Preparation for War: The Dog Is About To Wag Its Tail.

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  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    "Whine whine whine as the economy climbs ever higher."

    White House Tries to Tamp Down Trade War Fears as China Retaliates

    By ANA SWANSON and KEITH BRADSHERAPRIL 4, 2018

    Chinese border police officers watching the arrival of a container ship at a port in Qingdao, China. On Wednesday, China threatened to retaliate against many of the American products and industries that President Trump has vowed to protect. Chinatopix, via Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — White House officials moved quickly on Wednesday to calm fears of a potential trade war with China, saying the administration’s proposed tariffs were a “threat” that would ultimately help, not hurt, the United States economy, hours after China said it would punish American products with similar levies.

    The administration’s insistence that a trade war was not imminent came as the United States and China traded tit-for-tat penalties that caused wild swings in stock markets from Hong Kong to New York. Led by more audacious leaders than either country has had in decades, China and the United States are now locked in a perilous game of chicken, with the possibility to derail the global economic recovery, disrupt international supply chains and destabilize the huge yet debt-laden Chinese economy.

    White House officials reiterated on Wednesday that China must stop the “unfair” trading practices President Trump believes have disadvantaged American companies and workers, but they held out the possibility that tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods outlined on Tuesday might never go into effect. CM

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    The dog continues to wag his tail of distractions (facts-independently verifiable):

    1. Claiming mass rapes migrant groups seeking asylum (not so).
    2. "Trade-war" (unofficially) tariffs with China.
    3. DOW (wall street) at this point down -690.
    4. No knowledge of payment to a porn star. requesting more time for time case.
    5. EPA Director --excessive spending/living arrangements (scum of the swamp).
    6. National Guards [2,000 -4,000] to the Border (currently undefined role-- Knee jerk action). He is not the first President to send them--though he claimed to be).

    Is this what the American people expected and voted? CM

  • Bill_ColeyBill_Coley Posts: 2,047

    @C_M_ said:

    The dog continues to wag his tail of distractions (facts-independently verifiable):

    1. Claiming mass rapes migrant groups seeking asylum (not so).
    2. "Trade-war" (unofficially) tariffs with China.
    3. DOW (wall street) at this point down -690.
    4. No knowledge of payment to a porn star. requesting more time for time case.
    5. EPA Director --excessive spending/living arrangements (scum of the swamp).
    6. National Guards [2,000 -4,000] to the Border (currently undefined role-- Knee jerk action). He is not the first President to send them--though he claimed to be).

    Is this what the American people expected and voted? CM

    I think many of us expected the president would conduct himself in office in ways capable of producing outcomes in the reality you cite, CM, but only the most pessimistic among us thought the moral and ethical "swamp" he'd create would be as deep and dangerous as it has become.

    Many of his supporters are pleased with the Supreme Court appointment, the deregulation moves he's taken, and the tax cut (though many are now realizing the cut is not adding nearly as much to their paychecks as the president told them it would). For reasons known only to them, the ethical lapses, serial lying, cabinet member failures, and policy-making on the fly practices of the administration do not cause his supporters significant concerns, principally, it seems to me, because they follow his lead on such matters - that all negative characterizations, no matter the supporting fact base, are "fake news." (FACT CHECK: They aren't fake news)

    Two sources of hope in this dreary landscape: The mid-term elections and the Mueller investigation.

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626
    edited April 2018

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-would-happen-to-stocks-and-bonds-if-wag-the-dog-returns-in-the-middle-east-2018-04-11

    What would happen to stocks and bonds if ‘Wag the Dog’ returns in Syria-- Ivan Martchev

    Trump wants a war before the finding of the gas attack investigation is completed. He has no Syria strategy for war or the peace. He has not coordinated with his allies, calculate the cost of war, sought authorization from Congress and signal bombs are coming. Is this the way to make America great? CM

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    Proof!

    Mattis Wanted Congressional Approval Before Striking Syria. He Was Overruled.
    By HELENE COOPERAPRIL 17, 2018

    Mattis Wanted Congressional Approval Before Striking Syria. He Was Overruled.

    By HELENE COOPERAPRIL 17, 2018

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday. He briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill about last week’s allied airstrikes in Syria. Erin Schaff for The New York Times

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged President Trump to get congressional approval before the United States launched airstrikes against Syria last week, but was overruled by Mr. Trump, who wanted a rapid and dramatic response, military and administration officials said.

    Mr. Trump, the officials said, wanted to be seen as backing up a series of bellicose tweets with action, but was warned that an overly aggressive response risked igniting a wider war with Russia.

