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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:01 PM

 

Andrea Mitchell rips Trump’s foreign policy scam: ‘He’s uneducated about any part of the world’

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/andrea-mitchell-rips-trumps-foreign-policy-scam-hes-uneducated-about-any-part-of-the-world/

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell warned on Sunday GOP front-runner Donald Trump was hiding the fact that he was “completely uneducated about any part of the world.”

“It is remarkable,” Mitchell told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. “And when he doesn’t know something, he just changes the subject, and makes it all about himself.”

“On national security, it’s very noticeable, especially to your ears and mine,” Todd agreed.

“Absolutely. And this was a week where he could have gone after President Obama, arguably,” Mitchell noted. “There’s a lot happening, and the president has some vulnerabilities, so does Hillary Clinton. But instead, he’s all over the lot.”


Even Atlantic City?

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Reply Andrea Mitchell rips Trump’s foreign policy scam: ‘He’s uneducated about any part of the world’ (Original post)
KamaAina Mar 2016 OP
Gomez163 Mar 2016 #1
PatrickforO Mar 2016 #2
Gomez163 Mar 2016 #5
rurallib Mar 2016 #9
eggplant Mar 2016 #10
Gomez163 Mar 2016 #12
LanternWaste Mar 2016 #21
Angel Martin Mar 2016 #22
trumad Mar 2016 #26
tblue37 Mar 2016 #35
Angel Martin Mar 2016 #36
tblue37 Mar 2016 #37
KamaAina Mar 2016 #41
WheelWalker Mar 2016 #18
reflection Mar 2016 #14
EmperorHasNoClothes Mar 2016 #3
Skittles Mar 2016 #4
tavernier Mar 2016 #6
Wellstone ruled Mar 2016 #7
Sunlei Mar 2016 #8
Setsuna1972 Mar 2016 #11
Angel Martin Mar 2016 #23
annabanana Mar 2016 #27
Setsuna1972 Mar 2016 #30
Angel Martin Mar 2016 #33
Angel Martin Mar 2016 #34
lastlib Mar 2016 #43
AngryOldDem Mar 2016 #13
chapdrum Mar 2016 #19
AngryOldDem Mar 2016 #25
chapdrum Mar 2016 #15
LuckyLib Mar 2016 #29
Guy Whitey Corngood Mar 2016 #16
Rex Mar 2016 #17
seanjoycek476 Mar 2016 #20
pampango Mar 2016 #24
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2016 #28
BigDemVoter Mar 2016 #31
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #32
mnhtnbb Mar 2016 #38
imanamerican63 Mar 2016 #39
pampango Mar 2016 #40
kacekwl Mar 2016 #42
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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:02 PM

1. Bernie is not much better

 

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:06 PM

2. Bernie would be much better, and much more knowledgeable than Trump.

Your candidate is a bit too hawkish for my tastes, especially since that sad day when I found out through one of her released emails that she convinced a reluctant Obama to bomb Libya and do a regime change there.

Gosh, that worked out real well, didn't it?

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:13 PM

5. To stop Qadaffi from murdering tens of thousands in Benghazi.

 

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:33 AM

9. And boom! unsubstantiated charge delivered!

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:04 AM

10. And you base this smear on what, exactly?

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Response to eggplant (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:23 AM

12. His performance on foreign policy questions in debates. Embarrassing actually

 

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:47 PM

21. What specific responses led you to believe Sanders is uneducated on foreign policy?

What specific responses led you to believe Sanders is uneducated on foreign policy?

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:42 PM

22. well there was this gem

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-doubles-down-climate-change-terrorism-link/

somehow, "climate change" is causing home grown terrorists in europe, the UK and USA/Canada to act out.

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Response to Angel Martin (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 03:49 PM

26. Hillary supporter who agrees with that "gem".

 

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Response to Angel Martin (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:20 PM

35. Actually, the Syrian civil war started from the effects of climate change, because an

extended and anomalous drought sent many rural dwellers to the capital, where the government responded with brutal force to their initially peaceful protests demanding assistance, so that peaceful protesters became less peaceful.

Eventually, of course, the religious fanatics took over the protest/resistance movement, and then the US started blindly arming anyone and everyone that the politicians could imagine (or pretend) were "freedom fighters" (like the Contras were "freedom fighters"--right).

Then the jihadis who had taken over some of the resistance groups morphed into ISIS, with organizing and strategizing expertise provided by bitter former Iraqi army officers who had been abruptly dumped and left seething and without position, honor, or income after the US invaded Iraq.

Ta-Da!
"Six degrees of Kevin Climate Change."

On Edit: Do I need to point out that the influx of Syrian refugees into Europe, the sexual assaults on women, and the most recent Isis inspired or claimed terrorist attacks in Europe can also be traced back to the Syrian civil war (and, of course, also to the ill-considered and illegal US invasion of Iraq in 2003)?

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #35)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:26 PM

36. well that may explain ISIS in Syria

but what did "climate change" have to do with that soldier beheaded in England, or Charlie Hebdo, or the Paris attacks, or Major Hassan, or Brussels ?

what about San Bernardino (was it the drought that drove them to it?)

