Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, April 12, 2018

In remarks for his confirmation hearing, Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, said "soft policy" toward Russia is "now over." What he means by "now" is the interesting bit. A false narrative emerging in the U.S. holds that Trump has just recently turned tough on Russia. One look at the long chronology of his administration's hostility toward Putin's Russia should dispel that. It includes the early appointments of Russia hawks such as United Nations representative Nikki Haley and Central Intelligence Agency director Pompeo; the first ever U.S. missile strike on Putin ally, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's military installation in April, 2017; the abrupt closure of three Russian diplomatic facilities in the U.S. in late August (which Russia accurately described as "blatantly hostile"); the decision to send lethal weapons to Ukraine in December; a deadly counterattack on a group of Russian mercenaries in Syria in February.

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Who is beating the drums of war the loudest? answer Lib dems.

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-04-12 12:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Who is beating the drums of war the loudest? answer Lib dems.

#1 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Holy ----! Dems took Trump's Twitter and are threatening to send missiles to Syria, bomb Iran, and invade North Korea?

SNIPER! Why didn't you tell us before of this incredible insider knowledge you had?!

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-12 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Smokin' Joe Biden can beat'em both up!

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-12 12:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

When is Rcade gonna finally ban the paid rightwing pro-Russian poster known as Sniper?

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-04-12 06:21 PM | Reply

When is Rcade gonna finally ban the paid rightwing pro-Russian poster known as Sniper?

#4 | POSTED BY MODER8

He won't. Too many people use him as a punching bag. Rcade wouldn't want to take that away.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-04-12 06:35 PM | Reply

--When is Rcade gonna finally ban the paid rightwing pro-Russian poster known as Sniper?

Yet another "liberal" snowflake in favor of suppressing contrary opinions. Can you imagine having such a sloppy thinker as your defense attorney?

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-04-12 06:37 PM | Reply

Trump is actually locked in a macho contest with his dead racist father who actually built the empire that trump merely inherited. That's what this is all about. An inferior man's inferiority complex might doom the world.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-04-12 06:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

From all I read on this site, I thought the damn Yankee and Putin were BFFs.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-04-12 06:45 PM | Reply

He won't. Too many people use him as a punching bag. Rcade wouldn't want to take that away.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ

Actually, I've thought about that. I think it is likely that part of Rcade's business model is to have a handful of rightwing uber buffoons and -------- posting on his site to serve as a target for everyone else. How else to explain the continued presence of Fishpaw or Sheepleschism?

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-04-12 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#9

That also explains Nulli the Ban-a-Rama King.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-12 06:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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"From all I read on this site, I thought the damn Yankee and Putin were BFFs."

We're going to pretend that Trump's and Putin's posturing doesn't benefit them both?

#11 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-04-12 08:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Too many people use him as a punching bag."

It's the low hanging fruit theory of online message boards.

#12 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-04-12 08:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

During the long, tense, dangerous period of the Cold War, America and the USSR engaged for decades in a duel for advantage in nuclear weaponry and neither prevailed. The impulse to war was stifled by the apt abbreviation MAD: Mutually Assured Destruction. Operating rationally, though bitterly opposed and hostile, the powers worked through many crises with diplomacy. This sanity prevailed even in the terrifying near-disaster of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

But, today the malevolence and idiocy of our President and the hysteria of Democrats towards Russia has brought us to a second cold war. Sadly, there is no powerful and morally persuasive opposition to war madness within our political apparatus anymore. Getting support for war almost automatic in America.

Under our Imperial monsters, hysterics, and psychos, is a regime that, having destroyed weak countries, provokes the strongest; having failed in every single war it forced down our throats, aspires to fight new ones; having vilified and demonized the most powerful national leaders on earth by imbecile accusations spun of fevered imagination and fairy dust, it proposes to punish them for imaginary transgressions.

The question for us is, when does this hysteria become treason? At what point in our shameful behavior is open rebellion the only choice? (Paul Edwards)

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-04-12 08:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

But, today the malevolence and idiocy of our President and the hysteria of Democrats towards Russia has brought us to a second cold war.
#13 | Posted by bayviking

So the president has malevolence and idiocy, but people concerned with how he got into that office are "hysterical?"

Anyone not hysterical about having a malevolent idiot be assisted into the white house by putin isn't very smart.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-04-12 08:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

On average Madison Avenue works as demonstrated in 1996 in Russia. Billionaires poured hundreds of millions into Trump's campaign late in the game, Cambridge Analytica haunted Facebook along with some Russians, Brad Pascal outfoxed Hillary's guru who quit polling during the last month, assured of victory. Hillary did little or no campaigning in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Hillary adopted some of Sanders most popular ideas, which are far from her Conservative roots. Comey and Wikileaks embarrassed Hillary's campaign at the eleventh hour. Still, Hillary won the popular vote, which would prevail in a democracy. But her electoral loss was all the fault of Putin and Russia. I get it now.

#15 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-04-12 09:41 PM | Reply

- I get it now.

Not ever, not since we've known you.

Putin re-organizing the old USSR by invading his neighbors, one way or another, has brought Europe and the world the distinct possibility of a new Cold War.

But hey, why blame the guy invading his neighbors when self-hatred is so convenient.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-12 11:22 PM | Reply

Corky,

I must say it's ingenious of you to criticize Russia for "invading its neighbor". The USA would never do that. We would never take Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa, Puerto Rico, or Panama... We would never interfere in the elections of other countries, would never invade other countries, would never start another cold war, let alone a hot one. Our track record on this is noble. Its only because of our love for peace, freedom and democracy that we moved missiles and NATO troops onto Russia's border and Russia has no right to respond in kind because they are not us. Everyone knows Gorbachev started it.

Only the USA is populated with good people that love democracy and freedom. That's why we have the electoral college and had slavery and witch trials against women who inherited property. Therefore, no other country in the world has the rights the USA has. There is no better example of these sound principles than Trump, our very own mafia boss.

#17 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-04-13 06:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

In an attempt to appear more Putinesque, Pee Brain plans appearing at the next photo-op shirtless, posing with one of Siegfried and Roy's retread tigers.

#18 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-04-13 07:56 AM | Reply

Shirtless? Gonna need a wide angle lens.

#19 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-13 11:05 AM | Reply

"Who is beating the drums of war the loudest? answer Lib dems."

As far as I've seen, the liberals here are arguing about how to use the least amount of force and intervention. I get a lot of flack for even supporting UN led interventions.

#20 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-04-13 03:54 PM | Reply

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