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 21 
 on: January 13, 2018, 01:55:22 am 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Im2Sexy4MyPants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEaKX9YYHiQ

 22 
 on: January 13, 2018, 12:53:57 am 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Kiwithrottlejockey

from The Washington Post....

Trump's new ambassador ignored questions from Dutch
reporters. Now, U.S. reporters want answers.


The State Department distanced itself on Thursday from the Trump appointees'
anti-Muslim remarks, saying “the ambassador made mistakes”.


By ELI ROSENBERG | 10:13PM EST - Thursday, January 11, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra. — Photograph: John Thys/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.
U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra. — Photograph: John Thys/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.

THE State Department distanced itself on Wednesday from the baseless anti-Muslim theory spread by its ambassador to the Netherlands a few years ago, but it declined to call the remarks inaccurate.

During a news conference at the State Department's headquarters in Washington, Undersecretary Steve Goldstein told reporters that Pete Hoekstra, the new U.S. ambassador in the Netherlands, had “made comments that should not have been made” when asked about Hoekstra's statements about Muslim no-go zones and people being burned alive because of the Islamic movement.

“The Ambassador made mistakes in 2015,” said Goldstein, who like Hoekstra, is a recent political appointee. “Those comments were not the position of the State Department, and you will never hear those words from this podium.”

Still, Goldstein refused to label Hoekstra's comments inaccurate despite being pressed by reporters at the briefing.

Goldstein was asked whether he believed there were any no-go zones in Europe.

“I'll get back to you on that question,” he said. “That's not the language we would use.”

In 2015, Hoekstra spoke at a conference hosted by a right-wing anti-terrorism group, claiming without evidence that the “Islamic movement” had brought chaos to the Netherlands.

“There are cars being burned. There are politicians that are being burned,” he said. “And yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands.”

The remarks, which play off an unsupported theory that is popular in right-wing media, have been the subject of multiple inquiries by Dutch reporters, who asked Hoekstra repeatedly to provide evidence for them or retract the remarks during a tense first meeting with him on Wednesday. Hoekstra has declined to substantiate the remarks, and he did not clarify an apology he gave in December after making false statements to a reporter who had asked about them.

During the exchange on Wednesday, which was captured on video, the ambassador fell silent as a series of reporters continued to query him, drawing a slew of critical headlines in the Netherlands and coverage across the world.

On Thursday, reporters questioned Goldstein about the appropriateness of Hoekstra's ambassadorship in light of his performance at the news conference and additional statements beyond the 2015 conference where he appeared to spread anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.

“He's been received well by the Dutch government, and we hope that he can be received well by the people of the Netherlands,” Goldstein said. “I have advised, as I've advised most people, that when reporters are in front of you, just as you are in front of me, that it's always good to answer questions.”

Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman from Michigan, talked about “no-go zones” on several occasions; he had referred to their presence in European cities multiple times in conservative media before he became the ambassador.

He speculated that some 10 to 15 percent of the Muslim community in the world — what would amount to as many as 270 million people — were radical Islamist militants and appeared to imply that former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had “egregious” ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a recent conspiracy theory that The Washington Post and other publications have determined to be baseless. Those comments were first unearthed by CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski.

The theory of lawless Muslim “no-go zones” run by sharia courts and forbidden to police and outsiders in Europe has been fanned on right-wing media, and it found prominence on Fox News shows hosted by Jeanine Pirro and Sean Hannity in recent years, despite a lack of evidence.

The network has run multiple segments where hosts or guests mentioned the issue.

In January 2015, Fox News anchor Julie Banderas issued an apology and a correction after a guest talked at length on Pirro's show about the presence of such zones, admitting that “there is no formal designation of these zones” and saying that the segment had aired “regrettable errors” about Europe's Muslim population.

But Fox News continues to run segments where the so-called phenomenon is mentioned; a search on the TV News Archive turned up more than 140 examples since the beginning of 2015.

