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SolRo - 2019-07-30

The world really will have dodged a bullet if this idiot is out of office without committing genocide.

poorwill - 2019-07-30

i think he'd 100% do it but:

ultimately trump has no real ideology other than he thinks he should be able to do whatever he wants. i guess that's what fascism is really - just a bunch of primitive impulses zapping up and down the brainstem - but trump's version is way less sophisticated than most versions.

so he really needs a personal reason - like he thinks it will make him look good, or make him richer, or get another four years in power or avoid some kind of big humiliation or whatever. i don't think he'd do it of his own volition - he needs to be pushed into it.

i also think he's a massive coward. any attack on iran or whatever is just gonna be launching a bunch of missiles/nukes. he absolutely will not commit troops to an invasion.

i do think he has been floating the idea of attacking iran, focus-testing it and shit, but i really think circumstances would have to drastically change for him to do it. i think bolton and other hawks are trying to create them but they got their work cut out.

Mister Yuck - 2019-07-30

I think of fascism as more of a specific scam to gain power than an ideology of what to do with that power. Trump is a fascist because he's trying to divide the country into sides and convince his side that the others are so evil that anything he does is justified to oppose them.

Trump will absolutely go to war if it serves his short term interest. He will do absolutely anything to serve his short term interest.

Binro the Heretic - 2019-07-30

If FOX News rallied Trump's base to loudly voice approval of a nuclear strike on Iran, Trump would do it to clinch their votes.

We live in dangerous times.

Maggot Brain - 2019-07-30

With one arm tided behind his back too, I bet.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2019-07-30

Trump loves to scare people with his awesome power, but ultimately, a major war would require him attending a whole lof briefings and meetings. I just can't see it.

Binro the Heretic - 2019-07-30

What, you think he's going to sit there and pay attention or some shit?

Didn't you see him in that other video with all those people trying to relate tales of horrible religious persecution? Did he look bothered to you?

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2019-07-30

Well, yes, as a matter of fact, he did look bothered to me.

SolRo - 2019-07-30

He would love to sit in those meetings, because all the relevant departments are now staffed by loyal political sycophants.

It would just be hours of the leeches telling trump how smart and powerful he is.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2019-08-01

If you can say you read a book because you listened to the audio version (according to NPR, that's permitted) then I've read four books about the Trump presidency, a couple of them more than once, and the picture that you get is a little more nuanced. Trump is indeed surrounded by flatterers, but nobody wants him to go to war, least of all himself. In the words of Michael Wolff in SEIGE: TRUMP UNDER FIRE, which I expecially reccomend, "Modern War is data-driven.", and he doesn't have the patience."

Look at it the other way. If an actual war is on Trump's agenda, what's the holdup? Is he showing restraint? Carefully manipulataing world events before making his move? Also, any leader who wants to avoid war with the US knows he only has to stoke Trump's ego, and not very much. The dude loves dictators like Milo Yianopolous loves black dudes.

Anything's possible, of course, but if we see a war during Trump's tenure, it's much more likely we'll see it in the streets of Washington.

Binro the Heretic - 2019-07-30

Classic abusive spouse/parent behavior.

"I was going to beat the shit out of you, but I decided not to. You should be really grateful."

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