‘I just don’t want to kill 10 million people’

  
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‘I just don’t want to kill 10 million people’
“If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth,”

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The ridiculous buffoon otherwise known as the president* of the United States is at it again, this time blowharding and fantasizing about his ability to kill "ten million" people if he "wanted to"



‘I just don’t want to kill 10 million people’: Trump’s comments reverberate in Afghanistan


JULY 23, 2019

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Afghans were startled to hear President Trump’s remarks that he could end the war in Afghanistan “in a week,” but that it would cause the deaths of millions of people.

The office of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday immediately asked for “clarification” about Trump’s statement “via diplomatic means and channels.”

“If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth,” Trump said Monday. “It would be over in literally, in 10 days.” He did not elaborate on how that would be done.

Trump made the seemingly offhand comments during visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, where the two discussed a number of bilateral issues, including ending the war in Afghanistan.

“We’re working with Pakistan and others to extricate ourselves. Nor do we want to be policemen, because basically we’re policemen right now. And we’re not supposed to be policemen,” he said.

The statement from Ghani’s office said that while it “supports the U.S. efforts for ensuring peace in Afghanistan, the government underscores that foreign heads of state cannot determine Afghanistan’s fate.”

On social media, Afghans and analysts retaliated with their own heavy bombardment.

Rahmatullah Nabil, a candidate in Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election, said in a tweet that in response to the president’s “insults” all Afghan leaders, from Ghani to the Taliban, “should drop their selfishness & announce that, we will make peace among ourselves.” There is no need for mediation from the United States or Pakistan, he added.

Others were more concerned with facts. Rana Momand, an Afghan-American tweeted: “Can some1 tell #DonaldTrump in order to wipe Afg off the face of the earth, he must get rid of 32 million Afghans, not just 10 mil.” The United Nations puts the current population of Afghanistan at 37.2 million.

Zaman Sultani, a South Asia researcher for Amnesty International argued via tweet that “There is no need to wipe off #AFG from the face of earth. The country is devastated by the meaningless war by the #Taliban and the corrupted & incapable #government.” He also urged the president to avoid civilian casualties in Afghanistan, which saw record highs last year.

The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001, when it sent troops to the country after the 9/11 attacks to root out al-Qaeda militants. It is the longest war in U.S. history.

In Washington on Monday, Trump and Khan continued their meeting as planned, “strengthening cooperation between the two countries to bring peace, stability and economic prosperity in South Asia,” according to a statement from the Pakistani leader.

“The two leaders reviewed progress of the Afghan peace and reconciliation process,” it read. But Khan added that “pursuing the process was a shared responsibility.”

The statement from Ghani’s office Tuesday described Afghanistan as “one of the most deep-rooted and ancient countries of the world,” which has overcome many crises throughout its history.

“The Afghan nation has not and will never allow any foreign power to determine its fate,” it said.


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    5 months ago

It is virtually impossible to imagine any other American political figure bragging he could kill 10 million people if he wanted to. 

Or any American general for that matter. 

 
 
 
lady in black
2  lady in black    5 months ago

More diarrhea of the mouth and trumpsters don't bat an eye at this lowlife moronic POS.

 
 
 
katrix
2.1  katrix  replied to  lady in black @2    5 months ago

What do you expect from people who actually support a reality TV "star" and psychopathic con man as our President? If you don't care about ethics, honesty, decorum, and adult behavior, why would his dangerous pretense at foreign policy bother you either?

 
 
 
luther28
3  luther28    5 months ago

‘I just don’t want to kill 10 million people’

I would think that would be the general consensus of most folks that are not complete morons.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  luther28 @3    5 months ago

Why does he keep talking about wiping countries off the face of the earth?  It sounds like some sort of fantasy related to trying to overcome shortcomings in masculinity. 

 
 
 
luther28
3.1.1  luther28  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    5 months ago
"Why does he keep talking about wiping countries off the face of the earth?"
Ignorance, blatant stupidity........pick your poison I suppose.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
3.1.2  r.t..b...  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    5 months ago
It sounds like some sort of fantasy related to trying to overcome shortcomings in masculinity. 

