soon as next week, the officials said, adding that the timing could slip
archive.fo/6cQII

so she would be banned from the EU
She has an arrest warrant out for her there

Liam Lewis
Liam Lewis

Nazi America prepared for this.
gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-107publ206/html/PLAW-107publ206.htm

Matthew Wright
Matthew Wright

promoting the CIA chief as fucking secretary of state
promoting someone with an arrest warrant for violating international law as CIA chief

Remember when people were like "TRUMP WOULD BE LESS OF A HAWK THAN HILLARY!"

Yeah that was always laughable to me, but the fact that people actually bought it here somewhat, holy shit. This isn't a defense of Hillary, I'm just saying the worst spooks imaginable have influence in the US government now.

That's not fucking good.

Joshua Jenkins
Joshua Jenkins

Surely Trump has broken some record for number of dismissals and resignations in his cabinet?

He has. He officially set a presidential record for turnover among senior aides within its first year.

Lucas Phillips
Lucas Phillips

Anyway you could elaborate on your experience Comrade?

Dylan Fisher
Dylan Fisher

I'm just saying the worst spooks imaginable have influence in the US government now
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We never said Trump wouldn't get subverted by the Deep State.

Gavin Howard
Gavin Howard

Friendly reminder that this guy (and many others) called out the reactionary nature of Russiagate and the liberals wreckers on this board are doing damage-control
lorenzoae.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/on-russia-todays-liberals/#six

Carter Lee
Carter Lee

REV UP THOSE WHATEVERS

You're half-joking, but going to war for the sake of saving the empire is more likely than you think. Beyond the ol' transfer of wealth to the MIC, war serves a very, very important function if you're a overgrown Porky with more capital than you can invest: it destroys a shitload of value in very little time, heating up economy at home and providing "rebuilding opportunities" to the poor saps he just bombed into the stone age. It's consumption in fast-forward, but with tens of millions of victims as a side effect, whom Porky obviously doesn't give a shit about. In other words, it's dropping the "neo" from neoimperialism, meaning a return to wars of conquest as business ventures.

But it won't be China anytime soon. Beyond the traditional excuse of the deep economical ties, simply ask yourself: when was the last time America punched at anything near its own weight?

Just the other day I read an article which the guy concluded listing the 3 scenarios that could pan out for the dumpster fire that is the current world, and war was the least likely one, but still. And of course, I can't remember the damn article now, not even the writer.

They're all porkies, and they all have a million dealings with foreign businesses and governments. The media could pick any higher echelon American politician and tie them to just about any government in the world any time they wanted. A dissenting journalist here calls it "the news bargain bin", because the media just ignores it all until the moment calls for a specific person or group to get tarred and feathered, and presto, they have the exact news for it ready to go. That's big media everywhere, in communist or capitalist countries, they're always concubine to power.

It just happens that now a) tying Trump to Russia is extremely politically convenient for several reasons and b) they're amplifying it with a factoid by deliberately conflating those ties with Russians hacking our election, which is pure and unadulterated bullshit (speaking of which, remember Cuba's "sonic attacks"? wew). Everybody else's sleazy ties remain waiting in the bargain bin until and if they're needed, and 99% of people will never even know they existed, let alone what they were.

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Dylan Wood
Dylan Wood

it won't be China anytime soon
I'd say the biggest targets remain Iran or Venezuela

Wyatt Murphy
Wyatt Murphy

What a fucking excuse

John Butler
John Butler

Reminder Hillary wanted a No Fly zone over Syria, and we'd be balls deep in WW3 and nukes by now. Trump bought us at least a year before something like that can happen.

Ayden Ward
Ayden Ward

Seriously this. If the GOP can hold onto what they have now through 2018 and 2020, they can Gerrymander themselves into a defacto one party state. Even before then they can pass laws like Voter IDs or raising the voting age to 21 to hurt Democrats. And in the event Democrats somehow do edge in, it'll be a former CIA plant so nothing changes.

Christopher Stewart
Christopher Stewart

thinking anything would change if regular Dems would get in
thinking USA isn't already a one-party state
How about you fuck off back to plebbit.

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Ayden Rodriguez
Ayden Rodriguez

No because the US government has hypersonic missiles too, and has had them for some time. Notably, the hypersonic missiles the US has would be launched from F-35s based off of carriers, protecting them. The USAF has also long tinkered with lasers, a thing the USN already employs.

