Saturday, February 18, 2017

Can Foreign Leaders, Outside Of Putin, Trust Anything Trump Or His People Say?


Trump's fascinating hour and 17 minutes performance art piece Thursday-- one Republican senator, not amused suggested he should have done it privately, with a therapist, not on live TV-- was unmoored from objective reality. Subject by subject, getting at any semblance of The Truth was not on Trump's agenda. Instead, he sent the fact checking services into a flurry of overtime activities.

One particularly bizarre lie he harped on-- perhaps forgetting the campaign (in which nearly 3 million more people chose Hillary Clinton than himself-- was an old right-wing gem about Hillary giving away 20% of America's uranium supplies to Russia. If you're a brainwashed or drugged up denizen of Hate Talk Radio or Fox you know all about that. If you're just a normal American, you probably were hearing the baseless charge for the very first time.

After Trump's performance art piece Thursday, CNBC reported the claim false, as PolitiFact had already done when Trumpy-the-Clown was repeating it on the stump.
At a campaign rally in Waukesha, Wis., Donald Trump made a number of attacks on Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, including one involving Russia.

Clinton "gave up 20 percent of America's uranium supply to Russia-- to Russia," Trump said Sept. 28, 2016, two days after their first debate. "You know what people do with uranium, don’t you? It’s called nuclear. Twenty percent. They could have never done it without her."
The Hate Talk Radio stations Trump listens to as if they were real news, have long reported that Russia’s nuclear energy agency bought a controlling stake in Uranium One, a Canadian company with mines in Wyoming, Utah and other states. It doesn't produce 20% of America's uranium and, unless Trump grants it to them, it doesn't have an export license to send Russian even one gram of uranium. Uranium One also owns mines in the former Soviet Republican of Kazakhstan and that's what Putin was interested in. PolitiFact's rating:
Trump says Clinton "gave up 20 percent of America's uranium supply to Russia."

The reference is to Russia’s nuclear power agency buying a controlling interest in a Toronto-based company. That company has mines, mills and tracts of land in Wyoming, Utah and other U.S. states equal to about 20 percent of U.S. uranium production capacity (not produced uranium).

Clinton was secretary of state at the time, but she didn’t have the power to approve or reject the deal. The State Department was only one of nine federal agencies that signed off on the deal, and only Obama had the power to veto it.
So, yes, Trump was lying again. Now, let's see if this was all about Trump giving Putin an export license for American-mined uranium and then blaming Hillary and Obama, who never allowed any U.S. uranium to go to Russia. Would it surprise you? It wouldn't surprise me if Trump sold Putin the White House silverware. Yesterday, The Scotsman reported that the leader of Scotland's Conservative Party, Ruth Davidson, is telling people that after Theresa May met the unhinged sociopathic American president the British government began "reassessing" America's reliability as an ally. She described Trump's Regime as "chaotic," blaming a "lack of professionalism and moral seriousness." She pointed out that Trump's Regime is one step away from being run by a pack of "white supremacist bloggers."
Referring to the UK-US relationship, she said: “We are going to want to make sure that any deals that are done he is going to honour. We have to be sure of that.”

Ms Davidson does not attend cabinet meetings but has an invitation to attend Prime Minister Theresa May’s “political cabinets”, when political strategy rather than government business is discussed.

Her comments come after the Prime Minister attempted to strike a friendly tone when she visited Mr Trump last month... The Scottish Tory leader also said caution was required with a President whose early actions should “worry us all.”

She added: “At the moment, from the UK, we have always seen America as being a very strong, a reliable ally and now, even after only 26 days or however long the tenure has been so far in Pennsylvania Avenue, we are beginning to reassess how reliable an ally the United States is.”

In Germany yesterday, John McCain wasn't exactly reassuring to the people attending the Munich Security Conference. He admitted that the Trump Regime is in "disarray" and that Trump "contradicts himself so we've learned to watch what the president does as opposed to what he says." Trump sent Pence to the conference today to pretend everything back in DC is nice and normal-- nothing to worry about.

