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(David Bythewood) #545

Top Senate Democrat Received No Advance Notice Of U.S. Strike On Iran General

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was not aware of the Trump administration’s plan to escalate tensions with Iran by killing Qassem Soleimani, an aide said.

Apparently Eric Trump knew of this, posted about it, then deleted it when he got in trouble.

China and Russia are both major allies of Iran, so starting a war with them is a bad, bad place to go, and yet that may be exactly where we are headed.

And both China and Russia are urging restraint right now. That’s normally our job. We’re the rogue nation here.


And, as always, there is a Trump tweet for everything:
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And here is Dinesh D’Souza stating the Democrats are equivalent to the government of an enemy state… and Trump re-tweeting it.
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Lindsey Graham Claims He Was Briefed About Soleimani Strike During Trump Golf Trip

Pelosi demands briefing on US-Iran strike, Graham says he was informed beforehand

Trump is on a twitter rant defending having Iranian General Qassem Soleimani killed. The argument: “he was a bad man so we’re not sorry he’s gone.” This entirely ignores that the method was illegal, a violation of federal AND international law. Two wrongs do not make a right.

I am posting this article because it is relevant. Trump’s pardoning of war criminals is directly related to these new actions:

Trump pardons people accused of war crimes because he thinks war should be savage

After World War II, the U.S. military rejected the concept of “total war.” Trump embraces it.

That moment where Putin is making excuses for Trump by claiming he was set up by our intelligence community in the murder of Soleimani, just in case the “he was a bad guy, I was totally justified” argument fails.



Also related:

Donald Trump’s Worst Deal

The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.



And here is Russia telling us we’re breaking the law:


Sen. Tim Kaine Files War Powers Resolution to Prevent War with Iran

This is the claim Pompeo and Trump are making for this assassination. Even if it were true, it would NOT make their actions any more legal.

Planned attacks against U.S. targets in Syria, Lebanon were reason for Soleimani strike, say officials

Targets in Syria under threat included military outposts, officials said. In Lebanon, Soleimani was allegedly planning attacks on diplomatic targets.




In other news, the Wall Street Journal continues to remind us that its editorial board loves Trump:


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#548

Thanks for posting all of this round up…it is head spinning. :exploding_head:

Will be away from the news for a few weeks (and posting)…thanks @Windthin @Pet_Proletariat @Keaton_James and @matt for rounding up all the news and keeping up with this extradinary torrent of news, impeachment hooo haaa, recent International crises with Iran which T just whipped up.

Watch Nancy slow walk McConnell down his own road of 'we do what we see is right to do."
See T splain away how much he does not want war.
See OMB possibly fess up…

And so much more…

Onward…2020’s gotta be the year T gets counter-punched.
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#549

@dragonfly9 - Wishing you the best as you are away from the news. We will miss you and will welcome your return! In the meantime, your expert sleuthing, keen eye, and perceptive analysis will be sorely missed. Cheers!

And yes, 2020 will be the year Trump is ousted – by the Senate, by the Courts, or by the People – one way or another, it will happen! :muscle:


#550

Thanks @Keaton_James!! No stone will go unturned with this posse…hitting it daily with truth to power.

Yes!!!

:hugs:


(David Bythewood) #551

@dragonfly9

Be well, enjoy your time off, and don’t worry, we’ll hold down the fort. I mean, I am typing this at 8:05 am on a Saturday.

Yeah, so ignore that bit. But have fun!


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