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Years ago, I noticed that in US public discourse, it's normal for all sides to be wrong.

Take Trump's decision to not retaliate against Iran for shooting down a reconnaissance drone.

youtube.com/watch?v=-c0jMsspE7

Tucker Carlson is wrong.

Every time we've used limited military force against Iran, they haven't responded.

So a series of air strikes would not have led to war.

Also, the aircraft were not in the air when Trump decided to not retaliate.

He never gave permission for the strikes to be carried out.

CNN's Samantha Vinograd is wrong.

Again, Trump did not make a decision and then change his mind.

He called together his national-security group, got a casualty estimate, and decided that it wasn't necessary to kill 150 Iranians at this point.

Apparently I am the only person on earth--besides Trump, Putin, and the people involved--who knows that Trump inflicted the worst military defeat on Russian in the entire history of the United States.

On February 7, 2018, near Deir Ezzor, Syria, we completed destroyed a Russian assault battalion called a Mobile Detachment Combat Group.

Three motorized infantry companies in infantry fighting vehicles, ten main battle tanks, six self-propelled howitzers, one grenade-launcher platoon, one mortar platoon, one antitank-gun platoon, one flamethrower platoon, and one heavy machine-gun platoon.

Only one tank and one armored vehicle were left.

Two infantry companies died instantly, according to the survivors.

This was RUSSIA, not Iran.

Back to Carlson.

Bombing Iran would not have ended Trump's political career.

The strikes would have been limited.

Carlson is under the delusion that an American strike will trigger a full-on war.

How can anybody think that? It's demented.

Carlson goes to ramble about something that will never happen.

We're not going to war with Iran, period.

Everything Carlson says about war with Iran is irrelevant. Like everyone on TV, he has no clue how brilliant Trump is.

AND.

Carlson let's slip that he's a mullah fanboy.

He says, Iran is an impressive place, "not at all like the chintzy, prefab capitals of the Arab world, like Riyadh or Dubai."

This anti-Arab bigotry is laughable, given the Third Revolution in Military Affairs.

Then Carlson warns us about John Bolton.

For some reason, everyone forgets that National Security Advisors can only talk.

Bolton can't take us to war.

Then we have an idiot on MSNBC tell us that Trump is an isolationist.

See what I mean about everyone being wrong?

On which planet is Trump an isolationist.

Mike Pence is a co-president and Secretary of State in one.

Mike Pompeo has done more than all previous Secretaries of State combined.

Trump is a nationalist internationalist. America first, but we won't turn our back on the world.

Then Tucker Carlson finally admits what he's all about:

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING.

He knows better than Trump how to run the country.

Americans are obsessed with rhetoric and public apologies. I support Bolton refusing to agree publicly that he was wrong.

Don't give the enemy ammunition.

Trump chose him. That's good enough for me.

Then Carlson says that the shooting down of the drone was supposed to be the trigger for regime change in Iran.

This is one of the most childish things I've ever heard.

Carlson knows nothing about military affairs. We don't have the assets in theater to wage war on Iran.

Remember how long it took us to build up the Iraq invasion force? Carlson is irrational when it comes to this topic.

He's crazy.

FINALLY, Carlson completely ignores the regional powers who have waged the most stunning wars in human history.

Mosul was taken after the Islamic state fortified it for three years. They built underground complexes, created killing zones, stockpiled weapons, and held a million human shields.

It actually hasn't been publicized how the the Gulf Cooperation Council helped the Iraqis take the city.

The US Air Force says that it took nine months to build a digital map of Mosul. Every building--inside and out--was scanned.

About 500 commandos did the scanning on the ground. It's clear that the GCC can also scan underground structures.

Tucker Carlson is a mindlessly yapping dolt who accidentally revealed that he holds Arabs in contempt.

Once again, Trump has made someone involuntarily drop the mask.

The real world is nothing like the world of Tucker Carlson.

Or anybody on TV, come to think of it.

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@Erin @ThomasWic
All psychiatric directors have ordered early embalming for sufferers of TDS, and physicians are scripting out to funeral homes, so we’re starting to see early signs the program is effective.

@macoman4u1 @ThomasWic

She wouldn’t need anytime in the make-up chair if she was an extra in ‘Walking Dead’

@ThomasWic

What's up with the people warning us about John Bolton? Our Donald seems content enough with Bolton.

@HunDriverWidow @ThomasWic

Just the DC template. Tucker resides and lives off the swamp. He sold any objectivity to get that TV show.

@ThomasWic past air strikes occurred before Iran built up their military weaponry. No one can guess with certainty how a country would react to being attacked. Carlon's guess is as good as anyone's, and it's at least based on Iran's rhetoric and their current capabilities. A counterattack could even be unconventional and plausibly deniable. Best not to guess to much about those kinds of things.

@fossviking @ThomasWic

" Carlon's guess is as good as anyone's, and it's at least based on Iran's rhetoric and their current capabilities. "

1) "guess"
2) Carlton "guessing" is as good as Trump's KNOWING?
3) Carlton's "guessing" based on IRAN's rhetoric?
4) Carlton's "guessing" based on Iran's "current capabilities?"?"
5) A Counterattack "plausibily deniable?

AND, the Piece of Resistance....

