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U.S. defense chief opposes deploying troops to quell protests, despite Trump threats

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39 minutes ago, Berkshire said:

No, Mattis was not fired by Trump.  Are you ever right about anything? 

 

[“The president did not fire him. He did not ask for his resignation,” Kelly, who was Trump's chief of staff when Mattis departed the administration, told the Washington Post. “The president has clearly forgotten how it actually happened or is confused.”]

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/04/john-kelly-jim-mattis-feud-trump-301335

 

Kelly is being generous to Trump, by omitting the sentence 'or is lying about it'.

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A troll post using a trolling reference to POTUS and the replies have been removed. 

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On 6/4/2020 at 3:29 PM, soalbundy said:

Apparently the police didn't learn any lessons from LA. If the police can murder black citizens with impunity it's no wonder that there are riots. I see that white supremist illegally armed Nazis standing around just waiting for a chance to shoot aren't being arrested, Trump has their back.

No one supports that terrible killing. The riots are nothing to do with that and blacks kill more people than whites but not the point. Identity politics is causing it.

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Just now, Eric Loh said:

The protestors are a mixed of racial, religious, ethnic and social identity. Far from being identity politics. 

 

Black Lives Matter is identity politics how about ALL Lives Matter?

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Just now, RJRS1301 said:

This is about systemic racism

More blacks killed by police than others, blacks more likely to stopped questioned, searched, charged and incarcerated 

And Blacks kill more people than white and more crime committed by Blacks? I don't care what colour their skin treat everyone equally.

Identifying by colour or gender or sexual preference is just WRONG.

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1 hour ago, BobBKK said:

how about ALL Lives Matter?

 

 

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Esper orders all active-duty troops outside DC home

 

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday ordered the remaining active-duty soldiers who had been on standby in the Washington, D.C., area back to their home bases after several days of peaceful protests in the nation’s capital.

 

The troops from the 91st Military Police Battalion based in Fort Drum, N.Y., will return to their state, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters at the Pentagon, as reported by multiple outlets.

 

A small active-duty contingent of the Arlington, Va.-based "Old Guard" — the Army's official ceremonial unit and escort to the U.S. president — will remain on standby if D.C. law enforcement needs help, he noted.

 

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/501393-esper-orders-all-active-duty-troops-outside-dc-home

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2 hours ago, RJRS1301 said:

This is about systemic racism, not who kills more of whom. This about POLICE, LAW enforcement, and it is because if you are black or a person of colour, you are at significant higher risk  of being brutalised, discriminated against, and killed by police than a caucasian.

 

Treating everyone "equally" is not necessarily treating everyone equitably 

 

Blacks commit more crimes and so get targeted more. All the data says that. Suggesting Blacks, generally, are the victims is nonsense.

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