Speaking loudly while carrying a small stick.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.2  Ozzwald  replied to  luther28 @3    5 months ago
‘I just don’t want to kill 10 million people’

How many people will be kicked off their life saving health insurance if Trump has his way in revoking the PPACA?

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Ozzwald @3.2    5 months ago

He's talking about taking 3.1 million people off food stamps.  A family of four making $36,000 a year would be excluded.  Christ, I make more than $10,000 more than that a year and there's just me.  

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
4  Bob Nelson    5 months ago

Let's look on the bright side.

The President has apparently come to understand that wars kill people.

That's progress, isn't it?

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @4    5 months ago
Let's look on the bright side.
The President has apparently come to understand that wars kill people.
That's progress, isn't it?

That is pretty stupid to think everyone didn't already know that.

BTW, how many wars has Trump got us into?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    5 months ago

If you were a normal Afghan citizen trying to mind your own business after 18 years of war, what would you be thinking today knowing that the president of the United States has spoken about wiping you off the face of the earth? 

Just admit that the asshole Donald Trump is an embarrassment to our country and we can go from there. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.1    5 months ago

What does Trump and [Deleted...... They're just brown people.]

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
4.1.3  Dean Moriarty  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.1    5 months ago

After witnessing the failure of Obama’s troop surge that at one point had one hundred thousand troops there and cost thousands of lives and still failed to win the war. By now I’d probably agree that Trump is right. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4.1.2    5 months ago
What does Trump and people like Tex care....... They're just brown people.

It isn't necessary for you to be posting crap like that, but, hey, you do you.

I don't give a shit what color people are.

Why would you make such a stupid claim about me?

Please post whatever it is I have ever written to lead you to think that I am a racist?

I am curious as to what led you top think that way.

You weren't just projecting were you?

 
 
 
WallyW
4.1.5  WallyW  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4.1.2    5 months ago

It's still a disgustingly racist comment.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
4.1.6  SteevieGee  replied to  Dean Moriarty @4.1.3    5 months ago
By now I’d probably agree that Trump is right. 

So...  You're good with trump killing 10 million people then?

 
 
 
WallyW
4.1.7  WallyW  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.4    5 months ago

It's just another dirty trick from from the left wing playbook.

To them, criticizing any minority person just has to be overt racism.

No better example was how it was used extensively in the case of 0bama.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    5 months ago
BTW, how many wars has Trump got us into?

Well let's see. 

  • He bombed Syria, fortunately he was so incompetent about it no one died and no real damage was inflicted.
  • He called the childish NK dictator names and basically dared him to start anything.  But came to "love" him later.
  • He exited the Iran deal unilaterally, and is now posturing and threatening military action because they are not following the deal he broke.

So the answer to your question is that thanks to his utter incompetence, he has been unable to start any.  But I'm sure he will keep trying.

 
 
 
WallyW
4.1.9  WallyW  replied to  SteevieGee @4.1.6    5 months ago

So...  You're good with trump killing 10 million people then?

Stupidest comment of day so far.....

but it's still early. jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
r.t..b...
4.1.10  r.t..b...  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    5 months ago
how many wars has Trump got us into

Not a conventional war, but the Pied Piper in fomenting civil strife with every tweet. And sadly, both camps ready and willing to enjoin the battle. "We have met the enemy and he is us."

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.11  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.8    5 months ago

So NO WARS STARTED BY TRUMP--WHICH IS WHAT WAS ASKED.

Nice to see you grudgingly admit THAT!

 
 
 
WallyW
4.1.12  WallyW  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.8    5 months ago
BTW, how many wars has Trump got us into?

The short answer is none

Why do you want a war to get started?

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.13  Texan1211  replied to  WallyW @4.1.12    5 months ago

Remember when they were all whining that Trump would get us into war? Maybe even a nuclear war?

