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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 21 Dec 2017, 08:42:19

Hey Mr. President Trump

Mary Christmas from Germany
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Great job untill now...

GO! GO! USA!

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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Cog » Fri 22 Dec 2017, 06:07:28

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley delivered the following remarks on Thursday before a UN General Assembly vote to condemn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

To its shame, the United Nations has long been a hostile place for the state of Israel. Both the current and the previous secretary-generals have objected to the UN’s disproportionate focus on Israel. It’s a wrong that undermines the credibility of this institution, and that in turn is harmful for the entire world.

I’ve often wondered why, in the face of such hostility, Israel has chosen to remain a member of this body. And then I remember that Israel has chosen to remain in this institution because it’s important to stand up for yourself. Israel must stand up for its own survival as a nation; but it also stands up for the ideals of freedom and human dignity that the United Nations is supposed to be about.
Standing here today, being forced to defend sovereignty and the integrity of my country — the United States of America — many of the same thoughts have come to mind. The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies.

We do this, in part, in order to advance our values and our interests. When that happens, our participation in the UN produces great good for the world. Together we feed, clothe and educate desperate people. We nurture and sustain fragile peace in conflict areas throughout the world. And we hold outlaw regimes accountable.

We do this because it represents who we are. It is our American way.

But we’ll be honest with you. When we make generous contributions to the UN, we also have a legitimate expectation that our good will is recognized and respected.

When a nation is singled out for attack in this organization, that nation is disrespected. What’s more, that nation is asked to pay for the “privilege” of being disrespected.

In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than anyone else for that dubious privilege. Unlike in some UN member countries, the United States government is answerable to its people. As such, we have an obligation to acknowledge when our political and financial capital is being poorly spent.

We have an obligation to demand more for our investment. And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our resources in more productive ways. Those are the thoughts that come to mind when we consider the resolution before us today.

The arguments about the president’s decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem have already been made. They are by now well known.
The decision was in accordance to US law dating back to 1995, and its position has been repeatedly endorsed by the American people ever since. The decision does not prejudge any final-status issues, including Jerusalem’s boundaries. The decision does not preclude a two-state solution, if the parties agree to that. The decision does nothing to harm peace efforts.

Rather, the president’s decision reflects the will of the American people and our right as a nation to choose the location of our embassy. There is no need to describe it further.

Instead, there is a larger point to make. The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.

America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.

But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN. And this vote will be remembered.
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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby M_B_S » Wed 31 Jan 2018, 03:09:51

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/state-of-t ... a-economy/

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000 ... peech.html


YEAH TRUMP

Make the USA great again!

Defend the Democracy in the USA + World and beat OUR enemys hard very hard!

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John Bolton likely to turn up heat on Iran and boost oil pri

Unread postby AdamB » Sat 24 Mar 2018, 19:57:18


The appointment of John Bolton as his national security advisor signals President Trump is now looking to pursue a more hard-line approach against U.S. adversaries, like Iran or Venezuela. Bolton, a former U.N. ambassador, has said the U.S. should act pre-emptively against North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs, and his arrival makes it more likely the U.S. will drop out of the Iran nuclear deal. Oil should begin to react to geopolitical pressures around the May 12 renewal deadline for the Iranian deal and when Venezuela goes to the polls later in the month, according to analysts. President Donald Trump's pick for national security advisor signals a willingness by the administration to take a more aggressive stand against U.S. adversaries like Iran or Venezuela —and that could mean higher oil prices in the very near future. Analysts said the appointment of


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Re: Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Newfie » Sun 25 Mar 2018, 08:30:02

I’ve never liked Bolton.

One of the things I had hoped from Trump was a pulling back on international interventions. Doesn’t look that way.

Or maybe he won’t last a month. Who knows.
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Re: Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby dissident » Sun 25 Mar 2018, 09:31:47

Newfie wrote:I’ve never liked Bolton.

One of the things I had hoped from Trump was a pulling back on international interventions. Doesn’t look that way.

Or maybe he won’t last a month. Who knows.


