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Greg McPhee
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Posted: 10 October 2019 at 9:40am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Can you imagine Trump's rants if it was a British citizen who killed an American and did a runner using diplomatic immunity?

I'd expel American diplomats over this until Sacoolas is handed over for questioning in the matter.

Until a decent President is installed, no one in the World can have any kind of cordiality or relationship with this guy or his cronies.
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Posted: 10 October 2019 at 11:12am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

 Jim Muir wrote:
...Just curious - is this a news story in the US? It's a huge deal over here, just wondering if it even got a mention?...

This is the first I have heard of this story, and I do follow the news.

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"Just curious - is this a news story in the US? It's a huge deal over here, just wondering if it even got a mention?" 

I've read a couple of small articles about it, but it is not getting huge coverage here. 
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Posted: 10 October 2019 at 2:29pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I thought as much. One countries big deal is another’s footnote - Just the way of the world, I guess.

Which is depressing.
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Posted: 10 October 2019 at 3:06pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Well, when the POTUS trivialises a 19 year old's death, what do we expect?
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Republicans are presenting the same false choices in Syria as they did for Iraq 16 years ago: apparently our only options are either we pull out and let the Kurds get slaughtered, or go to war with Turkey. Diplomatic and economic pressure is unthinkable. Of course, Trump's National Security Adviser was on the Turkish payroll. It remains interesting how the tough-talking Trump transforms into a obsequious lapdog in direct proportion to the odiousness and brutality of specific dictators.
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Posted: 10 October 2019 at 7:40pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Jim Muir,  this article is on the CNN site today:





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Brian Miller
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Posted: 11 October 2019 at 12:38pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

What are the odds Sondland is killed before he gets to testify on the 17th?
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Posted: 11 October 2019 at 8:06pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Yesterday:


Today:


Can we blame Turkey for taking the Commander-in-Chief of the United States at his word?
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“we're going to defeat socialism and put a man on the face of the moon" 
- President Donald J Trump, 10/11/19


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Marc Baptiste
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Today, Speaker Pelosi announced that there will NOT be a vote launching an official impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States.  Interesting timing, as Majority Whip Clyburn had been dispatched to take a count of the membership for just such a vote only a couple of days ago.

I fully support the impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States, HOWEVER, I cannot help but question Speaker Pelosi's motives for not holding a vote of the full House to OFFICIALLY launch such an inquiry.  

It's no secret that Pelosi has been extremely hesitant re: impeachment; and only gave in under intense pressure from the bulk of liberals and progressives in her caucus.  Refusal to officially launch the inquiry smacks of the pure politics of wanting to protect her red state/red district moderate members.

An official pronouncement from the full House that they are launching impeachment proceedings would grant the minority Republicans more rights during the process, but that seems only fair - say what you will about the APPALLING abuse of the impeachment clause against President Clinton - at least Speaker Gingrich wasn't afraid to hold a full open vote and grant DEMOCRATS those extra rights during the process.

Speaker Pelosi may have the POWER to do what she is doing - but, it's an exercise of RAW power the flies in the face of the rules and traditions of the House, to say nothing of it being a bad move politically, as it continues to arm the Republicans with a political football to run with.

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As the old saying goes "desperate times call for desperate measures".
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