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Wag the Dog?

People are noticing that every time a new connection between Donald Trump and Russia is exposed (which seems to happen almost every day) a country in Asia gets bombed.

The latest revelations are that Paul Manafort (Trump’s former campaign manager) has retroactively registered as a foreign agent, Trump advisor Carter Page was talking to Russia so often that the FBI obtained a FISA warrant to monitor his communications, and The Guardian is reporting that there is now “specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.


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  1. Wildwood wrote:

    I never doubted it, but I wish they would hurry up and provide the evidence to the powers that be so we can get rid of him before he starts one or more wars.

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  2. j. wrote:

    Apparently the American public doesn’t want to know about this. Why?

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm | Permalink
  3. Ralph wrote:

    Perhaps this just seems like Wag the Dog because, a) Trump is a chicken hawk and promised to bomb the shit out of ISIS, so the MOAB drop was tailor-made to please his crowd, even if it doesn’t really change the equation, and the Yemen strike was already in planning during Obama, Trump just gave the green light, if prematurely; and b) obvious Russian collusion before and during the campaign, if not ongoing. So it’s only inevitable that reports of each may coincide, there’s only so many hours in a day.

    But using the military as a political diversion is nothing new. It’s standard protocol in the Presidential playbook, and Trump is a quick learner on the world stage of bait-and-switch politics. He has just declared having the most successful first 13 weeks in the history (!) of the presidency. Well praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

    Speaking of Russia, what’s going on with the Senate committee’s investigation? Seems to be moving at a snail’s pace, haven’t even heard any subpoena’s being issued yet. Maybe they want to slip through as much of their plumb legislation as they can first while the getting is good.

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:29 pm | Permalink
  4. Dave, TN wrote:

    the American public has been desensitized to truth in the news world and has decided to believe only what fits into a partisan agenda. I noticed the “buy gold” commercials popping up again, I wonder if the partisan party line overrides common sense when it comes to the pocketbook as well.

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    Ralph: congress worked a couple of weeks and is now on a two week vacation. No work being done.

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

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