The neo-con take over of the USA is nearly total. Does not matter if you vote Democrat or Republican you will get the War Party.
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Re: Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Newfie » Sun 25 Mar 2018, 09:48:10

So it would seem.
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Trump praises arms sales as he meets Saudi crown prince

Unread postby AdamB » Mon 26 Mar 2018, 13:53:13


President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised his relationship with Mohammed bin Salman as he met the Saudi crown prince at the White House, pointing to growing arms sales to the kingdom even as he privately pushed Riyadh to resolve the protracted dispute with US ally Qatar. Mr Trump has formed one of the closest alliances of his presidency with Saudi Arabia over joint hostility towards Iran, but concerns over Riyadh’s hardline policy towards Qatar and its role in the conflict in Yemen have increasingly overshadowed the relationship. “The president believes that Gulf unity is critical in the region,” said a senior administration official ahead of the meeting. The official said that while Mr Trump was initially willing to let Gulf allies deal with the dispute, he had become “much more concerned” about the detrimental impact of the dispute to US interests in


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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby M_B_S » Wed 11 Apr 2018, 16:03:39

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... over-syria

Russian officials warn of possible military clash with US over Syria
Deputy minister says threat of US strike ‘extremely dangerous’ but direct clash unlikely

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Dont attack Syria / Assad if Russia says NJET

You know Murphys Law?

Be smart talk to Putin FIRST direct call President to President.

WARNING WARNING WARNING

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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Outcast_Searcher » Fri 13 Apr 2018, 15:51:28

M_B_S wrote:Russian officials warn of possible military clash with US over Syria
Deputy minister says threat of US strike ‘extremely dangerous’ but direct clash unlikely

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Dont attack Syria / Assad if Russia says NJET

You know Murphys Law?

Be smart talk to Putin FIRST direct call President to President.

Yup. It's kind of incredible that this even needs to be discussed.

If the US doesn't want to seem like North Korea, then a more diplomatic approach should be blindingly obvious.

It's one thing for Trump to communicate to Putin or his handlers directly that Syria using gas against its people is unacceptable to the US.

However, couching it in reasonable, adult diplomatic terms like: "The US is hoping Russia will work with us to deal with this dangerous situation, before it potentially leads to the US needing to intervene." or something along that line (10 seconds off the top of my head) as more the way to go.

Surely there are diplomats and military strategists for this kind of thing that have FAR better plans than off the cuff random tweets that sound like Kim Jung Un or his father is blustering.
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Re: Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Newfie » Wed 18 Apr 2018, 18:56:48

NYT piece on similarity of Obamas and Trumps Syrian position. I still think we should pull out.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/opin ... %2Fopinion
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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Wed 06 Jun 2018, 20:28:41

A top State Department spokesperson referenced the D-Day invasion during World War II as an example of the United States’ strong ties to Germany.

The department has been under fire since U.S. Ambassador to Germany Rick Grenell told Breitbart News he wants to help empower far-right groups in Europe, sparking anger from the U.S. ally.

"We have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said during a briefing Tuesday. "Looking back in the history books, ... tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion.”

“We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany,” Nauert continued. “And we have a strong relationship with the government of Germany."

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President Trump incorrectly accused Canada of burning down the White House during combative call with Justin Trudeau: report
History is not the Trump administration’s strongest subject.

President Trump incorrectly accused Canada of burning down the White House while on a combative phone call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month, according to a report.

Trump’s erroneous jab, which seemingly referred to British troops’ torching of the White House during the War of 1812, came after Trudeau pressed him on how he could justify slapping steel and aluminum sanctions on Canada in the name of “national security,” several people familiar with the matter told CNN. “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” Trump fired, according to the sources.

It was not clear how Trudeau reacted to Trump’s remark.

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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Plantagenet » Wed 06 Jun 2018, 23:00:28

Cid_Yama wrote:
A top State Department spokesperson referenced the D-Day invasion during World War II as an example of the United States’ strong ties to Germany"



Makes sense to me. The US (with help from its allies) liberated Germany from National Socialist oppression—-that’s a historical fact

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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Wed 06 Jun 2018, 23:58:41

Play as stupid as you want to be. Your attempts to obfuscate the fact that the Nazi's were far-right will not work for long, as Germany's far-right party is embracing their Nazi past.

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party will become the first far-right nationalist movement to enter the German parliament since World War II, after winning 12.6 percent of the vote in Germany's federal election.

The result, following the election on September 24, makes the AfD the third biggest party in the Bundestag.

Gauland, a 76-year-old former CDU politician and cofounder of the party, campaigned alongside fellow leading candidate Alice Weidel, 38, an ex-Goldman Sachs employee who lives in Switzerland.

In many respects they are different, but in political outlook, they appear to be one.

Together, they have driven the party towards an increasingly "right-wing and revisionist" approach, Khue Pham, a political editor at Die Zeit.

Both also created controversy in the lead-up to the vote.