    Friday night’s limited strikes on three targets, which lasted under two minutes, were the compromise.

    The debate reflects a divide between Mr. Trump and the defense secretary, who, like no other member of the cabinet, has managed to maintain a cordial relationship with the president even while reining him in... CM

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    All Mr. Trump is doing now are new forms or ways for the dog to wag its tail. Don't be deceived. It's a slight of hand (new items)-- sad, shameful! CM

  • GaoLuGaoLu Posts: 1,367

    Trump is America's Cyrus. Give thanks.

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699
    edited June 2018

    @GaoLu said:
    Trump is America's Cyrus. Give thanks.

    unfortunately, it appears more and more that he is USrael's puppet as it becomes more and more evident that the USA are really ruled by Zionist powers acting as if they were "god".

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    @Wolfgang said:

    @GaoLu said:
    Trump is America's Cyrus. Give thanks.

    unfortunately, it appears more and more that he is USrael's puppet as it becomes more and more evident that the USA are really ruled by Zionist powers acting as if they were "god".

    The American People have themselves to blame. Mr. Trump is like an old grandfather, too old to see or drive. He needs someone responsible and mature enough to take his keys, license, and car away from him, for the safety of all (in America and the world).

    My mother taught us growing up, think for yourself. If you don't, someone would think for you. Unfortunately, they will not have your best interests in mind. Can you blame Israel? American voters were too beholding to a man, a party, and greed= Donald J. Trump. CM

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699
    edited June 2018

    @C_M_ said:
    Can you blame Israel?

    of course, you can! Or are they exempt and can commit any crime against anyone without someone being able to blame them? why should you not blame Israel for their crimes?

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    @C_M_ said:

    @Wolfgang said:

    @GaoLu said:
    Trump is America's Cyrus. Give thanks.

    unfortunately, it appears more and more that he is USrael's puppet as it becomes more and more evident that the USA are really ruled by Zionist powers acting as if they were "god".

    The American People have themselves to blame. Mr. Trump is like an old grandfather, too old to see or drive. He needs someone responsible and mature enough to take his keys, license, and car away from him, for the safety of all (in America and the world).

    I'm sorry, how is this the case?

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    @Wolfgang said:

    @C_M_ said:
    Can you blame Israel?

    of course, you can! Or are they exempt and can commit any crime against anyone without someone being able to blame them? why should you not blame Israel for their crimes?

    Wolfgang,
    Leave Israel alone. How clean do you think America hands are? You need to review America's war history. Enough said! CM

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699

    @C_M_ said:
    Wolfgang,
    Leave Israel alone. How clean do you think America hands are? You need to review America's war history. Enough said! CM

    Well, then every other nation should also be left alone and not blamed for any of their crimes, yes?

    Germany is blamed to have killed 6 million Jews ... a rather terrible crime. On the other hand, what about the > 6 million killed by some other nations and their leaders?

    The USA screams and yells and demands all kinds of stuff from Iran or North Korea based on the claim that they are a danger to the world with their supposed nuclear weapons ...

    Well, the only nation thus far who actually ever used nuclear weapons and has thus shown themselves to have no scruples whatever to use nuclear weapons against civilians at large is not Iran, nor North Korea, nor Russia, nor China, etc ... who is the USA to even open their mouth and demand a lousy thing in that regard from anyone ???

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    @Wolfgang said:

    @C_M_ said:
    Wolfgang,
    Leave Israel alone. How clean do you think America hands are? You need to review America's war history. Enough said! CM

    Well, then every other nation should also be left alone and not blamed for any of their crimes, yes?

    Germany is blamed to have killed 6 million Jews ... a rather terrible crime. On the other hand, what about the > 6 million killed by some other nations and their leaders?

    The USA screams and yells and demands all kinds of stuff from Iran or North Korea based on the claim that they are a danger to the world with their supposed nuclear weapons ...

    Well, the only nation thus far who actually ever used nuclear weapons and has thus shown themselves to have no scruples whatever to use nuclear weapons against civilians at large is not Iran, nor North Korea, nor Russia, nor China, etc ... who is the USA to even open their mouth and demand a lousy thing in that regard from anyone ???

    I think you need to read a history book about the culture of Japan in the 1940's

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699

    @reformed said:

    @Wolfgang said:
    Well, the only nation thus far who actually ever used nuclear weapons and has thus shown themselves to have no scruples whatever to use nuclear weapons against civilians at large is not Iran, nor North Korea, nor Russia, nor China, etc ... who is the USA to even open their mouth and demand a lousy thing in that regard from anyone ???

