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Trump Praises Saddam Hussein Again — This Time For Killing Terrorists ‘So Good’

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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:40 AM
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Trump Praises Saddam Hussein Again — This Time For Killing Terrorists ‘So Good’


Speaking at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday evening, Trump praised what he said was Hussein’s innate ability to kill terrorists “so good.” While it’s not the first time he’s mentioned the former leader, this time Trump elaborated that he appreciated Hussein’s authoritarian take on civil liberties.

“You know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good,” Trump said. “They didn’t read them the rights, they didn’t talk. They were a terrorist, it was over.”

Trump went on to call Iraq the “Harvard for terrorism,” to scattered laughter.

So now Trump is praising authoritarians for violating civil rights? This is a clear sign of what a Trump Presidency would look like. The man idolizes despots for crying out loud! That's pretty scary right there.

Yes I didn't typo when I typed depots and not despot. This isn't the only totalitarian he has praised. We all know about Trump and Putin, but here's some more love to the world's evils:

Trump has never been one to shy away from a fist bump for authoritarian rulers. In January he said North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un should be given “credit” for taking over and killing his rivals.

Trump first heaped such praise on Hussein during a press conference in February. During both mentions, Trump began by labeling him “a bad guy” before using the ruler’s actions to explain his own bold campaign claims to “fight fire with fire.”

Plus Trump used to keep copies of Hitler's speeches next to his bed. Is this alarming to anyone but me?




posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t




In the Vanity Fair article, Ivana Trump told a friend that her husband's cousin, John Walter "clicks his heels and says, 'Heil Hitler," when visiting Trump's office.


Lol quoting Vanity Fair and saying "Ivana Trump told a friend that her husband's cousin..." he said she said they did

I'm NOT defending Trump. I just think it's funny how this presidential election is more like gossip and tabloid opportunities than actual political issues



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

That's just a side point. Anything to say to the actual meat and potatoes of the OP or did you just come into complain about one of my sources?



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Terrorists are # and should be hardlined, and so was Saddam, Trump is in many ways inaccurate, Saddam committed genocide against the Kurds - people who we know to be true moderates, and a beacon of hope in the Middle East, Trump says some stupid #, that is bellicose and off the wall. What are we going to do? Not vote Hillary, anyway, star and flag.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

This is truly an election of "the lesser of two evils".



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Oh, it's fine there's no problem because Trump said it and he will make America great again.




posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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So now Trump is praising authoritarians for violating civil rights? This is a clear sign of what a Trump Presidency would look like. The man idolizes despots for crying out


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He does not "idolize" the man. Come on. Singling out characteristics and mentioning them in a positive way is pretty far from idolizing the man. You do not have to see every aspect of a person as bad to dislike him or her. That is just a silly notion.

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I am pretty sure no civil rights were violated by Saddam. Because, you know .. dictators tend to award the people very few rights. He likely acted within the laws he himself had made. I know what you mean though, and I agree, but Trump's point, I am sure, was that the current administration lies in the other extreme.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:59 AM
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I thought his handlers were getting a handle on him going off like this. Guess that's not working. They're gonna need some stronger handlers.




posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

To tell the truth I wonder sometimes what has liberation done for Iraq I hate to think that Iraq under Saddam was a better country.

Look the nation today, they have gone backwards.

Sometimes even totalitarian governments in volatile and dangerous countries in certain regions are better than nothing than terrorist groups in charge, look at the middle middle east right now.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: DupontDeux
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He does not "idolize" the man. Come on. Singling out characteristics and mentioning them in a positive way is pretty far from idolizing the man. You do not have to see every aspect of a person as bad to dislike him or her. That is just a silly notion.

No this is idolizing him. Saddam's atrocities are unforgivable. PLUS he didn't kill terrorists. He killed political dissidents. Terrorism wasn't a thing when Saddam was in power. So Trump is just flat out wrong and is praising Saddam for killing people who disagreed with him politically.


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I am pretty sure no civil rights were violated by Saddam. Because, you know .. dictators tend to award the people very few rights. He likely acted within the laws he himself had made. I know what you mean though, and I agree, but Trump's point, I am sure, was that the current administration lies in the other extreme.

Erm. Rights aren't provided by the state. As an American you should be well aware of this. So just because Saddam didn't think he was violating civil rights doesn't make it true.
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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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The truth is the ME operated better under so-called "benevolent dictators" who struck a balance between the radical elements in their country and American corporate and political interests. It's not a pretty or proud tale but that's how the sausage was made.

