July 19, 2017

From the Detroit Free Press

July 8, 2017

Putin Trump and North Korea

Here is perhaps a Hollywood version of what is going on concerning Russian involvement in our election and a coordinated, between Putin and Trump,  tactic to try and get past this issue. Remember, for now this is hypothetical.

Let’s assume for a  moment that indeed Russia did hack, with candidate Trump's approval, and now their joint objective is to cover it up and put the issue behind them. How could they pull this off? One way would be to simultaneously create a diversion by giving the appearance that both the Soviet Union, Putin, and the United States, Trump, would work to gather and avert a possible global disaster.

Enter North Korea with their nuclear ability and their continued development of an ICBM that could reach the United States with potentially a nuclear warhead. Picture everyone in the United States being in a hysterical state over the possibility of a nuclear war between the United States and North Korea.

Enter Vladimir Putin at the request of his friend Donald Trump. Russia, having better relations with North Korea, and having worked with North Korea in creating this crisis,  manages to get North Korea to back down and further to dismantle their nuclear program.

Putin and Trump become heroes in their respective countries, the world is thankful and the investigation into the Putin/Trump investigation is dropped.

I know this sounds bizarre.  But it also sounds very feasible.  Think about it.

June 25, 2017

America Was "Great" Because Remainder Of World Was Destroyed

When Trump says he is going to "Make America Great Again" he is suggesting that we have slipped regarding our standard of living and stature in relative terms and he is right, but what he is suggesting is wrong.
By 1945 most of the modern world was destroyed because of World War II and we were the exception. Much of the world has now closed the gap with us helping along the way. We made a decision not to try and conquer what was left.   They have rebuilt with our help and are catching up economically and in other ways.. This is natural and we should be taking pride we helped.
The down side it is we have more competition. ... http://lstrn.us/2jnjTC8

Trump And The KGB

All talk shows on TV are saying rather conclusively that Russia did interfere with the 2016 election with the intent of defeating Clinton. What has not been decided is whether Trump colluded with Russia to do this. We do know that Trump the businessman has done business inside Russia. We also know that a number of confidants of Trump had been in close contact with Russia during the run up to the election. The investigation is continuing.

On some of the above television talk shows it was mentioned that Obama knew about the Russian interference in our presidential election as early ss last August. The question is why did Obama not come forward about the Russian interference? No one had a good answer but here is my opinion.

Obama was caught between a rock and a hard place. If he announced Russian interference in August Trump and Republicans in general would cry fowl and accuse him of trying to give an additional edge to Trump. Further, at that time most polls were showing Clinton having a substantial lead. Therefore he chose not to muddy the election and let it take its course. In the end Trump won in a close race surprising most of the experts.

I remember at the time being surprised at just how big of a lead Clinton had. Now I wonder if somehow Russia was able to rig the polls anticipating that the President would draw the conclusion that he finally reached not to disclose Russian interference.

Russia must somehow be punished and I certainly don't know how to do this. In an earlier time what Russia did would be considered an act of war. Today with Nuclear weapons cooler heads have prevailed.