Now they are complaining that he hasn't done any of that?

 
 
 
Ronin2
4.1.14  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.8    5 months ago
  • He bombed Syria, fortunately he was so incompetent about it no one died and no real damage was inflicted.

Syria is Obama's. As for incompetence, Trump purposely chose an air field that had no Russian or Chinese presence; and used ordinance for structural damage only. Which is smart because we are not at war with Syria, despite Obama's best efforts. We are there to stop ISIS/ISIL only supposedly. The bombing was for Syria dropping chemical weapons on Sunni rebels that the US is supporting.

  • He called the childish NK dictator names and basically dared him to start anything.  But came to "love" him later.

No war then, right?

  • He exited the Iran deal unilaterally, and is now posturing and threatening military action because they are not following the deal he broke.

So you have proof that Iran was abiding by the deal to begin with? Since they already violated the missile deal three times; with no response by Russia, China, or any of the so called US allies. But still no war right? You are right, Trump is incompetent; Hillary would have had us at war with Syria, Russia, China, and Iran by now.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.15  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.11    5 months ago
So NO WARS STARTED BY TRUMP--WHICH IS WHAT WAS ASKED.

And what does that prove?  Do all bad Presidents start wars?  

 
 
 
r.t..b...
4.1.16  r.t..b...  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.15    5 months ago
And what does that prove?

We should all be thankful that any aggression or overt act against us or a traditional ally has not occurred during his tenure...the knee-jerk response could be catastrophic. In an insane way, perhaps the would be perpetrators realize this as well. A loose cannon without aim can still inflict damage. That being said, it is not a tenable nor reasonable way to conduct foreign policy as it only emboldens those regimes that operate with bad intent and without our system of checks and balances.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.17  Ozzwald  replied to  r.t..b... @4.1.16    5 months ago
We should all be thankful that any aggression or overt act against us or a traditional ally has not occurred during his tenure

The truly sad part about this is that most Presidents, when they run for re-election, tout their accomplishments to try to win votes.  The best that Trump supporters can do is tout what he didn't do since he has no accomplishments.

"Vote for trump because he hasn't started a war yet."

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.18  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.17    5 months ago
Vote for trump because he hasn't started a war yet."

Better than the Obama reelection plan "kill Romney."

"Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s re-election campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background"

https://www.politico.com/story/2011/08/kill-romney-060929

 
 
 
lib50
4.1.19  lib50  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.18    5 months ago

So you have a problem with that?   Bill O'Reilly made a fortune off conservatives by titling his books 'Killing Jesus' etc.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.20  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.15    5 months ago
And what does that prove? Do all bad Presidents start wars?

Why not stay on topic?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.21  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.20    5 months ago

Why not stay on topic?

Looks like I hit a touchy point...

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.22  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.21    5 months ago

Looks more like you deflected--again.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.23  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.22    5 months ago

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Texan1211
4.1.24  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.23    5 months ago

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Tessylo
4.1.25  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.24    5 months ago

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WallyW
5  WallyW    5 months ago

“We’re working with Pakistan and others to extricate ourselves. Nor do we want to be policemen, because basically we’re policemen right now. And we’re not supposed to be policemen,” he said.

I guess Trump's critics ignored the above statement in their rush to judgment. The last thing he wants is further involvement in that shithole region. It appears his brilliant use of hypotheticals elicited the response listed below.

Rahmatullah Nabil, a candidate in Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election, said in a tweet that in response to the president’s “insults” all Afghan leaders, from Ghani to the Taliban, “should drop their selfishness & announce that, we will make peace among ourselves.” There is no need for mediation from the United States or Pakistan, he added.

Such concepts are beyond the mental capabilities of most Trump haters.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  WallyW @5    5 months ago

Trump likes to brag that he has the power to blow things up. Thats how 8 year olds talk when they're playing with their Power Rangers. 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5.1.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1    5 months ago

That’s how Truman talked too. Notice he says he will continue to use the bomb until he has destroyed Japans capacity to make war. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.1.1    5 months ago

At that point Japan was responsible for the deaths of many millions of people, and had conquered vast areas of other people's land. 