6) Best not to "guess" too much about "those" kinds of things?

Are you the "Q"?

@ThomasWic I tell people all the time about this and they look at me like I have three heads.

@ThomasWic

It's the old case of, "Don't confuse me with the facts. I already know what I believe."

@ThomasWic

To be included are we who followed you. Yours was the best ever analysis of what happened.

After the third warning, the order was given by the commander, not the boss;

Annihilate them!

Thn they did. ~40 guys on the ground directed a 100% casualty infliction on the Russian soldiers disguised as Mercs.

@RonOgletree @ThomasWic If I could ask, is that the only time on record that US forces have come to blows directly with Russians/Soviets?

@ThomasWic

Vinograd? Wine Graduate?
Graduated to what crystal meth?

That waif looks like she was out all night painting the town. Somebody get that girl a sammich!

She makes about as much sense as Tucker talking about "chincy, pre-fab" Dubai or Riyadh.

He's part of the cult of personality disorder.

Also, his name is misspelled.
It starts with an F...

@ThomasWic
Another pattern I notice is the hubbub about what Trump did or did not do gets more attention than whatever Trump ended up do or not do. This is the part where Trump can mess with the media.

Now these media types who are used to be able to see via leaks what exactly is going on in the administration are losing it.

@DuaneCates @drawandstrike

@ThomasWic

Tucker's furrowed brow nightly makes me want to pull hair. He uses his show to give Leftists a nightly forum to spew their crap. While the RAT spews his insane Leftist drivel, Tucker sits there with his furrowed brow as if he doesn't have a comeback to destroy the lying, programmed Leftist. OMG.

@rarity
I knew I knew him and I couldn't figure out where I knew him from, Googled, and found out he was on Dobie Gillis. My oh my! That was a long time ago!
@ThomasWicfrom

@ThomasWic

Thank you Mr. Wictor.

If you ever want to swim/sail in a fresh water ocean (Lake Michigan) let me know.

@Erin @Sound_Bites @ThomasWic

Same here in the tropical paradise as my mom and sister live at the end of the Virgin River that feeds into the north end at Overton.

I have to put up with living near the beach at Jacksonville.

@ThomasWic

The real world is nothing like the world of 95% of the US Congress & politicians nationwide. It's a business they hope to cash in on from Day 1 after their getting elected by any means necessary. Political office is a "cash cow" funded by the US taxpayers. Politicians suckle off of We The People for the rest of their lives; one way or another. Just take note of Zero & his Mooch? taking a $62,000 a wk vacation after shipping planeloads of our cash to Iran. Smell at all to you?

@ThomasWic

That's why I respect your opinion.

It isn't tainted by the lame stream.

@ThomasWic The political knowledge idiocy of Scott Adams amazes me every day. He did a Periscope today where he credited Tucker Carlson with preventing war with Iran. These blowhards will never accept the fact that Trump is a million times smarter than them in every aspect.

@mirali

OH MY GOD.

That's so embarrassing.

Who knew that so many people are off their rockers?

@trueblueTEX @ThomasWic @mirali
I watch his Periscopes daily.
He has a very unique Mindset.
I don't take anything he says at face value. I think he's saying things "for effect"
A lot like Trump, actually.

@EarlThePearls @ThomasWic @trueblueTEX @mirali
One of my first epiphanies watching Scott was having to accept his statement that Human Beings do not make the vast majority of their decisions based on reason or logic, but emotion & biases.
BOY, did a lot of the World come into focus with that one.

@DuaneCates

I have his "Win Bigly" but haven't read it, yet.

I'll have to move it up on my list.

@EarlThePearls @ThomasWic @mirali

@trueblueTEX
He does have some interesting things to say once in awhile. I think a lot of what he says is just time filling to keep his profile profile up.

Having followed the crew on this site for a while it is hard to listen to some of his suppositions knowing what we know
@DuaneCates @ThomasWic @mirali

@trueblueTEX @DuaneCates @EarlThePearls @ThomasWic @mirali I really liked it. And “how to fail at everything and still win big” was very good too.

I disagree with him sometimes when I catch his periscope, but I always take what he says with a grain of salt. Someone here said it well - he’s a “mesmerizer.” He’s a hypnotist and sometimes plays games with suggestion. He geeks out on persuasion and sometimes hes speaking to the person on the fence.

@ThomasWic @trueblueTEX @mirali
Scott's Video where he said Trump HAD to listen to him or lose in 2020?
He later explained it was a test to see if You Tube is throttling his viewer count. He's convinced Twitter is throttling him as well.
I watched the Carlson Video as well, he said everything people are upset or perplexed about.
But he was talking about Carlson's ability to PERSUADE.
Not the reality of his topic.

Ho Ho and HO!

@DuaneCates @trueblueTEX @ThomasWic @mirali Hey Duane I am not sure how tomuse this site. Please tell me who ur talking about on Periscope? Is it Scott Adams of Dilbert? Thanks.

@trueblueTEX @ThomasWic @mirali
Smart isn't a Roadmap to the Truth.
(But it can really help.)
If it helps I'm thinking Scott is "speaking for effect"

@DuaneCates

That's a plausible explanation for Scott's speaking

BTW, interesting point about the "Roadmap to the Truth."

@ThomasWic @mirali

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