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    Another War?

    Does this ever end? Now there are new tensions with Iran and the chance of military conflict. I've had my fill.....what about the rest of you? Rob

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    My daughter is 23, and I think we’ve been at war most of her life.

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    There’s some speculation that trump would like a war so he could say we cannot have elections. I doubt he could do that so I won’t worry about it. Yes I am sick of all the killing. My stepson is a pilot in the guard and I worry about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    There’s some speculation that trump would like a war so he could say we cannot have elections. I doubt he could do that ...
    I don't see how that would even work.

    And heck, we had elections in the middle of the Civil War.

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    He could declare martial law. This seems like 1) a way to forestall impeachment/further investigations into his dirty dealings, 2) positioning himself as a "wartime candidate" for political gain. He does nothing, nothing, that doesn't benefit him personally. It's been pointed out that this was the assassination of an Iranian-level official, and pretty much unprecedented. If we're going after international bad actors, I have a list--and they're mostly Trump cronies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    He could declare martial law.
    Martial law doesn't work like that though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    He could declare martial law.
    Ha, Ha! Now that's funny.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Rehnquist's book on the topic is quite nice.


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    Looks interesting. I'm sure Trump would like to do away with civil liberties in general. I'm thankful we have the ACLU.

    I once said Trump was our Berlusconi, but I think now that he's our Caligula.

    I guess we're living in those dread "interesting times."

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    It seems like we were getting along reasonably well with Iran back in the Obama years.

    I think Iran would be silly to launch any sort of traditional military assault, but a cyber, biological, or terrorist attack...?

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