Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In Which Country Will Trump Make The Biggest Fool Of Himself?


Everyone knows how Roger Stone said watching Trump bowing and scraping-- actually curtsying-- to the Saudi dictator made him want to puke. And we all know how clueless doofus (and murderer)Wilbur Ross slept thru Trump's speech after his strenuous sword dance and that he then went on CNBC to say that "There was not a single hint of a protester" in Saudi Arabia during Trump's visit, apparently unaware that protesters are beheaded in Saudi Arabia. By the next morning, Secretary of State T-Rex was calling Tel-Aviv, the most secular city in Israel, the home of Judaism.

Wingnutia back home as been buzzing that Señor Trumpanzee didn't use the sacred phrase of right-wing morons, "radical Islamoc terrorism. The White House has put out the word that it was just an oversight and that Trump was exhausted from his trip. I thought Hillary was the one with no stamina. Kellyanne Con-man told reporters el Señor mixed up the wording of his prepared remarks in Saudi Arabia because he was pooped. "He’s just an exhausted guy," she said on background. PolitiFact, though looked into the whole change of tenor between tough campaign-mode Trump and Arab-ass-kissing Trump.
In his quest for the GOP nomination, Trump distinguished himself for his readiness to embrace policies that went beyond what other Republicans would endorse.

Following the shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., he called on Dec. 7, 2015, for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

In a March 9, 2016, interview on CNN, Trump said "Islam hates us." When pressed a day later if he meant all Muslims, Trump said "I mean a lot of them."

In contrast, during his speech in Riyadh, Trump said, "I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens."

Throughout the campaign, when Trump spoke of Islam, it generally followed the word "radical."

"When will President Obama issue the words RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM?" Trump tweeted Nov. 15, 2015. "He  can't say it, and unless he will,  the problem will not be solved!"

After the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Trump leveled the same charge at Hillary Clinton on June 13, 2016. He derided her for a tweet in which she said "Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people, and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism."

"She is in total denial," Trump said. "And her continuing reluctance to ever name the enemy broadcasts weakness across the world."

At one point, Trump said he was open to creating a database of all Muslims in America, and on a few occasions said he would strongly consider closing some mosques.

In Riyadh, Trump didn’t use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" and seemed to go out of his way to suggest that only a few extremists engaged in terrorism.

"This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations," Trump said. "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it."

...During the campaign, attacks at home drew the strongest responses from Trump.  Overseas at least, Trump has embraced the view that while there are many Muslims who hate America, there are at least as many who don’t.
But the question that everyone has been asking was about the Saudi orb. What was that thing and why did Trump take part in what looked like a satanic ritual with the Egyptian dictator and the Saudi "king?" The NY Times reported that the 3 authoritarian rulers "placed their hands atop a radiant whitish sphere, which illuminated their faces like a campfire, and kept them there for nearly two minutes."

With the media back home reporting that Señor Trumpanzee's 39.7% approval is lower than any of his last 12 predecessors, social media went crazy over the spooky-looking orb ritual.
The orb’s segmented pedestal, which looked as if it might have come from the bridge of a science-fiction starship, added to the mystery. And an illuminated floor, not directly visible in the most widely circulated images, intensified the dramatic underlighting.

Critics of Mr. Trump, some of whom seem eager to see something nefarious in anything he does, appeared especially agitated. Some projected onto the images their dismay about Mr. Trump’s playing down of human rights and about the authoritarian Egyptian and Saudi governments. Bill Kristol, a prominent conservative critic of Mr. Trump, likened the group to the conclave of witches in “Macbeth.”

Many others drew on tropes from science fiction and fantasy, invoking comic-book villains, the Harry Potter novels and films, and even “The Wizard of Oz.”... Brian Klaas, a political scientist who has been critical of Mr. Trump, likened the leaders to the evil wizard Saruman from J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.”

The real meaning of the sphere had little to do with the occult.

The occasion was the opening of a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, based in Riyadh, and the orb was in fact a translucent globe, with the world’s waters represented in light gray and the continents in black. Its purpose appeared to be decorative.

The futuristic look of the darkened room may have helped to fire observers’ imaginations.

