#JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

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The occasion is ancient history now, but I came across a collection of photos of protests against Trump's visit to the UK earlier in the year that I hadn't seen before, and some of which I found amusing.

I thought others might enjoy browsing through them for light relief (and imaginative Scots insults):

(Scroll down to the gallery in the middle of the page. Beware of autoplay of video Trump whinging about witch hunts.)

 

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Think they ought get those US troops right the hell out as turkey, turkish irregulars and proxies, russia and iran go to work.
 
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I am pretty sure that the Donald has a very tough prenup in action, written by very motivated lawyers - so hard to crack.

The worst it could say is you get $10. If she were courageous she could probably get a million in donations for speaking out and freeing herself from him.
 
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Think they ought get those US troops right the hell out as turkey, turkish irregulars and proxies, russia and iran go to work.
Turkey is member of the NATO. And one of the more stable countries in the area where America has military bases in and less hostile towards America, also on a very important strategic point. So pulling the troops out of it will not happen soon, if ever.
 
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Turkey is member of the NATO. And one of the more stable countries in the area where America has military bases in and less hostile towards America, also on a very important strategic point. So pulling the troops out of it will not happen soon, if ever.
I meant out of Syria. For now. Depending on how this plays out Nato may need to review their membership. Guessing the welcome mat to the EU has been taken in off the stoop for Turkey for the foreseeable future.

How about Turkey flipping to the Russian/Iranian sphere, recent missile defense purchase could indicate their leaning (or hedging)?
 

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I meant out of Syria. For now. Depending on how this plays out Nato may need to review their membership. Guessing the welcome mat to the EU has been taken in off the stoop for Turkey for the foreseeable future.

How about Turkey flipping to the Russian/Iranian sphere, recent missile defense purchase could indicate their leaning (or hedging)?
The US maintains nuclear weapons in Turkey and nobody else in Europe proper wants them. With respect to Turkey's role in NATO, their geographic position and disdain for personal liberties makes them too invaluable for the US. As long as a weak willed idiot is in charge of US policy, Turkey essentially has the US over a barrel and can do as they wish. The bizarre insistence of the US to act on its own has isolated and diminished itself.

Speaking of the Russian sphere of influence, while everybody is wringing their hands over the unfolding disaster in Syria, Russia continues to strengthen its hand in Venezuela while the US is impotent to do anything other than send out spiteful tweets.


Indeed, recent moves indicate that Putin is eyeing even deeper intervention in Venezuela, both military and financial. An August meeting of Russian and Venezuelan defense ministers led to an agreement that the two countries’ warships could visit each other’s ports, possibly in preparation for future collaboration on territorial defense. No doubt, the Russians are mindful of reports that U.S. President Donald Trump is obsessed with the idea of a naval blockade against Venezuela. Combined with Russia’s existing naval arrangement with Nicaragua—through which it provides training and equipment in exchange for major port access and permission to operate a global satellite system—the deployment of warships and submarines from Venezuelan ports may aim to deny access to all U.S. naval operations to interdict vessels in the southern Caribbean. Indeed, the Cubans have already requested that Russia escort tankers carrying Venezuela’s shipments of free oil to the resource-strapped island.

Meanwhile, Russian troops have embedded themselves in garrisons around Venezuela by the hundreds according to Craig Faller, the head of U.S. Southern Command. With Russia’s intervention in Ukraine as a model, Russian soldiers have started donning the fatigues of the Venezuelan Army in an effort to blend in. Russia is also making a concerted effort to get its long-delayed AK-47 plant up and running in the city of Maracay, as well as upgrade the missile defense system it sold to Venezuela, which continues a long-term and worrisome buildup of Russian weapons amassed by the Venezuelan regime. What is worse, the Russians have openly mused about stationing cruise missiles in Venezuela as a response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The echoes of the Cuban missile crisis are chilling.
 

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Two men connected to Giuliani's Ukraine efforts charged with funneling foreign money into US election

(CNN)Two associates of Rudy Giuliani connected to efforts to dig up dirt in Ukraine on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden have been arrested and indicted on criminal charges for allegedly funneling foreign money into US elections.

The charges against the men suggest Giuliani's push on Ukraine and President Donald Trump's receptiveness to it had ties to an illegal effort to influence US politics and policy using foreign funds. The indictment involves two people central to the impeachment inquiry in the House.
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CNN seems to think the big deal is that they're tied to the Ukraine dirt-digging -- I think the part about funneling foreign money into (gee I wonder whose?) US election campaigns is more significant.
 

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Looks to me like the "House of Cards" is starting to crumble. Let's hope that when it does it buries him with so much evidence that they lock him up.

Shouts "Lock him up"! "Lock him up!"
So you think there are e-mails involved as well?
Cool.
"Lock him up"! "Lock him up!"
 

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How would one go about taking out a short-term life insurance policy on those Giuliani "associates" with oneself as the beneficiary?

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They're not going to be suspiciously killed, because they will be getting a plea deal to turn on Giuliani. Attorney General Barr orchestrated this arrest. He was with the Southern District of New York a couple of days ago, and they made the arrest. Trump wants to pin the whole Ukraine thing on Giuliani. There is no doubt he was deeply involved, but he is also Trump's personal lawyer, and did what he did at Trump's direction. There are too many other people ready to talk about what went on for pinning it on him to absolve Trump. They'll both go to jail. And Crazy Rudy may turn on Trump too.
 

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So you think there are e-mails involved as well?
Cool.
"Lock him up"! "Lock him up!"
Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease. He would be in MY wheelhouse.

When W had his email troubles I preemptively called my former boss to say I was not interested in the job. My not liking him was a huge part of it but he also did some pretty stupid stuff in the tech sphere. I had just come off several projects restoring WH emails because the government decided I was actually good at it. In my last job I was put down as key personnel in the proposal before I had even signed anything and was not even with the company that got the contract. Yes, that was done just on a verbal agreement so both myself and said CEO knew I held all the cards if I got cold feet.

This time I would actually volunteer to do it as long as they agreed to terms to be decided later.
 
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