Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/06/trump-threatens-afghan-armageddon
So terrified is Trump of being held to account via impeachment that he is willing to hold countless people hostage via a terror of his random strings of violent machinations. The media need to detach and cease in giving him a voice–otherwise they are complicit in this cruel game of psychotic displacement. Damn the ratings, full ethics ahead! (Like that would ever happen.)
So, the baby cries louder.
While all too repulsive to imagine, it really is nothing new.
From a quick Google search for Native Americans killed:
Indigenous people north and south were displaced, died of disease, and were killed by Europeans through slavery, rape, and war. In 1491, about 145 million people lived in the western hemisphere. By 1691, the population of indigenous Americans had declined by 90-95 percent, or by around 130 million people."
Many of the same corporations that profited from Native American displacement and demise continue to profit from the eternal revenue stream that 21st century eternal occupations and wars are producing.
With extreme Christians more allied with the GOP than ever Bob Dylan’s 1960s song WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE is more relevant than ever to the empire and genocide discussion.
Bezos WaPo conveniently timed the release of the Afghanistan papers so that most Amerikans would not bother to read or see them.
Our so called leaders have been lying to us for 20 years! There will be no hearings or changes in Afghanistan while citizens are caught in the smoke and mirrors of impeachment, the war on Xmas and whatever pageantry the celebrities are involved in.
Yes, impeachment is soo important Pelosi has yet to deliver the articles to the Senate. Technically Trump has yet to be impeached.
Technically, he has been impeached.
And though Nancy is usually a terrible tactician and in almost constant collusion with her GOP counterparts, she holds a strong hand by turning the articles of impeachment over to the Senate in a slow walk. In doing so, she has nothing to lose and more damning evidence to gain.
My worry is that it will be too little too late. Actually, it already is both. By the time it gets to the Senate no one will care. Bigger things will be our focus…
It was unlikely to go anywhere in the Senate in any event. But now things like this are happening:
Would Bolton be that bombshell witness? Probably not. Then again, who knows?
Pretty sure bolton is an adept liar like trump pompousass mcconnell graham etc etc. The monsters are sticking together…at least for now. If things go bad for the fascist republicans they will more than likely turn on each other like the rabid scum they are. Now, that scenario would be fun to see, if it actually happens.
Sure, Bolton is dishonest when it’s convenient. He sold the WMDs in Iraq story like a good little liar.
But he was very much against holding up that aid to Ukraine.
Many others have already testified about statements he made regarding Rudy – will he call them liars?
He left the administration on less than friendly terms and he has books to sell.
He’s as loyal a Repub as they come. Yet facts remain facts.
Is subpoenaing him risky? Yep. But no evidence exonerating Trump has come out, only the opposite.