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Response to Angel Martin (Reply #36)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:33 PM

37. I specified the most recent terror attacks in Europe--the one in Brussels, the one in Paris

in which the terrorists specifically claimed to be acting on behalf of ISIS (though they might just have been "ISIS inspired". Even our San Bernadino terrorists were just ISIS inspired rather than actual ISIS.

My point is that it is wrong to scoff at Bernie for linking some terrorism and the current refugee crisis (plus its consequences) to climate change, because climate change is definitely not just a factor, but a major factor.

In fact, his awareness of these connections suggests a deep understanding that is all too often missing in the way our usual suspects--oops, I mean leaders--think of foreign policy.

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Response to Angel Martin (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:08 PM

41. Drought due to climate change is one of the causes of the civil war in Syria

 

thus, one of the causes of ISIS/Daesh.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:42 PM

18. You must have no idea what the word "smear" means?

It's Bernie supporters like you that make me embarrassed for the candidate.

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:28 PM

14. Welcome to DU (TM) n/t

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:08 PM

3. Maybe they should stop giving him 18 hours of free airtime every day then?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:10 PM

4. that's why his fans love him so

he is just like them

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:30 PM

6. Look out Mrs. G - He'll be coming after you

and your hubby, Skeletor. (Talk about a couple who have a LOT of vulnerabilities!)

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:38 PM

7. Amazing how people jump on one another

over what Chuckie Toad or Mrs. Greenjeans argue about. We Dems are all in this boat,and the White House is the prize. Number one,Mrs Greenjeans will always look for a hook to slam Obama,and to think He and Mr.Kerry have had one hellva positive week. Hey our spooks notified France and Belgium as to the who what and where of these six terrorist and the Belgium spooks dropped the ball. Bush and Cheney as well as Wolfawitz created this nightmare. The questions to be asked is did Trump back Bush and Cheney in the creation of ISIL and other Terrorist groups? As far as Chuckie Toad goes,he has his head up the RNC's butt so far that there going to have to get a tow truck to pull him out.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:44 PM

8. Here's Sanders in 1989 interview, he seems to have a grasp of Americas 'foreign policy' decades ago

What they said, what the government of Grenada said, under Maurice Bishop is that they wanted to forge their own way. And they were overthrown by the United States government. In Nicaragua, you have a government which has...came to power and I believe has tried to do the right thing for its people in terms of health care, land reform, education.

If you trace the history of the United States vis a vis Latin America and Central America, there has never been a time where a country made a revolution for the poor people where it was not overthrown by the CIA or the United States government, or the marines. Salvador Allende was democratically elected by the people of Chile. He made the mistake of believing that his job as president of that country was to represent the people of Chile. And he did his best. And he was overthrown by the CIA.

So the interesting question is why does the United States government think, whether its Nicaragua or any other country in Latin or Central America that it has the right to overthrow those governments?

A televised CSPAN interview Sanders gave in 1989, when he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:11 AM

11. I'm not a State Department official

But at least I can tell you a little bit about what's going on the world . Besides the recent terror attacks in Brussels and Pakistan, there's still the China building their artificial islands in the disputed Spartley region in the South China Sea, so now the entire region is asking the US to keep a good naval presence there . If the US were to adopt The Donald " America First" mindset, Japan and South Korea would practically see the alliance dissolved and left to fend for themselves . China and North Korea would have a field day taking their revenge on Japan

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Response to Setsuna1972 (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:45 PM

23. why does America have to pay

to keep Japan, China and Korea from fighting each other.

they are big countries, let them sort out their own problems.

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Response to Angel Martin (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 03:56 PM

27. Sure.. lets have some good old fashioned

nuclear prolifieration

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Response to Angel Martin (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:26 PM

30. History

None of those three countries like each other to say the least . After the countless crimes committed by Imperial Japanese forces over 100 years ago, North Korea and China would love to see the US abandon Japan for themselves. And a whole lot of global trade ships from that region too !

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Response to Setsuna1972 (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:56 PM

33. so the US has to pay

(borrow money actually) to maintain an international trading system which is actually hurting the US economy ?

If you think the current trade arrangements are hurting the US economy, which all the major candidates in both parties agree, as well as big majorities of voters (both parties), it is insane for the US to be subsidizing the seurity of such a system.

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Response to Setsuna1972 (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:59 PM

34. sorry, not the job of the USA

to subsidize the security of these countries for ever, because they won't grow up and live peaceably.

France and Germany and France and the UK have managed it, and I think if the asians made the effort, they could do the same.

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Response to Angel Martin (Reply #34)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 09:52 AM

43. Or they could end up glowing in the dark b/c Kim Jong Un had a temper tantrum.....

I would have serious worries about the US withdrawing from that region. We are an important part of this world, and we'd better act like it. We have a large stake in working to make it more peaceful.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:14 PM

13. And then Chuck says, in absolute wonderment:

"Gee, if this Washington Post interview ever got legs, it would probably cost Trump the nomination."

Well, Chuck, GIVE IT LEGS! Isn't that your job, for chrissake?

