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"...Russia employs armies of paid trolls and botnets to generate false information that can later be circulated and legitimated as if it were true..." thundered Mr J Nye.
US, UK, France break laws to invade/attack (Iraq,Libya,etc) illegally (which are war crimes) destabilise the region leading to more failed states convulsing in violence and killing fields with millions of innocent people (including children, women) being murdered/raped/injured/traumatized/displaced, setting fires to the whole region which have simply radicalized and created more and more terrorists... all unfolding daily and endlessly, unprecedented atrocities committed by these war criminals (Bush/Blair/Sarkozy/Cameron).
Even thug Tony Blair admitted that the illegal invasion of Iraq was wrong.
Syria's six year war is a direct result of US (UK, France, Saudi & the lot) continuous support/arming the jihadist terrorists to agitate, to kill, to terrorize and fuel the endless bloodshed we're all seeing.
Syrians(Yazidis,Christians,Kurds,etc)are all suffering hell because US,UK,France continue to arm/train/support jihadist terrorists who brutally kill people, terrorise Syria(&the region)for so many years.
If US(UK,France, Saudi & the lot) stop all their support/arming Syrian terrorists (mostly foreign mercenaries/terrorists), the endless atrocities would have stopped long long ago.
US (UK,France, Saudi & the lot) are the ones responsible for this complete meltdown of humanity.
US,UK,France are committing war crimes by arming these jihadist foreign mercenaries/terrorists to prolong the endless violence.
US,UK, France must be held responsible for each casualty in these war crimes.
Cyberattacks were of American origin, as in disrupting Iran's nuclear activities, well before any one instituted the practice.
US's spying on allies/friends like EU/Brazil leaders (Angela Merkel, etc.), is a related act; in sum, USA has been a veritable monster engaging in all sorts of cyberattacks (including cyberattacks of allies/friends), contemptuous of American's civil liberties and, getting away scot free on that account, venturing out on a global basis.
Some countries (US/Israel) using malware to attack others like Iran's nuclear facility which set a precedent that others have exactly the same rights to defend themselves and attack US/Israel with malware.
Mr Nye: All the above are not fake news and you know it.
Mr. Nye: everyone can see that you're telling lies, spilling fake/misleading comments.
Mr. Nye, everyone can see that you're swimming naked when the tide recedes.
Mr. Nye, justice delayed is justice denied, please don't look the other way, show your moral conscience, do something constructive and concrete to get these heinous war criminals (Bush/Blair/Sarkozy/Cameron) charged/jailed for life.
Mr. Nye, I'm not a troll, don't shoot the messenger, I just want to tell the truths
Until these heinous war criminals (Bush/Blair/Sarkozy/Cameron) are charged/jailed for life, these ugly truths must be told and retold.
While Western Europe seems to have stepped back from the brink with clear choices in favor of liberal democracy, day after day the United States is looking more and more like today's Russia and Turkey. This is a hugely worrying trend and one can only hope that there is a serious reaction from the American people themselves, the only ones who can do anything to prevent the takeover of their country by a basically unaccountable and authoritarian regime.
In France I had been asking myself how we got to a situation where 40% of the electorate voted for the extreme right or the extreme left and made a conscious decision following this to get far more actively involved in politics. Americans, you would be well advised to do the same before you lose your country as you have known it for ever.
Hires the wrong ones, fires the wrong ones.
Investigative journalists are now needed by the bus load to assist this administration keep on the straight and narrow.
In 2016, the well-orchestrated Trump presidential campaign reverberated with the chants:
Crooked Hilary.! Lock her up..!!
In 2017, the agonized cry of the masses goes up O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave and from far beyond:
Crooked Trump.! Lock him up..!
The Donald is as great a threat to US democracy and international well-being as Tricky Dicky ever was...
Given the very partciular context of this dismissal, your (repeat) comments are disingenuous to the point of being risible. Furthermore, if you are an American, your advocacy of such behaviours is so short sighted and self destructive regarding everthing positive that the United States stood for that one has to doubt that you actually are an American.