You think Afghanistan is comparable? 

 
 
 
WallyW
5.1.3  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.2    5 months ago

That's where the enemy is.

Trump wants us out of there and let the locals settle their differences.

Shortly into his second term, Trump will pull the troops out.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
5.1.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  WallyW @5.1.3    5 months ago
That's where the enemy is.

The enemy is currently occupying the white house and threatening to eliminate 10 million people in ignorant off handed comments. Trump is far more dangerous to America than any poppy farmer turned extremist in Afghanistan. The fact that so many of his supporters hate America enough to support this petulant man baby is both sad and shocking, but that's the time we live in, where partisan spite was enough to stab ones own nation in the back by electing a gross narcissistic bigot into office just so you could watch your fellow Americans suffer. It's just beyond disgusting and I'm just glad this farce will come to an end soon, one way or another, it is simply unsustainable.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.5  It Is ME  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @5.1.4    5 months ago
The enemy is currently occupying the white house and threatening to eliminate 10 million people in ignorant off handed comments.

NO !

He's just sending them back to their "Home" country, where they grew up ! jrSmiley_24_smiley_image.gif

It's not like Trump is sending them to the "Gas Chamber" to "ELIMINATE" them from the planet ya know.... jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

eliminate

VERB
completely remove or get rid of (something).

Liberal types are sooooooooooooooooo Dramatic …… sheeeeeesh ! jrSmiley_54_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
katrix
5.1.6  katrix  replied to  It Is ME @5.1.5    5 months ago
He's just sending them back to their "Home" country, where they grew up !

Bombing Afghanistan is sending them back to their home country? Did you even read the article?

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.7  It Is ME  replied to  katrix @5.1.6    5 months ago
Did you even read the article?

Yep !

“We’re working with Pakistan and others to extricate ourselves. Nor do we want to be policemen."

Sounds like  he wants "Folks' to go home, instead of "Keeping" the "Keeping up" going. 

Did "YOU" UNDERSTAND what he actually wanted ?

 
 
 
katrix
5.1.8  katrix  replied to  It Is ME @5.1.7    5 months ago

Oh, just stop it. You specifically referenced a comment about Trump threatening to eliminate 10,000 people and then claimed that when Trump said that, he was actually saying he was going to send them home. Your response had nothing to do with extricating ourselves or you would have quoted that rather than the elimination of 10,000 people.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.9  It Is ME  replied to  katrix @5.1.8    5 months ago
Oh, just stop it.

YOU just STOP IT ! jrSmiley_44_smiley_image.gif

Trump said what "Could" be done. Not that he "Would" actually "DO IT" ! jrSmiley_40_smiley_image.gif

[ Further comments in this same vein, holding others accountable for your mistaken reading of the topic, will be considered trolling. ]

 
 
 
katrix
5.1.10  katrix  replied to  It Is ME @5.1.9    5 months ago

Uh huh. You're just digging yourself deeper.

Stupid emoticons don't make you look intelligent, btw. They're rather juvenile.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.11  It Is ME  replied to  katrix @5.1.10    5 months ago
Uh huh. You're just digging yourself deeper.

[Deleted]

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.12  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  It Is ME @5.1.9    5 months ago

Trump would never be allowed, by his generals, to use nuclear weapons on Afghanistan. We all know that. They would throw a net over him first and put him in a rubber room. I am very confident in that. 

So why does he say it? 

The answer is not difficult, he is a psychologically undeveloped individual, who constantly needs to aggrandize himself, even when it makes him look ludicrous.  

The problem is, we can see that it makes him look ludicrous, but what about people in the rest of the world, especially where they are not familiar with American media and culture?  It is impossible to believe that this idiocy enhances his image or the image of the US in other countries. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
5.1.13  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  katrix @5.1.8    5 months ago
You specifically referenced a comment about Trump threatening to eliminate 10,000 people

Sadly that would be 10,000,000 people he talked about incinerating in a week as if nothing. My stomach turned watching Trump just vomit such disgusting nonchalant words of hate and violence.