The pundit on Pirro's show who made the discredited remarks, Steve Emerson, runs a nonprofit called the Investigative Project on Terrorism, where Hoekstra served as a fellow, a fact celebrated on his official State Department biography.

The federal agency recently released its updated travel advisories, and the Netherlands was listed at the lowest level of security threat. Though it noted a risk of terrorism plots, it said the biggest threat related to the 90,000 refugees the country accepted in 2015 and 2016: “societal animosity and discrimination against certain ethnic/religious minority groups, particularly Muslim immigrants from North Africa, Turkey, and the Middle East.”

Goldstein said that Hoekstra has an interview scheduled with a Dutch media outlet on Friday, but he didn't name the organization.

“And he also plans over the weekend to be available within many of the communities in the capital, including Muslim communities,” he said. “The department has had conversations with the ambassador. The ambassador wants to get this behind him.”


• Eli Rosenberg is a reporter on The Washington Post's General Assignment team.

__________________________________________________________________________

Related to this topic:

 • VIDEO: 3 awkward moments from Hoekstra's Dutch news conference

 • Reporters to Trump's ambassador: ‘This is the Netherlands — you have to answer questions’

 • Trump's ambassador to the Netherlands just got caught lying about the Dutch

 • Fox News corrects, apologizes for ‘no-go zone’ remarks


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/01/11/trumps-new-ambassador-ignored-questions-from-dutch-reporters-now-u-s-reporters-want-answers

 23 
 on: January 12, 2018, 11:29:59 pm 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Kiwithrottlejockey

from The Washington Post....

Trump ‘cancels’ London visit to dedicate new U.S. Embassy,
citing ‘bad deal’ to sell and relocate building


The old embassy was sold after the George W. Bush administration had
decided to relocate it from central London to a plot on the banks of the
Thames in the south of the city. The new embassy will open this month.


By ANNE GEARAN | 2:39AM EST — Friday, January 12, 2018

The new U.S. Embassy building is seen during a press preview near the River Thames in London. — Photograph: Reuters.
The new U.S. Embassy building is seen during a press preview near the River Thames in London. — Photograph: Reuters.

PRESIDENT TRUMP said he has called off a planned ceremonial visit to Britain because he didn't want to be associated with what he called a bad real estate deal in which the U.S. Embassy is being relocated from central London to “an off location”.

In a Twitter message shortly before midnight Thursday, Trump implicitly rejected reports that the trip — never announced but widely assumed to be in February — was being scrapped over concerns that the U.S. leader would be met with widespread protests.

“Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ‘peanuts’, only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO," Trump wrote.

In fact, it was never certain that Trump would make the to visit Britain, historically America's closest ally. The last word from the U.S. ambassador there, Woody Johnson, was that while he hoped Trump would come to dedicate the new embassy, no date had been set for such a journey.

U.S. diplomats are expected to move in to the new quarters this month. The embassy's website has a large banner reading, “1 week until we move”.

Trump had been expected to combine a ceremonial opening for the new building — a distinctive glassy cube — with an official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Theresa May.

May was the first foreign leader to visit Trump after his inauguration a year ago, and extended a return invitation that was put on hold in part because British lawmakers and others vowed to protest and boycott Trump over policies seen as anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant.

Trump told May in a phone call last month that he planned to visit early in 2018. The Daily Mail reported that Trump had backed out because he was unhappy about arrangements for the visit, which was billed as a “working” visit rather than a full state visit that could include a meeting with Queen Elizabeth.

The George W. Bush administration had decided more than a decade ago to relocate the embassy from offices on prime land in the tony neighborhood of Mayfair in central London to a plot on the banks of the Thames in the south of the city. Security concerns drove the move, in line with a worldwide upgrade and redesign of embassy facilities to better protect them from vehicle bombs and other terrorism.

The old embassy was sold to the real estate division of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund in November 2009.

