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    Donald Trumpís Response to Orlando Plays Directly into the Hands of Terrorists

    Donald Trumpís Response to Orlando Plays Directly into the Hands of Terrorists

    With his fear-mongering, hate-speech, and un-American ideas, the GOP presidential candidate is emerging as the No. 1 threat to U.S. national security.

    Donald Trump is the presidential candidate Osama bin Laden made. Nothing demonstrates that like Trumpís performance in the wake of the shooting that took place in Orlando on Sunday.

    If the goal of a terrorist is to spread terror, then his most potent weapon is not a gun or an explosive vest, but the fear-mongers within a targeted society ó especially those who embody or inflame the impulses that support the terroristís narrative about his enemies. And in that regard, it is hard to imagine a more effective ally of extremism than Trump, who uses his global platform to trumpet views that are a caricature of the ignorant, hateful American. His words seem designed to support the narrative that the United States is intolerant, racist, and at war with all the people of Islam.

    Trump made this clearer than ever in the hours after the news of the attack on the Pulse nightclub. He renewed his call for a ban on all Muslims from entering the United States, tossing aside the freedom of religion on which America was founded and ignoring the fact that the shooter in Florida was, in fact, a U.S. citizen who would not be affected by such a ban. He called on the president of the United States to resign, thus politicizing a terror attack and magnifying its impact in the worst possible way. Also, of course, he appeared triumphant even in the wake of the shooting, claiming that it validated his views on extremism ó thus showing his willingness to place his demagoguery and narcissism ahead of the sensitivity and leadership an attack like this ought to generate in a would-be president.

    In a speech on Monday, he compounded these damaging missteps. He went to new heights in his grossly unconstructive and self-serving effort to spread hysteria when he suggested that if we donít change our policies on terror, ďweíre not going to have a country anymore ó there will be nothing left.Ē This places the threat posed by the relatively small number of extremists in the world (there are perhaps 30,000 members of the Islamic State) on a par with the existential threat posed by the USSR during the Cold War. It is absurd. It is wrong. And it is damaging. It serves only one purpose: to stir up fear and support for his out-of-control policies.

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    http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/06/13/...op-islam-isis/
    ďI donít think that there will be any curtailing of Donald Trump as president,Ē he said. "He controls the media, he controls the sentiment [and] he controls everybody. Heís the one who will resort to executive orders more so than [President] Obama ever used them." - Ron Paul



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    More to the point, he's doing what he always does--he distracts the conversation away from what's really going on. That's how he makes his supporters look foolish. They proudly trumpet that they're getting at the truth of the matter even as he distracts them from the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    More to the point, he's doing what he always does--he distracts the conversation away from what's really going on. That's how he makes his supporters look foolish. They proudly trumpet that they're getting at the truth of the matter even as he distracts them from the truth.
    Yes, very much like the "Mexican" judge. While everyone was talking about that, they aren't talking about the open scam called Trump U he was running.
    ďI donít think that there will be any curtailing of Donald Trump as president,Ē he said. "He controls the media, he controls the sentiment [and] he controls everybody. Heís the one who will resort to executive orders more so than [President] Obama ever used them." - Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPUd View Post
    Yes, very much like the "Mexican" judge. While everyone was talking about that, they aren't talking about the open scam called Trump U he was running.
    Criminals have an advantage that way. The innocent always get caught up in proving their accusers are wrong. The guilty are relieved of that responsibility, so they can go directly to the 'Hey, look over there!' step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Criminals have an advantage that way. The innocent always get caught up in proving their accusers are wrong. The guilty are relieved of that responsibility, so they can go directly to the 'Hey, look over there!' step.
    ďI donít think that there will be any curtailing of Donald Trump as president,Ē he said. "He controls the media, he controls the sentiment [and] he controls everybody. Heís the one who will resort to executive orders more so than [President] Obama ever used them." - Ron Paul

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    Hmmm, I don't think Trump was in charge when decades ago, they started whacking
    at the hornet's home nest again and again with the big MIC stick, and then opened
    up the US borders MANY YEARS AGO.

    That blame belongs to someone else. His blunt response is not pc/status quo, but then
    again look what the status quo seems to bring. Maybe the us policy should not change
    at all then and those status quo "glitches" should just be tolerated; VOTE CLINTON THEN

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    Quote Originally Posted by FindLiberty View Post
    Maybe the us policy should not change
    at all then and those status quo "glitches" should just be tolerated; VOTE CLINTON THEN
    If you don't like Trump don't punish us for it by voting against Trump and giving the election to Clinton, you have to vote for Trump otherwise Clinton will take away your balls.



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    I thought playing into the terrorists hands was going to war with Afghanistan like Bin Laden wanted.

    How is not letting Muslims into the country and curtailing our foreign interventions playing into the hands of terrorists?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    I thought playing into the terrorists hands was going to war with Afghanistan like Bin Laden wanted.

    How is not letting Muslims into the country and curtailing our foreign interventions playing into the hands of terrorists?
    How is Trump going to do that ? With his magic wand? How about not beat around the Bush.

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    ďI donít think that there will be any curtailing of Donald Trump as president,Ē he said. "He controls the media, he controls the sentiment [and] he controls everybody. Heís the one who will resort to executive orders more so than [President] Obama ever used them." - Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPUd View Post
    This logic is what kills me, we made these arguments years ago with logic. Now Trump comes in, with his Trump logic, and Trump spammers. Ron Paul told me that Government can't do anything right. This double think that the government is going to come in and fix these problems that are caused by the government is laughable at best. It would be funny if it were not so damn stupid it was scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    I thought playing into the terrorists hands was going to war with Afghanistan like Bin Laden wanted.

    How is not letting Muslims into the country and curtailing our foreign interventions playing into the hands of terrorists?
    You'd have to ask the neoconservatives at ForeignPolicy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPUd View Post
    Trump is trolling. He pretends he believes ISIS is the enemy. He will change his tune once he starts getting security briefings.



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