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Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 11:23:52
Bolton was to eager to bomb Iran, which Putin didn’t, so maybe he told/asked Trump that Bolton has to go.

What do you think?

It is good that Bolton is gone, though, regardless of why he got fired.

If it was because of Putin, then Putin may have saved the world from a big war, and Putin should win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 11:25:11
* too eager

* which Putin didn’t like


Sorry I was typing with one finger as I was eating a toast and drinking coffee.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Sep 10 11:35:20
"
I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore....
....I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
"
~ Liar-Bot-5000


12 mins later:
"
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."
"
~ Rage Walrus (Bolton)


uh oh... tension...
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Tue Sep 10 11:37:00
can't wait for anderson cooper and or rachel maddow to get to the bottom of this!!!!
Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 11:40:44
”I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”

Next week? Who could that be? Ivanka?
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Sep 10 11:43:24
reportedly the two got into a bitter argument over Trump's definite idea to host the Taliban at Camp David

criticizing a stupid idea of the moron definitely will get you in trouble

that being said, Trump is afraid to confront people directly so he almost definitely didn't ask Bolton to resign himself... plus he never once has accurately described anything, so i'm gonna say Bolton's version sounds more accurate
Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 11:44:44
”I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow.”


So Bolton dumped Trump? One of them is lying.

Why would Bolton dump Trump though? It can only mean that Bolton has now already completed his mission and is moving on to the next phrase.
Average Ameriacn
Member
Tue Sep 10 11:47:44
Two alpha males can cooperate for long.

But maybe Bolton will become Potus 2024?
Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 11:52:49
Bolton probably got fired by Trump before he could resign. So maybe Trump isn’t lying after all. All Bolton did was to offer to resign. But Trump beated him.
Rugian
Member
Tue Sep 10 12:04:41
Can someone explain why the whole Camp David thing is supposed to be a major controversy? I know that I'm supposed to be super angry that Trump wanted to hold peace talks there (what an asshole!) but have no idea why.

Anyway, RIP to Sam's dream of seeing mushroom clouds over Tehran.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Sep 10 12:05:53
Trump doesn't fire anyone... pretending he ordered it would be standard behavior for the liar to look in charge

plus, Trump never tells the truth so it can't be how he says... he's the door guard who always lies
Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 12:09:37
Dunno why. If they can invite Israelis to Camp David they should be able to invite Talibans too. It is for a good cause – peace. And isn’t peace what we all want?
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Sep 10 12:35:40
"How about we end the war without inviting the Taliban to dinner on the week of 9/11?"
- Justin Amash's comment... (someone who conservatives probably would've agreed w/ before he noted the obvious improper behavior by Trump in the Mueller report)

i don't know if Bolton articulated all his reasons anywhere


my issue would be the whole purpose... it was nothing but an attempt for Trump to have another spectacle for his greater glory as there's no chance he adds anything substantive to negotiations (& only reason to hold it there would be for Trump to attend)... plus he probably wanted to rush a deal for 9/11 (or just election purposes)
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Tue Sep 10 12:38:33
"How about we end the war without inviting the Taliban to dinner on the week of 9/11?"

Taliban not involved in 9/11.
Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 12:39:39
Pompeo, Mnuchin and Bolton has announced a press conference at the White House. Purpose is unknown. What are they up to? A coup?
Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 12:40:52
”Taliban not involved in 9/11”

Correct. It was Saudi Barbarians.
Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 12:49:31
Looks like Bolton is not attending the press conference, which is about new sanctions against Iran, and Hamas.
Paramount
Member
Tue Sep 10 12:59:56
I think Bolton wanted to do more to Iran at this press conference. Maybe declare war. Trump knows what Putin thinks about that so Trump got into an argument with Bolton and then he fired him. So now Bolton can not attend this press conference and Pompeo and Mnuchin can only impose some more sanctions on Iran.
Forwyn
Member
Tue Sep 10 13:08:37
This week, Neolibs love the GWOT and Bolton
Pillz
Member
Tue Sep 10 15:04:06
Need Bolton added to the 'Assad must go' collage.
Daemon
Member
Tue Sep 10 15:33:15
So Trump has to revert one more of his stupid decisions, be should have never given him a job.
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Sep 10 15:54:03
I mean, the whole point of Trump's Celebrity Apprentice is to hire people with the expectation that most of them will be fired at some point.
Rugian
Member
Tue Sep 10 16:16:41
Cherub Cow
Member Tue Sep 10 15:54:03
I mean, the whole point of Trump's Celebrity Apprentice is to hire people with the expectation that most of them will be fired at some point.

Good point. Whatever else may be said about Trump, you cant deny that he's delivering on the "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED" angle.
Rugian
Member
Tue Sep 10 16:25:44
Tw,

That "you shouldn't talk to the Taliban on 9/11!" argument is completely retarded. In all seriousness, I couldn't give a single fuck about that.

You want to know what I do care about? The fact that we've been at war for EIGHTEEN GODDAMN YEARS and there's still no end that's even mostly in sight. There are literally soldiers serving in Afghanistan now that weren't even alive when 9/11 happened. The whole nation-building venture has been massive waste of blood and treasure, and its beyond ridiculous that it's gone on this long.

I simply *dont* *care* if Trump negotiates with the Taliban at Camp David. I dont care if he does it in one of his golden hotels or in a casino lobby. I dont care if he does it on 9/11 or in a 7/11. If that's what it takes to bring the war to an end, I support it.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Sep 10 18:08:29
remember when Obama said he'd meet w/ Iran w/ no preconditions and it was a big deal to R's / Fox News?

now Trump wants to meet w/ Iran, & North Korea, & the Taliban w/ no preconditions... and at Camp David

negotiations have already been going on, Camp David is not relevant unless you want to add Trump... i guarantee he knows absolutely nothing about the situation

the normal process is people w/ expertise make the deal, then the President comes in at the end (that's even w/ an adult President who knows things)... now with this idiot buffoon, it's especially important
hood
Member
Tue Sep 10 21:14:42
"There are literally soldiers serving in Afghanistan now that weren't even alive when 9/11 happened."

Well this is a blatant lie. Nobody who was born after 9/11 is even eligible to enlist, let alone have had time to go through bootcamp and deploy.
Rugian
Member
Tue Sep 10 21:24:00
Hood,

1. [Citation needed]

2. Actually, forget #1, because you're just wrong. Minimum enlistment age is 17, bro.
Rugian
Member
Tue Sep 10 21:30:57
Tw,

There you go again, confusing dissatisfaction over Democratic leadership with Republicanism.

*hint hint* you need to be able to differentiate libertarian disgust with the establishment from, well, the establishment.
hood
Member
Wed Sep 11 00:25:33
huh, so it is. fair enough.
Seb
Member
Wed Sep 11 02:03:45
Rugian:

Given they'd turn 18 today, it seems unlikely that the US has been using child soldiers in a combat theatre, even if they take enlistment and train them from 17.

jergul
large member
Wed Sep 11 03:45:27
ROTC programmes are the main reason the US has not signed to convention on child soldiers.
The Children
Member
Thu Sep 12 07:28:10
so the agressive warmonger is fired...

LOL

is there actually anyone that liked him. anyone at all?
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Thu Sep 12 09:29:23

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swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Thu Sep 12 13:15:53
http://twi...ump/status/1172198767627526151
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