It's important to recognize that Trump has no plan, no character, and never did. There's no sense to this. Like any crude, gut level criminal he will simply do what's in his and his family's best interest until he's ousted. The whole campaign was driven by his intolerance of Barack Obama, and his embarrassment at the skewering he took at that Correspondents Dinner dinner in 2011. His promise to the working class was an empty farce. A cursory glance into his record makes it clear that's all it could have ever been. He's not capable of any kind of focus, or heartfelt devotion, or decency, even if he'd intended it. Donald Trump is a toxic buffoon of a man. When someone says 'I alone can fix it,' any sensible observer who's reached at least a 7th grade level knows they're dealing with a pitifully inept narcissist: a man who needs professional help, not to be thrust into power. What a sad little chapter in our storied history.
John Batchelor, on your program tonight you described Tehran as the 'leading exporter of terrorism'. I checked just to see if your program is some kind of comedy show... in which neanderthals wear bowties and sport pedigrees from Princeton. No luck. You really meant it, huh buddy?
Since 2003, 1 million people killed as a result of the illegal US invasion of Iraq. The child Abeer Al Janabi was gang raped by five US soldiers, her infant brother shot in the face at point blank range, her family murdered to cover up this atrocity. The United States gleefully instituted torture, much to the arousal of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld (your fellow alumnus of vaunted ivy league University, Princeton. A buddy of yours?). 'Rendition' wrenched innocents from their homes and imprisoned them for ten years or more in Guantanamo.
'As of March 2015, approximately 210,000 civilians had died violent deaths as a result of the Iraq and Afghan wars.'
-Watson Institute, Brown University.
Yet, Mr. Batchelor, tonight you described Tehran as the 'leading exporter of terrorism around the globe'. Your jingoist arrogance, and mental discipline at not seeing reality despite these heartbreaking atrocities and crimes of war committed by the United States is truly astounding to me. These are atrocities you support and continue with pitiful statements like this. You just don't see the forest for the trees, buddy. No course in critical thinking, or humility at Princeton, it appears.
Tristan L Sullivan
Abeer Al Janabi is the child gang raped by US Soldiers in Iraq. Despite an attempt at cover up, they were convicted in both US and civilian courts, and the crime is well documented and undisputed. They also murdered Abeer's six year old sister, at point blank range, just for fun, as well as her parents. There's a yellow ribbon event for you. One of the soldiers later stated this atrocity had been "Awesome". None of the politicians who perpetrated this extremely illegal and horrifying crime against humanity: the invasion of Iraq on false pretenses in 2003, have made any attempt to comprehend this heartbreak, to apologize or speak to it in anyway, including the vaunted Condoleeza Rice, a woman herself much enriched by this gluttonous machine of death and atrocity we call the brave US military, one who helped to sell the war on false pretenses. Condoleeza later wrote a book called "No Higher Honor".
The Mahmudiyah rape and killings involved the gang-rape and killing of 14-year-old Iraqi girl Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi and the murder of her family by United States Army soldiers on March 12, 2006. It occurred in the family's house to the southwest of Yusufiyah, a village to the west of the town...