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2019-07-24 Afghanistan
Fury As Trump Said He Could Wipe Afghanistan Off The Earth
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-24 00:23|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6511 views ]  Top

#1  All the indignation can be read at the link.

Thanks, but I'll take your word for it,TW. Can't be any more novel indignation than the rest of it floating around in that part of the world. Nothing to take seriously here. The Afghans forget too easily that they would be slaves or dead if not for their American benefactors. And no soldier sacrifices to receive honor or thanks.

Sometimes I think, these things are so exaggerated by reporters to create unnecessary tensions between otherwise friendly parties.

Like the Indian media, that cannot stop raving about how Trump was not asked by Modi to arbitrate on Kashmire.

A mature person would understand that Trump likes to condescend to whatever idiot he's meeting, and says everything they'd like to hear. He even puts in a few bytes of bullshit afterward to fuel his own MSM critics' self immolation with hate. It has no bearing on reality, and that's as it should be. He's got to deal with devious bastards possessing nuclear weapons and extremely narrow agendas all year long, convince them everything can go their way only if they play ball. Of course he says these things. He must.

Taliban Khan went home happy just as Modi went home happy, just as Kim reposed happy - all with empty hands and shimmering words, their problems forgotten in the glaze of having met a sympathetic POTUS, who agreed with them, promised to 'work with them', 'great relationships' were claimed, while both their voters and oppositions except for Kim, who only has 'loyals' and fishfood. heard back home what 'great guys' they were. It's how a president should deal with belligerent leaders with narrow interests. A press conference, photo ops, handshakes, promises, meaningless praise... and a wave at the departing convoy.

Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-24 05:46||   2019-07-24 05:46|| Front Page Top

#2 Sometimes I think, these things are so exaggerated by reporters to create

Like every day that ends in 'Y'.
Posted by AlanC 2019-07-24 07:56||   2019-07-24 07:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Sometimes I think, these things are so exaggerated by reporters to create unnecessary tensions between otherwise friendly parties.

That bolded part became my conclusion of the media in general after reading the Boston Globe whilst a freshman in high school for two months.
Posted by Raj 2019-07-24 08:58||   2019-07-24 08:58|| Front Page Top

#4 he meant Pakistan
Posted by Lex 2019-07-24 13:21||   2019-07-24 13:21|| Front Page Top

#5 Nice rant, Dron.

BTW - Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014.
Posted by Bobby 2019-07-24 13:25||   2019-07-24 13:25|| Front Page Top

#6 Although I agree with much of what Dron said I suspect Iran might be the actual audience for the comments. Just a simple reminder, they want nukes and we have lots and lots and lots of megatons at our disposal.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-07-24 16:18||   2019-07-24 16:18|| Front Page Top

#7 We have B-61's, they have fishfood.
Posted by Unosh Hupinelet8756  2019-07-24 21:28||   2019-07-24 21:28|| Front Page Top

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