It was filled with computer terminals. At one end was a wall of monitors displaying feeds from news networks. Employees of the center were segregated by gender, as is common in Saudi Arabia.

The design felt to a pool reporter who was present like a hybrid of a game-show set and a television thriller’s idea of a counterterrorism operations control room.

Among the many dignitaries at the event were Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, and the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef.

The globe did not appear to have any magical powers, but when the king and Mr. Trump touched it, background music of the kind that might accompany a reality show’s elimination sequence or introduce a cable news program soared and pulsed. The screens glowed with statistical displays and videos about fighting terrorism. An unnamed official who narrated the features of the new control center said the displays used artificial intelligence to track, in real time, news reports and online statements.

“This groundbreaking new center represents a clear declaration that Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combating radicalization, and I want to express our gratitude to King Salman for this strong demonstration of leadership,” Mr. Trump said in his prepared remarks.
And with that, the snakes on a plane were off to Israel.

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At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In Which Country Will Trump Make The Biggest Fool Of Himself? "

The remaining detritus of the United States of America.

At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at how big a fool each host nation seems to make of themselves as they blow smoke up his skirt and lather on the hyperbolic praise.

Yeah, I get the Saudis' gratitude at the quarter-tril in arms. But why would the Israelis lick his sphincter after he ratfucked their intel sources with the Russians. And WTF would the pope have to gain by treating this bucket of pig shit like a human being?

Everyone who hosts this lard-assed dolt humiliates themselves far more than the lard-assed dolt can possibly humiliate himself. I mean, he benefits from and is the definition of low expectations.

If he forms a complete sentence and doesn't piss himself, he's had a good day. The world and their people should expect far more from the Saudis, Israelis and Italians.

At 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And then there's the orb. Does anybody remember Woody Allen's "Sleeper"?

At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bibi does, as he gets his cut of the large payola involved in the armz race deal and Dumpsterfire's enlistment of terrorizers/bigoilmoneymen/fakeroyalty...
to fight (mostly) freedom-fighters. I refer to the prisoners of Palestine.

And the Italians- I pray, as a Protestant, that the Pope kicks all of their notsorry noshame asses to the curb.....

You expected more from the Saudi slave-owners of women, did you?
They're all cut from the same cloth- Vlad, the criminal princes, you know who they be.

At 5:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lib, how soon we forget all the muslim hate rhetoric and the iterative attempts at muslim ingress bans (noting that the Saudis were exempt from the latter).

One wonders what all their wahabbist imams think of the royals' ass-licking of the guy who has recorded such muslim hate.

At 5:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Down, how soon we also conveniently forget who the only people flying out of restricted US airspace, courtesy- dubya, on nine'eleven, were.
Unless that's another filthy cannard and\or urban myth. Who really knows......

At 5:33 AM, Blogger Thomas Ten Bears said...

Not to mention, Lib, that most of the alleged hyjackers who allegedly hyjacked four aircraft in the allegedly most heavily guarded airspace in the entire alleged history of the human race were Sauds, and that their alleged now allegedly dead leader, the mastermind who allegedly cooked the whole alleged plan up in a cave in Bumfuckistan, was a Saud Prince.

At 5:36 AM, Blogger Thomas Ten Bears said...

... allegedly hyjacked four aircraft in the allegedly most heavily guarded airspace in the entire alleged history of the human race and allegedly crashed them into iconic "American" structures ...

Stupid smart phone.

At 6:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, how one can shut an entire nation- not to mention the rest of the planet, as high and mighty as Uncle Sam- down. With just a simple box-cutter.
I've been known to keep one by my door, just in case of intruders. Allegedly.

My friends and I employ the well-known, yet highly underrated method of one-
Mr. Hoffa....With unity and convoys- we can shut the whole damn thing down.

Down With Tyranny!

At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a translucent globe, with the world’s waters represented in light gray and the continents in black."
Hey kids! This color scheme is the one you're going to inherit. Party on!

At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, ekstase, the AIR will be gray, the continents will be black. The water will still be blue-green depending on algae. And if you wade a short distance from shore and look down, you will be able to see a hundred different cities built during the Holocene by humans.


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