This evening close to 200 individuals picketed in Kansas City at Mill Creek Park, adjacent to the Plaza, against Donald Trump’s (r) escalation toward war with Iran. The protest rally was organized online (via social media) and sponsored by Indivisible KC.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning. 8:45 PM · Jan 7, 2020
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless! 2:25 PM · Jan 5, 2020
One of the few relevant responses:
House Foreign Affairs Committee @HouseForeign
This Media Post will serve as a reminder that war powers reside in the Congress under the United States Constitution. And that you should read the War Powers Act. And that you’re not a dictator.
[….] 4:41 PM · Jan 5, 2020
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Shouted from a pickup truck in traffic: ‘Trump 2020.’
Response from the picket line: ‘Fuck you.’
From the pickup truck: ‘If you don’t like it, leave.’
Wait a minute. How can that last retort make any sense? That’s not how it’s supposed to work. While the minority may possess power, they can’t dictate or control how anyone else chooses to respond to it.
A Fascist in a pickup truck. Go figure. Welcome to America in 2020.
This afternoon around 100 individuals rallied and picketed in Kansas City at Mill Creek Park, adjacent to the Plaza, against Donald Trump’s (r) escalation toward war with Iran.
“Give peace a chance”
“This asshole is going to fuck around and get us all killed”
“Diplomacy, not war, with Iran”
“No more wars. No innocent blood spilled over big oil.”
(15 were from Saudi Arabia, 2 from the UAE, 1 each from Egypt and Lebanon.)
1) there were 19 terrorists on 9/11, not 12
2) why the fuck would an agent of a theocratic Shiite state assist agents of a theocratic Sunni group? They literally hate each others’ guts
3) Fuck you
There has been no verifiable proof that Iran (nor Iraq, since we are apparently retreading this bullshit) assisted in al Qaeda’s terrorist attacks.
There is, however, *plenty* of evidence that elements of the Saudi royal family assisted.
The best “proof” warmongering assholes like you have come up with is somebody associated with al Qaeda being in the same country as an agent of Iraq and/or Iran at around the same time. No evidence they met, let alone conspired to attack the US.
WTF are you talking about
Could we get more clarity on your last point, are you suggesting that a man deeply committed to the Shia state of Iran would conspire with Sunni extremists by enabling their travel to Afghanistan, into a country that held the Taliban, a group he vehemently opposed?
It makes absolutely no sense and is simply a throw in to try and justify this to a know nothing base.
hey mike old bean, the rest of us out here in realityland aren’t as gullible as the credulous dimwits who worship Dear Orange Leader. but cool story bro, loving how you wedged 9/11 in there
That airport didn’t attack itself during the Revolutionary War. Wake up sheeple.
Bowling Green didn’t massacre itself
You mean those Saudis who attacked us on 9/11 you homophobic imbecile? The same Saudis who dismembered Khashoggi and who @realDonaldTrump owes 100’s of millions in loans and who should be #impeached for covering it up? Glad you mentioned that, moron.
This is completely illogical and there has never been any evidence of this. The highjackers were Sunnis from Saudi, and Soleimani is Shia from Iran. Also, there were 19 hijackers. How are you the Vice President? Oh, right, the Jesus stuff
Do Saudi Arabia next where almost ALL of the 9/11 attackers came from…
Baked the yellow cake
Shot the sheriff
Let the dogs out
Threw Momma from the train
Okay we’re really doing this, huh? Gonna go the full on WMD, 2003, yellow cake aluminum tubes route.
And he was probably hiding weapons of mass destruction.
In the basement of a pizza shop.
1) Whoa, déjà vu. Is it 2002 again already?
2) There were 19 hijackers, Mike.
3) It sounds like the word “assisted” is doing a LOT of heavy lifting in this tweet, Mike.
If @VP @Mike_Pence had bothered to read the 9/11 Commission’s report before publicly implying that Iran was a knowing, willing, and material participant in the attacks… he might have come across this particularly problematic paragraph in section 7.3.
I believe you mean SAUDI ARABIA.
Hey Mike, there were 19 hijackers on 9/11 (not 12), & they belonged to Al-Qaeda, which is a sworn enemy of Iran (driven by deep ideological hatred of Shias & the Iranian government). Can you plz not insult the intelligence of the American public to justify your deranged policies?
