August 29, 2017
Wow, Russia back again.
Nazi news cycle officially over…?
President Donald Trump declined Monday to tag Russia as a security threat, saying he would put “many countries” in that category instead.
“I consider many countries as a security threat, unfortunately, when you look at what’s going on in the world today,” Trump said after a Finnish broadcaster asked specifically about Russia and whether the president would consider it a threat to security.
Trump’s response was in keeping with a general reluctance to take a tough line against Russia, which U.S. intelligence agencies say interfered in last year’s presidential election to try to benefit Trump.
Do they say that?
I can’t even remember. I remember that “17 intelligence agencies” was fake news by the New York Times, but I don’t remember if there are any actual intelligence agencies still making the claim that Russia got Trump elected.
The Justice Department and congressional committees are investigating possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian government officials.
The president commented during a White House news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto after they met in the Oval Office.
The Finnish broadcaster referenced Niinisto’s concern about the security in the Baltic region and Russian planes flying there without transponders, which transmit information about their locations. The reporter asked Trump, “Would you consider Russia as a security threat?”
Adjust your tinfoil hat, you Finn kook.
“We consider that a very, very important part of the world,” Trump said, noting U.S. relationships with countries in the region. “And so I would consider many countries threats, but these are all threats that we’d be able to handle if we have to. Hopefully we won’t have to handle them, but if we do we will handle them.”
Trump declined the reporter’s invitation to say how far the U.S. would go if the situation in Baltics escalated. “We are very protective of that region. That’s all I can say,” Trump said.
Trump also said he and Niinisto had a “very good discussion” about the Arctic and black carbon, a major component of soot that’s damaging the Arctic ice.
Finland opposed Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of an international climate change agreement. Finland recently inherited chairmanship of the advisory Arctic Council from the United States.
“I think we have much in agreement,” Trump said. “We want crystal clean water and we want clean air, the cleanest ever.”
Trump also said the U.S. stands in solidarity with Finland after a man stabbed eight people in the city of Turku earlier this month, killing two, before police shot and detained him.
Was it a Russian that stabbed 8 people in Finland?
That was during the shut down, so I missed the story.
Lemme Google that up – maybe it’s a Russian, since they’re talking about Russia.
Looks like it was Abderrahman Bouanane, a Moroccan asylum seeker fleeing the brutal civil war in Syria.
So why in fuck are we talking about Russians as a security threat, then?
Are the Russians the ones shooting up our concert halls?
Are they the ones blowing up our slut concerts?
Are they the ones running us over with great big trucks at the Christmas festival?
If the Russians aren’t attacking us and killing us nonstop in our own countries, and some other group is, then surely to any normal person talking about Russia as a theoretical “security threat” while refusing to address the people doing the killing in any meaningful way is totally deranged.
And yet, here we are.
Islam is a “religion of peace” while Russia is a “security threat.”
That’s how they get you though, isn’t it?
This is all designed to just confuse you, to wear you out, to make you give up, take drugs, drop out, forget about the future because you don’t have one.
I’m not doing that.