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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:18 PM

would trump start a conflict with russia to 'prove' he's not a russian stooge?

this russian / syrian conflict is scarier than hell...knowing who's in 'command'


Syria conflict: Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet

Russia has warned the US-led coalition fighting in Syria that it will view its aircraft as targets, after a Syrian military plane was shot down.

The coalition said it had shot down the Syrian Su-22 after it bombed US-backed fighters in Raqqa province on Sunday.

Russia, Syria's main ally, said it was also halting communications with the US aimed at preventing air incidents.

Syria condemned America's "flagrant attack", saying it would have "dangerous repercussions".


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40329036

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:20 PM

1. I don't think he can

because Putin and Russian bankers own him. The warning means for the US to stay away.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:20 PM

2. absolutely not. too many business ties.

too much to lose by crossing pooty-poot, too much to gain by helping him.

he's far more likely to sign a treaty with russia and declare victory.
perhaps giving them back alaska in the process.
hell, he might even throw in seattle.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:22 PM

4. He makes the best deals. Beautiful deals.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:22 PM

5. You are forgetting about his ego.

Narcissists will often do self-destructive things for the sake of ego. Plus, he's a really shitty business man...

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:30 PM

10. sure, but he doesn't really get an ego boost from that.

first, that would mean listening and putting a value on criticism of him and doing something other than whining on twitter. that's not like him.

going up against russia would therefore be a defensive move. not a positive achievement in his own mind, but a defensive one to stop the criticism. that's not a major ego boost.

a major treaty with russia, or in any event some big deals with russia, that's something he can not only make hay of publicly, but also he can make a private profit from it. that's much more like the stuff that he gets an ego boost from.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:20 PM

3. Yes, I believe it.

He only cares about what he looks like and how he is perceived.

Which was proven in Come's testimony about his obsession with the Russian hooker pee-pee story.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:25 PM

6. Anything's possible with Commander Cuckoo Bananas in charge

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:26 PM

7. The only thing protecting us from Putin at this point is that he owns Trump.

I am sure they are working on a way to make this result in lifting sanctions and removing our military from here and there.

Trump does not care, at all, about our military, our soldiers etal, our credibility as a world leader and will do what he can to enrich himself.

Speaking of which, he is enriching himself tremendously now. If a democrat did it the Secret Service could not hire enough agents, nor could they find a remote enough location to protect that democrat from deplorables.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:28 PM

8. I can see Russia invading the Baltics/Eastern Europe and trump ignoring article 5 nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:30 PM

9. Interesting thought. It appears a lot of Democrats might cheer that based upon

comments they are making about Russia meddling in our election (like we've never meddle in theirs or that of other countries). Wouldn't that suck if Trump's ratings soar because he gets aggressive with Russia.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:33 PM

11. I don't think Trump is calling the shots. Mattis and Tilerson seem to be holding the reigns.

Trump is too busy loosing his mind over the Russian probe, tweeting nonsense and yelling at the TV.

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Response to TNLib (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:45 PM

13. it's frightening that tillerson...a total novice and mattis, a military lifer are setting policy

this is crazy shit.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:35 PM

12. I believe he would, although

It would be ordered and choreographed by the Kremlin. They won't let their pet prez do any real damage to them.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:29 PM

14. If it was a serious conflict...

...would not Putin close his contracts and licenses to do business in Russia, that were given to him after the election last year? When they shut down his business interests, then we may have a different perspective?

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