Too many people have no leaning curve.
Why in the world would anyone take this at face value?
When you carry out clandestine operations, THEY MUST REMAIN SECRET.
You also have to LIE to cover up what's really happening.
Today is one of those days when I have no patience for the apparently indestructible inability to understand Trump.
I'm reading that everywhere. Americans have become Turks.
It's really depressing. And it goes back to the refusal to accept that Trump knows what he's doing.
The stakes are the highest they've ever been, so Trump's allies are not going to do what people do on TV.
Trump's allies are going to keep the charades going.
They're not going to say, "I was taking part in an elaborate counter-intelligence operation!"
Do you know why Trump used the army instead of the Navy SEALs to get Baghdadi?
I know TONS of stuff that I never talk about.
It's all open source, so I COULD talk about it, but nobody else has noticed. So I'm not going to be the guy who draws everybody's attention to it.
I'll give a good example of institutionalized failure.
Lt. Russell L. Brown, US Air Force, is credited with being the first jet fighter pilot in history to shoot down another jet.
In reality, the first jet pilot to shoot down another jet was US Navy Lt. Commander William T. Amen of VT-111, a fighter squadron of the carrier USS Philippine Sea.
The date was November 9, 1950, and the Russian pilot was Senior Lieutenant Mikhail F. Grachev, who was killed.
The marines say that history is history, and mistakes must be corrected.
Until we all adopt the ethos of the marines, we're going to continue having trouble.
Life is not like TV, and history is NOT written by the victors.
History is objective reality.
As I said, I know a lot of stuff that I never talk about. You'd be shocked by how bad things have been.
But I'm not here to bring everybody down. Knowing about it won't help you. So I choose to keep the facts to myself.
Another problem is that people are deeply in love with fear and unhappiness.
I refuse to feed that vampire.
What you DON'T know WON'T hurt you.
When it's all fixed, I still won't tell you.
Some of us keep our mouths shut. Some of us LIE in order to protect operations in progress.
And when the operations are over, we never tell you what happened.
That's as it should be.
Thanks for this informative thread. 👏
Great thread. Will you please explain your first toot in it?
Why would I not believe what Nikki Haley had to say?
What I'm saying is that we have no way of knowing what's real, and Trump has a vested interest in making people think that he's being undermined from within.
It would've taken Trump exactly three seconds to find out if his subordinates were not following his orders.
And he's not adverse to firing people.
Thank you. I now understand and have to agree with you. I often find myself believing what others have to say without considering what Trump knows and how he behaves. I need to be more alert to that.
No better place to be put in one's place than right here at QuodVerum.
"Hey Thomas, I just saw this. Made me angry/sad. Time for just a little hair on fire?"
TW: "Sure, if you don't have time for a haircut, the smoking lamp is lit. Before you do, though, here's what you didn't know.
What you didn't know #1.
What you didn't know #2.
What you didn't know #3.
What you didn't know #15.
Now either calm down or stew in it til your pressure cooker blows."
@ThomasWic @NevadaJack reminds me of the hilarious “campaign headquarters” at Trump tower. A dinky office and dinky posters and two crappy folding chairs or something like that. His opponents thought his campaign was such a joke that it changed their strategy, made them complacet. If Trump’s enemies believe he is already under attack from within, they’ll focus their energy elsewhere.
@ThomasWic @Kauffman @NevadaJack
“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
@ThomasWic @NevadaJack @Wendy I shared the amazing NYT article about Trump from the 80’s Thomas posted (posted again for those who missed it, see below) with a woman calling him the usual, dummy, clown, etc. Her response? “See, you had to go back to 1984 to find this article.” 🤦♀️
2 more women were swearing Trump was racist, homophobe, etc. When I asked them how they know this they sent me a link to an leftist article they read.
Twitter isn’t sending their best folks.
The main tell is someone who Trump was closely allied with leaves & writes/tells a ridiculous story of the inner workings of the administration. If you know DJT's history it's obvious it's bullshit. This fuels the dims flames that DJT is an idiot, i.e. it reinforces their belief & makes them incapable of realizing they are being outwitted. I can't believe he keeps using this tactic & they fall for it every time. They are so dumb that he doesn't have to change tactics.
One of my best all time friends was one of the original Leap Frogs decorated personally by JFK.
I did not know this until I was invited to his home for a dinner and as he called it, sit on the porch and throw rocks at cars. The house was 1/4 mile from the road.
His wife had collected all of his medals and made a display for them that set over the fireplace.
Remember PDJT is a genius with Smoke & Mirrors.
@ThomasWic A shut mouth is a sign of wisdom.
Keep your enemies close. Never close enough to use anything against you.Taking care of Business and reaping the rewards of a job well done is enough for me.
"People are deeply in love with fear and unhappiness."
it seems most people who are in love with fear and unhappiness, are the ones who's lives have only been grazed by tragedy and violence, not the full unleashing of it.
(Unless they are liars, looking for attention through vicarious victimhood.)
Those who have been through trauma in a major way, abhor it.
They don't even bring up those memories unless holding them in is worse, and they feel safe enough to do it.
Thomas, what an amazing, necessary, and straightforward thread...thank you for saying what desperately needed to be said and heard..also for being the honest decent man you are by withholding that which should not, need not come to light...👏🙏
@ThomasWic I don't my wife bad things because it just upsets her.
Ignorance is bliss.
@ThomasWic I don't *tell* my wife. Can I blame autocorrect?
@ThomasWic Thank you Thomas.
As I read your thread, and I did read
through it twice, I agree with you
that people don’t need to know everything. The hysterics, hand wringing, and Chicken Little syndrome serve no good purpose.
President Trump continues to tell
people who he is, what he stands
for, and who the enemies are. If
people choose not to believe it,
there is no amount of ‘splaining
will change them. ❤️ 🇺🇸
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.