I love it when you guys play the classics. Do yellow cake uranium next
ok false witness bearer
There were 19 hijackers and there is no way an Iranian Shia is helping Sunni Muslims carry out anything.
“Iran was also responsible for the creation of New Coke. They canceled Firefly after one season. Game of Thrones ending? That was Iran’s script.”
Oh for the love of god. Read a history book dude.
Anyone who falls for this transparent bullshit again wants to.
Soleimani also let the ball go through his legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
Proof?? Receipts? Or something…
This makes zero sense and is completely preposterous to anyone familiar with the politics and history of the parties involved. Of course you’re counting on most Americans’ ignorance and conditioning to accept the word of the government to manufacture consent – truth is irrelevant
There were 19, you spectacular dumbass
The likelihood of Iran assisting OBL plot 9/11 is about the same as the likelihood of Billy Graham helping Larry Flynt direct a porno. If you want to find people who did assist the 9/11 hijackers, look at some of Jared Kushner’s business partners.
Straight up inaccuracy, AKA overt lie.
But whatever, there isn’t a commandment about that or anything.
This is a lie, liar.
Check your math on this one. And your facts on all the others.
Also fixed the 1919 World Series
Declassify his participation in the “Rise of Skywalker” script.
Yeah, he did 911?
Well, I heard he bombed Pearl Harbor, struck down Obi Wan, and killed my mom.
Dude, try to keep your sickening propaganda at least borderline credible.
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Soleimani led Iran’s worldwide terrorist efforts. Hopefully his death sends a message to those in control of Iran that there is a price to be paid for being the number one state sponsor of terrorism. 7:54 AM · Jan 3, 2020
Some of the responses:
Waiting for a Trump press conference today to publicly answer questions from the Press,
Europe and other allies are silent on this. This is on us. More wars on us. Great. Thank you Senator Blunt
It sends the message that you guys are easy for our sons to go to war for your interests.
No one will forget that you were Trump’s boy through all of this. You are complicit in everything that’s to come.
Have you ever, once in your life, thought?
Our all volunteer force is being used as a re-election tool. We have been in constant undeclared wars since 1991. Next you will be passing the equal rights amendment so you can draft our daughters to fill the ranks.
That’s very small government and pro life of you, Roy
Yes, @RoyBlunt, what is the plan?
But Senator, are you at all concerned that the Executive branch has overstepped Congressional authority in using military force. Know how much you cite the Founding Fathers. Even General Washington got Continental Congress approval throughout the American Revolution.
They only care about that when the president is Democrat (like when Obama wanted to bomb Syria and they wouldn’t approve and threatened impeachment if he proceeded). When it is a Republican it shows leadership and strength to act unilaterally.
Your grandsons going to head to the middle East when needed, Roy? We all know that answer, don’t we?
Wag the Dog
This was a foolish move for POTUS to make. I seem to remember something abt him bringing our troops home??
I see you really believe in this, so when do your grandkids ship out to fight Iran?
Do you support war with Iran Senator?
Trump orders secret attack in Iraq, holds press conference to explain it to the American public …
Just kidding – he heads for another hate rally in Mississippi
Many more Americans will die because of this insane president’s actions. He is merely trying to deflect his impeachment. Disgusting.
Cool. Tell me again how you’re ‘pro-life’.
If the equivalent American government official were killed by Iran, how would we respond? By backing down? Fucking idiot.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Iran never won a war, but never lost a negotiation! 6:44 AM · Jan 3, 2020
What the hell does that mean?
Some of the responses:
Iran never went bankrupt either.
All I know is when Obama was president, #WWIII never trended on Twitter.
He’s trying to start a war for personal gain!
You’re an ignorant cowardly draft-dodging sociopath with no strategic plan or regard for human life other than your own. Get the fuck off twitter and do whatever you can NOT to start WWIII… #Trump #Iran #Soleimani
Oh, but I’m certain his intent was to start a war. I’ve been expecting this since the impeachment began. #WagTheDog
Trump takes a break from whining about impeachment to brag about starting #WWIII
Then again it’s because of impeachment that Trump did this
That was his whole plan to change the media narrative.