"In Germany, it's really taboo to question the crimes the nation did to the world between 1933-45, but they want to touch on that and open up a discussion about a 'culture of guilt'," says Pham.

This strategy resulted in Gauland telling supporters "we have the right to be proud of the achievements of the German soldiers in the two world wars" during a speech on September 2.

According to Gopffarth, the AfD sees itself as the party attempting to reshape the discourse surrounding "what it means to be German and how Germans remember and talk about the past".

Germany is now anxious, she says, about what a party dredging up the nation's past may mean for its, and other nations', future.

"We felt we had learnt our lesson with racism and fascism, it's scary to see that there might be quite a lot of people out there channelling their anger in the AfD's direction," Pham says.


The AfD, "As Nazi as they want to be." And the Trump Administration's Ambassador to Germany throwing his support in their direction. An Ambassador's job does not involve mucking around in the host nation's politics.
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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Plantagenet » Thu 07 Jun 2018, 00:06:54

Cid_Yama wrote:Play as stupid as you want to be.


???????

Check your history. The US and its allies invaded Germany in WWII and toppled the National Socialist regime, thereby liberating Germany.

Thats just a fact. I don't understand why you find this fact so upsetting----surely the major role the US played in overthrowing the National Socialists in Germany in 1945 was a good thing, right?

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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Thu 07 Jun 2018, 00:19:24

Boy, playing that like you didn't intend to try to imply the Nazi's were leftists, not right like you always do.

And of course, as you full well know, I had no problem with your statement other than your attempt to imply the Nazi's were socialists (part of the name of the political organization they usurped in the late 20's that they kept.)

The Socialists and Communists were the first the Nazi's threw in the concentration camps, followed by intellectuals, university professors, Unions, the SD, and only then the Jews and Catholics. Which is when the Vatican stepped in and made a deal for their own.

Now back, to the original post. The Trump Administration State Dept. spokeswoman he got from Fox, didn't have a clue Germany was fighting AGAINST us on D-Day.

God forbid the Trump Administration hire people that are qualified for the positions they hold.
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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Plantagenet » Thu 07 Jun 2018, 00:40:40

Cid_Yama wrote:.... the Nazi's were leftists, not right.....


The National Socialists in Germany, the fascists in Italy, and the Communists from North Korea to Russia to Cuba are all authoritarians. Personally I don't see much difference between North Korea and Nazi Germany---they are both anti-democratic authoritarian regimes.

Cid_Yama wrote: The Socialists and Communists were the first the Nazi's threw in the concentration camps, followed by intellectuals, university professors, Unions, the SD, and only then the Jews and Catholics.


That is much like what happened in the early years of the USSR, when the bolsheviks methodically threw socialists, democrats, etc. into Gulags (Gulag being the Russian word for concentration camp).

And thats my point---when you look at it objectively there isn't all that much difference between all these different flavors of authoritarian regimes.

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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Thu 07 Jun 2018, 01:08:29

You really are a dick, cutting my quote to make it look like I said the opposite. You waste my time.

Actual quote:

Cid_Yama wrote:Boy, playing that like you didn't intend to try to imply the Nazi's were leftists, not right like you always do.


Plant wrote:And that' my point---when you look at it objectively there isn't all that much difference between all these different flavors of authoritarian regimes.


Nonsense. All Authoritarians are bad, but they differ in who they go after, the ideology they promote (and suppress) and the type of world they create.

Very different.

We are now faced with Right-Wing Authoritarians, You want to live in that kind of world? Well I don't. That's why we fought in WWII.

Right-wing authoritarianism is not compatible with our type of government, nor our cherished values.
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Re: Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Cog » Thu 07 Jun 2018, 05:16:31

Yes because left wing authoritarian are much more preferable. LoL. Actually trump is cutting the size of government and regulations. Sounds more like libertarians. The left is very irritated with Trump not due to his authoritarian style but because he is dismantling Obama's legacy of more government intrusion and overreach.
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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Plantagenet » Thu 07 Jun 2018, 08:38:30

Cid_Yama wrote:You really are a dick, cutting my quote to make it look like I said the opposite. You waste my time.

Actual quote:

Cid_Yama wrote:Boy, playing that like you didn't intend to try to imply the Nazi's were leftists, not right like you always do.
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Boy you really are a dick, posting your bizarre ideas and then claiming I was somehow involved in what you posted.

I quoted exactly what you posted—-I only left out the part where you falsely claimed your post had something to do with me. Man up dude—-if you think it up and then you post it then it’s all yours

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