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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 07:53 PM

This was always going to get out of hand.

As soon as comparisons where made between Trump's Baghdad and Obama's Benghazi, Trump was always going to act in a haphazard and unhinged way. Of course, Obama understood restraint and that the international and geopolitical repercussions of acting rashly could risk national security. The fact that Obama acted with restraint always meant that Trump would act with this level of reckless violence. Because of this Trump will possibly bring America into another war, which will therefore potentially lead to a much bigger conflict with China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey all having skin in the game. His lack of understanding of geopolitics in the Middle East is more than a tad disturbing – he doesn’t understand the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah - and the fact that he spends his time pandering to the end days far right apocalyptic evangelists who, quite literally, want to bring on the four horses of the apocalypse, cause Jesus, does not give one hope that any of this will end well.

The war hawks and the right wing love the idea of another war. The military industry complex, the end times and ‘patriotism’ practically demands it...

Ominous time to be living through history.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 07:55 PM

1. The more apt comparison is likely to be Reagan's Beirut

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 08:17 PM

3. The difference, in my view, is that Reagan allowed himself to take advice.

And he withdrew troops. Trump, who brags that he trusts his instincts, is an idiot surrounded by sycophants.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 08:12 PM

2. There is no 'possibly'. There is no 'potentially'. We are NOW at WAR.

World War III most likely.

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