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Mon Aug 1, 2016, 02:17 PM

Donald Trump's ignorance about Russia

during his disastrous turn on Stephanopoulos' show is hardly getting any play in the MSM, and it is far more insidious than even his Khan "rebuttal," which is simply reported as de facto news and typical of Trump. Imagine Hilary appearing so critically out of touch.

Ever notice how it is almost always his obnoxious personality that gets the attention, while the things that prove he is dangerous and unqualified are left to op-eds, blogs and small news outlets?

His campaign and the media's coverage remind me of those reality TV reunion episodes.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 04:45 PM

1. I find few have a clue.

Most think everybody's like them. That makes them impervious to the idea that there might actually be differences. Bush II's "looked into Putin's soul" was hilarious; what would have sent any sane person running from the building, screaming. The "overload" button that HRC presented on behave of Obama was darkly ironic, showing both a miserable comprehension of the other side and how low the translation skills of the State Department had fallen during the PC "we must treat Russia as our friend and ally" years from the early '90s until fairly recently. That assumed the only reason that Russia acted as it did was overt Marxist-Leninist ideology and once that opium of the leadership was removed they'd all see us for the nifty, swell people we see ourselves as.

Clinton, Bush II, Obama hadn't a clue. We laughed when McCain stupidly called Russia a "foe." Suddenly we expect Trump to have a clue?

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Response to Igel (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 07:09 PM

2. yes, I would expect him to know that Russia invaded

the Ukraine.

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Response to pepperbear (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 07:11 PM

3. Source please

Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'

BBC 16 March 2014

Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say, after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum.

Crimea's leader says he will apply to join Russia on Monday. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the Crimean people's wishes...more:

Crimea votes to secede from Ukraine in 'illegal' poll

UK Guardian, Sunday 16 March 2014

Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine in a referendum that most of the world has condemned as illegal. Early results when 50% of the votes were counted showed that 95.5% of ballots were in favour of joining Russia.

Russia's lower house of parliament will pass legislation allowing Ukraine's southern Crimea region to join Russia "in the very near future", news agency Interfax cited its deputy speaker as saying on Monday morning...more:

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Response to pepperbear (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 07:13 PM

4. I doubt it's ignorance.


We still have people here who swear up and down that Russia has not invaded Ukraine, and twist themselves into pretzels to prove how the invasion of Crimea wasn't technically an invasion.

Given Trump's history, it's more likely he's just an apologist for that KGB thug.

EDIT: Holy shit, that was uncanny.

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