May rebuked Trump in November after he retweeted unverified anti-Muslim videos from the far-right Britain First political group. She said Trump was “wrong” to do it and called the British group “hateful”.

British members of Parliament had called on May to rescind the invitation to Trump over the video incident and earlier actions, including his attempt to temporarily block immigration from several Muslim-majority nations.

“I am deeply uncomfortable because he is deliberately divisive, and this would be divisive at a time when we are trying to unite our country,” Justice Minister Sam Gyimah said in November.

Earlier this week, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had rejected suggestions that now was not the time for a state visit.

“I think Her Majesty the Queen is well capable of taking this American president — or indeed any American president — in her stride, as she has done over six remarkable decades,” Johnson said. “She has seen them come and she has seen them go.”


• Anne Gearan is a national politics correspondent for The Washington Post.

__________________________________________________________________________

Related to this topic:

 • The new U.S. embassy in London: A crystalline ‘sugar cube’ worth a billion dollars


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/01/12/trump-cancels-london-visit-to-dedicate-new-u-s-embassy-citing-bad-deal-to-sell-and-relocate-building

 24 
 on: January 12, 2018, 07:59:06 pm 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Kiwithrottlejockey

from The Guardian....

Donald Trump visit to London called off amid fears of mass protests

President will not now open new US embassy next month,
with secretary of state Rex Tillerson likely to take his place.


By HEATHER STEWART and DAVID SMITH | 12:17AM GMT — Friday, 12 January 2018

Donald Trump and Theresa May pictured in Brussels ahead of a Nato summit meeting in May last year. — Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.
Donald Trump and Theresa May pictured in Brussels ahead of a Nato summit meeting in May last year. — Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

DONALD TRUMP has cancelled a visit to Britain next month to open the new US embassy in London amid fears of mass protests.

The American president claimed on Twitter that his reason for calling off the trip was his displeasure at Barack Obama having sold the current embassy for “peanuts” and built a replacement for $1.2bn. “Bad deal,” he wrote.

But the embassy's plan to move from Mayfair to Nine Elms in London was first reported in October 2008 — when George W Bush was still president and Obama had not yet been elected.

Theresa May invited Trump for a state visit when she became the first world leader to visit the president in the White House a year ago.

With activists pledging to stage mass protests and MPs determined not to give the president the opportunity to address parliament, no date for a state visit has been set.

Instead, it had been expected that Trump would make a brief, less formal “working visit” next month, to cut the ribbon on the $1bn (£750m) embassy in Nine Elms, south-west London, and hold meetings with May.

Officials had been examining plans for the president to meet the Queen, without the pomp of a full-blown state banquet, with the attendant risk of disruptive protests.

However, even that more modest plan now appears to have been abandoned for the time being. Government sources suggested that Washington had signalled that secretary of state Rex Tillerson would instead open the multimillion-pound embassy.


US secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
US secretary of state Rex Tillerson.

Trump confirmed on Twitter late on Thursday night that the trip was off. “Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars,” he wrote just before midnight local time. “Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”

Citing security and environmental reasons, the US state department agreed to sell the current embassy building in Grosvenor Square to the Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, which intends to turn it into a luxury hotel. Estimates put the site's value at £500m before it was made a listed building, which would have diminished the value because of restrictions on development.

Relations with the controversial president hit a low late last year when May criticised his decision to retweet material posted by the far right extremist group, Britain First.

Trump responded by tweeting directly to the prime minister that she should focus on tackling domestic terrorism.

The government was so concerned about his decision to share the extremist videos that Britain's ambassador to Washington, Sir Kim Darroch, took the rare step of raising the issue directly with the White House.

Trump's ambassador to London, Woody Johnson, subsequently insisted: “The president and the prime minister have a very, very good relationship. I know the president admires and respects the prime minister greatly.”

He added: “My job and the president's job is to protect Americans. He's doing the best that he can.

“You're going to have little stumbles along the road. Absolutely. You're going to have things that happen. But the intent is there and it's genuine, and it's going to happen.”

