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Everything posted by NanuqoftheNorth

  1. Trump slaps China with $50bn in tariffs

    I have no idea, the guys on Wall Street must be ready to put a hit out on Trump. He is really messing with their game. Edit: Of course those with insider information are probably making a killing at the moment. Trump, you sly dog you!
  2. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    Anyone that doesn't want to put his/her good name in jeopardy doesn't lend credence to unsubstantiated claims. Why? Exhibit A: The Iraq War Exhibit B: Colin Powell's (lack of) credibility after his speech to the UN General Assembly unveiling the (lack) of US evidence for Iraq possessing WMDs. This is like teaching Intro to Life Lessons 101
  3. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    Why do you persist in coming up with these strawman scenarios? I'm not going to play stump the dummy all day with you. The head of the FBI should simply state: I DO or DON'T have intel/evidence from my agents indicating... Anything having to do with other agencies intel... I DO/DON'T have intel/evidence from my agents to corroborate...
  4. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    I think it is safe to conclude from this event in history that Robert Mueller isn't so much "a seeker of truth" and "a purveyor of knowledge" as he is "a company man" and "someone who knows which side of his bread is buttered".
  5. Trump slaps China with $50bn in tariffs

    Yeah, the markets are looking rather bleak with no end in sight. Only good thing that I can come up with is Trump can only remain in office another 7 years. That might allow me enough time to recover my losses prior to retirement.
  6. Trump slaps China with $50bn in tariffs

    Yeah, Trump doesn't even have enough sense to wait until after the 2018 elections to pull this stunt. If this keeps up, the dems are going to have an much easier time regaining control of the HoR. DOW down 700. The days of heavy tariffs and trade wars should be a thing of the past. We are living in a global economy like it or not. There is no going back now. Trump is fighting an 1980s economic war 40 years too late.
  7. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    This is precisely why our nation's courts don't allow hearsay testimony. Mueller as the head of the FBI is considered an expert witness. Mueller is an intelligent man, with an extensive legal background. Obviously he understood what he was doing when he passed off what others told him as fact without demanding the requisite evidence. Evidence that even the public now knows never existed. This shouldn't be difficult for you to understand.
  8. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    Let's not forget stellar news sources like the NY Times and Washington Post beat the drums of war instead of insisting on hard evidence to substantiate the administration's claims. It was simply easier for Mueller and others at the time to go along with the crowd, rather than to ask the hard questions and refrain from repeating falsehoods designed to lead our nation to war. It wasn't like there weren't millions of Americans and numerous allies who recognized the Bush Administrations story was a load of B.S.. So, it is impossible to believe those people with the highest clearances and the best intel resources at their disposal didn't realize the Bush administration was selling them a load of crap. I've even posted statements of former CIA intel analysts saying as much.
  9. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    Until the gravity of the situation is taken into consideration.
  10. Trump slaps China with $50bn in tariffs

    Trade wars incoming. Goodbye record returns on the stock market. Goodbye world economic recovery.
  11. Bidding reaches 2.5 Billion, Rubin out.

