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  • #209937

    Voltairine
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    “He is the best American President, not because his policies are good, but because he is the most transparent president… What can be better than an honest enemy?

    https://www.rt.com/news/472492-best-president-trump-loves-oil/

    Aloha!

  • #209939

    rampart
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    brutal dictators do seem to flock together.

  • #210106

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    Trump is many things. “Transparent” ain’t one of them.

    While giving Trump credit for not mincing words, Assad noted that the crumbling moral high ground facade only reveals what’s always been there.

    One more reason that we need Bernie to replace this oil-/coal-loving buffoon. If Trump has ever uttered the words “build a progressive global order based on human solidarity”, it was to call the idea SOCIALIST.

    National problems (slavery/racism, income inequality, pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war) are not solved with more national sovereignty.

    A CEO, an American worker and an immigrant sit at a table with a dozen cookies in front of them. The CEO grabs 11 of them, then leans over and warns the worker, "Watch out for the immigrant. He is trying to get your cookie."

  • #210181

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    Transparent thief. He robs in the open, does not hide his blatant piracy behind smarmy smile and fancy words like Obama and the rest of the conmen crowd. Trump is wysiwyg, authentic robber. The true face of US empire, nothing hidden, all in plain sight.

    I like Tulsi Gabbard because her foreign policy is well thought and professional, authentic and genuine alternative to Trumpism, open truth of current foreign policy, open corruption with Saudia Arabia, open piracy in Syria, Venezuela, Haiti etc. etc. I don’t agree with Sanders’ “moderate” support for regime change interventionalism in Venezuela and Syria, as he states his positions on his campaign website.

    Aloha!

    • #210331

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      @voltairine Bernie Sanders does not support regime change interventionism in either Venezuela or Syria. He was opposed to any intervention in Syria from the beginning and expressly opposed any regime change operation in Venezuela. In fact, the most “interventionist” he’s been as far as Venezuela is concerned is to call for free and fair elections there. He very explicitly said he was against any military intervention in either one of those countries on multiple occasions.

      We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

      With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

      • #210418

        Voltairine
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        From Feelthebern.org
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        Bernie has condemned Assad as a “horrendous dictator who has been at war with his own people” and said “his use of chemical weapons is abhorrent and a violation of international law.”

        Bernie said Assad “tops the list” of dictators in a world of vicious dictators. He has also called Assad a war criminal for using chemical weapons against citizens of Syria.

        However, Bernie does not support unilateral action to remove Assad from power in Syria. Instead, he supports diplomatic actions to encourage countries like Iran and Russia to withdraw their support for Assad.

        This is “diplomatic interventionism”, instead of unilateral military action, but interventionalism any case – and highly unrealistic, as Russia is not going to do what president Sanders says as their clearly stated position is respect for sovereignty and international law. IMO the correct non-interventionist position is that it’s up to Syrian people to decide over the politics of their country, and whether we like Assad or not, by all estimates he’s very likely to win next election. What benevolent foreign governments can do and should do, is to offer diplomatic support for peaceful settlement of Syria’s political future, negotiations between Assad and SDF, constitutional reform process, international aid for rebuilding the country. To add, Sanders repeating the claims of use of chemical weapons just shows that he buys the official narratives way too uncritically. Sanders position on Syria is better than most, but there is also lot of room for constructive criticism and improvement.

        Sanders on Venezuela:

        “The Maduro government in Venezuela has been waging a violent crackdown on Venezuelan civil society, violated the constitution by dissolving the National Assembly and was re-elected last year in an election that many observers said was fraudulent. Further, the economy is a disaster and millions are migrating.

        “The United States should support the rule of law, fair elections and self-determination for the Venezuelan people. We must condemn the use of violence against unarmed protesters and the suppression of dissent. However, we must learn the lessons of the past and not be in the business of regime change or supporting coups – as we have in Chile, Guatemala, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. The United States has a long history of inappropriately intervening in Latin American countries; we must not go down that road again.”
        https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-statement-on-venezuela.

        Sanders repeats uncritically the propaganda lies of the racist upper class and their international supporters. Venezuelan elections are of very high standard and most of the violence has been from the US backed opposition, and obviously there is no suppression of dissent. I’m have no competence to take legal opinion on the constitutional crisis of Venezuela, and neither does Sanders. It is understandable to stay fooled by Western media narrative, but the main issue is that Sanders continues to support the illegal sanctions against Venezuela, and as member of Senate he is thus directly responsible for the human suffering they cause.

         

         

         

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        • #210423

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          You just proved my point. Sanders is against military interventionism. Now you quibble and say he’s for diplomatic interventionism. Well, call me an interventionist then. I see nothing wrong with diplomatic efforts or diplomatic “intervention.” Everybody does that, even Finland. And Assad was and is a brutal dictator for many. Just because Israel and the CIA don’t like him doesn’t make him a good guy. Doesn’t mean I was ever in favor of trying to overthrow his regime, though, and neither was Bernie.

          As for Venezuela, the last elections were questionable, at best, at least as much as their American counterparts. I don’t know whether Sanders voted for sanctions or not; if he did, then I disagree with him. Nonetheless the fact remains he is one of the few national American politicians who steadfastly opposed the drumbeat for war against Venezuela, which will now not ever happen.

          The reason it won’t is that the Russians got a top-notch air defense system online there. All the warmongering stopped the next day. The sanctions should be lifted, on Venezuela as well as Iran, and Bernie is the only candidate polling above 10% who will do that.