May's government has been keen to strike up a close working relationship with the Trump administration despite his erratic behaviour, because of Britain's desire to strike a swift trade deal with the world's largest economy.

When the PM visited the White House, she was pictured holding hands with the president.

Trump has sparked alarm among diplomats by repeatedly entering into Twitter spats with key public figures, including North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, to whom he recently boasted about the size of the US nuclear arsenal.


Donald Trump and Theresa May hold hands as they walk along the colonnade of the White House in Washington D.C. — Photograph: Olivier Douliery/European Pressphoto Agency.
Donald Trump and Theresa May hold hands as they walk along the colonnade of the White House
in Washington D.C. — Photograph: Olivier Douliery/European Pressphoto Agency.


The White House has been rocked in recent days by the revelations in an explosive book, Fire and Fury, by the US journalist Michael Wolff, who suggested even senior figures in the administration questioned the president's fitness for office.

Asked about the revelations last weekend, May said she believed they were not serious, and Trump was a man making decisions, “in the interests of the United States”.

Trump faced fresh criticism on Thursday night after The Washington Post reported that he had questioned planned changes to immigration rules, asking colleagues why the US had to welcome arrivals from “shithole countries”.

The president is expected to be the biggest draw at the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, where politicians and business leaders gather each year to network, and discuss the pressing issues facing the international economy.

After Trump's inauguration last year, thousands of people joined a Women's March in London, echoing similar protests in Washington and other capitals, against his misogynist comments and behaviour.

Downing Street refused to confirm that the visit had been cancelled on Thursday night, with a spokesman repeating the government's longstanding position that “an invitation has been extended and accepted, but no date has been set”.

Asked about the reports, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders emailed a response that said: “The invitation was made and has been accepted we are still working to finalise a date.”


__________________________________________________________________________

• Heather Stewart is joint political editor of The Guardian.

• David Smith is The Guardian's Washington DC bureau chief.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/12/donald-trump-visit-to-london-called-off-amid-fears-of-mass-protests

 25 
 on: January 12, 2018, 05:25:39 pm 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Kiwithrottlejockey

It's good to see “rich pricks” being affected by extreme climate events caused by global warming, eh?

After all, “rich pricks” tend to be the greatest polluters ('cause they can afford to pollute), so it tends to be karma when they get affected.




from The New York Times....

Climate Change in My Backyard

Will the flooding and mudslides that ravaged California — the latest in a
series of climate disasters this year — lead to action on global warming?


By LEAH C. STOKES | Thursday, January 11, 2018

Illustration: Mark Pernice.
Illustration: Mark Pernice.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA — On Tuesday morning, half an inch of water fell in nearby Montecito — half an inch in five minutes. Even in the best of conditions, this pace could cause flooding. But it wasn't the best of conditions. Last month, we endured the largest wildfire in California history.

For two and a half weeks straight, the fire burned closer every day. Air quality turned unhealthy and forced schools to close. Businesses had to shut their doors during the peak holiday season. The local economy was decimated. I moved out of my home for weeks, as did many others. But at least I had a home to return to. Hundreds of others lost theirs. Thousands more lost their livelihoods. As a climate policy researcher, I was seeing the consequences of climate inaction in my own backyard.

Life was just beginning to get back to normal when the rains came this week, hard and fast. The scorched land could not absorb the water, and so the mudslides began.

Many residents, exhausted from weeks of displacement, were at home that night despite evacuation warnings. The forecast called for heavy rains, and the county was persistent in its preparation for mudslides and flooding. But the rain's intensity was extreme. Rain was not supposed to fall this fast, not in our memory. No one thought it would be so bad.

Houses were ripped from their foundations. City streets were unrecognizable. Helicopters flew back and forth in a near continuous line for days, hoisting people from roofs. The names of the missing and the dead swelled.