    I think you need to read a history book about the culture of Japan in the 1940's

    And what is your comment supposed to mean or achieve ? what are you trying to say or prove with it in reference to what I wrote above? Are you of the opinion that my above comment is inaccurate or wrong? If so, what's your point?

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    @Wolfgang said:

    @reformed said:

    @Wolfgang said:
    Well, the only nation thus far who actually ever used nuclear weapons and has thus shown themselves to have no scruples whatever to use nuclear weapons against civilians at large is not Iran, nor North Korea, nor Russia, nor China, etc ... who is the USA to even open their mouth and demand a lousy thing in that regard from anyone ???

    I think you need to read a history book about the culture of Japan in the 1940's

    And what is your comment supposed to mean or achieve ? what are you trying to say or prove with it in reference to what I wrote above? Are you of the opinion that my above comment is inaccurate or wrong? If so, what's your point?

    I'm saying that Japan was not an innocent population.

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699
    edited June 2018

    @reformed said:

    @Wolfgang said:

    @reformed said:

    @Wolfgang said:
    Well, the only nation thus far who actually ever used nuclear weapons and has thus shown themselves to have no scruples whatever to use nuclear weapons against civilians at large is not Iran, nor North Korea, nor Russia, nor China, etc ... who is the USA to even open their mouth and demand a lousy thing in that regard from anyone ???

    I think you need to read a history book about the culture of Japan in the 1940's

    And what is your comment supposed to mean or achieve ? what are you trying to say or prove with it in reference to what I wrote above? Are you of the opinion that my above comment is inaccurate or wrong? If so, what's your point?

    I'm saying that Japan was not an innocent population.

    And what is that supposed to mean?? Do you think the USA was an innocent population? From the very start even before the forming of the USA bloodshed to an extent of genocide proportions among the native population was committed by those who had intruded?

    I think you are the one who should heed your own suggestion which you made about reading a history book ...

    Still, what's wrong with my above statement about the USA being the only regime to actually have used nuclear weapons, and even against civilians? Who is the US regime to now demand denuclearization of any other country, when they have been the only ones thus far who used such weapons, and especially so when it was already very clear and plain that Japan was in the process of seeking truce and an end of the war??

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    @Wolfgang said:

    @reformed said:

    @Wolfgang said:

    @reformed said:

    @Wolfgang said:
    Well, the only nation thus far who actually ever used nuclear weapons and has thus shown themselves to have no scruples whatever to use nuclear weapons against civilians at large is not Iran, nor North Korea, nor Russia, nor China, etc ... who is the USA to even open their mouth and demand a lousy thing in that regard from anyone ???

    I think you need to read a history book about the culture of Japan in the 1940's

    And what is your comment supposed to mean or achieve ? what are you trying to say or prove with it in reference to what I wrote above? Are you of the opinion that my above comment is inaccurate or wrong? If so, what's your point?

    I'm saying that Japan was not an innocent population.

    And what is that supposed to mean?? Do you think the USA was an innocent population? From the very start even before the forming of the USA bloodshed to an extent of genocide proportions among the native population was committed by those who had intruded?

    I think you are the one who should heed your own suggestion which you made about reading a history book ...

    Still, what's wrong with my above statement about the USA being the only regime to actually have used nuclear weapons, and even against civilians? Who is the US regime to now demand denuclearization of any other country, when they have been the only ones thus far who used such weapons, and especially so when it was already very clear and plain that Japan was in the process of seeking truce and an end of the war??

    Of course we could go back and forth on this all day long. But you have made your hatred for the United States very clear on this site so I'm not going to engage further.

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699
    edited June 2018

    @reformed said:
    Of course we could go back and forth on this all day long. But you have made your hatred for the United States very clear on this site so I'm not going to engage further.

    I am married to a Texan lady ... so much for "hatred for the United States". Is asking questions involving well known facts concerning the USA "hatred"? Perhaps what some consider to be love for the USA is actually not real love but misguided patriotism?

    But then, maybe my knowledge and expertise of English is not quite sufficient to know such deeper linguistic applications?

    You, however, have shown that you are not interested in honest and objective discussion on this topic. I'll just leave it at that

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    @Wolfgang said:

    @reformed said:
    Of course we could go back and forth on this all day long. But you have made your hatred for the United States very clear on this site so I'm not going to engage further.

    I am married to a Texan lady ... so much for "hatred for the United States". Is asking questions involving well known facts concerning the USA "hatred"? Perhaps what some consider to be love for the USA is actually not real love but misguided patriotism?

