Trump Fails Commander-In-Chief Test

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    Jul 28, 2016 1:20 AM GMT
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-national-security-military-defense-commander-in-chief-test-trump-clinton-214104?lo=ap_e2

    Defense experts are united in condemning Trump.
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    Jul 28, 2016 1:25 AM GMT
    well I guess FDR failed that test also, when Hawaii, the Philippines and the rest of the Pacific got surprised by Japan lol
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    Jul 28, 2016 1:29 AM GMT
    Trump's Nationalist Appeal Fades When He Starts Winking at Putin

    http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-27/trump-s-nationalist-appeal-fades-when-he-starts-winking-at-putin

    The problem with Trump is that HE'S ON THE WRONG SIDE.
    FUCK TEAM PUTIN.
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    Jul 30, 2016 12:24 AM GMT
    TimTheThird saidTrump's Nationalist Appeal Fades When He Starts Winking at Putin

    http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-27/trump-s-nationalist-appeal-fades-when-he-starts-winking-at-putin

    The problem with Trump is that HE'S ON THE WRONG SIDE.
    FUCK TEAM PUTIN.


    Putin is the one fucking Chump. Bankers this side of the Atlantic are no longer loaning that idiot money. He's too much of a risk. The only way he can get funds is from the Russians. Hence the reason why Putin is fucking him with his 10 foot dildo.
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    Jul 30, 2016 1:52 AM GMT
    tj85016 said
    well I guess FDR failed that test also, when Hawaii, the Philippines and the rest of the Pacific got surprised by Japan lol


    Ah, not quite. To review the facts:

    It was 1941. The gathering and analysis of strategic information was in its infancy.

    President Roosevelt, defying Republican Congressional isolationist opposition, had begun Lend Lease to Great Britain. And was building up the woefully weak US armed forces, and mobilized the defense industry. These moves take years.

    The military leaders on Hawaii, Navy Adm. Kimmel and Army Lt.Gen. Short, were given many warnings. Short, believing his greatest threat was base infiltrators, clustered his new B-17 bombers together on the airfield with guards, rather than dispersing them. They became easy targets when the Japanese planes came.

    Both commanders were relieved, and excoriated for their incompetence before congressional hearings.

    Gen. MacArthur was also incompetent, but a great showman with a large US following. Retired after being the US Army Chief of Staff in the early 1930s, he had brought US Army forces against the encamped US veteran "bonus marchers" in Washington, DC during the Hoover Administration. An action that may have contributed to the election of FDR.

    Having retired, in the later 1930s he was the military advisor to the President of the Philippines, with a kind of semi-official role with the US government. Major Dwight Eisenhower was detailed as his Aide ("I learned dramatics under MacArthur").

    When the Pearl Harbor attack occurred MacArthur was wired from Washington to take all defensive steps. He didn't, and the resulting subsequent Japanese attacks were disastrous. But for political reasons, because MacArthur's reputation with the US Right Wing was still strong, his failure was suppressed.

    FDR did little wrong, within a President't span of authority. If anything, he stretched the boundaries of US law to prepare the country for the conflict he knew was coming. The losses in Hawaii and the Philippines were largely due to the military commanders. Some paid the price, one did not.
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    Jul 30, 2016 4:48 AM GMT

    I predict something really 'bad' is going to happen here, very soon


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    Jul 30, 2016 5:10 PM GMT
    TimTheThird saidhttp://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-national-security-military-defense-commander-in-chief-test-trump-clinton-214104?lo=ap_e2

    Defense experts are united in condemning Trump.


    This means the choice we are left with is a former secretary of state who plunged the middle east and Europe into chaos?

    I have my doubts on this condemnation. Hillary would be bad news for defense budgets. The B.S. social engineering of the military that dem regimes love so much would also be consideration.

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    Jul 30, 2016 5:55 PM GMT
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    Hillary would be bad news for defense budgets. The B.S. social engineering of the military that dem regimes love so much would also be consideration.

    Please elaborate on this "social engineering that dem regimes love so much". I'm also curious about your use of the word "regime". Do only Democrats have regimes? What about Republican Administrations? Where everyone has to vote and speak in lockstep unison, or get isolated for Party disloyalty. This regime word interests me.
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    Jul 30, 2016 7:04 PM GMT
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    TimTheThird saidhttp://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-national-security-military-defense-commander-in-chief-test-trump-clinton-214104?lo=ap_e2

    Defense experts are united in condemning Trump.


    This means the choice we are left with is a former secretary of state who plunged the middle east and Europe into chaos?

    I have my doubts on this condemnation. Hillary would be bad news for defense budgets. The B.S. social engineering of the military that dem regimes love so much would also be consideration.






    Believe me, our military, in the wrong presidential hands, would be catastrophic for the US and probably planet earth. This is why we as a nation, need to keep any religious nut case, zealot or bigot, racist, greedy corporate conglomerate away from the executive branch of US government. These lunatics have already infiltrated parts of the military industrial complex, made up of, for profit, PRIVATE CORPORATIONS. A Trump corporation as the US executive branch of government would make for complete anarchy among the people since corporate interests are NOT of the people such as "capitalism" or "fascism". Think Occupy Wall Street on steroids, with corporation in charge, the people will be squashed. OVER TURNING CITIZENS UNITED is paramount!

    The "misplaced power" of corporations would destroy not only the people of the constitution , but planet earths resources

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