We say the extreme rain caused this disaster. We say it was the fire. And we say that multiple years of drought didn't help. But what caused the rain, the fire and the drought?

There is a clear climate signature in the disaster in Santa Barbara. We know that climate change is making California's extreme rainfall events more frequent. We know it's worsening our fires. We know that it contributed substantially to the latest drought.

There are simpler stories we could tell. Stories with more proximate causes: Those people bought in dangerous places. Those people should have left their homes. Those people are somehow to blame. These events are normal. These things just happen there.

But these simple stories mask a larger truth. How many times do we need to hear adjectives in their superlative form before we spot a pattern: largest, rainiest, driest, deadliest? Records, by their nature, are not meant to be set annually. And yet that's what is happening. The costliest year for natural disasters in the United States was 2017. One of the longest and most severe droughts in California history concluded for most parts of the state in 2017. The five warmest years on record have all occurred since 2006, with 2017 expected to be one of the warmest yet again.

I have researched climate change policy for over a decade now. For a long time, we assumed that climate policy was stalled because it was a problem for the future. Or it would affect other people. Poorer people. Animals. Ecosystems. We assumed those parts of the world were separate from us. That we were somehow insulated. I didn't expect to see it in my own backyard so soon.

Climate change devastated ecosystems, species and neighborhoods in Houston and much of struggling Puerto Rico last year. Now climate change has ravaged one of the wealthiest ZIP codes in the country. We know now that even the richest among us is not insulated.

These extreme events are getting worse. But when I read the news after each fresh disaster, I rarely see a mention of climate change. Whether it's coverage of a fire in my backyard or a powerful hurricane in the Caribbean, this bigger story is usually missing. To say that it is too soon to talk about the causes of a crisis is wrongheaded. We must connect the dots.

Climate change helped cost my friends' businesses' revenue. Climate change helped put my community in chaos for weeks. Climate change paved the way for lost lives next door. If climate victims here and across the globe understood that carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels played a role in their losses, perhaps they would rise up to demand policy changes.

We know this could happen because research from the political scientist Regina Bateson, now a congressional candidate in California, shows that being a crime victim can spur people into activism. Perhaps some of the people affected by the fires in California, the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas, and the drought in the Dakotas will be similarly motivated. Maybe some of these climate change victims will become the climate policy champions we sorely need.

It is never too soon after one of these disasters to speak truth about climate change's role. If anything, it is too late. If we do not name the problem, we cannot hope to solve it. For my community, as much as yours, I hope we will.


__________________________________________________________________________

Leah C. Stokes is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/opinion/california-floods-mudslides-climate.html

 26 
 on: January 12, 2018, 03:06:11 pm 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Kiwithrottlejockey

Well…war is off the table & best of mates again until next time the mentally-ill resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue forgets to take his meds, then things will revert back to a hostile state yet again, and we can once more get in the beer & popcorn to consume while watching the entertainment, eh?






 27 
 on: January 12, 2018, 02:58:38 pm 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Kiwithrottlejockey

from The New York Times....

Trump Boasts of ‘Very Good Relationship’ With North Korean Leader

The president's rosy description of his relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader,
was a jarring reversal in tone after months of the two leaders trading taunts.


By MICHAEL D. SHEAR | Thursday, January 11, 2018

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Donald J. Trump have traded taunts for months. — Photograph: Korean Central News Agency.
The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Donald J. Trump have traded taunts for months. — Photograph: Korean Central News Agency.

WASHINGTON — Barely more than a week after boasting that he has a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, President Trump portrayed himself on Thursday as having good relations with the autocratic leader of the rogue nation.

“I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un,” Mr. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview. “I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised.”

Mr. Trump declined to say whether he had directly spoken with his North Korean counterpart. “I'm not saying I have or haven't,” he said.

But the rosy description of his relationship with the North Korean leader was another jarring reversal in tone from a president who has spoken admiringly of Mr. Kim in some moments and mocked him in others, referring to him as a fat “Little Rocket Man”.

