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Legacy of 2010s will be growing international and political divisions

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Legacy of 2010s will be growing international and political divisions

I don't think these divisions are going to decrease anytime soon- I think they'll escalate

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A hundred years from now, if we humans are still around, people will still be talking about the disastrous Trump presidency.

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1glennJan. 7 11:17 am JSTA hundred years from now, if we humans are still around, people will still be talking about the disastrous Trump presidency.

This entire planet seems to ruled - nation by nation, one X one by churlish unqualified immature self-deified disgusting diaper-clad demagogic boorish Caligulas. I remember the peaceful end of the Cold War 30 years ago this time and the promise of possible peace + understanding has been broken by a bunch of loudmouth cretin nitwits.

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1glennJan. 7 11:17 am JSTA hundred years from now, if we humans are still around, people will still be talking about the disastrous Trump presidency.

This entire planet now seems to be ruled - nation by nation, one X one by churlish unqualified immature self-deified disgusting diaper-clad demagogic boorish Caligulas. I remember the peaceful end of the Cold War 30 years ago this time and the promise of possible peace + understanding has been broken by a bunch of loudmouth cretin nitwits.

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https://www.newsweek.com/us-defeat-iran-war-navy-1429348

Seems to me that Trump killed Suleimani for purely political reasons; to take heat off of his Ukraine scandal. His disregard for both morality and practicality lead me to think that he may be tempted to go to war with Iran for political reasons. We have seen it before; Karl Rove warned Bush in 2003 that if he did not go to war with Iraq, Bush would lose the next election. Bush won the next election.

Among other problems with going to war with Iran, is the reality that the US Navy might be decimated by asymmetrical attacks, as revealed in the US Navy's own war game simulations. Inevitably, the USN comes out much the worse in a war with Iran, in these simulations. But, Trump does not consult experts, ever, and seems to think that a show of force is beneficial to him personally.

May God help us all.

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1glennJan. 8 07:48 am JSThttps://www.newsweek.com/us-defeat-iran-war-navy-1429348

Seems to me that Trump killed Suleimani for purely political reasons; to take heat off of his Ukraine scandal. His disregard for both morality and practicality lead me to think that he may be tempted to go to war with Iran for political reasons. We have seen it before; Karl Rove warned Bush in 2003 that if he did not go to war with Iraq, Bush would lose the next election. Bush won the next election.

Among other problems with going to war with Iran, is the reality that the US Navy might be decimated by asymmetrical attacks, as revealed in the US Navy's own war game simulations. Inevitably, the USN comes out much the worse in a war with Iran, in these simulations. But, Trump does not consult experts, ever, and seems to think that a show of force is beneficial to him personally.

May God help us all.

Gotta look tough. When Clinton was impeached he launched Operation Desert Fox, a week long air war on Iraq based on phony premises. And his impeachment was a total sham based on something stupid most people in US government do.

This is worse and much more serious. Of course it's political, no doubt about it. Where Operation Desert Fox resulted in no US casualties (a 'clean war' for us, but who really cares about Iraqi dead anyway - right?), a war with Iran would be much worse. Besides, ain't the US at war with ISIL now anyway?

No wait! Oceana isn't at war with Eurasia, it's with Eastasia! Always has been, always - oh, screw it!!!!!!

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