Taking down the US isn't easy and in a war any other country would loose, even before it goes nuclear. But this is hardly a problem when Trump and the rest of the government is rapidly becoming isolationist. Besides the war on ISIS (which will die down) their concerns will return to the homefront while the rest of the world crashes and burns without an active US supporting it.

Ian Brooks
Ian Brooks

A one party state means full, true and honest capitalism supplied to Americans raw without lube. Democrats being ousted would open the door to a new gilded age, exactly the gilded age which led to socialism being a thing in America at all in the early twentieth century.

Aiden Ward
Aiden Ward

open the door
We're already living in a new gilded age.

Jaxon Walker
Jaxon Walker

Reminder Hillary wanted a No Fly zone over Syria

Do you honestly think Trump wouldn't do this shit with, now a CIA director as Secretary of State, a notoriously horrible one, is going to go better?

Where have you been, the past year?

This "muh hillary" American electoral BS has got go, shut the fuck up already, you should have learned your lesson like a spoiled boy does.

The election doesn't fucking matter anymore. You bought into this shit, and your response is "Well I dunno" you're just as bad as Hillary voters, both of you are fucking unbearable

Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis

Fuck off already

Hunter Wood
Hunter Wood

leftist movements in the US
user…

I think there's a very important fact no one seems to have noticed: Trump seems to be the first president, or even first among all top American Statesmen, who actually believes in the hyperreality. He's basing his decisions on a fictive world scenario.
newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/15/how-fox-and-friends-rewrites-trumps-reality

This also explains the obsession with Obama's administration. The purveyors of Trump's hyperreality spent 8 fucking years painting Obama as a dictator, then Trump gets elected (by accident, lest we forget), and he's disappointed that there isn't just a bill to cancel Obamacare on the Oval Office desk just waiting for his signature on day 1. "I thought it would be easier", the moron says, having fallen for the hyperreality meme. His entire worldview is one big spook.

That's because Trump is not part of the establishment, and has little indication of playing ball with them.
Come on, man. Charles II of Spain and Ferdinand I of Austria were literally imbecile who fucked everything up, but that has no bearing on their status as aristocracy. Trump is as porky as it gets and shares almost all the same interests as the rest of his class does, he just happens both be a moron and not have the proper backing of any single porky faction for several reasons. Just relax and enjoy the reign of the third great idiot-king, Donald I La Luz Extinguido of Mar-A-Lago.

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Charles Gonzalez
Charles Gonzalez

Then imagine everything happening now but harder and more intense. Things can always get worse and based on history, Republicans have shown they only do bad things when given undisputed control over the entire Federal government. Again the last time they did that they fucked things up so much the Democrats stopped being the southern party and did things like issue silver-backed coins, disallow companies from dumping waste into water supplies, and legalize collective bargaining.

It can happen again.

Jaxson Ross
Jaxson Ross

fucking raycis!
How can any other political movement compete with these deep and well-reasoned insights?

Ian Allen
Ian Allen

Just relax and enjoy the reign of the third great idiot-king
But there seems to be anti-Trump rhetoric even in this thread, suggesting people think Trump should be replaced by someone more competent (i.e. anyone at all), instead of superglued to the oval office.

Jose Edwards
Jose Edwards

Republicans have shown they only do bad things when given undisputed control over the entire Federal government.
They already have it, and they can't do shit, and currently making deals to avoid a third government shutdown.

Nathan Garcia
Nathan Garcia

But there seems to be anti-Trump rhetoric even in this thread
WHY ARE PEOPLE MAD AT THE US PRESIDENT PUSHING SPOOKS INTO PROMINENT POSITIONS????

MORE SHOCKING NEWS AT 11

Jeremiah Nguyen
Jeremiah Nguyen

Yes, Trump wouldn't do it because it'd cost money. That's why he did the MOAB in Afghanistan: it's cheaper than special forces and is a pretty show for the media. At the same time he can expand other government agencies (particularly ones aimed at domestic policing) at the expense of the CIA, Pentagon and friends. And ultimately the CIA and Pentagon want to take Russia and China on directly: this demands things much greater than a no-fly zone. They need more bombers, more nukes and more missiles. All of this takes resources away from smaller conflicts like Syria, especially when the attention is on Ukraine now.

The election doesn't fucking matter anymore.

It does because Hilary would have chosen a different, slightly more competent path. Trump is an accelerationist who doesn't really know what he's doing. That's why he fired his Secretary of State and replaced him with a yes man from the military. This isn't going to result in good policy, it's not going to result in any outcome other than fuckups. Hilary would have had her fuckups too, but they'd be slower and not as aggressively stupid. It does still get to the same point though, so I'll grant you that.