But, yeah, Donald Trump is a total jackass and some things are simply better left unsaid, especially if you are speaking in front of a camera on national television. He can't get out of his own way. Yet another reason he should never be President.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: marg6043

This is true. As much as I hate Saddam and what he did, he certainly kept the country stable. I can't say I've ever agreed with us going in and taking him out back in 2003.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: HoldMyBeer

Yea. It didn't seem like even the crowd was that amused:

Trump went on to call Iraq the “Harvard for terrorism,” to scattered laughter.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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I think this is a matter of perspective and time, the Kurds would tell you differently, and also I think when this wraps up the Kurds might finally have a nation state, only time will tell. regardless, the Middle East has been a powder keg for a long time and from someone's perspective, someone was always getting #ed.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:08 AM
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This is a clip from one of your links.

"And you’ve got to give him credit: How many young guys — he was like 26 or 25 when his father died — take over these tough generals and all of a sudden, you know, it’s pretty amazing when you think of it. How does he do that?” he added.

 
“Even though it is a culture, and it’s a culture thing, he goes in, he takes over, he’s the boss. It’s incredible.”

 
After North Korea’s government said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb earlier this week, Trump called the authoritarian leader a “madman playing around with nukes” and a “total nut job.”

 
But he also insinuated that Kim had some admirable qualities.

 
“I mean, it’s amazing that a young guy would go over and take over,” Trump said Thursday on Fox News’ “On the Record.” “You know, you would have thought that these tough generals would have said no way this is gonna happen when the father died.

 
“So he’s gotta have something going for him, because he kept control, which is amazing for a young person to do,” he added."


I guess mad man and nut jobs could be considered praise.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:10 AM
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So now Trump is praising authoritarians for violating civil rights? This is a clear sign of what a Trump Presidency would look like.


I agree that he has tendencies to say things that are bat crazy , dangerous and authoritarians such as that and taking over the internet. He makes me cringe and that is a small part of why I don't think he would be a good President.

The good news is that the POTUS doesn't hold complete power and even our corrupted congress practices Machiavellian tactics.

So at the end of the Day despite Trump going Full retard , congress and the Oligarch have an effective working system for them so no need for them to rock the boat. Regardless of trump they are likely to do what they want just like they have been doing for centuries even under Hillary.

Hence at the end of the day when presented with a choice between the the guy who has the POTENTIAL to go Full Retard vs the career proven liar politician that HAS ALREADY GONE FULL RETARD: and has decades within the corrupted system and nothing to show but Oligarch profits and is a start of a political Dynasty .

i say F-it , I would go with Trump in the .001% chance something might change for the better than the 100% chance of keeping the same corrupted system going under HIllary.

Not to mention sending a BIG FU to Hillary Clinton after She and our Justice system gave the American people a BIG FU this week ,
when her Husband met in secret with the person involved in her ongoing criminal investigation. She and the Justice system already went Full Retard and you never go full retard.

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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:11 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22
Are you being purposely obtuse? He's praising him in the words you just typed.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:14 AM
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a reply to: interupt42

Here's the problem. The President IS in charge of the military and enforcing the laws. So Trump could easily deploy troops or institute torture programs without Congress' approval. This very thing was done by the Bush Presidency. The only difference here is that Bush just wanted to hunt terrorists overseas. Trump wants to do it domestically in addition to internationally. I can see MANY American rights abused or trampled on to accomplish this. The Patriot Act was bad enough, I cringe at what Trump has in mind.
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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:14 AM
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Not picking at your source at all, it was merely an observation. Trump is gung-ho for killing terrorists and ruling with an iron fist.

That will spell great success for him as an American President, especially in this day in age. "Let's just bomb the **** out of them!"

How about NO. Whatever happens with the election, at this point I am pretty certain it will not be good for our foreign policy or the surveillance & police state here domestically.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:20 AM
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This very thing was done by the Bush Presidency.


Yes and was also supported by the democrats and the MIC Oligarch. At the end of the day the same result will likely happen under Hillary or Trump when you got so much money to be made.

Like I said he scares the Sh1t out of me but he can't do no worse than what the system will allow or wants and that applies to Hillary as well. So its a wash.

With Hillary we already know what she can do which is nothing for the American people and after this weekends blatant demonstration of how she is above the law I say FU Clinton and the Injustice System.





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