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  1. 05 Aug '17 21:24
    Here's a satirical article:
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/03/my-fellow-americans-failed-state-trump-united-states-must-invade-usa

    "My fellow Americans, it’s time to intervene in our failed state.
    The Trump regime’s aggression, gerrymandering and contempt for the
    rule of law leave no choice: the United States must invade the United States."
    --Moustafa Bayoumi

    "Fellow Americans. Today we must finally confront a reality that we, as a
    nation, have been avoiding with all of our collective concentration. I refer
    to a country that sits on the brink of failure. A nation whose unravelling
    will produce untold devastation far and wide, the repercussions of which
    will threaten our livelihoods, those of our children and even our children’s children.
    No longer can we look away. We must step up and ask: what is our duty,
    as the most powerful nation on the planet, not only to ourselves but to
    all good men and women around the world?"

    "There are strong indications that this failing state’s elections were
    further marred by the subterranean interventions of a foreign power.
    Fellow Americans, I need not remind you that this is completely unacceptable.
    Only Americans are permitted to meddle in foreign elections.

    And yet on every day, and with every tweet, the leader of this country is
    determined to undermine the rule of law and the rules of grammar.
    Not only has this tyrant repeatedly threatened to jail his opponents,
    he also openly incites his state security forces to wanton violence.

    This ruler’s power is premised on exacerbating the sectarian tensions
    that have festered in the country since even before its founding. And he
    constantly threatens his neighbours, particularly his southern neighbour,
    which he menaces with a bill of sale for something the neighbour never
    offered to purchase. Such dangerous and erratic behaviour has no place
    among civilised nations.

    My fellow Americans. The failures of this nation exceed the bizarre
    affectations of its would-be autocrat. Years of mismanagement and theft
    by the country’s ruling families have produced a situation where this
    wealthy nation steals from its poor to line the pockets of its rich.
    Other nations would be mortified by the scale of its wealth and income inequality.
    Meanwhile, this country stubbornly refuses to provide healthcare for all
    of its citizens, while its sham legislature accomplishes virtually nothing,
    all the while broadcasting its ineptitude live on quasi-official state TV.

    We will not be fooled. The world knows when it witnesses democracy in
    action just as it knows when it sees a pantomime of democracy in action.
    This regime promises jobs for its citizens, and then fires them after 10 days.

    Time is running out. We must not let the madmen of this regime continue
    to threaten not only our allies, but also our globally shared climate.
    As we did with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, we must make a decision,
    a decision dictated by the cause of peace but one that may lead us
    down the path of war. The security of the world requires it.

    That is why, today, the United States of America has been left with
    no choice but to invade the United States of America.
    God Bless America."
  2. 06 Aug '17 05:59
    I thank god you don't have a twitter account. And I also think you would love a position of power. God help as all.
  3. Subscriber mchill
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    06 Aug '17 06:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    Here's a satirical article:
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/03/my-fellow-americans-failed-state-trump-united-states-must-invade-usa

    "My fellow Americans, it’s time to intervene in our failed state.
    The Trump regime’s aggression, gerrymandering and contempt for the
    rule of law leave no choice: the United States must invade the Uni ...[text shortened]... has been left with
    no choice but to invade the United States of America.
    God Bless America."
    "My fellow Americans, it’s time to intervene in our failed state.
    The Trump regime’s aggression, gerrymandering and contempt for the
    rule of law leave no choice: the United States must invade the United States."
    --Moustafa Bayoumi


    This concern is fully justified, Trump and Co. is not fit to govern. I would point out that both Congress and the judiciary have taken steps to limit Trump's power. Hopefully Mr. Mueller will gather sufficient evidence to have Trump and Co. removed from office and place them all in a cell blocks they so richly deserve.
  4. 06 Aug '17 20:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @mchill
    "My fellow Americans, it’s time to intervene in our failed state.
    The Trump regime’s aggression, gerrymandering and contempt for the
    rule of law leave no choice: the United States must invade the United States."
    --Moustafa Bayoumi

    This concern is fully justified, Trump and Co. is not fit to govern. I would point out that both Congress and the judicia ...[text shortened]... ve Trump and Co. removed from office and place them all in a cell blocks they so richly deserve.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/05/robert-mueller-donald-trump-russia

    "White House as crime scene: how Robert Mueller is closing in on Trump.
    There is a grand jury in Washington DC. The special counsel’s team is full of experts in financial crime.
    On Russia, the president can feel the net closing."

    "The convening of a separate grand jury in Washington suggests the Mueller team – working
    in a suite of offices a few blocks’ walk from where the 20-odd jurors sit – is going to be
    making extensive use of it. It will not be hospitable terrain for the president.
    Trump won only 4% of the vote in the District of Columbia."

    "Almost all the 16 lawyers now on Mueller’s team are specialists in money-laundering
    and other financial crimes, suggesting that the investigation will spend much of its time
    unwinding the complexities of the Trump and Kushner real estate empires, looking for
    where the money has come from to keep them afloat."

    "Firing Mueller would come at a high price, triggering uproar in Washington, alienating some Republicans
    in Congress. Two bipartisan bills were drafted this week aimed at blocking Trump from doing just that.

    Even if the president managed to rid himself of the troublesome special counsel, he
    would have no guarantee that he could kill off the investigation. The work of other
    members of the team and of the grand juries would continue.

    Trump has also been reported to be exploring the possibility of issuing pardons to family
    members and other associates found to have broken the law, including even pardoning
    himself, a stretch of executive prerogative into uncharted territory."

    "That strategy looks ahead to an endgame in which the Mueller investigation comes into
    its conclusion, next year or possibly even later than that. The grand juries could issue
    indictments of Trump associates along the way, but when it comes to the president
    himself, Mueller’s judgment will most likely come in the form of a report to Congress.
    It will then be up to the House of Representatives whether to proceed with impeachment
    and then the Senate to decide his guilt. Those will be political judgments.
    Until now, only a few Republicans have broken ranks openly against Trump."