    But then, maybe my knowledge and expertise of English is not quite sufficient to know such deeper linguistic applications?

    You, however, have shown that you are not interested in honest and objective discussion on this topic. I'll just leave it at that

    Japan, as a country, down to private citizens, went to war with the United States. They were not going to surrender, that is a revisionist viewpoint.

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699

    @reformed said:

    @Wolfgang said:
    You, however, have shown that you are not interested in honest and objective discussion on this topic. I'll just leave it at that

    Japan, as a country, down to private citizens, went to war with the United States. They were not going to surrender, that is a revisionist viewpoint.

    ?? I find your statement to be a reflection of propaganda to which you most likely have been exposed for decades in the USA ...
    Still, how does your statement relate to what I had mentioned and asked in previous posts concerning the fact that the USA has been until now the only regime that actually used nuclear weapons against another country and in those 2 attacks targeted specifically civilian population? Why, of all countries, would the USA have any say in or make any demands of any other country regarding whether or not they have nuclear weapons ????

    Why does the USA not insist on Israel -- the only Near Eastern country with nuclear weapons (!) -- becoming part of the treaty agreement regarding nuclear weapons control, and instead scream and yell about Iran, who is part of that treaty and as such under the control of the respective organization which inspects such countries regularly (and which has affirmed, that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons)??

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    @Wolfgang said:

    @reformed said:

    @Wolfgang said:
    You, however, have shown that you are not interested in honest and objective discussion on this topic. I'll just leave it at that

    Japan, as a country, down to private citizens, went to war with the United States. They were not going to surrender, that is a revisionist viewpoint.

    ?? I find your statement to be a reflection of propaganda to which you most likely have been exposed for decades in the USA ...
    Still, how does your statement relate to what I had mentioned and asked in previous posts concerning the fact that the USA has been until now the only regime that actually used nuclear weapons against another country and in those 2 attacks targeted specifically civilian population? Why, of all countries, would the USA have any say in or make any demands of any other country regarding whether or not they have nuclear weapons ????

    Why does the USA not insist on Israel -- the only Near Eastern country with nuclear weapons (!) -- becoming part of the treaty agreement regarding nuclear weapons control, and instead scream and yell about Iran, who is part of that treaty and as such under the control of the respective organization which inspects such countries regularly (and which has affirmed, that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons)??

    Could it be because Iran is talking about wiping countries off the planet? Hmmm....

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    @Wolfgang said:

    @C_M_ said:
    Wolfgang,

    The USA screams and yells and demands all kinds of stuff from Iran or North Korea based on the claim that they are a danger to the world with their supposed nuclear weapons ...

    The US knows the wide-spread destruction that nuclear weapon can cause.

    @reformed said:

    Could it be because Iran is talking about wiping countries off the planet? Hmmm....

    Israel is like a mother hen, doing what it can to protect her baby chicks. A place to gather Jews from around the world. She just wants to make it's less likely the country would be "wiped off the planet" or pushed into the sea." Can you fault her for this? CM

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699

    @C_M_ said:
    The US knows the wide-spread destruction that nuclear weapon can cause.

    and you honestly think that other countries do not know it? IF the US really knew, why are they not doing anything and everything to get rid of their nuclear weapons? especially so since they have caused "the destruction that nuclear weapons can cause"? !!

    Israel is like a mother hen, doing what it can to protect her baby chicks. A place to gather Jews from around the world. She just wants to make it's less likely the country would be "wiped off the planet" or pushed into the sea." Can you fault her for this?

    Israel is an elephant in a shop trying to expand its sphere of influence worldwide and its immediate borders to the Nile and Euphrates .... dream of "Great Israel"
    All done under the disguise of "we have a right to defend ourselves" ... IF Israel were like a hen, it would have stayed on its nest, but instead Israel bombs and attacks foreign sovereign countries in acts of war ... remember, they even attacked a US Navy ship in a false flag operation in order to draw the US into open military conflict with Egypr ?
    Todays Zionist empire is no hen concerned about its chicks ... nor a place to gather Jews from around the world ... eh, you can bet there are only few if any Jews in New York who would want to go to Israel ... and certainly the "Zionist biggies" will under no circumstance leave their "headquarters" in NY or London and move to the near east

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    @Wolfgang said:

    @C_M_ said:
    The US knows the wide-spread destruction that nuclear weapon can cause.

    and you honestly think that other countries do not know it? IF the US really knew, why are they not doing anything and everything to get rid of their nuclear weapons? especially so since they have caused "the destruction that nuclear weapons can cause"? !!