Ryder Thompson
Ryder Thompson

anti-Trump rhetoric even in this thread
the horror…..

the horror…….

Bentley Morales
Bentley Morales

Their plant on the Supreme Court is about to push Right-To-Work laws nationally, a thing that won't be reversible for at least a generation. They also cut their masters' taxes, and are in the process of banning their competition. It's a massive success for the bourgeoisie, and of course they want more. Democrats are kind of spinning out where Republicans are hitting on all cylinders.

Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly

This isn't going to result in good policy, it's not going to result in any outcome other than fuckups
This is going to void the Iran Deal and make war with Iran that much more possible because

Our new fucking Secretary of State wants to go to war with Iran. Tillerson, as far as I'm aware, was not nearly as blood thirsty as this fucking CIA spook. Porky or not.

Literally just insult Trump for his bullshit and forget about the god damn election already, it's not difficult.

Nathaniel Brown
Nathaniel Brown

why isn't the establishment no longer pretending that the deep state is a secret anymore :(
?

Michael Wood
Michael Wood

I was dead sure Iran would get the shaft because Mattis has a hard-on of hate against it, but it's been surprisingly outside of the radar. I'd bet money that Venezuela is out. With the gommies gone, Murka doesn't need to police its backyard directly anymore and can just leave it to the local comprador elites to deal with. Caveat being that, in case said elites do manage to kickstart a civil war, then of course Murka will send "military consultants" and drones.

Honestly, I can comprehend that stance. Sure, it's nice that Trump is shitting the hegemony up, but he's so damn awful that there's a very real chance he'll leave the entire damn world in ruins, literally so. I enjoy seeing him fuck up everything he touches like a reverse Midas, but I confess I would breathe several sighs of relief if he were to be replaced by someone with properly-working dopamine receptors. Then again, the CIA might just be on the case as we speak, and suddenly the whole situation feels positively Faustian.

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott

What the fuck are you talking about. It's perfectly fine to have "anti trump rhetoric" when he pulls this shit.

Shut the honest to god fuck up

Charles Gutierrez
Charles Gutierrez

we're going to war with Iran now that a war hawk is secretary of state, and we're probably going to have a somehow even worse CIA
ANTI TRUMP RHETORIC
THE ELECTION
T H E E L E C T I O N

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Jason Hughes
Jason Hughes

Trump is a cuck but this doesn't invalidate the consequences of the 2016 election. As we'll see in 2018, 2020, 2022, 2024, 2026 etc the 2016 election will have proven a pivotal and critical moment where the neoliberal order failed to perpetuate itself. This might seem like a kitschy thing to say now, but it'll become more obvious as time goes on. International liberalism (in the markets sense, not the stupid political meaning sense) failed to justify to voters it's continued existence. Capitalism choked. Now, it's divided and every faction will fight itself as the ship sinks.

Trump is the gasoline onto this fire.

Gabriel Thomas
Gabriel Thomas

Not only that, but also consider that Trump might actually be put into a position where he might seriously consider using nuclear weapons on North Korea. He'd find himself in a diplomatically sensitive situation with diplomats that don't really have a clue. The result is a lot of people dying.

As an addendum to this, New Start expires in 2021. If the US fails to ratify it both America and Russia would no longer have a cap on the amount of nuclear warheads they could own. The US military would also be getting it's first deliveries of it's new nuclear-capable B-21 bomber at the same time. Suddenly, the slope down becomes a lot slippier.

Henry Watson
Henry Watson

Trump put in the head of CIA someone involved in torture.

Its important to keep in mind under who's administration those tortures were made and why she and her fellow bastards are still free.

Trump is a turd floating on a sea of garbage.

The whole American institution and culture is rotten to the core.

Nathaniel Walker
Nathaniel Walker

Trump is a cuck but this doesn't invalidate the consequences of the 2016 election. As we'll see in 2018, 2020, 2022, 2024, 2026 etc the 2016 election will have proven a pivotal and critical moment where the neoliberal order failed to perpetuate itself. This might seem like a kitschy thing to say now, but it'll become more obvious as time goes on. International liberalism (in the markets sense, not the stupid political meaning sense) failed to justify to voters it's continued existence. Capitalism choked. Now, it's divided and every faction will fight itself as the ship sinks.

