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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. on Friday promoted a smear tying Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi to Osama bin Laden, retweeting a series of tweets meant to imply that the Saudi commentator, who has been missing since last week, supported Islamic terrorism.

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the propaganda tactics used by the trump cartel compared to prior despots will be the subject for many future political scholars.

#1 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-10-13 05:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'd like to see the Saudis answer for Khashoggi's disappearance and presumed murder..

But I seriously doubt smearing people will be a concern here.

It's the jam that holds this whole sandwich together.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-13 05:51 PM | Reply

Trump Jr. Boosts Smear Tying Missing Journalist to Islamic Terrorism

This says it all ...

Trump not doing anything about Saudi Arabia killing Khashoggi is a done deal.

Trump is a disgrace.

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-13 06:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do you know who else supported Osama bin Laden's terrorism?
Every US taxpayer.
The US funded his terror atracks against Russia, until that backfired.

Oops.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-13 06:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Helping people defend themselves again an invasion by the cruel soviet empire was a good thing.

even bin laden got this.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018-10-13 07:22 PM | Reply

Trump not doing anything about Saudi Arabia killing Khashoggi is a done deal.

And jeopardize his business deals?

Besides he is probably grinning from ear to ear that a journalist from Washington Post was tortured, murdered and dismembered.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2018-10-13 07:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump doesn't care when Putin kills journalists, why should he care when our dear allies the Saudis kill journalists?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-13 07:43 PM | Reply

#5 Not according to the folks jr. retweeted.
They accused the journalist of associating with terrorists merely by interviewing bin Laden while he fought against the Russians.
The US was finding bin Laden at the time.

Jr. Inadvertantly smeered the USA as terrorists.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-13 08:28 PM | Reply

Funding

#9 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-13 08:29 PM | Reply

All to give cover to Saudi murderers so the Trumps can justify their deals with the devil.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-13 08:31 PM | Reply

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Someone else inadvertently claimed America caused 9/11

oops.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2018-10-13 10:10 PM | Reply

BORED @ 10

"All to give cover to Saudi murderers so the Trumps can justify their deals with the devil"

It's a really bad cover story. I was expecting something much better. But I'm not discouraged. If the Trump clan runs true to form, there will be 4 or 5 new stories to see what floats ~ or more likely to run out the clock 'till after the midterms. They're sort in the weeds right over losing the House which would be the death knell of Trump's mis-administration and Kushner's bromance with the Prince of Saud.

With such crucial life's blood distractions over the House, I can't blame them for being a little slow on the uptake over a murder. I'm sure the new stories will be much better.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-10-14 07:03 AM | Reply

May this lying lowlife be held to account by Mueller. That the Trump family has as many followers as they do does not speak well for the future of this country.

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-14 09:07 AM | Reply

"The US funded his terror atracks against Russia, until that backfired.
Oops."

The U.S. funded their actions against Russia which had invaded Afghanistan. The terrorists were the f*****g Russians. Then America invaded after 9-11 because the Taliban wouldn't give up Bin Laden.

"May this lying lowlife be held to account by Mueller."

Lately I've become convinced that Mueller is never going to actually do anything of any cosequence.

"Trump doesn't care when Putin kills journalists, why should he care when our dear allies the Saudis kill journalists?"

Exactly right.

I'm waiting until the same fate starts happening to Americans.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-14 09:45 AM | Reply

Its a safe bet that he was murdered by terrorists.
Are a huge number or people in the ME Islamic?
Yes.
That is all.

#15 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2018-10-14 10:16 AM | Reply

"Its a safe bet that he was murdered by terrorists. "

Yes, because they were Saudis, Wahabi Muslims, the same people who committed the attacks on 9-11. All American Presidents who have gone to Saudi and allowed our nation to be humiliated by displaying respect for those scumbags should be ashamed, including Obama and Trump.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-14 10:27 AM | Reply

Yes Danni.
They have something we want and we have something they want.
Its all about the money.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2018-10-14 04:55 PM | Reply

"Osama bin Laden's hijacked planes not only attacked the Twin Towers of the Word Trade Center and the Pentagon. They also attacked Islam as a faith. They attacked the values of tolerance and coexistence that Islam preaches." -Kashoggi

He was personally invited by OBL to Afghanistan, but they had a falling out after. The Bin Laden family had Kashoggi try to talk OBL out of global terrorism and to renounce violence. It didn't work out.

"The most pressing issue now is to ensure that our children can never be influenced by extremist ideas­ like those 15 Saudis who were misled into hijacking four planes that fine September day, piloting them, and us, straight into the jaws of hell." -also Kashoggi

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-10-14 05:01 PM | Reply

Trump claims that he doesn't want America to miss out on that 10+ billions of dollars that Saudi Arabia spends in the United States for weapons.

As always, you can take anything Trump says and divide by 4 ~~ or in this case, by 10.

It's more likely that this speed bump is threatening to cause a disruption to Trump's and Kushner's long term post-president plans to enhance their wealth with the financial help of Saudi Arabia investors.

There's way too much money at risk for Trump to take anything but the most lenient response to Saudi Arabia.

The other, more serious threat to the Trump clan, is losing control of the House and the investigations that could lead to an unveiling of how Trump and his clan have been surreptitiously and criminally using the Office of the President for self-enrichment, both now and for the future.

Trump's threats notwithstanding, Saudi Arabia seem to be holding all the cards ~ not to mention Trump's short and curlies.

To predict the outcome we just have to ask ourself who has the most to lose?

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-10-15 04:10 AM | Reply

It's going to be epic when the------------------- strokes upon hearing of Jr's indictment.

#20 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-10-15 04:12 AM | Reply

REIN

Junior's a minor cog in Trump's political machine. His only value to Mueller is leverage.

The epic comedy/tragedy in this drama will be when it's crunch time and this father/son relationship has to face a critical decision.

My prediction is that Junior, the weakest link, will put on a show but eventually fold like a wet noodle.

#21 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-10-15 04:27 AM | Reply

"They have something we want and we have something they want."

Wait...

We STILL need Saudi oil? We are about to surpass their output to become the largest oil producer in the world!

Because we drill baby drilled.

You mean we destroyed our pristine environments for nothing?

WTF?

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-15 02:23 PM | Reply

--We are about to surpass their output to become the largest oil producer in the world!

Thanks, frackers!

#23 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-15 02:26 PM | Reply

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