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Will Trump also be blamed for killing the policemen?

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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Jul 8, 2016 at 17:33

I think you've gone too far, Daniel.

"July 6, 2016 update: A survey by NBC News finds Trump, who lashes out at such fellow Republicans as George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, praising dictators..."

You said that "a survey by NBC News" found Trump praising dictators? Come clean, Daniel. Did Trump praise those dictators or not? Why do you need a "survey" by a terribly biased news organization, to determine what Trump did or didn't say? If he said something, why don't you just post what he said -- IN CONTEXT? How do you expect me to look at what you've said here, as anything other than groundless bashing of a man that you simply don't like.

With all this anti-Donald rhetoric, moreover, I hope you realize what you are doing. You are helping the Hillary Clinton campaign, which has become blatantly a campaign for the extension of Obama's policies. Yesterday, we had another sad reminder of where those policies are leading this country -- towards deeper and deeper economic disparity, alienation of the American people, and racial hatred. This last item, ironically, is something you accused Donald Trump of promulgating. Trump's words never led to anyone getting killed; but look at what the people YOU are helping have done:

"Did Obama Incite The Dallas Cop Killings?

"At 6:45 that evening, he gave a speech from Poland, to reiterate these points. "When we see data that indicates disparities in how African Americans and Latinos may be treated in various jurisdictions around the country, then it's incumbent on all of us to say, we can do better than this." "Obama complained that "change has been too slow and we have to have a greater sense of urgency about this."

"Just before 8 p.m. EDT, the sniper fire struck police in Dallas at a Black Lives Matter rally, which was being held to protest the two killings Obama was talking about. Five cops were killed and seven wounded in the attack -- one of the murders caught on videotape was at point-blank range...

"After these killings, Obama offered no new Facebook posting. He didn't give another speech. He just issued a short statement condemning the "vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement."

"The lack of balance is shocking, but it is in keeping with Obama's approach to law enforcement since entering the White House. At every opportunity, he's taken pains to foment public anger when a cop kills a black person -- often long before the facts are known -- while issuing little more than terse statements when police are targeted by killers."

-- http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/did-obama-incite-the-dallas-cop-killers/

The writer of the article calmly and politely said what is glaringly obvious: That the Democratic President has been going about for years now, spewing forth hate speech against policemen, border patrols, and law enforcement in general; and against white people in particular. It is this talk that incited the Dallas shooter to kill the policemen, as he himself aditted shortly before he was neutralized. He said he was "angry at white people", because of the police actions that Obama had publicized only hours before -- publicity in which Obama condemned police and white people.

Has Donald Trump provoked people to violence like this? No -- in fact, it is HE who has been violently attacked, and against whom an assasination has been attempted, all the while being falsely accused by Obama himself and by his henchwoman, Hillary. Who's the dictator-lover here?

Donald Trump has not gone around recruiting goon squads, as Hitler did in his rise to power. Here is something that DOES remind me of those days, though: Under the weakling Weimar Republic, Communists were running rampant across Germany, causing Germans to fear they would fall victims to a Russian-style revolution. A prominent leader of those Communists was Rosa Luxembourg, a Jewish woman. She is the one who put a Jewish face on this threat to national security and survival.

Do we have a Jewish face to the current unrest? Not that I know of. Obama certainly isn't Jewish; he's a Muslim. The most "Jewish" face in the current instability, in fact, is Donald Trump, whose daughter has converted to Judaism. In today's twisted logic, in which Christian fundamentalists have been blamed for the Muslim atrocity in Orlando and Donald Trump has been blamed for violent demonstrations against his own rallies, the majority of American Jews seem to be attacking this friend to both Jews and to Israel. Perhaps they will next blame him for the "Black Lives Matters" protestors, and to the killer of the policemen. I do not put it past them.

Submitting....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I criticize Trump disproportionately because he is a Republican and I am shocked and appalled that such a person of low character, ignorance, and lack of political principle should become the leader of the party I have belonged to all my adult life.

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