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April 6, 2018

Who is “the second-most dangerous American”?

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:09 pm

The title of my blog post is a quote from this news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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Democracy Post editor Christian Caryl says President Trump’s new national security adviser is more capable than other officials. That’s the problem.

Opinion writer March 23

Because John Bolton is five things President Trump is not — intelligent, educated, principled, articulate and experienced — and because of Bolton’s West Wing proximity to a president responsive to the most recent thought he has heard emanating from cable television or an employee, Bolton will soon be the second-most dangerous American. On April 9, he will be the first national security adviser who, upon taking up residence down the hall from the Oval Office, will be suggesting that the United States should seriously consider embarking on war crimes.

The first two charges against the major Nazi war criminals in the 1945-1946 Nuremberg trials concerned waging aggressive war. Emboldened by the success, as he still sees it, of America’s Iraq adventure that began 15 years ago this month, Bolton, for whom a trade war with many friends and foes is insufficiently stimulating, favors real wars against North Korea and Iran. Both have odious regimes, but neither can credibly be said to be threatening an imminent attack against the United States. Nevertheless, Bolton thinks bombing both might make the world safer. What could go wrong?

Much is made of the fact that Bolton is implacably hostile to strongman Vladimir Putin, whom the U.S. president, a weak person’s idea of a strong person, admires. And of the fact that the president has repeatedly execrated the invasion of Iraq that Bolton advocated. So, today among the uneducable, furrowed brows express puzzlement: How can the president square his convictions with Bolton’s? Let’s say this one more time: Trump. Has. No. Convictions.

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It is time for you to learn about the U.S. role in the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 12:21 pm

According to the recent news article, [cited above] everyone who did not try to stop the Holocaust is guilty of contributing to the murder of the Jews by the Germans. That includes me — I was born in 1933. I should have been kicking the slats out of my crib — in protest.

The man in the photo above is Barry Trachtenberg

The following quote is from the news article:

Barry Trachtenberg, Wake Forest Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History and author of “The United States and the Nazi Holocaust” is available to comment on the Holocaust, its lasting effects, and how it is taught and talked about in America. Trachtenberg is shown in the photo above.

Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12 commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto uprising when Jews in 1943 resisted the effort to deport the remaining population to their deaths.

Trachtenberg can speak to racism toward American Jews as well as other minorities in the United States both in the past and today.

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