That's nice and I agree but we're talking about the consquences of Trump electing the CIA spook as Secretary of State and making the Director of the CIA literally a crone who tortured multiple people through waterboarding, electroshock, force feeding, etc.

The election has nothing to do with this besides, fools who said Trump was "anti war" were hilariously mistaken and missed the point of his gasoline fire.

I can't believe anyone thought the buffoon wouldn't end up like this.

Nathaniel Hughes
Nathaniel Hughes

fair enough

Hunter Stewart
Hunter Stewart

a)US foreign policy executed competently, nuclear exchange remains limited, rivals cowed, America gets to keep hegemony
b)US foreign policy completely botched, rivals are emboldened, nuclear exchange and imperialist fight are total and desperate, America and the world are ruined
If destroying the world is what it takes to topple America, then all of the world must die.

William Green
William Green

CRAWLING

I TRIED SO HARD, AND GOT SO FAR

IN THE END

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Juan Kelly
Juan Kelly

What the hell are you even talking about? I was just criticizing the liberal one-trick pony show that has gotten as stale as this image. The people in those images were mad at people to their left who wouldn't go along with their chauvinist campaign, not the fact that Trump is putting spooks in his cabinet as if that really makes a difference tbh

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Alexander Johnson
Alexander Johnson

Great plan there buddy A+, start a doomsday cult

Mason Robinson
Mason Robinson

He's right though. Either it must or musn't be. What's the alternative?

Jace Martin
Jace Martin

as if that really makes a difference tbh
It does actually, since Tilerson did not want to escalate with Iran, and you know, this guy has directly said "We need to go to war with Iran"

So, it matters. I know we're used to "nunna this sheet matters mayn" but really, we're more likely to go to war with Iran now than we were before this morning, within the near future.

That and the CIA is run by a legitimate psychopath who condescended to her torture victims ON DISCLOSED RECORD

Shut up, you're acting
You're a great actor, I don't believe those tears for a second

Zachary Baker
Zachary Baker

Not destroying the world lol

Angel Cruz
Angel Cruz

Whoever said "anti trump rhetoric" needs to be put in a room with the new CIA director

Nolan Collins
Nolan Collins

I have never seen such a pic, but pretend I posted a shoop of the Scooby Doo gang unmasking Posadas.

Cooper Gray
Cooper Gray

Real liberal hours. How gullible are you dunces? Russiagate is entirely a show put on by the establishment of both parties to obfuscate the fact that they lost to a reality show host.

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Ryan Fisher
Ryan Fisher

LADIES AND GENTLEMAN

MEET OUR NEW CIA DIRECTOR, SOMEHOW, WORSE THAN THE OLD ONE. NEW CAR SMELL, WORKED IN A CIA BLACK SITE IN THAILAND

PERSONALLY ORDERED THE WATER BOARDING AND TORTURE OF THE SAME MAN 83 FUCKING TIMES IN A GOD DAMN 31 DAY MONTH

ORDERED ALL TAPES AND DOCUMENTS TO BE DESTROYED AND INCINERATED

SHE HAS INTERNATIONAL POWER TO START COUPS NOW, DO ALL SORTS OF SHIT

AND ALL OF YOU ARE TAKING THIS THAT LIGHTLY?? WE HAVEN'T HAD SOMEONE THIS FUCKING AWFUL SINCE THE COLD WAR!

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Jason Moore
Jason Moore

Wrong picture but equally appropriate

Here it is

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Austin King
Austin King

In fact, Trump already this morning:

Trump: “We should have a new force called the Space Force. It’s like the Army and the Navy, but for space, because we’re spending a lot of money on space. We need missiles, and everything.”

Daniel Hernandez
Daniel Hernandez

People (paranoid conservatives and liberals) spit this dream at every election because eight years changes a whole hellova lot (loooooool). The party system isn't going away chumps. They know this because it's ancient history. Any attempt at creating one party will inevitably split into two vis a vis the jefferson republicans. The two parties trading off quid pro quo and seeming like they hate each other is all part of the game.

Seeya in 2040 when nothing has fucking changed but we'll be shitposting in VR pods so I guess it doesn't matter

Asher Gray
Asher Gray

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Luke Rivera
Luke Rivera

Letting Porky have his way
Not having anything at all and relieving the tension
Deposing the bourgeoisie is the most favorable outcome, however only they and their slaves would root for them against nothing.

Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan

A shitty attempt I cat get enough noise in photoshop.

