Sunday Reads: Red RoverPosted: January 5, 2020 | |
Sounds like a reasonable way to explain tRumps latest war crime… (Obviously, I’m being sarcastic here…)
This Iran “mess” is serious:
Iraq PM says Gen. Soleimani was his guest & US strike was illegal.
Moqtada Sadr calls for closing of US embassy in Baghdad.
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 5, 2020
CNN reporting Iran says response will be against US military sites. And they want it to end there with no additional attacks. But if Trump attacks cultural sites, as he has threatened, then “all gloves will be taken off”
— Mike Walker (@New_Narrative) January 5, 2020
Hundreds of thousands descend upon Ahvaz, Iran, forming massive funeral procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani
Streets swelling w/ vengeful mourners: “Death to America,” they wail.
Trump’s strike killed Iran’s hero, but it created thousands more Soleimanispic.twitter.com/9FQIiM0cHW
— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) January 5, 2020
The moment we all feared is likely upon us.
An unstable President in way over his head, panicking, with all his experienced advisers having quit, and only the sycophantic amateurs remaining.
Assassinating foreign leaders, announcing plans to bomb civilians.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 5, 2020
Hey @Jack , If @realDonaldTrump can use Twitter to intimidate witnesses, incite domestic terrorism, betray our military strategy to a foreign power, promote racial hatred, and start a war, I have to ask, what would he have to do to get suspended?
— PeepToad-🚮🍊🤡 (@wiredowl) January 5, 2020
You are threatening to commit war crimes. We are not at war with Iran. The American people do not want a war with Iran. This is a democracy. You do not get to start a war with Iran, and your threats put our troops and diplomats at greater risk. Stop. pic.twitter.com/RoXRgb9GsK
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 5, 2020
Reports suggest Trump changed his mind Wednesday, Jan 1, from pursuing a less intense option to assassinating Soleimani. This was the same day we informed Deutsche Bank we’d be publishing our piece Friday, Jan 3. Assassination took place hours before our piece dropped. 👀 https://t.co/8ahpaNzQwC
— Robert J. DeNault (@robertjdenault) January 5, 2020
Bombshell Report Suggests Congress Needs To Investigate Trump's Deutsche Bank Loans – https://t.co/fcdPFfy47o
— Rick Cooley (@rcooley123) January 5, 2020
He won the presidency with help from a foreign country.
He was impeached for coercing another foreign country to help his re-election campaign.
He now starts a war with a third foreign country to distract from his impeachment.
That’s foreign policy? https://t.co/PgbsoGMCDq
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) January 5, 2020
"Almost all of the staff of the US embassy has left. Almost all the staff of the embassy of the UK has left. Almost all of the international NGOs & UN personnel in Baghdad are on their way to leaving. How has that made anyone more safe?" – Trita Parsi https://t.co/BTmTskOIpS
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 5, 2020
The Word from Iran…
Red rover! Red rover! Send tRumpTurd right over!
— Shirley A. Aaron (@ShirleyAaron77) January 5, 2020
So many comments on that thread run along the same line. That Iran is welcome to tRump…as well as many of his top enablers, like Moscow Mitch, Steve Miller, Barr and Pompeo.
I would also like to add one more…Chuck Todd!
Of course sex can be great but have you ever read a headline that made you faint in a fit of multiple orgasms? https://t.co/9jqQhICy9q
— 🍂Selena Adera🍂 (@Selena_Adera) January 5, 2020
Don’t forget that while the world is raging, there is a real rage of fire in Australia:
Auckland at 3:45pm today. This is no filter and with colour correction off. Australia is 2000km away. pic.twitter.com/57C5etBkkA
— kendra! join a communist party (@kendra_c__) January 5, 2020
Strong winds that have changed direction are hampering efforts by firefighters to contain bushfires in Australia's south-east. Emergency workers say worst yet to comehttps://t.co/ETX0M1CHoz
— Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena) January 4, 2020
'A shape in the ash': Bushfires destroy Australian wildlife https://t.co/xv6JASXVfF
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) January 5, 2020
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared NSW is in 'uncharted territory' as approximately 150 fires continue to burn across the state. We're continuing our live coverage of the bushfire crisis. Follow the latest updates here #NSWFires https://t.co/TqaZeEAFvA
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) January 5, 2020
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This isn’t a filter. This a person filming outside their home in Australia. This is our planet on fire. This is our house on fire! Do whatever you can to lessen your impact on nature. Understand that you don’t have to be perfect. We need millions making sustainable choices imperfectly. If you are not working toward good choices for the future and our planet you are helping it burn. It’s as simple as that. Stop smoking. Stop littering. Use a Reusable Coffee Cup. Walk. Recycle. Meatless Meals. Use aReusable water bottle. Paperless billing. Pick up litter. Buy local. Buy secondhand. Donate. Give. There are so many ways to make an impact. Pray for all those loosing everything in wildfires in Australia and all over the world. There is no neutrality. Take action. 🌎🌲🐨 #australiawildfires #savetheplanet #savetheearth #smallsustainablesteps #donate #wildfires #climatechangeisreal #wildfiresarehumancaused #sustainability #sustainablefashion #sustainableliving #reuse #reusablebags #reusablestraw #reusablecup #reusableproducebags #reusablecoffeecup #ourhouseisonfire
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Those images from Australia are horrifying.
This is an open thread.