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Zitat von: Alu-Verkleidung am 31. März 2017, 13:21:50Flynn will anscheinend aussagen, falls er Immunität erhält:
ZitatAnd in a twist of irony, Flynn's own words during the presidential campaign have come back to haunt him. In a late September appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Flynn answered a question about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's email scandal by telling host Chuck Todd that "when you are given immunity, that means that you have probably committed a crime."
ZitatThe 2017 African Global Economic & Development Summit, put together by a firm called the Global Green Development Group and hosted on the University of Southern California campus, took place in earlier this month.No one from Africa attended.About 100 people were slotted to come to the conference from Africa — from filmmakers to government officials, from Guinea to Ethiopia to South Africa. But all of their visas to come to the US for business travel were rejected. Every. Single. One.http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/31/14985324/visa-denial-why-trump-change-vetting
ZitatBut this [gemeint hier: die Trumpisten seien dämlich] is beyond offensive: It is intellectually lazy. It attempts to explain the Trump phenomenon only by the supply-side of the equation—with what he was proffering. What about the very human demand he tapped into? It is not an army of gullible slouches and racists on sofas with guns, smartphones and a brief vocabulary who brought Trump to power—but rather a large, disenfranchised, chunk of society that was promised meaning through social mobility, got none of it, and after almost a generation of stagnating wages still had no clear, coherent answer to the question: Why, after so many years of work, am I still suffering?Trump's Republican primary contenders couldn't answer that question. Hillary Clinton couldn't either. And certainly none of them proposed a fix—or a new ethos to replace the flailing "American Dream" ideal. Trump did all of the above—constructing an alternate reality that gave his supporters a concise answer to their question, and the hope of a solution. It doesn't matter that it's all bogus. To Trump voters, a fake reality—especially one laden with obvious enemies and golden promises—is better than nothing, or more of the same.***"Why am I suffering?" It is this question that has always prompted the disheartened to search for faith. For most of our history, religion gave them the answer they needed (i.e. "I suffer because I am sinful"). But modern populism in the vein of Trump and Chávez can do the same. When citizens ask these leaders why are they suffering, they too get a simple answer: "I suffer because of them."Like religion, populism asks for blind allegiance, dismisses truth as the unconditional value of meaning and arises from a certain unverified, mythological coherence. And like religion, populism promises a distant resolution—one that never comes, of course, but is constantly dangled in front of its supporters, who are soothed by the expectation.[...]I've seen this all before. [...]
ZitatRemember: Delirium is contagious. It is self-enforcing. It feeds through the natural channels of society's networks effects. Looking through history one can find many examples of civilized nations being rhetorically driven unto dementia and total war. Like Venezuela, yes. But also, like Russia in the early 20th century. And yes, like Germany in the 1930s. Reasonable people in these countries thought they'd be able to resist the irrationality. They couldn't. Do not assume the United States will not be next.
ZitatThe White House has unveiled Melania Trump's first official portrait as first lady.
Zitat von: Peiresc am 03. April 2017, 18:03:34Der Präsident eilt von Sieg zu Sieg:ZitatThe White House has unveiled Melania Trump's first official portrait as first lady.
ZitatTrump's tendency toward chaos -- creating it if it didn't exist or reveling in it when it did -- served him well as a candidate. It kept his opponents -- in both the Republican primary and the general election -- off balance. Hillary Clinton learned the hard way how challenging it is to run against someone whose only guiding light is unpredictability. Because Trump never did anything by the book, it was incredibly tough for Clinton to ever get her feet under her; she was forever second- and third-guessing what to do and when to do it.And, because the American public tends not to pay terribly close attention to the nitty-gritty of a campaign, Trump's one-liner confectionaries were a perfect fit. People ate them up because, well, it was more fun than what the other candidates were saying. Would you rather watch Trump attack "Lyin' Ted" Cruz or "Little" Marco Rubio or spectate a dry policy discussion about tax reform? Be honest.
ZitatThe problem for Trump is that while his embrace of chaos fit a campaign perfectly, it's turned out to be far less beneficial for him since he's entered the White House. [...]http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/03/politics/trump-chaos-cillizza/index.html
Zitat von: RPSRussia: Where POTUS is dangerous, due to malice.North Korea: Where POTUS is dangerous, due to incompetence.The worry that POTUS may lead us into an inescapable dead end is mounting. Consider the following potential series of events...1 - POTUS meets with Xi this weekend in Mar-a-Lago. POTUS insists on isolating meeting from aides who try to reel in his reckless nature.2 - POTUS tries to negotiate w/ Xi re: North Korea from a position testosterone. Xi is put off, China decides to avoid involvement.3 - W/O China "solving" NK problem, POTUS becomes even more bellicose and reckless toward NK, trying to scare them into submission.4 - Kim Jong-Un becomes (correctly?) convinced POTUS planning military action against their ICBM program, attacks US/SK. Possibly Japan too.5 - China decides US was warmongering all along, due to POTUS' bellicose behavior at Mar-a-Lago. Pledges to back NK militarily.6 - US ends up in war against China, superficially appearing like a victim, but all b/c POTUS was too incompetent to avoid antagonism.7 - All the meanwhile it becomes all too easy to lose sight of the real winner in the scenario: Russia.
ZitatHow would they attack the US? They have no long-range missiles and almost no navy...
ZitatWe have a presence in South Korea.
ZitatPresident Trump on Tuesday said a deadly gas attack in Syria carried out by forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar Assad is a "consequence" of former President Obama's approach to the country's civil war.
ZitatDonald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrumpAGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!3:20 PM - 5 Sep 2013Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrumpPresident Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your "powder" for another (and more important) day!3:21 PM - 7 Sep 2013
Zitat von: Typee am 05. April 2017, 20:03:432. Es drohten Rücktritte im Kreise der noch am ehesten brauchbaren, zentral wichtigen Ressortleiter - hauptsächlich des praktisch unersetzlichen SecDef, falls der Chef-Anarchist nicht abgelöst würde.
ZitatRogue POTUS Staff vor 4 StundenGiving McMaster control was plan from beginning. Now, McMaster put his foot down, ready to resign. After Watnick POTUS had no choice.
Zitat von: Peiresc am 05. April 2017, 21:10:26Die Version von RoguePOTUSStaff ist ähnlich:ZitatRogue POTUS Staff vor 4 StundenGiving McMaster control was plan from beginning. Now, McMaster put his foot down, ready to resign. After Watnick POTUS had no choice.(Watnick ist der Flynn-Satrap, den McMaster nicht aus dem Sicherheitsrat rausgekriegt hatte: "McMaster tried to fire him, POTUS overruled.")