    They are. Collecting and storing nuclear waste. Also, they are working to keep rogue countries from acquiring nuclear weapons. America can do good when she wants too.

    Israel is like a mother hen, doing what it can to protect her baby chicks. A place to gather Jews from around the world. She just wants to make it's less likely the country would be "wiped off the planet" or pushed into the sea." Can you fault her for this?

    Israel is an elephant in a shop trying to expand its sphere of influence worldwide and its immediate borders to the Nile and Euphrates .... dream of "Great Israel"
    All done under the disguise of "we have a right to defend ourselves" ... IF Israel were like a hen, it would have stayed on its nest, but instead Israel bombs and attacks foreign sovereign countries in acts of war ... remember, they even attacked a US Navy ship in a false flag operation in order to draw the US into open military conflict with Egypt ?

    Israel is agile and focused. Israel loves her people.

    Todays Zionist empire is no hen concerned about its chicks ... nor a place to gather Jews from around the world ... eh, you can bet there are only few if any Jews in New York who would want to go to Israel ... and certainly the "Zionist biggies" will under no circumstance leave their "headquarters" in NY or London and move to the near east

    Israel is global in her look and preparing the way for the return of her people. Dual citizenship is the way to go for effectiveness in many places. Don't blame Israel for being wise. Don't expect her to walk with blinders on. Love Israel, you'll have a friend.

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699

    @C_M_ said:
    **Israel is global in her look and preparing the way for the return of her people. Dual citizenship is the way to go for effectiveness in many places. Don't blame Israel for being wise. Don't expect her to walk with blinders on. Love Israel, you'll have a friend.*

    :wink: :wink: :wink: ...

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626
    edited January 5

    "HERE WE GO AGAIN"! Trump making it up. CM

    A war monger at work. America, remove that man!


    LIVE UPDATES Iran will "patiently" wait to respond to the US strike in a "crushing and powerful manner," official says

    Trump threatens the stability of the world

     Tucker Carlson criticizes Trump's strike

    Ex-NATO commander: 

    Top US national security officials continue to defend the Trump administration's claim that it killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in response to an imminent threat to American lives, but the lack of evidence provided to lawmakers and the public has fueled lingering skepticism about whether the strike was justified.

    President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top military officials have offered similar explanations for targeting Soleimani, citing an "imminent" threat from his plans to carry out what Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley called a "significant campaign of violence" against the US in the coming days, weeks or months. 

    But questions have continued to swirl in recent days about the imminence of such Iranian attacks, whether the administration fully considered the fallout from such a strike against Soleimani, and if an appropriate legal basis was established for the presidential authorization of lethal force


    How Trump's decision unfolded to kill a top Iranian general

    A Republican congressional source familiar with the administration's decision to strike Soleimani acknowledged that in the past the President "has been reluctant to take military action" in this case, the killing of an American contractor, the wounding of others, and the subsequent embassy protests "crossed his line." His advisers also pointed out to the President that if he "didn't respond now, they (Iran) will continue to cross it."

    Fake urgency, real war! Shame! CM

    SOURCE: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/04/politics/trump-iran-soleimani-strike-concerns/index.html

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 2,699
    edited January 8

    You realize our strike was retaliatory right?

    Not at all ... Actually, the Iranian general was travelling on a diplomatic mission, as a messenger of the Iranian government with a message for the Saudi government, and scheduled to deliver the message the next morning at a meeting to the Iraq president who had arranged the diplomatic correspondence as a mediator. The whereabout of the Iranian general and the purpose of his travel were known to all parties involved ... thus the man and those accompanying him traveled on civilian flight with no special security precautions (which proved to be a fatal mistake as one can obviously not trust the USA regime to abide by international agreements). Therefore, what happened is plainly and clearly the murder of a diplomat messenger who has immunity under all international agreements and laws.

    Apparently, Mr. Trump in his ignorance and arrogance was led to believe a fabricated story by his war hawks and fell for their unsatisfiable desire to have an open war with Iran. And now, after these hawks have realized the stupidity of their plan, they throw Trump under the wheels and stab him in his back by slowly distancing themselves from any responsibility.

    Since impeachment endeavors did not seem to work for ruining Trump's re-election, they resorted to this insane method ... most likely more successfully. The US folks at large want their soldiers back home, they do not want more wars, etc ...just as Trump promised before his election. Now, he is faced with losing his face over this murder farce or start up open war or ..... and has lost most of his voter base at home over this matter.

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    Right, because they hadn't attacked our Embassy, or ships, or drones in the last two years.... Right, this wasn't retaliatory at all.... Oh brother.

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