Referring to Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, a German patriot who attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1944, McCain asked rhetorically, "What would von Kleist’s generation say if they saw our world today?" And answered, harshly rebuking Trump without mentioning his reviled name: "They would be alarmed by an increasing turn away from universal values and toward old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism. They would be alarmed by the hardening resentment we see toward immigrants, and refugees, and minority groups, especially Muslims. They would be alarmed by the growing inability, and even unwillingness, to separate truth from lies. They would be alarmed that more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticizing it as our moral equivalent... [W]e stand for truth against falsehood, freedom against tyranny, right against injustice, [and] hope against despair. I am proud, unapologetic believer in the West, and I believe we must always, always stand up for it-- for if we do not, who will?"

Michael Fallon, the British Defense Minister told the conefrence that "We should be under no illusions about the step-change in Russian behavior over the last couple of years, even after Crimea...We have seen a step-change in Russian military aggression, but also in propaganda, in misinformation and a succession of persistent attacks on Western democracies, interference in a whole series of elections including... the United States."

Currently Putin's agents have been fomenting riots across Paris-- now spreadeing around the rest of France-- in an attempt to help a fascist takeover in that country. Trumpist media allies are getting out the word to bolster Putin's efforts for Le Pen.

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At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Helen said...

This is all so sickening. Trump lies more than he tells the truth - he does not appear to know the difference - so not one word he says should be trusted. Plus, he never keeps his word and he changes his position on another tweet. While I have read that a politician has said to ignore his words and look at his actions, I do not agree. He is the President of the United States and his words matter, regardless of their absurdity. They are on record and stand - they will reflect on him, badly, in the history books. For example, his recent statement that the press is the enemy of the people is disgusting, unpatriotic and against all this country stands for. Perhaps those words should be his epitaph..

At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question really should be whether everyone outside of putin can counteract putin.

Der fuhrer is untrustworthy PERIOD. McCain is correct that you cannot pay attention to anything he says (most of which doesn't make any sense). But by the time he DOES shit, it's too late to make defensive moves. It's a good bet that the us gummint will continue to agitate using nato... but war??? That's what $hillbillary would have done for sure.

Interesting about putin. Maybe he has global dictator ambitions like Hitler.. but his first move isn't invasion.

A good test of democracies and their populations. Will they all freak out and become like dumbfucktard americans? Or will their critical thinking prevail? Has the money created political cesspools everywhere... or just here?

Here's hoping the EU members don't cede their nations to putin or America. In this regard, perhaps drumpf is exactly the penultimate bad example that they need to see. Nothing better to warn you off from impending doom than that same (self-inflicted) doom crushing your ally.

At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" It's a good bet that the us gummint will continue to agitate using nato... but war???"

Yes. Unlike Hillary, war isn't likely to be waged by Trump against Russia. But there remains China, North Korea, and Iran just for starters. One can't be certain that Hillary wouldn't have taken up the cudgels against these nations as well, but Russia would have been first on her list. Trump will believe that he can take all three on simultaneously since he has no rational basis in reality, as long as Vlad is on his side.

At 10:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that dipshit even know that Iran is Putin's ally? Assad?

At 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to know the basis of the premise that Putin DOES trust anything that Herr Hair or his people say.

Putin is in the same relationship with US politicians as are US citizens with their politicians. The politicians MAY promise something positive only to break that promise. BUT the politicians NEVER break a promise to active negatively.

HRC promised immediate and persevering conflict with Russia - and would have delivered. Herr Hair said he would seek accord with Russia. And, despite the HRC machine's continuous, screeching machinations to compel the contrary, since Nov 8, the POSSIBILITY still exists.

The basis of the continuous Putin-hate of the last few years is that Putin is NOT the US-certified stupid fool, eager to lick US ass on command. So he has NO reason to believe anything a US president says says but only what he/she does.

Putin demands to have and to pursue "Russia's own" interests. You can be sure that included being prepared for both an HRC presidency and a Herr Hair presidency in which HH ultimately proves to have been lying about promoting accord with Russia just as he was about his claims to be a populist.

Look at the map in the following link and think what the US would already have done if Russia had a similar necklace of military bases choking the US.

John Puma


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