Seems Like There Might Be a Pattern Here...

...but I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it has something to do with excessive golf outings? Or Big Mac binges? Or disrespecting women? I tell you folks, I'm just baffled.

16 March, 2017
Trump proposes $54 billion defense spending hike

Released as part of Trump's $1.1 trillion budget outline for 2018, the 10% boost to the military comes at the expense of deep cuts to non-defense spending

22 May, 2017

Trump Touches Orb

Trump attended the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology on Sunday alongside his host, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

6 October, 2017

Trump's Cryptic Message

"You guys know what this represents? Maybe it's the calm before the storm," Trump said, following a meeting with his top military commanders.

13 October, 2017
Trump threatens to rip up Iran nuclear deal

“Based on the factual record I have put forward, I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification. We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Trump said at the White House.

4 November, 2017
Saudi Purge

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman embarked on the most sweeping crackdown yet of his reign, ordering security forces to arrest senior princes including one of the world’s richest men and driving out one of the most prominent officials from his ministerial role. ... clearing any remaining obstacles to his son’s ascension to the throne ... Security forces arrested 11 princes, four ministers and dozens of former ministers and prominent businessmen ...

16 November, 2017
Saudis Try to Starve Yemen Into Submission

Yemen would suffer “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims” if Saudi Arabia did not immediately allow food and medicine to be offloaded ... Saudi Arabia tightened its blockade against Yemen on Nov. 5 after Iran-backed Houthi rebels threatened Riyadh with a ballistic missile ... not nearly enough to get urgently needed food to nearly seven million Yemenis facing famine.

16 November, 2017
Congress passes $700 billion defense bill

The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 by a voice vote on Thursday, sending the nearly $700 billion defense policy bill to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature.
A bipartisan compromise that was passed by the House on Tuesday after a series of congressional negotiations, the annual bill would authorize nearly approximately $626.4 billion in base budget authority and roughly $65.7 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations.

28 November, 2017
Rex Tillerson: we will soon solve global conflicts

Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s proposal to slash the state department and foreign aid budget is in part based on an expectation it will be able to resolve some of the global conflicts that have been absorbing costly diplomatic and humanitarian support.

5 December, 2017
Trump OKs move of embassy to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and direct the State Department to begin the process to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Update: 13 October, 4 November

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Big Al's picture

I thought Trump was going to clean the swamp, end regime changes and wars, negotiate a better deal? He was going to make Amerika great again by greatly expanding the military and the nuclear bomb arsenal and greatly expand the war OF terror (his supporters ignored that part). He was going to use diplomacy instead of the threat of nuclear fucking war.

It's almost like some people in this country got duped, again.

Nah, couldn't be could it?

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@Big Al
The critters are being transported one by one into a special refuge built in the White House and Old Executive Office Building. Surely you didn't think a man of Trump's gentle nature and well developed conservation instincts was going to let anything bad happen to them. Some of those creatures are one of a kind.

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@Big Al it's all about the location of that trumpkopf tower

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“Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who DO study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.” Unknown.

Wink's picture

$47 Billion for childrens health care?"
"you're kidding right?"

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@Wink

Yep. He said this with a straight face during the debates on the tax bill. You can't make this shit up. This seemed to have been a great time for Sherrod Brown to tell him that if they weren't giving the 1% a blow job, there would be plenty of money to fund not only that, but universal health care and many other things. I know, right?
SMDH

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a longtime oligarch eugenics plan is already well underway

earth is the insane asylum for the universe

snoopydawg's picture

I'm sure that this doesn't surprise anyone here. And our darling of the senate is going to work on more deregulation legislation. This too is not surprising to me. Warren took part after the housing crisis. She has bought and flipped a lot of houses and she gave her family members money to do the same. Warren has fooled so many people with her rhetoric about how bad the banks are, but if one looks at what has come from that you'd find nothing. Bernie is out telling us how bad the tax bill is, but I haven't heard him say where we should be cutting defense funding or from other areas. I believe that he voted against the increase in defense funding, but still...

The calm before the storm is possibly the upcoming war with Iran. Stay tuned.

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a longtime oligarch eugenics plan is already well underway

earth is the insane asylum for the universe

Oldest Son Of A Sailor's picture

@snoopydawg I thought our next war was going to be with North Korea...

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I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."

~John F. Kennedy~
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WoodsDweller's picture

@Oldest Son Of A Sailor
... as our friend Alex Jones might say.
If I were to try to piece together the breadcrumbs (what? more coffee...) I would say that Iran is the next planned war, North Korea is a bonus war, we'll just turn it to a sheet of glass over the holidays and then get back to the main event.

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The lesser evil is still evil. Vote your conscience, not your fear.

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@WoodsDweller Thousands of artillery pieces within a few kilometers of Seoul--too many for tactical nuclear weapons to obliterate. Short-range ICBMs will easily hit Japan, even if with only conventional weapons. South China Sea becomes impassible for shipping because the Norks have some EMP weapons as well as submarines and missiles.

What would China do? Allowing NK to blockade the South China Sea will severely hurt their economy. Military action against NK will subject China to military strikes--even if it is a "to the last man" Götterdammerung style ending for NK. Kim Jong Un is just as nuts as our war hawks.

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@Alligator Ed
that El Trumpo isn't the greatest military strategist in history? That's just what the globalists want you to think.

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The lesser evil is still evil. Vote your conscience, not your fear.

Oldest Son Of A Sailor's picture

@Alligator Ed That the Korean War is still an open book that hasn't been officially ended as well...

It was such a miserable war that both sides simply agreed to walk away and stop fighting...

We killed between 20 - 30% of North Korea's Population...
China entered the war with 200,000 troops...
The good reading starts on page 26 http://www.koreanwar2.org/kwp2/usmckorea/PDF_Monographs/KoreanWar.Frozen...

Only a ChickenHawk In Chief would consider such a thing...

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I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."

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