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Jordan Thomas
Jordan Thomas

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Connor Sanchez
Connor Sanchez

Missing the deep fried effect and emojis.

Gavin Morgan
Gavin Morgan

Trump Fires Rex Tillerson, Says CIA’s Pompeo to Become Secretary of State
Trump fired his longtime personal assistant over an unspecified 'security issue'
WINNING

Robert Morales
Robert Morales

Looks like its time to fire the US then >:^)

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Adam Miller
Adam Miller

It's not over yet.
Trump considers ousting his VA secretary in Cabinet shuffle

apnews.com/5061a8e30e974e689a19e1f3d05c62c8/Trump-considers-ousting-his-VA-secretary-in-Cabinet-shuffle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering ousting embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has faced an insurgency within his department and fresh allegations that he used a member of his security detail to run personal errands.

Trump has floated the notion of moving Energy Secretary Rick Perry to the VA to right the ship, believing Shulkin has become a distraction, according to two sources familiar with White House discussions. The sources were not authorized to discuss internal deliberations.

If Trump calls this "fake news", you know it's a done deal.

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Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan

This is looking increasingly less like a Cabinet shuffle and more like a Cabinet 52 pickup.

Nolan Martinez
Nolan Martinez

Judge: Manafort could spend 'the rest of his life in prison'

thehill.com/homenews/news/378154-judge-manafort-could-spend-the-rest-of-his-life-in-prison

Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, could end up behind bars for the rest of his life if he is convicted of the charges against him, a federal judge said in an order made public on Tuesday.

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” District Judge T.S. Ellis III wrote, according to Politico.

Manafort could be spending 305 years in prison if Virginia finds him guilty.

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Adrian Gutierrez
Adrian Gutierrez

Confucius say: "Never lend money to man with gun pointed at you with hopes of repayment."

Angel Howard
Angel Howard

STEPHANOPOULOS: The most popular question on your own website is related to this. On change.gov it comes from Bob Fertik of New York City and he asks, "Will you appoint a special prosecutor ideally Patrick Fitzgerald to independently investigate the greatest crimes of the Bush administration, including torture and warrantless wiretapping."

OBAMA: We're still evaluating how we're going to approach the whole issue of interrogations, detentions, and so forth. And obviously we're going to be looking at past practices and I don't believe that anybody is above the law. On the other hand I also have a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards. And part of my job is to make sure that for example at the CIA, you've got extraordinarily talented people who are working very hard to keep Americans safe. I don't want them to suddenly feel like they've got to spend all their time looking over their shoulders and lawyering (ph).

STEPHANOPOULOS: So, no 9/11 commission with Independence subpoena power?

OBAMA: We have not made final decisions, but my instinct is for us to focus on how do we make sure that moving forward we are doing the right thing. That doesn't mean that if somebody has blatantly broken the law, that they are above the law. But my orientation's going to be to move forward.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So, let me just press that one more time. You're not ruling out prosecution, but will you tell your Justice Department to investigate these cases and follow the evidence wherever it leads?

OBAMA: What I – I think my general view when it comes to my attorney general is he is the people's lawyer. Eric Holder's been nominated. His job is to uphold the Constitution and look after the interests of the American people, not to be swayed by my day-to-day politics. So, ultimately, he's going to be making some calls, but my general belief is that when it comes to national security, what we have to focus on is getting things right in the future, as opposed looking at what we got wrong in the past.

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Mason Taylor
Mason Taylor

Fuck Obama for ever letting these people go, now they're in god damn high global political power

Aaron Miller
Aaron Miller

Can't tell whether or not he's gonna get it or not.

Michael Ward
Michael Ward

I would guess a minimum of 60 years. Those fraud charges carry a maximum 30 year sentience and Manafort has NINE of them.

Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen

Would the pic accelerate global warming or slow it?

Logan Nelson
Logan Nelson

The ash cloud blotting the sun would actually result in global cooling

Henry Reed
Henry Reed

native agency

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Dominic Myers
Dominic Myers

You can't just imprison the thousands of American socdems without raising eyebrows
Have you heard about something called '20th century history?'

Alexander Lewis
Alexander Lewis

b-but trump is not establishment

Tyler Powell
Tyler Powell

<im 12 and what is this
<i voted for hillary/jill stein
<when the dems are in office I stop watching politics because everything is OK

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Justin Williams
Justin Williams

WE HAVEN'T HAD SOMEONE THIS FUCKING AWFUL SINCE THE COLD WAR!
Fucking hysteric, where were you the last 20 years?

