Trump: I’m the “least racist person there is”

Donald Trump’s Twitter war for the White House continued Saturday with an attack on Mitt Romney and perhaps one of the boldest declarations of his presidential campaign thus far.

From the above photo, it looks like the “Red Hats” have gone camouflage. I am not sure what that means. Camouflage is used to make structures, human or human technology, blend into the environment. So my guess is that Trump doesn’t see race (or is racist) as long as its structure is hidden (camouflaged) from view.

So Trump probably doesn’t see the Mexican help he hires at his hotels, as long as they stay camouflage in their workspace. If they come out of their workspace and, let’s say, sit on a court bench, then I guess the camouflage is off, and they become Mexican.

I think the Republican nominating convention is about to get a lot more interesting, as the Red Hats come off and the camouflage goes on.

Source: Trump: I’m the “least racist person there is”

Trump declares he’ll do more for “our African-American people”

During his victory speech on June 7, 2016, Trump says he is going to “take care of our African-American people that have been mistreated for so long.”

Ah, such a good man. It is about time someone started standing up for “our” African-Americans, because God knows, they can’t stand up for themselves.

What an ass.

What does he expect? Our African Americans will be become, like those Red-hats at his nomination convention and salute the Donald?

I mean, they should. Don’t we own them?

Source: Trump declares he’ll do more for “our African-American people”

Donald Trump says he won’t attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

In a blow to President Obama’s joke writers and C-SPAN’s ratings, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump says he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner later this month.

In my opinion, it sounds to me like White Eyes (complements of the orange coloring) may also have very thin-skin, as Bill Maher can attest to.

Source: Donald Trump says he won’t attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Five Questions That Make Strategy Real

Strategy, then, is simply finding the big a-ha and setting a broad direction, putting the right people behind it, and then executing with an unyielding emphasis on continuous improvement. There’s no mystery to it!

Jack Welch is being kind to suggest that there is no mystery to strategy. But in a way he is right. There is no mystery in how to execute strategy–the mystery is in the strategy itself.

The mystery can be defined in questions asked by every strategist: what is the strategist vision that the person such as Jack Welch sees, what is the means the visionary has available to get to strategic end imagined, and what is the way forward from the end (from where everyone started at) to the end (where the visionary was working towards)?

So Strategy is easy, but still a mystery–finding the strategist is hard.

But unlocking the mystery makes the strategy a winning or losing process, and Jack Welch is a winner and a successful strategist.

Successful strategists (Jack Welch) are those people who are able to unlock the mystery for us all and they should be rewarded for the mystery unlocked.

Great article.

Source: Five Questions That Make Strategy Real | Jack Welch | LinkedIn

US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey

 

From Max

From Max, one of the commentators: “They are fighting PKK (Kurdish ISIL).”

I am not sure I understand. I mean I believe all Kurds want to set up an Islamic state, but they want it to be a Kurdish state. Also I don’t understand why bother to call one ISIL and the other ISIS, as if linking them and separating both ISIL and ISIS into something completely different.

I too believe that Turkey is under appreciated by the West, but Max’s comments seem strange to me in its alignment. The difference between a Kurdish ISIL and ISIS is not in area. Both want to be in the same general area (the Levant). The difference is in how to align family boarders within the location of the area they want to control.

The Kurdish families (which include both Sunni and Shia) want to set up a Islamic state whose borders align with Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, the places where they live–ISIS wants to set up an Islamic State where everyone else in the region lives, but without boarders. But then ISIL has declared much the same intentions  as ISIL has, in forming a Caliphate. In fact some people might say that ISIL and ISIS are one and the same.

That point would be hard to argue.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to “increased threats from terrorist groups” in the country.

The only thing I am sure about is that neither Turkey nor ISIS will ever join a so-called “Kurdish ISIL”, but there may be a little ISIL in all of them, and leftover from the good-old-days of the Turkish Caliphate of the Ottoman Empire.

Source: US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey – Yahoo News

One of Trump’s foreign policy advisers is a 2009 college grad who lists Model UN as a credential 

Listen to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump discuss some of his foreign policy positions with The Washington Post editorial board. “NATO is costing us a fortune,” Trump said. “We’re not reimbursed fairly for what we do.” (The Washington Post)

Perhaps, in regards to what we “do”,  NATO doesn’t reward bad behavior?

I like how Trump the candidate talks about borrowing from China. We are borrowing from China, but it is in US dollars, and as long as we buy China’s assembled products, I am sure we can continue to “borrow” from China.

Is Trump suggesting the US tells the computer industry where to manufacture and assemble their products, as he re-arms Europe and sends defence contracts overseas?

Source: One of Trump’s foreign policy advisers is a 2009 college grad who lists Model UN as a credential – The Washington Post

Pentagon moving to increase US troop numbers in Iraq soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday it was moving to increase the number of American forces in Iraq and announced that U.S. forces have killed the Islamic State’s finance minister. “We are systematically eliminating ISIL’s cabinet,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

I think Trump will have a mandate to make those in the Arab world take care of their own, or pay us to do it for you. I wonder if Trump knows how quickly relationships can change? I mean he had to maintain his image to keep people coming back to his buildings with his name on it. Is he going to keep that image, or become a leader.

In other words, is Trump going to put his name on this country or not? Would a leader?

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said recommendations on ways to increase U.S. support for Iraq’s ground fight against IS are going to be discussed with President Barack Obama soon.

So muster up some cash Congress, if you got some kind of war to fight, or not. But let’s face it, this election might be the most important one you let happen–you need to commit yourself to something more than throw Obama out of the WH.

The Constitution has done that part for you, so who are you fighting? Not a big fan of the Constitution, eh?

“The secretary and I both believe that there will be an increase in U.S. forces in Iraq in coming weeks, but that decision hasn’t been made,” Dunford told Pentagon reporters during a briefing. He did not say how big that increase might be.

Yes Republicans, Obama hasn’t made that decision yet. Do you want Trump to do it? The answer maybe something voters need to listen to before the Middle East explodes, and not after, when it is out of our control.

One may say that we never had control in the first place. The difference between Shia and Sunni Arabs have been deemed unsolvable according to Islam, and, from what I have heard, climate change is taking away their water, neither which the Republican’s base believe we have control of.

I am just not sure Trump is saying that. That is the problem when living inside a bubble.

Source: Pentagon moving to increase US troop numbers in Iraq soon – Yahoo News