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Thu Jan 2, 2020, 04:55 PM

How long after Trump spoke with Putin did he ...

.... order the air strikes in Iraq on the supposedly Iranian aligned Iraqi faction? And how did the attack benefit Putin?

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Reply How long after Trump spoke with Putin did he ... (Original post)
Botany Jan 2020 OP
getagrip_already Jan 2020 #1
Hekate Jan 2020 #2
Botany Jan 2020 #3
at140 Jan 2020 #6
triron Jan 2020 #9
True_Blue Jan 2020 #4
at140 Jan 2020 #7
bdamomma Jan 2020 #8
Baked Potato Jan 2020 #5

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2020, 05:05 PM

1. How it helped putin is easy......

It destabilized the iraqi regime and made a perfect opportunity for protestors carrying iranian flags to "storm" the us embassy. Making us look even weaker and feckless on the international stage than we somehow are.

How were those protestors so effective? It's like they were organized, aided, and ready.

The embassy, the most secure on the planet, is in the green zone - a heavily fortified and patrolled area of the city. Nobody gets in without being screened and searched. Yet hundreds somehow got not only to the embassy, but atop it and inside it.

How the hell did that happen?

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 2, 2020, 05:10 PM

2. What you said

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 2, 2020, 05:13 PM

3. Thanx

Those spontaneous protests didn't pass my smell test.
And doesn't instability in the mid east cause oil prices to rise? And who has a shitload of oil? Putin & the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

But in the end what about Hillary's emails?

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:21 AM

6. I don't see how skirmishes in middle-east can cause gas shortages in USA

because recently USA is producing more oil than is consumed in the country.
We are no longer subject to oil embargo threats from the middle-east.
I still remember empty gas stations back in the 1970's and I needed gas badly due to daily 70 mile round trip to work. But count on oil companies jacking up prices claiming shortage on world markets. Why should US gas prices go up when the cost of producing oil in USA remains the same?

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Response to at140 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:54 AM

9. Not the point. Putin needs the oil business for himself and mother Russia.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2020, 07:02 PM

4. Iran is a long-time ally of Russia. It would definitely benefit Putin to get US bases out of Iraq.

Just like he did with Syria. IMO Putin's plan is to get US bases out of Iraq & humiliate us further.

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Response to True_Blue (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:23 AM

7. But why would Putin allow tRump to attack Iranian general

when Iran & Russia are close allies? The whole thing is confusing.

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Response to True_Blue (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:34 AM

8. Russia

wants to be great again. tRump is being manipulated by the ex-KGB'er.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2020, 07:20 PM

5. The protesters looked like the Brooks Brothers "riot"

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