Former CIA Chief Hayden Says Trump is Russia’s Useful Fool


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/04/former-cia-chief-hayden-says-t.html


#2

Well, CIA has a long track record of getting rid of unwanted leaders in other countries so maybe Trump should hope he doesn’t win the election…


#3

Donald heard The Palladium when they told him they were going to give him polonium.

Honest mistake.


#4

Which Russian interests? I keep being told that Putin has a Dark Plan but I can’t figure out what it is. Orbital Death Ray? Doomfort? Forcing everyone to go shirtless all the time?


#5

Trump “useful”? Nope. Trump a “fool”? Yep.


#6

“tool” and “stool” also work.


#7

Ya , he might even convince Mr. Trump of the futility of all these wars our “regular” politicians find so necessary


#8

At least WaPo is finally getting on this. The NYT has been very weird about the whole thing.


#9

The same thing the US and china have been doing for decades: using “investment” as a kind of venom; that is to say, weakening the cultural and economic power of his rivals via manipulation of development, media and lobbyist purchased laws.


#10

It’s all easy to ignore unless you’re living in countries like Latvia, Iran or Georgia.


#11

An internationally isolated America deeply divided under an incompetent president. What’s not to love if you are Russia?


#12

Recreating the Soviet Union starting with Ukraine, followed by the Baltic States once NATO is dissolved.


#13

Not sure why Hayden had to go to the Russian for his citation.

Useful idiot and fellow traveler have been standard terms of art from the Cold War.


#14

The operative phrase.

Gosh, I wonder what Trump’s opinion on NATO is.


#15

Hi Richard! Thanks for joining to give us insight on Russia.

Please stay and continue giving us these gems and otherwise contributing to the community.


#16

Дурако́в не се́ют, не жнут, са́ми родя́тся.


#17

NSS.

“No shit, Sherlock.”

Reengaged acronym.


#18

Existential fear is just that: needless fear. spaeseeba (poor phonetics): Thank you.


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