You're a ridiculous russian troll (I hope, because if not you're a brainwashed pawn). A couple of months ago you were still defending Comey with all your might, and now because Trump changed his mind, you also immediately and without questioning change your opinion... The comparison with "newspeak" in George Orwell's 1984 is alarming.
Isn't it hilarious? Trump sacks the guy that probably got him the job.
There are at least 5 important questions that must be addressed:
1) Have Rosenstein, Sessions and Trump committed an obstruction of justice by firing the top cop in charge of the investigation into Russia's involvement in the presidential election?
2) Are there an American police force and a federal prosecutor who are not either beholding to or in fear of Trump now willing to not only continue to investigate Trump/Russia but also whether this act of firing Comey constitutes an obstruction of justice?
3) Does Comey have grounds for a wrongful dismissal suit?
4) Is Comey now free to testify on what he knows on Trump/Russia or is his testimony now restricted or compromised and if so, could that be part of Rosenstein's/Sessions's/Trump's purpose ... to gag Comey?
5) Is this the start of a coup d'etat promulgated by the President and his men to place themselves above the law because they are the law ... and anyone else standing against them representing the law can and will be cast down?
I am glad you can safely complain to me about "dammed racist Europeans and Americans"! You have my 100% sympathy! Nay, Empathy! I have never encountered the sort of racist Rednecks who frequent the pages of TE forums. They are as vile as vile gets - stupid, ignorant, provincial, ill-educated, uncouth, and, above all, rude.
Re "dialogue", I personally think all nations should have dialogue with each other. I never understood why First Amendment right should be enjoyed by some but not others even on the level of nations (this, incidentally, seems to be a peculiarly American's concept espoused by the Racist Rednecks of Amerca - only they have Fisrt Amendment right, nobody else does. If you exercise the right, they'll spray verbal graffiti on you). Racist Rednecks think they are always right about everything, even as they don't know anything about nearly everything, and everybody else is always wrong about everything, even when they know something about some things. If you protest that peculiar premise, they call you some nasty name. That's the level they deal at!! What can you do? They are stupid. Racists are the most stupid people God created to punish the un-stupid.
Dialogue (I mean the real kind, not the bullshit go-through-the-motion and smile-for-the-photos kind ) and diplomacy are the only long term civilized means to achieve peace, not bombs. The problem with bomb is today you bomb me, tomorrow I bomb you, and day after tomorrow, somebody bombs us, and the day after that, everybody bombs everybody. I don't undertand why people figure things that way, and think they are being productive.
It takes skills to dialogue. Skills not many people have. That is the problem our world faces.
"If Trump continues to tread all over democratic norms, NATO is finished (and with it, American leadership "of the free world". That's right! Trump doesn't know how to play "President". He really thinks politics is about shooting targets in a carnival, and the prize is a big stuffed monkey I don't think he is an "evil" person. He is too stupid to be even that. He is just too unqualified for the job. He doesn't think, doesn't know how to think and what to think. He has no compass. He has no center of gravity. It may very well be that he means to use that particular tactic to fool everybody - "free-range roller-blading". I had thought of that possibility. But it is beginning to appear more and more unlikely that he even has a "tactic".
But I still have faith in the USSC to rein in this monster monkey. There are many very bright people in America. Most of them DO NOT read TE, let alone blog on it. TE is not the only paper in the world, although b/c of its traditional prestige as an "intelligent person's paper", all manners fo poseurs and hangers-on becomes regular fixtures on its comment pages, and these poseurs and hangers-on are absolutely over-represented by Rednecks, whether American or European.
This is off topic, but I must sneak it in - I love a lot of things Italian. Italy has produced some the greatest geniuses for the world - in science, in the arts, music, literature, architecture, and FOOD! And let's not forget Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, and my heart-throb Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Maurizio Pollini, Luciano Pavarotti. All these folks, there will never never be others like them. I am weird. Things like that count, for me. Life is short. We must not forget all the beautiful things in it, particularly when Rednecks strike.
