Today the United States registered 44,702 new coronavirus cases, a single-day record. Six states-- Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho, and Utah-- also set new single-day highs. In an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, officials in Florida and Texas, where governors have been aggressive about reopening, have both reversed course, announcing that bars must close immediately.
Nancy Pelosi said it best about trump. "...All roads lead to Putin". His Republican enablers are just as guilty for looking the other way.
So in early January of this year we kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani because he was "plotting imminent and sinister attacks" against Americans in the region." The swift strike culminated events unfolding over the course of a week or so. America's reaction was one of shock at taking such a provocative step toward war. Remember the tense reactions when the Ukrainian jetliner was brought down by a missile over Tehran a couple weeks later? (accidentally as it turned out) https://www.npr.org/2020/01/04/793364307/timeline-how-the-u-s-came-to-strike-and-kill-a-top-iranian-general.
Now, having intelligence indicating of similar plots of sinister attacks by a foreign adversary against American forces this is the (non) response we get? While we've long suspected Putin had kompromat on Trump, how on earth does an entire administration get roped into this mess? There is obviously much more to this story, but one thing is clear. We know exactly why Trump demands total fealty from his advisers and inner circle. What we don't know is how he obtains it.
This would be rejected by Hollywood as too preposterous. I hope every day that November 3rd is the landslide of all landslides, because there are truly no words left to describe this administration.
I grew up in a world where the Soviet Union (Russia) was our enemy. Right out of high school in 1963, I joined the US Air Force and was put in the Air Force Security Service where I learned rudimentary Russian and spied on the Russian Military radio comm. This is ancient history. The Russians were using Morse code over radio waves and knew we were listening. However, from stations all over the world we would send any suspect messages “near real time” to NSA to determine significance.
Who knew then that a draft dodging “Cadet Bone Spurs” would become Commander in Chief and collude with former KGB operatives against our own military. I’m getting too old for this Дерьmo.
One day we will know why this American President kowtowed to the Russian President. One day we will know the price, and to quote from former Mayor Giuliani from another day nineteen years ago, that price "...will be more than any of us can bear ultimately.”
Two things are clear: Putin has a hold over Trump and can blackmail him (see old stories of videod sexual exploits in Moscow hotel rooms with prostitutes AND more importantly Trump is afraid of Putin and would dearly love to be like him.
Each day is another layer of treasonous behavior. 130 more days until Nov. 3rd. Thank you, Heather. You are a bright light of truth in this world.
I've been seeing whispers that Trump may beg out of running for reelection. Given the polls and his megalomaniacal personality, I wonder if it may not be true. I could see him saying; "You elected me and sent me on a mission. My work here is done. I've done a wonderful job." rather than accept defeat. That being said - what would become of his followers? I can't imagine, having gained so much power, that they would give it up easily. And, given the lengths to which they would sacrifice the well being of the country in pursuit of their goals - what horrors will await us. There's nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal.
Perhaps the silver lining is that this particular betrayal of American troops may have helped push Milley to quickly distance himself from Trump's outrageous acts during the recent protests -- both the unprovoked use of violence on protesters for the St. John's photo op, and the suggestion that military personnel should be deployed to crush the protests across the country. Military leaders came out forcefully and unambiguously against any such suggestion, and it (along with calls to eliminate Confederate symbols) potentially may not have played out that way, if Trump had responded differently to the news of bounties on American troops.
Through sleepless nights while my son was deployed to Afghanistan in 2019-2020, I had no idea of the true level of risk he and fellow military personnel faced from forces inside and outside that country. What horrifying news about Russia's actions and about Trump's inaction in response
Q: Does the US need be in an officially declared war for this to considered an act of Treason on the part of the so-called Commander-in-Chief?
Wait, Russia gave us ventilators and then we gave Russia ventilators? What kind of diversion is that shuffle all about? We're surely being played.
Gobsmacked! Holy $#@&...nope, got nothing else, just "holy $#@&"!
Thank you HCR, you're my rock.
Each day's news brings more disgusting examples of corruption and treason in the Trump administration. Just when you think the guy is inept, somewhat worthy of pity, you realize he’s compromised and intentionally bringing our country down.
Immediate, and most important, thoughts are with the families of soldiers lost to this ignored bounty scheme. Secondarily, and politically, looking forward to The Lincoln Project’s next ad featuring this info.
I saw this on The Rachel Maddow Show last night, and then read the stories in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Unbelievable!
I continue to wonder what information Putin has on Trump that allows him to control Trump like a marionette doll.