Skip to comments.Two Ex-Spies and Donald Trump (Thomas L. Friedman Alert!)
Posted on 09/21/2016 5:27:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
When it comes to assessing the presidential race, I prefer to listen to the spies. They tend to be brutally unsentimental, see through the nonsense and cut to the cold, hard bottom line. And right now, two of the worlds foremost former spymasters are sending uncoded messages about what it will mean for America and the Western alliance if Donald Trump is elected president.
Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce former C.I.A. Director Robert Gates and his longtime nemesis and former K.G.B. agent, President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Putin is voting Trump. Gates is not.
In an essay in The Wall Street Journal, Gates, who also was defense secretary for George W. Bush and Barack Obama, criticized both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for failing to take the threat posed by Putins Russia seriously. But Trump, Gates added, has gone places with Putin no would-be American president should: Mr. Trumps expressions of admiration for the man and his authoritarian regime are naïve and irresponsible.
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No wonder it’s called The Silly Season.
Someone should alert the Times that Putin, no matter how much he loves Trump, will not be voting for him.
And the Iranian leadership was rooting for Obama back in ‘08. Didn’t hear much out of Freidman about that.
Isn’t Gates the one who likes the idea of Gays sodomizing young boys in the Boy Scouts?
He’s a flat-earth believer.
Friedman is an assclown and so is Gates.
Of course Putin opposed Hillary, he despises her paymaster Soros so of course he’d oppose Soros’s slave...he doesn’t want a shooting war with the US.
Wouldnt believe anything coming out of NYT that has Hillary looking like Joan of Arc...dont get care if they got it from Allah himself.
Seriously Tommy Boy? I know you on the left are getting very desperate, but even for you Loopy, as Rush calls you, this is pretty desperate.
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“Wouldnt believe anything coming out of NYT that has Hillary looking like Joan of Arc...dont get care if they got it from Allah himself.”
I believe the Times DID get it from allah; like so much of the garbage they print...
P.S. spellcheck capitalizes allah - I refuse to do so!
Friedman, did Obama ever take Econ 101? Why you ask? Well, I have not heard the phrase “fiscal policy” in years and the national debt doubled to $20 Trillion under the Manchurian President. How come you don’t know what classes Obama took in college and what grades he received?
No only our Pashtun "allies" in Afghanistan.
Friedman crawled out from under his rock again?
Mr. Trumps expressions of admiration for the man and his authoritarian regime are naïve and irresponsible.
Gates needs to read “The Art of the Deal”.
Thomas is an ignoramus. Putin is not a voter.
And these clowns criticize Trump for referring to all of the media as “Democrats” even if one or two are RINOS who ACT like Democrats?!
I can understand the Allah vs allah thing....i do it to needlessly offend someone and perhaps in some way have a positive influenced and/or get them to ponder what I say.
The fact that they pretend David Brooks is a “conservative” tells you everything you need to know.
I predict that the day is coming - after Trump is POTUS, that, to stop this barbaric hoard - which includes the NWO - - the US, UK and Russia will once again be aligned to stamp them back into the sand - seems it must be done every few hundred years -
And added plus to that alliance is that Russia, despite the left’s drum beating, is no longer Communist
yeah gates..... blah blah blah
woolsey and a few other cia support trump
if any of these cia did the job we wouldn’t have the mess we have
they ALL KISS ASS AND PLAY POLITICS..... INSTED OF DOING THE RIGHT THING
the ny times is a bankrupt left wing rag..... not fit to wrap garbage in..
anyone looking for facts must avoid this rag for fear of warping your brain...
LOOK WHAT IT DID TO HILLARY
If he was voting Hillary, he would be. Probably in a swing state. Or several.
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