    I honestly don't know, but if there isn't, somebody should make one, because it would be a great story to tell.
  12. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    I don't. But intentionally or not, Mueller is obviously capable of misleading a congressional inquiry.
  13. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    The administration kept promising conclusive evidence to the American people/world, but when Colin Powell went before the UN it was a big nothing burger. Independent inspectors from the UN continued to say right up until the US invasion, that they had found no evidence for WMDs in Iraq. They also couldn't find any evidence that Iraq was attempting to develop WMDs. Mueller should have remained in his own wheelhouse rather than repeating the lies of others and giving them undue credence. Once again, that was the whole point of the TYT report.
  14. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    And none of that WMD material existed. So what evidence did the FBI possess to show Iraq was planning a WMD attack on the United States? Also, where is the evidence showing Iraqi ties with Al-Qaeda? Again, threats of terrorism against the United States are dead center in the middle of the FBI's wheelhouse. Where was all the FBI evidence for Mueller to make these claims? We now know it didn't exist.
  15. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    Well if you are NOW telling me you believe the Bush Administration narrative that led us into the Iraq war, I guess Mueller did. Because that is what Mueller parroted to congress when he testified.
  16. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    Yes, but congress wasn't asking Mueller about CIA intel were they? Why would they? That wouldn't make any sense, would it? Congress was asking the head of the FBI what his department knew to be true. And as the head of the FBI Mueller should have stuck with what his agents had reported to him, rather than making statements to congress that he obviously could not corroborate. By the way... that was the whole point of the TYT report. When testifying before congress Mueller should have not given credence to what he could not corroborate. Seems like a simple and wise policy to follow. But some here seem hell bent on continuing to making excuses for those who helped lead our nation into the Iraq War.
  17. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    There was absolute no requirement for Mueller, while testifying before congress, to repeat what other agencies may or may not have believed to be true The only reason Mueller was asked to testify before congress was to provide information about what the FBI knew to be true in relation to Iraq. That is why when the congress wants to know what the CIA believes to be true, they call on the head of the CIA to testify, NOT the head of the FBI.
  18. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    Might want to try and improve your reading comprehension rather than creating more strawman arguments and ad hominem attacks.
  19. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    Well at least we are making some progress here, you've finally admitted the FBI plays a role in gathering overseas terrorist intel. "LOL"
  20. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    And Mueller gave credibility to those lies by repeating them to congress as if they were the truth.
  21. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    Mueller was being asked by congress about threats of terrorism in relation to Iraq. All he had to say in response was that the FBI had no indications of Iraq planning domestic terrorist attacks on the United States. That would have been the truth. Instead he chose to parrot what would legally be defined as hearsay, since his dept, the FBI, was not the originator of the information. I won't call intel, what the Bush Administration was claiming it was, because much of it was twisted to fit a false narrative. That is precisely why Mueller should have kept his mouth shut when it came to claims not originating from his office.
  22. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    The FBI has been doing overseas operations since WWII. A fact you were obviously unaware of prior to my informing you. Again for your benefit: Furthermore, 9/11 took place in 2001 and we didn't go to war in Iraq until 2003. So yes, post 9/11 FBI operations overseas are totally relevant to this discussion. Congress was also fully aware (in 2003) of the FBI's responsibility to gather intel on terrorist threats overseas. That is precisely why Mueller was called upon to testify before congress. Why not read Mueller's testimony to congress posted on the FBI's webpage? He is being asked for his opinion on what sort of terrorist threat Iraq poses to the United States (domestically). We know (and you have admitted as much) that the Bush administration "massaged" intelligence to fit the narrative they wanted to tell, a false narrative, one that would result in war with Iraq. Mueller parrots the Bush narrative to a tee. What Mueller should have said was, there is no FBI intelligence available to indicate a pending threat of domestic terrorism by Iraq. That would have been the truth. Is Mueller responsible for starting the Iraq War? No, obviously not, and I never said he was. Did Mueller cop out during a critical moment in our nation's history when he could have been honest and contradicted or at least not supported what we now both agree was a false narrative by the Bush Administration? Absolfuginglutly! But Mueller didn't, did he? Bottom Line: Mueller failed to step up to the plate in this country's hour of need. Mueller was complicit in advancing a false narrative designed to lead this nation into war. The Iraq War resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, displaced millions more, created chaos across the ME, cost our nation trillions in US taxpayer dollars and tens of thousands of American military personnel/civilians permanent injury or death. That makes Mueller, at best, a shrinking violet. However, good news! It looks like Muller made the right career choice as none of the individuals that led us down the path to war have been held accountable for their actions. Nice to see you doing your part to ensure that remains the case.
  23. Bidding reaches 2.5 Billion, Rubin out.

    And at this point, without any obvious kindred spirit to hand the team off to, I've got to wonder if JR just says fug it and goes for the biggest money offer, forgetting about his legacy.
  24. Getting laid off in july

    Good advice. Credit card debt is out of control in this country. Another downturn in the economy and CC debt may end up making the housing crisis look like a walk in the park.
  25. The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    The information I've posted comes directly from the FBI's own official web page. There is little point in me continuing to respond to your posts if you insist on creating your own reality.