Thursday, January 5, 2017

"What If A President Loses Control?" My Letter To A Retired Air Force General Friend

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Dear A,

I hope your New Year is off to a good start.

In recent days, I've exchanged several emails with A. Jr. concerning his work in Calgary and it has been a fruitful conversation.

I am writing you today to pose a question that has been on my mind since the plutopath "won" - a question that came to a head earlier today when The New Yorker published the following article.

What If A President Loses Control?
The New Yorker

Donald Trump Asked An Adviser 3 Times Why U.S. Can’t Use Its Nukes, Says Joe Scarborough

"60 Minutes": The New Cold War. Who Has The Temperament To Be Next Commander-In-Chief?

As someone who knows the U.S. military (and the CIA) from the top-down and the inside out, what would happen if Trump -- charming sociopath that he can be -- takes "calm counsel" from military brass, U.S. intel agencies and the whole range of functionaries at State and DOD... and then orders a nuclear bombardment that is evidently ill-advised?

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Isaac Asimov Explains Trump's Victory


I'm overburdened through the weekend of Friday the 13th but would like to lunch with you in the weeks following.

What does your schedule look like?

Paz contigo


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