Mighty tired of the media acting all surprised all of a sudden that Trump is an incompetent, dangerous buffoon.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:45 PM

19. This is a profound point you raise.

 

It IS their job or, more accurately, it used to be.

These days, their job is to promote the spectacle, no matter the harm done to the body politic.

Even the CEO of CBS said publicly that Trump is "hurting America," but is great for business.

These people put profit uber alles. Just like they gave a pass to BushCo and its Accomplished Mission, they'll give it to Trump and any other m'f'ing charlatan.



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Response to chapdrum (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 03:15 PM

25. I've been making that point for months.

Especially last fall when the networks were treating Trump's campaign like it was just another entertaining episode of "The Apprentice".

The media are definitely complicit in the rise of this monster, and for them to now act all scared and concerned is just a bunch of shit.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:35 PM

15. Chuck is a hero for this.

 

“On national security, it’s very noticeable, especially to your ears and mine,” Todd agreed.

So discerning of him and Andrea. (Why the latter is on TV is absurd. Of course, that could be applied to both.)

Hey Chuck, some other folk have noticed that too.

But given the silence on this subject heretofore, here on the other side of the looking glass, we are actually grateful that this has finally been observed about Trump.

Thank you, corporate media overlords.

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Response to chapdrum (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:17 PM

29. I had to laugh at that "it’s very noticeable, especially to your ears and mine"

A whole lot of folks knew it early on while you MSM idjits were dancing around loving the spectacle, Toadie. Do NOT patronize folks -- we've been on to your game from when Trumpet first came on the scene.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:37 PM

16. She must've been in a coma during the Jr.* years. She and her pathetic cohorts

are responsible for Drum phone. Duck her and her entire network.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:40 PM

17. Yet no matter what they do, heaven forbid the GOP figure out how they got to this point.

 

Might require that fatty tissue in their cranium.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:46 PM

20. Trump has no clue about anything

 

He isn't even qualified to flip burgers, let alone being the head of state of an entire country.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 03:02 PM

24. All he knows about foreign policy is that foreigners are to blame for our problems.

What more does he need to know about any parts of the world other than that they are full of potential terrorists, potential 'illegal immigrants or potential job-stealing workers? If the world just had fewer foreigners we would be so much better off in America! Wall them all off!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:06 PM

28. Trump is a gambler. Says lots and when something hits, he repeats it. No understanding behind it

[font color= "0xbb000000"]Trump is the classic empty suit.[/font]

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:44 PM

31. She's certainly inconsistent.

She didn't say a word about GWB's total lack of knowledge of. . . . anything. She was so far up Sarah Palin's rear end that she accepted everything Sarah said as the Gospel truth. . . .

Oh Andrea. . . . Your whole party is comprised of know-nothings.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:52 PM

32. Kama thank you

Sorry this got turned into a GDP thread.

I really hoped it would be a long thread about that worthless piece of shit and the ass wipes running against him.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 10:31 AM

38. Uh, Andrea, that's what narcissists do: make everything about themselves.

How can she be surprised?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 11:13 AM

39. Remember, Trump loves those poorly uneducated people!

That is why he is so in love with himself!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 11:27 AM

40. An Australian view of Trump's vague foreign policy future.

Trump’s new world

So what has he suggested that even vaguely applies to U.S. foreign policy? First, as one panelist noted, it is a lot harder and more time-consuming to abrogate international security agreements that the U.S. has already signed than it is to institute new economic policies not based on treaties.

So we’d assume that a President Trump would introduce the 45 percent tariff he promised against China more quickly than, say, pull American forces out of Europe. The new tariffs would roil global financial markets. And it’s not just the one percent whom Trump’s supporters despise who would suffer as their assets shrank. So would every other person saving for retirement.

President Trump tells us he would pull American military support for Europe so that the Europeans pay for their own defense. He has no interest in NATO, he says, signaling the end of the western alliance that has been the bedrock of collective defense and stability in Europe for seven decades. Presumably, his new friends the Russians would be overjoyed at this prospect, given that there would then be no effective military force between Moscow and Paris.

Having destroyed America’s economic relationship with China, removed any barriers to Russian bullying of Europe, and reduced America’s engagement in the Middle East, we would have a very different global environment.

http://theconversation.com/president-trumps-foreign-policy-dystopia-56642

Of course, everyone says that they really have no idea what Trump will do. He may mean what he says now or could just be pandering to his base. He may be a great deal negotiator or just a great treaty-breaker.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 09:12 PM

42. NOW a warning ,

after promoting this ass hat for a year we get some facts from the media.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 12:27 PM

44. k

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:50 PM

45. This is her "CRONKITE Moment"-no exaggeration. Vietnam was one thing;DRUMPF also affects the country

This DRUMPF thing has gone way too far enough. I've never focused much on her but find her to have had a great career and to be respectable and credible. Many DUers have slammed her over the years, fine. But say what we will and we have and we will continue, her slamming DRUMPF needs to be said - nay, trumpeted - and by somebody with unimpeachable credibility. She's good enough for starters, so now this needs to build steam and roll all these Repuke clowns starting with DRUMPF right out of this absurd freak show going on.

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