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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

This kid needs to be kept away from the Twitter app...
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This kid needs to be kept away from the Twitter app...
He's like a child on twitter. Plus look at the grammar and syntax. He needs to go back to uni.
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Old 11.04.2017, 18:28
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Martin, I doubt it- at least not according to this:

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/01/news...al-steel-jobs/
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Worrying article re the US foreign policy - or lack of it.

"One crisis in US-Russia relations is already upon us. Another involving the unpredictable North Korean regime is fast building. These are the Trump team's first big foreign policy tests and so far they are gaining a very mixed report card."

"What is still needed is a broad statement of US policy goals and the instruments that will be used to achieve them. Without that the growing militarisation of US foreign policy - stepped up strikes in Yemen; more troops to Syria and Iraq; and the punitive cruise missile attack in Syria - may worry both friends and potential enemies alike.

There seems to be no central guiding brain behind the evolution of the Trump team's foreign policy. The US president himself has failed to articulate any clear approach.

With regard to Syria that may be unsettling. With regard to North Korea, it could be potentially catastrophic."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39568261
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Worrying article re the US foreign policy - or lack of it.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39568261
Interesting that the BBC has managed to come up with an analysis that is not slavishly supportive of the current US position in world affairs, or is it simply that the BBC has just given up the struggle to keep up to date with the latest vacillations of US foreign 'policy' ?

Whatever the reason, if this happens more often, I may well even add the BBC to the news source I scan from time to time.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

This is getting silly now...

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North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific.
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished ally and neighbour, said in a Tweet that North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without Beijing's help.
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Worrying article re the US foreign policy - or lack of it.

"One crisis in US-Russia relations is already upon us. Another involving the unpredictable North Korean regime is fast building. These are the Trump team's first big foreign policy tests and so far they are gaining a very mixed report card."

"What is still needed is a broad statement of US policy goals and the instruments that will be used to achieve them. Without that the growing militarisation of US foreign policy - stepped up strikes in Yemen; more troops to Syria and Iraq; and the punitive cruise missile attack in Syria - may worry both friends and potential enemies alike.

There seems to be no central guiding brain behind the evolution of the Trump team's foreign policy. The US president himself has failed to articulate any clear approach.

With regard to Syria that may be unsettling. With regard to North Korea, it could be potentially catastrophic."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39568261
The basic issue with Trump's foreign policy is he seems to be ignoring State Dept who usually draw up a list of options for foreign policy decisions. Plus he has failed to fill most of the top jobs there and plans to slash the State budget.
Instead he seems to be relying on his White House team who have conflicting views and according to the main stream media spend their time fighting in the corridors and leaking gossip about each other to the media.

From the link; " barrel bombs containing chemical weapons would draw a US response". As I have posted before, delivering chemical weapons to their target is not simple.
Filling a barrel bomb with chemicals and loading it into a helicopter would likely be more dangerous for the helicopter crew than the intended victims! Some sort of sprayer would be more efficient.
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The Trump administration has suspended its weekly reports aimed at putting political pressure on sanctuary cities.

President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration called for the so-called "declined detainer" report, and the Department of Homeland Security issued the first one three weeks ago.

Complaints came in instantly about the reports. Several of the cities and jurisdictions mentioned on the list said they had been included in error, and DHS issued some corrections.

The statistics were also confusing: The declined detainers did not necessarily relate to the week's requests; some recorded in a given week dated back to 2013 and earlier, but were simply entered into DHS systems during the week in question.
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Instead he seems to be relying on his White House team who have conflicting views and according to the main stream media spend their time fighting in the corridors and leaking gossip about each other to the media.
This rumour cracks me up...

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Rogue POTUS Staff‏ @RoguePOTUSStaff

Bannon: Why don't you put on another flack jacket.

Jared: Why don't you get drunk with another prostitute. #notgoingwell
https://twitter.com/RoguePOTUSStaff/...56087516274688

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From the link; " barrel bombs containing chemical weapons would draw a US response". As I have posted before, delivering chemical weapons to their target is not simple.
Filling a barrel bomb with chemicals and loading it into a helicopter would likely be more dangerous for the helicopter crew than the intended victims! Some sort of sprayer would be more efficient.
And then you get Spicey sinking to a new low....

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White House spokesman Sean Spicer is facing calls to be sacked after suggesting Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons.

Donald Trump's press secretary was discussing the chemical attack allegedly carried out by the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al Assad.


Comparing Mr Assad to the Nazi leader during his daily briefing, he said that Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons".
http://news.sky.com/story/calls-for-...apons-10834077


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Old 12.04.2017, 08:25
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And then you get Spicey sinking to a new low....

http://news.sky.com/story/calls-for-...apons-10834077


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Unbelievable. Looks like he's been drinking the alt-right Kool Aid for too long.
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Are you accusing the Beegees of helping in Holocaust Centres?
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Well, technically not a chemical weapon, at least not as used.

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Well, technically not a chemical weapon, at least not as used.

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Even Spicer has admitted being wrong, no need for you to defend his idiocy.

I would say it definitely fits the desrciption of a chemical weapon, if you insist on getting technical:

"A chemical weapon (CW) is a specialized munition that uses chemicals formulated to inflict death or harm on humans."
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Are you accusing the Beegees of helping in Holocaust Centres?
Perhaps they did ...
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"A chemical weapon (CW) is a specialized munition that uses chemicals formulated to inflict death or harm on humans."
FTFY.

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FTFY.
I beg to differ and refer to the OPCW for clarification...

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Of course some toxic chemicals, and/or their precursors, are utilised globally in industry. For example, toxic chemicals are employed as basic raw material, or as anti-neoplastic agents, which prevent the multiplication of cells, or as fumigants, herbicides or insecticides. Such chemicals are considered chemical weapons if they are produced and stockpiled in amounts that exceed requirements for those purposes that are not prohibited under the Convention.
https://www.opcw.org/about-chemical-...emical-weapon/
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Zyklon B Spicey! Zyklon effin B! Gees!
It may not be politically correct to point this out but Zyklon B had a legitimate use as a delousing agent for sterilising bedding, clothing etc. That is why, initially, it was available in the concentration camps.
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It may not be politically correct to point this out but Zyklon B had a legitimate use as a delousing agent for sterilising bedding, clothing etc. That is why, initially, it was available in the concentration camps.
It was a cyanide based pesticide , but as posted above, the legal definition applies when a substance is stockpiled for criminal intent. The Manchester bomb in 1996 was 1,500kg of fertilizer. It was still a weapon because of the intent, and to this day, UK citizens are limited in the amount of fertilizer they can purchase, with notable exceptions.

But we're getting pedantic again... Spicer was wrong. He's called a whole heap of upset and let's be honest, he's not really up to the job. This isn't his first gaffe by a long way, and it won't be his last because whne he's in a hole, Spicey just keeps on digging to save his own arse. Trump needs a better person to be 'the voice of the WH' because he has bigger fish to fry now...

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Russia's Lavrov tells Tillerson important not to allow new U.S. strikes in Syria
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa...KBN17E0X6?il=0

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White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack 'cover up'
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa...-idUKKBN17D15V

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China's Xi calls for peaceful resolution of North Korea tensions in call with Trump
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-nor...-idUKKBN17E0BA
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After a review of the same intelligence reports brought to light by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides have so far found no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, multiple sources in both parties tell CNN.

Their private assessment contradicts President Donald Trump's allegations that former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice broke the law by requesting the "unmasking" of US individuals' identities.
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Russia and Iran warn US they will 'respond with force' if red lines crossed in Syria again
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