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Chas

Not certain, but that looks like a German trench howitzer. Maybe they are posing with a captured trophy

FDChief

The thing I honestly don't "get" is what Trump gets from all the dictator-love.

I mean, I understand why he loathes the Western democracies; because he's a grifter. To a grifter, you're either the grifter or the mark. There's no such thing as a win-win deal; somebody is going to get chumped. Since the orange rascal knows that all those "other" countries are out to chump him, he looks at the various Western leaders who seem to be coming to him to "make deals" on the level as fellow grifters. Nothing's on the level, and anyone trying to sell him that is trying to chump him, and Trumps don't chump.

The dictators? Well, I get that he likes Putin because the old KGB officer has him by the balls. He knows about the money-laundering and the hookers and the tax fiddling and he still smiles and smiles. Trump respects that the way to truly small-time crook respects a made guy. Putin's the mobster Trump would love to be.

But what the hell does he get out of loving up to people like Kim in Korea, or Duterte in the PI or MBS in Saudi? These guys are little tinpot dictators in what Trump himself would call shithole countries. Gaining their pal-ship means, what? Nothing. Trump is the King of America, these guys are nothing but craptacular wanna-bes. It's like the star high school QB wanting to pal around with the head of AV Club and the president of the chess team.

Go figure.

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