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  1. Patzcuaro

     /  August 14, 2017

    Trump appears to have little idea when it comes to foreign policy. Threatening smaller countries with military action serves only to bolster the incumbent regimes internally while making the US look like a bully.on the world stage.

    CARACAS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s talk of possible military action in Venezuela could be a political life-line for the country’s unpopular leader, who has long used the threat of U.S. aggression to justify policies that have shredded the economy.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN1AT040

    The socialist government has brought the country to its knees without US help.

    On the Korean peninsula there needs to be an end to the state of war. This however would bring into question the need for US troops to be stationed in Korea & Japan.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/08/11/kim-jong-un-north-korea-leader/559043001/

    But does the US really want to give up it’s military presence near China? It would probable be good for the US budget deficit.

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  2. Patzcuaro

     /  August 14, 2017

    White supremacists in the US have to face the fact that they live in a multi racial country and nothing is going to change that. Marching around the streets with flaming torches and shouting racist slogans is just infantile behaviour from which nothing positive will come.

    Symbols of the racist south such as the confederate flag and statues of Robert E Lee have no place in modern America.

    Trump has been critised by both Republicans and Democrats for not reacting swiftly enough to condemn such behaviour.

    “Donald Trump has faced bipartisan criticism after failing to explicitly condemn the role of white supremacists in clashes with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that culminated in a car running into a crowd, killing at least one person.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/12/charlottesville-protest-trump-condemns-violence-many-sides

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  4. Gezza

     /  August 14, 2017

    Good to see Sue Turton as news anchor on Aljaz tv this morning.
    https://imgflip.com/i/1u229i

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