This is exactly what the majority of Americans who oppose Trump expect. We are not in anyway surprised that Trump fires his investigators or critics when he can. The minority of Americans who support Trump want him to fire anyone who in anyway remotely opposes their great messiah, so they don't care about this either.
At this point I'm starting to wonder what Trump would need to do change anyone's mind about him.
Shedding no tears for James Comey. But this is another brick in the wall against the Trump administration, especially if an independent special prosecutor is appointed.
@All the Russian trolls plaguing this board...
Comparing Hillary's crimes with Trump's is like comparing a common cold with terminal cancer
American democracy is so frail that even Kremlin’s “sneeze” can alter the voting decision – a priority project of some insane Democrats (+ swamp residents Graham and McCain), CNN, MSNBC or NYT and other relentless peddlers. They are illiterate in logistics but it must be Russia that elected Trump.
Firing Comey, Trump is only following his election promise “drain the Washington swamp”. Please note that many more Obama’s hostile apparatchiks still reside in the swamp.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation , which looks after the internal security of our nation, has 35,000 employees, most of whom firmly believe in its motto (Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity) and with a large number of its members in critically important positions
Decapitating the FBI and replacing its head with a Trump-stooge has made Trump an instant-enemy of most of the FBI employees
And while doing so may delay the findings of the Trump-Russian alliance, it will certainly not prevent the inevitable proof (which is evident to entire world and all but the most fanatical Trump-supporters) from emerging.
There are very strong parallels to October 20th 1973, with one key difference; Nixon was arguably (as even his enemies readily admit) a genius. Trump is the absolute opposite. And this lends a dangerous level of unpredictability to the future.
"So WHAT is it about Comey's firing that has ruffled their feathers?"
- Would "He is the Head of the investigating body tasked with looking into potential Trump campaign collusion with Russia" be too complicated for you? What about the element of Sessions- who recused himself from any and all Russian investigations- somehow still not only recommending but also signing off on this change? What exactly does "recusal" mean to this crew?
Let's keep this very simple: Why NOW? Why fire him just a few hours AFTER Grand Jury subpoenas went out to Flynn associates seeking to preserve and deliver all records? Why right after the Yates/Clapper hearings in which both acknowledged- without divulging classified details- that there is indeed a "THERE" there when it comes to links between the Trump campaign and Russia?
Good Luck, Lobsta.
What's the matter? No words?
This is getting good. And we all have ring side seats. What a way to go. Let's make America Grrrrrrrrreat Again! Pronto! Fastastica! :)
Just you wait, the next to get sacked is the cook. No reason required . But we surmise the guy probably doesn't serve Prime Rib with Bigly Fries every evening at dinner time.
Mr. Trump and his team may be guilty or not guilty of colluding with Russian attempt to 'influence' Presidential elections. But firing the investigator only reinforces the public perception of guilt and desire to hide something.
Mr. Trump may yet survive and write his biography of Houdini act to reach presidency and surviving self inflicted scandals but chances looks like he is heading inexorably towards impeachment.
Or may be Mr. Trump may decide it is good time to declare war on N Korea.
Great post. All points spot on.
On 8th November 2016 the USA elected an infantile halfwit to the White House. Everything that happens for the next forty-two months is a consequence of that massive collective IQ failure by US voters. The GoP meanwhile is essentially merely a verminous rabble eager to swill at the trough for as long as possible.
Consequently, Trump can do more or less what he pleases provided that he gives the ultra-right wing of the GoP sufficient red meat to keep them happy. There will be no independent investigation into Trump's many and close links with Russia and certainly no awkward investigation into the means by which Russian money bought him out of a very tight corner during his fourth bankruptcy.
We do have to enjoy, however, the sight of one flabby incompetent old white man firing another flabby incompetent old white man. As the Titanic slides beneath the gelid waves it's nice to have a children's party to amuse us on the remains of the deck.
Seriously, it is the "abruptness" with which he sacks all the folks (thus far a mighty impressive record) who merely days ago were praised by him, for no articuable reason, that is worrisome. There is no conspiracy except the one he has with himself.