 
 
 
katrix
5.1.14  katrix  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @5.1.13    5 months ago

Trump never thinks before he shoots off at the mouth. I'm not sure he ever thinks at all - he's like a toddler with ADHD, except he'll never grow up. A toddler will.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.15  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.12    5 months ago
So why does he say it? 

Get's the "ATTENTION" of the ones he's speaking about. All of a sudden, "THEY" want to talk ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

Not hard to figure out ! jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
katrix
5.1.16  katrix  replied to  It Is ME @5.1.15    5 months ago

They're demanding a clarification about his asinine comment - that's hardly the good thing you're pretending it is, and certainly not worthy of your juvenile clapping emoticon. But then, there's apparently nothing that Trump can do which you won't applaud.

As usual, we're trying to utilize diplomacy, and Trump sticks his foot in his big fat mouth and screws it up.

 
 
 
Tacos!
6  Tacos!    5 months ago

How unsurprising. Trump speaks a plain truth and everyone loses their minds over it. 

The reality of international politics is that we could force a lot of things with our military might but we choose not to because we're not a nation of insane bloodthirsty murderers endorsing a scorched Earth policy. Someone care to claim otherwise? 

That's all the man was saying. People ask him (like they ask any president) why he can't solve a problem faster, and he laid out the reality of it all. He specifically said he didn't want to kill 10 million people. No one has the common sense to see that as a good thing?

 
 
 
lib50
6.1  lib50  replied to  Tacos! @6    5 months ago
How unsurprising. Trump speaks a plain truth and everyone loses their minds over it. 

Oh, FFS, the jackass lies every time he opens his mouth.  Just stop with the gaslighting.  He LIES.  YOU DON'T CARE.  OWN IT.  But stop lying about his lies.  He never speaks a plain truth.

 
 
 
Tacos!
6.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  lib50 @6.1    5 months ago

Non sequitur

 
 
 
lib50
6.1.2  lib50  replied to  Tacos! @6.1.1    5 months ago

Joking?

Trump says whatever comes into his head.  He sounds like a boy in jr high, and that asinine talk from the leader of the country brings it to a juvenile level, and republicans try to translate 'what he meant' every time.  He lies, therefore nothing coming from him or his goons is taken seriously.  Threatening mass murder?  WTF?

 
 
 
r.t..b...
6.2  r.t..b...  replied to  Tacos! @6    5 months ago
Someone care to claim otherwise?

I'll take a stab at it. No one doubts that we have the capabilities to bring on Armegeddon. As do any number of players, some without the same sense of maintaining overall global security as ours. When the leader of our country projects a thinly veiled willingness to employ such weaponry, how are those regimes less constricted than ours to respond? A first strike defense, as ill-conceived a strategy as that seems to us, suddenly becomes an option given the threatening rhetoric. A dangerous game, and table for a moment all the other games being played, this one demands a level head, a long-range plan, and a willingness to heed the advise of his intelligence and military advisers. Advice he has shown again and again to dismiss and even disparage.

I may not have answered the query to your satisfaction, but it's just my opinion based on his well documented behavior.

 
 
 
Tacos!
6.2.1  Tacos!  replied to  r.t..b... @6.2    5 months ago
projects a thinly veiled willingness to employ such weaponry

How do you prove or disprove something as vague as “projecting” a “thinly veiled willingness?” You could make that claim about any statement that anyone could make. It’s like “dog whistle.”

Anyway, he literally said he didn’t want to do exactly that. That means “willing” to you?

As for their response, I suspect that many of our enemies are emboldened by the knowledge that the US will act with as little violence and as much negotiation as possible.

Like Trump, and others before him, I’m not advocating a change in that policy. It’s just how things are.

 
 
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