          We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

          With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

          • #210436

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            Venezuelan opposition won the majority of parliament, but refused to participate in presidential election knowing they would lose. Voting system works fine, having legislative and executive branches on opposite sides lead to constitutional crisis. I can’t be absolutist against all interventionism, as IMO Vietnam invading Cambodia to put end to Pol Pot massacres was a better choice, but I’ll say this: US has no credibility what so ever to speak of even most fluffiest interventions into other countries internal matters, not until there’s total regime change in USA and the bad history can be forgiven. So yes, I guess I support soft interventionism against US tyranny, including global sanctions and boycots against US regime of pirates and murderers running rampage all over the world.

            I’m glad we agree on sanctions on Venezuela.

            Aloha!

            • #210573

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              For the record, I am usually opposed to sanctions, with very few exceptions. The boycott and divestiture movement in combination with economic sanctions did help end the apartheid regime in South Africa, and I am confident it would do the same thing to that of Israel. I think the sanctions against Russia for a few Facebook ads are silly and counterproductive.

              The ones against Iraq before the invasion, against Iran, and against Venezuela are just cruel. They hurt the common people the most, and enabled or enable all three governments concerned to rally round said government in defense against a foreign bully. As far as Iran goes, the best way to get rid of that theocratic regime is to lift all sanctions, except weapons. Trade with Iran to the max. Their majority of young people would force that regime from power faster than you can say “decadent Western culture.”

              We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

              With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

              • #210655

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                The issue I take with Bernie is he takes the neo liberal propaganda

                Assade was tony Blair’s good buddy he was given some humanitarian award by the British. But as soon as he said no to a certain pipe line he became an evil dictator.  Assad was oxford educated and dumbed into the job of leader when his father the real dictator died. He did not use chemical weapons on his people, nor did he attack his own people. Assad went after terrorists who were introduced through Turkey by the US and Saudi. Was he perfect? No but his people had healthcare, free education through college and he maintained religious peace.  The UN had cleared syria of chemical weapons but of course the us must be right? No the US wanted the pipeline.

                In Venezuela  the US wants an untapped oil field so they were trying to upset the election not being able to do that the declared their puppet the president.

                So i have a real issue with with him pushing along propaganda .I believe sanders is playing it safe I hope I am right but even on russia gate and now ukraine gate he goes along with the oligarch game show.

                Earthartist

  • #210350

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    Better the devil you know,  than the devil you don’t

    Have to agree with Assad on this one.

    Everyone knows exactly what we’re dealing with in Trump… A maniacal, authoritarian, racist, fascist, bigoted, xenophobic, homophobic, psychotic, greedy, childlike wannabe dictator. He freely  displays ALL OF THAT for the world to see.

    Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t.

    I’m glad at least Assad sees Trump for what he is. He has looked evil in the eye and it is Trump and his administration.

    • #210352

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      Or it takes one to know one.

      We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

      With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

      • #210409

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        How rude of “Assad” to wage war against Pentagon and CIA funded Salafi mercenaries.

        • #210411

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          @yanath True that. Now Assad will never get invited to the best parties in Washington and the Hamptons.

          We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

          With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

    • #210439

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      He doesn’t think highly of Obama administration either. I just watched some of latest interview of Assad, he said he does not consider America reliable negotion partner, reliable anything, but a Hollywood production – something like Wag the dog -movie I guess.

      Aloha!

      • #210581

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        @voltairine

        I don’t think highly of President Drone’s administration either.

        I loathe the man. He fucked us over with a charming smile on his face. Hope and Change!  That makes him particularly evil. IMCPO.

        At least Trump hangs all his evilness out for the world to see. Obama didn’t have the balls to do that. He wanted to go down in the history books favorably. He failed. He Hoodwinked and Bamboozled an entire country with a smile on his face. POS.

        Assad has those two lunatics pegged.

  • #210577

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    The only thing that I could predict about the Trump presidency is that he would be in legal trouble since he spent his whole life in legal trouble.

    Tulsi Gabbard - "Not only are they saying that about me, they are basically sending this message out to every veteran in this country, every service member, every American, anyone watching at home fighting for peace and who was calling for an end to these regime change wars ... they are saying that you are also a Russian asset, that you are also a traitor to this country,"

  • #210645

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    This so called transparency is exactly what gets

    him in trouble with the National Security forces,

    which would prefer doing things on the sly. As far

    as the US not being a reliable partner, Assad is way

    behind Russia, which could not just sing a song

    about it, but a whole long ballad.

  • #210648

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    If he is so transparent, why doesn’t he show his taxes?  If he is so transparent, why don’t he release the entire recorded telephone call to Ukraine?

    • #210649

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      True that. Perhaps Assad just meant that Trump is transparently dishonest, so the best policy is to never trust him on anything.

      We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

      With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

    • #210656

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      @bcalm:

      Well, he got elected without showing his taxes, which means

      most of the voters don’t care.

      As as the phone call to the Ukraine is concerned you might

      as well ask why the NSA is not giving its transcript, nor did

      it give out the Clinton emails.

      • #210879

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        Right sadolgirl,   The people don’t care until is is dumped in their laps over and over my the oligarch media.  Americans are pretty lazy when it comes to the government, they go to what ever source their party tells them to and they suck it up and spit it out. At some point the banks are going to crash and they will be up in arms for 5 minutes

         

        Earthartist

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