In September, the president called Mr. Kim the leader of a “band of criminals” and later said he was a “madman”. Two months later, he called Mr. Kim “a sick puppy”. Mr. Kim has sometimes responded to the taunts, at one point calling Mr. Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and “a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician”.

The current, more positive, state of the president's relationship with Mr. Kim, according to Mr. Trump, comes in the midst of a modest thaw in relations between North Korea and South Korea, whose officials met, face-to-face, for talks for the first time in recent days. Those talks have not included Mr. Trump, who said in Thursday's interview that his shifting commentary about the North Korean leader was part of a broader strategy.

“You'll see that a lot with me,” Mr. Trump said, referring to the difference between his friendly tone toward Mr. Kim and his previous tweets calling him a “maniac” and a “short and fat” person. “And then all of the sudden somebody's my best friend. I could give you 20 examples. You could give me 30. I'm a very flexible person.”

It is unclear whether that flexibility suggests a more permanent retreat from the angry exchanges with North Korea that Mr. Trump often stoked during his first year in office. In response to North Korean ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests, the president has repeatedly issued dramatic threats of military action by the United States.

Last summer, Mr. Trump threatened “fire and fury” against North Korea if Mr. Kim and his nation endangered the United States.

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Mr. Trump said during a visit to his golf club in New Jersey. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

In the interview on Thursday, Mr. Trump said he expected that North Korea's effort to talk with South Korea is an attempt to drive a wedge between the South Koreans and the United States. He said that probably was their motivation, and he suggested that he should know.

“The difference is I'm president, other people aren't,” Mr. Trump told The Wall Street Journal. “And I know more about wedges than any human being that's lived.”


• Michael D. Shear is a White House correspondent in the Washington bureau of The New York Times, where he covers President Trump, with a focus on domestic policy, the regulatory state and life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. A veteran political correspondent, he covered Barack Obama's presidency, including the 2012 re-election campaign. Before coming to The N.Y. Times in 2010, he spent 18 years at The Washington Post, writing about local communities, school districts, state politics, the 2008 presidential campaign and the White House. A member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, Mr. Shear is a 1990 graduate of Claremont McKenna College and has a masters in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two teenage children.

__________________________________________________________________________

Related to this topic:

 • North Korea Moves Toward Détente With Seoul

 • Kim Jong-un Offers North Korea's Hand to South, While Chiding U.S.

 • Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ Against North Korea if It Endangers U.S.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/us/politics/trump-kim-jong-un-north-korea-relationship.html

 28 
 on: January 12, 2018, 02:05:35 pm 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Kiwithrottlejockey

Hillarious....the stupid dumbfuck Commander in Chief thinks F52 fighters are REAL instead of merely part of a video game.






 29 
 on: January 12, 2018, 02:04:16 pm 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Kiwithrottlejockey

from The Washington Post....

Trump lauded delivery of F-52s to Norway.
The planes only exist in ‘Call of Duty’.


Fictitious planes aside, the defense relationship between the U.S. and Norway is growing.

By ALEX HORTON | 12:05PM EST - Thursday, January 11, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TUDMdYq5fU

PRESIDENT TRUMP caused a stir with his announcement that the United States had delivered F-52 fighter jets to Norway.

Was it a secret advanced jet capable of beating its Russian counterparts? A ruse to fool intelligence analysts?

Neither, it turns out. The “F-52” is a fictional jet only available to fly if you’re a gamer at the controls of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Trump lauded the sale of the fictional planes alongside Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House on Wednesday, remarking on the very real and growing defense relationship with America's Northern Europe ally.

“In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets,” Trump said. “We have a total of 52 and they've delivered a number of them already a little ahead of schedule.”


• To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.

 30 
 on: January 12, 2018, 02:32:32 am 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Im2Sexy4MyPants
run and hide the children it's creepy old uncle joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy07yHAgM4E

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