Colton Hughes
Colton Hughes

There's not much point in arguing, every time a president with an (R) in front of his name gets elected liberals rediscover how fucking terrible America actually is. You can't convince them that the Democratic Party actually is as awful as the Republican one maybe even worse when it comes to imperialist wars/foreign policies

Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, his family has said.
bbc.com/news/uk-43396008

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Easton Davis
Easton Davis

RIP in peace, proF

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James Wood
James Wood

now im sad

Luke Collins
Luke Collins

Hawking wanted fully-automated luxury communism

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Isaac Bennett
Isaac Bennett

German police carry out nationwide raids on Turkish nationalist boxing club

Hundreds of police officers have taken part in raids across Germany targeting the Osmanen Germania boxing club. Officials say the group is involved in violent crime and has ties to Turkish President Erdogan's government.
German authorities seized data storage devices, narcotic drugs and weapons in nationwide raids on Tuesday against members of the Osmanen Germania boxing gang.

More than 1,000 police officers searched over 60 properties in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Baden-Württemberg and Hesse.

The Interior Ministry orchestrated the raids, suspecting the Osmanen Germania — officially registered as a boxing club — of orchestrating illegal activities.

"Today's measures show that the federal and state governments will not tolerate criminal activity, regardless of social background," said outgoing Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere.
Among other things, the gang is accused of using violence to expand its power and territorial influence in certain cities as well as violent "self-assertion" against other groups.

"We're observing the scene very closely and will not allow ourselves to be blinded by these organizations," said NRW state Interior Minister Herbert Reul. The bulk of the raids took place in cities in the populous, western German state, including in Essen, Cologne, Duisburg and Wuppertal.

The goal of Tuesday's raids was to better understand the group's structure and activities.
Ties to Erdogan

Osmanen Germania has 22 local chapters across Germany and around 300 members, many with Turkish roots.

Since its founding in 2015, Osmanen Germania has become one of the fastest-growing gang-like groups in the country.

Eight alleged members of the group are currently on trial in Stuttgart for attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, extortion, forced prostitution and pimping.

According to the NRW Interior Ministry, Osmanen Germania also has strong ties to the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party.

The group is known for its Turkish nationalist and right-wing extremist beliefs. It has clashed with Kurdish groups in the past and opposes left-wing extremist Turks and the Gulen movement — which Erdogan blames on a failed coup attempt in July 2016.

Turkish authorities regard Osmanen Germania as an organization that "combats terrorism," Reul said.

rs/cmk (AFP, dpa)

dw.com/en/german-police-carry-out-nationwide-raids-on-turkish-nationalist-boxing-club/a-42965187

Wyatt Brooks
Wyatt Brooks

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Julian Rogers
Julian Rogers

Rest in peace Stephen Hawking.
youtube.com/watch?v=a0fkNdPiIL4

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Connor Smith
Connor Smith

rip in peace

Also with the extremely coincidental circumstances surrounding the Russian Spy Poisoning, I wouldn't be too surprised if Hawking died of a little more than "natural causes" given that he was spearheading an effort to take Hunt to High Court over ACOs in the NHS

bbc.co.uk/news/health-42871081

Chase Gomez
Chase Gomez

This is terrible

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Connor Price
Connor Price

one party state
implying its not already like that

Christian Kelly
Christian Kelly

Corbyn getting accused of being a Kremlin plant and demands for him to step down are picking up

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Gavin Nelson
Gavin Nelson

this is not what happened at all, the over a dozen US military bases in Syria thought the Russians would safeguard them in Afrin as they had done for the past few years but they were betrayed to appease the little sultan

Caleb Brooks
Caleb Brooks

Can someone explain why Erdogan seems to care so much about Afrin and Manbij compared to the over a dozen US military bases in Syria-held territories east of the Euphrates?

Easton Wilson
Easton Wilson

Turkey is in NATO and direct action by the great powers against it is extremely unlikely, so the even if Erdogan didn't like there being US bases in Syria they are not a direct threat to him, just another piece of the power games going on in the region

However there are a huge number of Kurds living in Turkey, Southern Turkey in particular, and Erdogan fears a Kurdish state getting off the ground and establishing itself as a recognized country, as it would then have a significant ability to bring pressure against Turkeys repressive treatment of its Kurdish population and also likely give rise to movements in those areas for them to break from Turkey and go over to the Kurdish nation

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